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Watch the Trailer for Lifechanger Ahead of its World Premiere at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival

Ahead of Lifechanger's world premiere at this year's Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, the film's first official trailer and poster have been revealed, hinting at a transformation of sorts for potentially more than just one character. The film touts an impressive cast, including Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam James White, Rachel Vanduzer, Steve Kasan, and Bill Oberst Jr., and we have a look at the trailer and poster:

Press Release: Toronto, On – The trailer and first poster for the upcoming horror film Lifechanger have newly been released online. The film will have a World Premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival on July 20th, then an International Premiere at London’s Frightfest the following month (on Aug. 25th & 26th). Directed by Justin McConnell, the film follows “a murderous shape-shifter on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves”. The film stars Lora Burke (from
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Film Review: ‘Black Water’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Black Water’
The billing is more than a little misleading. “Universal Soldier” cohorts Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren may be listed in the credits (and promoted in the advertising art) as co-stars of “Black Water,” but it’s up to Van Damme to do most of the damage in this routine VOD-centric action thriller set aboard a submarine employed as a CIA black site. Throughout most of the movie’s perceptibly padded running time, Lundgren’s character is incarcerated in a dank prison cell on the sub — next door to the one in which Van Damme’s character fleetingly cools his heels — where we periodically see him reading, exercising, meditating, and generally looking very Zen. To call this a cameo role would be overly generous. Truth to tell, Lundgren enjoys a greater percentage of screen time, and engages in slightly more rough stuff, in the punchy music video for Imagine Dragons’ “Believer.
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Blu-ray Review – Black Water (2018)

Black Water, 2018.

Directed by Pasha Patriki.

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jasmine Waltz, Kris Van Damme, Al Sapienza, and Courtney B Turk.

Synopsis:

An undercover operative wakes up on board a submarine that officially does not exist.

Black Water sees two of the world’s greatest ever action movie stars teaming up to fight wave after wave of goons, dodge an infinite number of bullets and try to escape the from… wait for it… a submarine – what a time to be alive! Alright, those two action stars are Jean-Claude Van Damme (Kickboxer/Death Warrant) and Dolph Lundgren (Red Scorpion/Rocky IV) who have appeared together in quite a few movies now and, with all due respect, are slightly past their peak when it comes to performing fight scenes and stunts, as is evident here. However, Black Water does bring back the tried-and-tested ‘Die Hard in a…’ formula,
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Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren Team Up in Trailer For The Action Thriller Black Water

The first trailer for a new action film called Black Water has been released and it features Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren teaming up to kick some ass. If you're a fan of either of these two action stars, you'll probably enjoy what this movie has to offer. As you'll see, it has a very 90s action film vibe to it. It's always fun seeing legendary action stars like this team up for a movie! Here's the synopsis:

Action-movie icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren deliver a double shot of adrenaline-fueled excitement in this heartpounding undersea thriller. After a failed mission, deep-cover operative Wheeler (Van Damme) is imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. The CIA agents will to go to any lengths to get information from Wheeler—but nothing can prepare them for the storm of violence that erupts when he joins forces with a
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Van Damme & Lundgren in Official Trailer for Action Film 'Black Water'

"Lock down this boat right away!" Saban Films has debuted an official trailer for another one of these super cheesy action movies titled Black Water, which is the feature debut of a cinematographer named Pasha Patriki. The title of the film relates to the setting of the film - a submarine which is actually a CIA black site. The plot involves a deep cover operative who awakens to find himself imprisoned there, and then eventually discovers another prisoner while attempting to escape. The big selling point is that this stars two big action legends: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. The rest of the cast features Al Sapienza, Jasmine Waltz, and Patrick Kilpatrick. This looks as bad as it sounds, even with these two guys in it, but maybe it's a fun time with friends & beer. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Pasha Patriki's Black Water, direct from YouTube
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Jean-Claude Van Damme & Dolph Lundgren to star in Black Water thriller

  • JoBlo
Legendary badasses Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are getting ready to team up with one another, for the fifth time, when Saban Films brings director Pasha Patriki's Black Water thriller in North America. The film, as scripted by Chad Law, will tell the story of a deep cover operative who awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. With the help of a... Read More...
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Saban Films acquires 'Black Water'

Distributor plans to release action-thriller in Q2 2018.

