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An Impossible Project

In the world we live in, sometimes a digital download or an image on a screen just isn't enough - we're missing physical connection. We need to hold and feel to connect, awaken our senses and evoke our emotions.

Digital has taken over our lives, from the constant buzz of phone notifications to social-media stories that disappear forever and millions of photos stored on our devices rather than taking pride of place on the mantelpiece. We have apps for everything, from fitness to baking and even for sleeping. We're reading e-books, streaming, sharing, posting - this is our reality. It's time for a reset.

An inspiring new feature documentary AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT that celebrates all things analogue is an antidote to digital. This warm and witty celebration of a counter-revolution - the come-back of analogue - is set for its UK premiere from Bohemia Media on 15 March 2021. The film - shot on 35mm and with an amazing live orchestra score - will premiere on YourScreen and digital platforms and (subject to Covid restrictions) in cinemas at a later date.

The film follows modern-day Don Quixote, Florian "Doc" Kaps, an eccentric, enigmatic Viennese biologist who risks his career and entire fortune to take on AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT to save the world's last Polaroid factory. A courageous, against-the-odds mission to break free from the seemingly unstoppable advance of technology, the story of this self-proclaimed 'Patron Saint of all things analogue' is told in this thought-provoking film from director/producer Jens Meurer (Public Enemy, Russian Ark, Carlos).

In an ode to physical formats, the film charts Doc's drive to keeping analogue alive. His obsession and passion takes him on a journey across the globe where he encounters like-minded souls who share his passion for the tangible, from photography to vinyl. Along the way Doc meets others analogue superheroes: there's Moleskine founder Maria Sebregondi, a direct-to-vinyl recording session in Vienna with American Idol singer Hayley Reinhart, and a fateful trip to the Sudbahnhotel, a 1902 Grand Hotel in the Alps, an all-analogue wonder that has stood empty but fully functional for 43 years and that's set for a revival... and a there's surprise twist in the tale.

AN IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT is an affecting and entertaining film that offers a deep, satisfying breath of haptic fresh air in these increasingly unreal times. Shot on 35mm and featuring a soundtrack recorded direct to vinyl by a 40-piece jazz orchestra, this intriguing documentary provides nostalgia, wit and warmth from start to finish, as we follow the wonderful underdog story of a charming visionary who has never given up on making the impossible possible. It inspires us to choose our own 'impossible'.





Blush

Screen favourite Wendi McLendon-Covey, star of Bridesmaids and long-suffering smothering mom Beverly in hit 80s nostalgia sitcom The Goldbergs, takes on a far more serious and hard-hitting role as a desperate housewife whose life spirals out of control in Sundance 2019 hit drama BLUSH from [the Independent Spirit] award-winning writer-director Debra Eisenstadt (Daydream Believer).

In an acclaimed, powerhouse performance, McLendon-Covey swaps the comedy pratfalls and overbearing mother role for which she's famous to look at the flip-side of suburban life as the American dream turns into the American nightmare.

Behind the white picket fences, there are affairs, troubled teens, prescription drug use, and on the surface suburban housewife Cathy (McLendon-Covey - Reno 911, What Men Want) - has it all - a lovely home, a teenage daughter, a husband and a worthy job...But behind the facade her seemingly content life is crumbling and, after agreeing to cat-sit for her sister, she meets a free-wheeling mum and so begins an increasingly fraught journey through a mid-life crisis. Before she knows it, Cathy has become embroiled in another family's imperfect lives just as she needs to sort her own.

After her encounter with Gemma Jean (Christine Woods - The Walking Dead), Cathy finds another family more messed up than her own, with an estranged husband to flirt with and a teenage son who is becoming increasingly obsessed with her. Can Cathy resolve her own problems and those of the broken souls around her?

Eisenstadt's powerful drama investigates the seedy underbelly of the American dream in the 21st century to try and discover the happiness that eludes those pursuing it.

The film is produced by Peter Wong and Timur Bekbosunov for ACE Pictures Entertainment, Debra Eisenstadt and Cosmos Kiindarius.




Host Limited Edition Blu-Ray Release

Lockdown horror hit, the hair-raising Host from director Rob Savage (Britannia, Soulmates) invites you to join the most chilling Zoom call ever made, as a demonic presence haunts a group of friends in a quarantine catch-up call gone horribly wrong. Fans of the affectingly contemporary, universally acclaimed Shudder Original film can expect a special feature packed Limited Edition Box Set release from Second Sight Films on 22 February 2021.

Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly video call. It's Haley's (Haley Bishop - Angel has Fallen, Deep State) turn to organise an activity and instead of a quiz, she's arranged for a medium to conduct a seance.

Bored and feeling mischievous, Jemma (Jemma Moore - Wonder Woman, Doom: Annihilation) decides to have some fun and invents a story about a boy in her school who hanged himself. However, her prank gives license for a demonic presence to cross over, taking on the guise of the boy from the made-up story. The friends start to notice strange occurrences as the evil presence begins to make itself known in their homes... will they get to leave the meeting unscathed or will it be the end for them all?




