October 30, 2008
Seven Arts to Premiere Autopsy Nationally at Horrorfest III
Seven Arts Pictures plc (Seven Arts) (PLUS:SAPP)(OTCBB:SAPXF) announced that After Dark Films has acquired the rights to distribute "Autopsy" (Autopsy) as part of its national film festival called Horrorfest III-"8 Horror Films to Die For" ("Horrorfest"). Autopsy will premier nationally on January 9th 2009. Five other films have been announced for Horrorfest, "The Broken", "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation", "From Within", Perkins' 14", and "Slaughter".
After Dark created Horrorfest as the first national film festival for horror films in 2006 (www.horrorfestonline.com). In its first year Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office.Autopsy was directed by Adam Gierasch, and produced by Seven Arts Pictures, from a script Adam wrote with Jace Anderson and E.L. Katz. Adam and Jace are now in production on another Seven Arts horror film, Night of the Demons, directed by Adam Gierasch.
Autopsy stars Robert Patrick (Spy Kids, Bridge to Terabitha, Terminator 2), Jessica Lowndes (TV "90210"), Jenette Goldstein (Aliens, Terminator 2, Clockstoppers) and Ross McCall (Band of Brothers). Jessica Horowitz, Steve Markoff, Bruce McNall and Warren Zide produced the film. In Autopsy, a group of young partygoers are taken to an isolated hospital after a car accident. Once there, they become trapped in the hospital along with a number of helpless patients. Seven Arts Pictures will distribute the movie internationally.
Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, commented, "We're proud to be partnering with After Dark on this film. We're hoping that this will be the beginning of a strong relationship between Seven Arts and After Dark Horrorfest."
After Dark CEO Courtney Solomon stated, "Horrorfest III's lineup is nearly complete and we are ecstatic to be including Autopsy in the festival. Autopsy is sure to terrify our very discerning horror audience and live up to our tradition of bringing our fans interesting well made horror films."
Jessica Horowitz, producer of Autopsy, added, "Adam wanted to make a horror movie for horror fans, plain and simple. We couldn't think of better distribution for Autopsy than Horrorfest."
About Seven Arts
Seven Arts Pictures plc ("SAP,""7 Arts" or the "Company") was founded in 2002 as an independent motion picture production and distribution company engaged in the development, acquisition, financing, production, and licensing of theatrical motion pictures for exhibition in domestic (i.e., the United States and Canada) and foreign theatrical markets, and for subsequent worldwide release in other forms of media, including home video and pay and free television.
After Dark Films:
Founded in 2006 by film producer/director/writer Courtney Solomon and real estate and textile financier Allan Zeman, After Dark Films is a leader in independent film finance, production and acquisitions of genre films for theatrical release. The company fully finances, produces and releases films in the $1 - $20 million range and enjoys a 3-year output deal with Lionsgate.
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