Source: Saban Films

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to Pasha Patriki’s Black Water starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.

The action-thriller marks the fifth collaboration between Van Damme and Lundgren and follows a framed secret operative who enlists the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent as he attempts to escape from a CIA submarine.

Chad Law wrote Black Water based on a story by Law, Konney and Richard Switzer and is produced by Jason Cherubini, Alexander Ferguson, Tyler W. Konney and Switzer for Dawn’s Light Productions.

Saban Films plans a Q2 theatrical release. Patriki served as executive producer along with David Allen, Patrick DePeters, Eric Fischer, Matthew Helderman, Law, Joe Listhaus, Luke Taylor, and Viviana Zarragoitia.

“Jean-Claude and Dolph are a powerhouse duo, it’s refreshing to see them fighting on the same side for a change,” Saban Films’ [link
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Saban Films Will Release ‘Black Water’ In Second Quarter 2018

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Pasha Patriki's action thriller Black Water which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. Saban Films is planning a theatrical release the second quarter of 2018 for what is the fifth collaboration between Van Damme and Lundgren. Black Water tells the story of a deep cover operative who awakens to find himself imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent…
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Unstable Ground, Federgreen, Raven Banner, Uncork’d plot 'Lifechanger'

  • ScreenDaily
Unstable Ground, Federgreen, Raven Banner, Uncork’d plot 'Lifechanger'
Exclusive: Partners to gather at Frontières Co-Production Market this week.

Justin McConnell of Unstable Ground is at the Frontières Co-Production Market in Montreal this week with distribution and sales partners to strategise on horror-thriller Lifechanger ahead of a late October start.

McConnell has joined forces with Canadian producers Federgreen Entertainment, Us distributor Uncork’d Entertainment, and Toronto-based Canadian distributor and global sales agent Raven Banner Entertainment.

McConnell will direct from his own screenplay, which he described to Screen as “a murderous shape-shifter on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves”. His directing credits include Broken Mile and documentary Skull World.

Avi Federgreen and McConnell are producing, while Keith Leopard of Uncork’d and Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew Hunt serve as executive producers with Pasha Patriki of 9 Light Entertainment.

George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine), Adam Mason (The Devil’s Chair) and Serena Whitney (Mark Of Kane) are on board
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Unstable Ground, Federgreen, Raven Banner, Uncork’d plot 'Lifechangers'

  • ScreenDaily
Unstable Ground, Federgreen, Raven Banner, Uncork’d plot 'Lifechangers'
Exclusive: Partners to gather at Frontières Co-Production Market this week.

Justin McConnell of Unstable Ground is at the Frontières Co-Production Market in Montreal this week with distribution and sales partners to strategise on horror-thriller Lifechangers ahead of a late October start.

McConnell has joined forces with Canadian producers Federgreen Entertainment, Us distributor Uncork’d Entertainment, and Toronto-based Canadian distributor and global sales agent Raven Banner Entertainment.

McConnell will direct from his own screenplay, which he described to Screen as “a murderous shape-shifter on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves”. His directing credits include Broken Mile and documentary Skull World.

Avi Federgreen and McConnell are producing, while Keith Leopard of Uncork’d and Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler and Andrew Hunt serve as executive producers with Pasha Patriki of 9 Light Entertainment.

George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine), Adam Mason (The Devil’s Chair) and Serena Whitney (Mark Of Kane) are on board
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New trailer for Van Damme/Lundgren actioner ‘Black Water’

  • Nerdly
Action-movie stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, first seen together in Universal Soldier back in 1992, re-team for the action thriller Black Water; the directorial debut of cinematographer-turned-director Pasha Patriki, written by Chad Law, who previously penned the Van Damme film 6 Bullets – which is set to bow next year.

A CIA operative (Van Damme) awakes to find himself imprisoned in a secret black site on board a nuclear submarine. With the help of a new ally (Lundgren) he must make his escape and clear his name before he disappears forever.
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Single-take thriller 'Broken Mile' gets Us deal

Single-take thriller 'Broken Mile' gets Us deal
Exclusive: Justin McConnell’s feature world premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.