Hurt By Paradise digital release

Described as the British Francis Ha, Hurt By Paradise is a heartfelt love letter to female friendship and London, from first time writer/director Greta Bellamacina, who also takes the lead. Premiering at Edinburgh Film Festival and screening at Cannes Film Festival in 2019 to critical acclaim, it now arrives on digital on 8 February 2021 courtesy of Patriot Films.

With its strong indie credentials, this British arthouse film will capture audience's hearts and minds. It shines a light on the trials and tribulations of being a young, single mother living in London, exploring the hardships, but always with a sense of humour.

Actor and poet Greta Bellamacina takes the lead as Celeste - a young poet and single mother, trying to make her way in London. We follow her comedically unsuccessful attempts to get her first book published and to find her estranged father. With her best friend, babysitter Stella (Sadie Brown) - a middle-aged failed actress captivated by an online love affair - by her side, will they succeed in their attempts at living life to the full?

Stand out performances from Internet sensation Tanya Burr in her feature film debut and Brit acting favourite Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood, Made in Dagenham) seal the film's empowering female edge.

Beautifully shot with Greta's poetry woven throughout, it is both a young, accessible indie, as well as a heartwarming ode to the joys of London life. Hurt By Paradise carries a strong emotional arc and an impactful tragi-comic twist that make it a must see movie.




The Nightingale Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set release

Powerful Australian Western horror The Nightingale, the second feature from lauded director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), premiered at Venice International Film Festival in 2018 and screened at Cannes Film Festival, provoking a strong reaction from critics and audiences alike. The Nightingale now arrives as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 8 February 2021.

1825, the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, or present-day Tasmania. Irish convict Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi - The Fall, Game of Thrones) works as a servant for the British Colonial force detachment led by Colonel Hawkins (Sam Claflin - The Hunger Games, Peaky Blinders), but when unwanted advances result in a brutal, humiliating attack, Clare is dead set on revenge. Teaming up with Aboriginal tracker Billy (Baykali Ganambarr - The Furnace), the pair must put aside their differences to achieve their bloody vengeance.

Steeped in the horrors of Australian history, this unflinching tale refuses to soften its often-brutal message, but is a testament to determination, bravery and above all, hope.




Clementine Digital Release

CLEMENTINE is the critically acclaimed feature film debut from one-to-watch writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher, who has drawn comparisons to Jane Campion (Slant Magazine). Making waves upon its premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, this taut, atmospheric drama is now set for its premiere in the UK from Bohemia Media.

Equal parts tense psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, CLEMENTINE sees a heartbroken woman become entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex's remote lake house in the Pacific Northwest.

Struggling to come to terms with her devastating break-up from girlfriend D, Karen (Otmara Marrero - Start-up, Vandal, Miss Arizona), drives to a remote cabin in the woods where they spent much of their relationship and, craving the closeness she once had with the love of her life, she breaks in and decides to stay.

When the fresh-faced, care-free Lana (Sydney Sweeney - Euphoria, Sharp Objects, The Handmaid's Tale), turns up searching for her lost dog, Karen feels like her solitude has been interrupted, but with Lana's persistence the pair begin to form a closeness.




Running Naked Digital Release

Making its UK Premiere on World Cancer Day, Running Naked is a wonderful new British feature from Emmy winning director Victor Buhler (Rikers High, The Negotiators), that's guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

A story with cancer at its heart - yet so very much more, the film stars Matthew McNulty (The Terror, Misfits) and Andrew Gower (The Village, Being Human) as two friends who bond during their teenage cancer treatment and become lifelong buddies... but must face a challenge that leads to a life-changing adventure.

Filmed on location in Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Wolverhampton, Running Naked had its World Premiere at the Beijing Film Festival, to a rapturous response, and is now set for its UK premiere on 4th February 2021, with its digital release on 8th February 2021 courtesy of Now Films with a portion of all profits donated to Teenage Cancer Trust and Weston Park Hospital.

When Ben (Gower) and Mark (McNulty) meet in hospital while undergoing leukaemia treatment, they become inseparable. Their wild boyish pranks on the ward may drive the doctors to distraction but it helps take their minds off their precarious state of health.

Skip forward 20 years and their lives have taken different directions... Mark has forged a successful career as a doctor, while Ben is in a dead-end job with debilitating obsessive tendencies. But they have always maintained their friendship and never fail to meet for their regular catch ups. When Mark receives some shocking news, he's forced to re-evaluate his life and the two men embark on an adventure. As their exploits grow more dramatic, a secret Mark has been hiding comes to light and forces Ben to question everything he knows.

Written by Victor Buhler, Jennifer Knowles and Michael Knowles, the story is a heartfelt and moving tale that draws on Jennifer Knowles' personal experience as a cancer survivor, that balances humour, emotion and drama in equal measure. In a world where cancer affects so many lives Running Naked brings a positive and hopeful message to everyone and anyone whose life has been touched by the disease.



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