SOURCE: Inception Media Group, LLC
TORONTO--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Inception Media Group, LLC, a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of entertainment content, today announced from the Toronto International Film Festival that it has acquired the rights to "DEADlocked" and "Vampires vs. Leprechauns" from Causeway Pictures. Both films are slated to start production by the end of the year and deliver in spring 2013. This marks the first time Inception has pre-bought a film prior to the start of production. Inception has secured all North American rights to the films, including theatrical, digital, television and home video.
"We're excited to be working with Causeway and 7&7 on these two projects," said Andy Reimer, partner at Inception Media Group. "The marketplace continues to demand quality horror films and we look forward to bringing them to audiences in the coming year."
"DEADlocked" and "Vampires vs. Leprechauns" were both written by Belfast-based writer Spencer Wright ("Red Mist"). All principal photography will be taking place in Northern Ireland.
"We are very pleased to be working with Inception Media Group to bring these two exciting Irish genre projects to audiences in the U.S. and Canada," said executive producer Chris Patterson. "Inception has the retail relationships we need to bring these titles to market."
Horror comedy "Vampires vs. Leprechauns" will be directed by Allan Gidea ("The Patrol") and set in the small Irish village of Comhla Breac, which over the space of one night is besieged by a group of vampires seeking to open a gateway to hell. A secret lies hidden beneath the sleepy village, one known only to Conroy the last of the Seanchai (Irish Storytellers). Locals find themselves attacked by creatures of the night intent on releasing the evil that lurks in the deep. Lead by Conroy they must fight to survive. But do they have to stand alone?
Dark horror "DEADlocked" will be directed The Tohill Brothers ("Eyeline") and is set in a fictional Belfast office block where an 'Alan Sugar' type character manipulates his underlings during a violent virus breakout caused by an ash cloud. When volcanic ash turns the residents of Belfast into frenzied zombie-like psychopaths, a group of bankers find themselves trapped in their corporate ivory tower as the epidemic rages. People exposed to the ash cloud for too long are succumbing to a 'grey fever' their eyes and mouth stream grey ichor, their brains bubbling in the grip of a blood lust. Our corporate sharks' only means of escape is a dangerous floor-by-floor journey to the roof where the CEO is banking on the greed of his private helicopter pilot for a ride out.
"I am thrilled to have secured a deal with Inception Media Group on the two titles," said Maura Ford of 7&7 Producer's Sales Service Limited who brokered the deal. "No doubt we have found the right partners to ensure a very successful release in North America."
About Causeway Pictures
Producers Chris Patterson and Paddy McCarney founded Causeway Pictures in 2009. Causeway Pictures provides a launching pad for young and emerging talent by concentrating its projects regionally using local locations, crew and actors where possible to make great product for Television & Cinema worldwide.
About Inception Media Group
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution. Inception Media Group's management team has extensive relationships with exhibitors, retailers, distributors and technology companies, enabling the Company to maximize the services performed on behalf of its content partners. The company boasts a catalog of approximately 50 filmed entertainment properties and over 2,500 hours of digital content encompassing feature films, episodic television series, documentaries and special interest programming. Most recently Inception announced a multi-year license and distribution agreement with Smithsonian Channel. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.