Gravitas Ventures has acquired director Justin McConnell’s single-take thriller Broken Mile for Us release this summer.

The film had its world premiere at last year’s Whistler Film Festival in British Columbia, Canada under its original title Red Mile and will soon screen in Toronto at the Canadian Film Festival in late March.

Broken Mile is told in real-time and presented as a single unbroken take. The film follows a drug addict (Francesco Filice) who awakens to find the woman he is with dead, and must rush to escape the consequences.

Along the way he enlists the help of his strong-willed ex-girlfriend (Caleigh Le Grand), and avoids confrontation with the gun-toting figure chasing him (Patrick McFadden).

McConnell’s company Unstable Ground produced the film in association with Pasha Patriki’s 9 Light Entertainment, and Andrew van den Houten’s 79th & Broadway Entertainment.

The
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Afm: 79th & Broadway and Apl to sell worldwide rights to 'Red Mile'

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Afm: 79th & Broadway and Apl to sell worldwide rights to 'Red Mile'
Exclusive: 79th & Broadway to represent Us rights and Apl Film to handle international sales of Justin McConnell’s thriller.

Andrew van den Houten’s 79th & Broadway Entertainment and Apl Film have joined forces to sell worldwide rights to Justin McConnell’s thriller Red Mile at Afm.

The film, told in real time and presented as a single take, follows a drug addict who wakes up next to a dead woman and must escape the consequences.

McConnell’s Toronto-based Unstable Ground is producing Red Mile in association with Pasha Patriki’s 9 Light Entertainment of Toronto and van den Houten’s New York-based 79th & Broadway Entertainment.

79th & Broadway Entertainment will represent Us rights and Apl Film handles international sales.

The film has just landed a world premiere slot at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada and stars Francesco Filice, Caleigh Le Grand and Patrick McFadden.

Van den Houten negotiated the deal with Warren Nimchuk and Brian Sweet of Apl
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Indie Spotlight

  • DailyDead
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Devil’s Hand and Motivational Growth, screening details from Cub, the short film lineup from Screamfest, first details on The Nightmare, and more:

The Devil’s Hand Trailer and Release Date Announced: “When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.

The Devil’s Hand will be available OnDemand and open in theaters
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Kenneyville (2011)

Directed by Brooks Hunter

Written by Brooks Hunter, Vincent Galvez, Geof Heintzman

Featuring Marc Alarie, Irena Angelousta, Vanessa Broze, Dany Gehshan

Okay people, I think we’ve reached a point where there is simply no more rope or duct tape left on the proverbial shelf. Seriously, horror filmmakers, the shelf is empty. Now before you head out to the garage and begin searching for electrical cords, twine, yarn or razor wire for your psychotic fill-in-the-blank to tie up some unlucky prey - please understand that the shelf metaphor extends far beyond the Ace Hardware aisle. The horror genre has always been the underachiever in the cinema class. It’s even below science fiction as far as derivative and throwaway films are concerned. Anything original that strikes a cord with an audience will immediately be “sequelized,” “homage-enized” or completely ripped-off for the next couple of decades. Horror formulas are so embedded in the collective psyche,
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Unstable Ground Postpones The Eternal; Begins Production on The Collapsed

As evidence of the sad reality that financing for independent projects is getting harder and harder to come by, director/producer Justin McConnell of Canadian company Unstable Ground has informed us that production of his upcoming horror film The Eternal has been postponed until 2011. However, that's not stopping McConnell from proceeding with a slightly less ambitious film: The lower budget horror/thriller The Collapsed begins shoots in Toronto during August-September, 2010.

With regard to The Eternal (click here for more info), McConnell says, "The Dtv market is close to dead, and The Eternal as packaged, with the budget and cast that we have attached, is too much of a risk for most investors, given the economy. It’s difficult to get an original independent film budgeted between $2-$3 million off the ground without A-list attachment; therefore, we’re going to rework the project to target a lower production budget and continue to move forward.
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