Hey army, the good folks behind the horror/comedy short film Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders are inviting y'all to the worlds first interactive launch party, where visitors to the Livestream can join the cast and crew to ask questions about the making of the film. Now how cool is that? It's like you'll actually be at a films release! Check out the Press Release and more goodies below.
From the Press Release:
Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders' is the horror comedy short film that has taken the world by storm since its release in June 2009.
Over the past twelve months the film has screened across the UK and US film festivals, winning the award for 'Most Original Film' at the prestigious Horror UK Film Festival and receiving both audience and critical acclaim. Gorezone the world’s biggest selling horror magazine hailed the film as 'Truly independent British film at its best' and gave the film five stars.
After twelve hugely successful months screening for audiences across the world the film is now set to reach its biggest audience yet as it debuts online for free at the official website (www.archangelmurders.com) on June 19th. With a huge amount of forever growing online interest from avid fans on Twitter and Facebook the film is set to find a new lease of life online.
To celebrate the release of the short film online an Interactive VIP Launch Party is being held in Manchester, the first of its kind for an independent film. 100 guests have already won a place to attend the Launch Party being held at Base Bar Cafe in the heart of Manchester on June 19th. For those who weren't able to win entry the entire event will be streamed live via the official website and hosted by local radio DJ Adam Brown. Viewers to the live stream will be able to watch the film for free and then pose questions about the production to the films cast & crew in what is set to be a revolution for interactive filmmaking.
The film was shot on the back streets of Manchester in early 2009 with an independent budget of £5,000 raised solely by the filmmakers selling their worldly possessions on eBay after the film failed to receive industry funding. Since its humble beginnings the film has screened across the globe from New York to Canada and most recently at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner where it proved a huge hit with audiences.
Written, produced and directed by Paul Feeney, Ryan McDermott and Sean Candon, three friends who met at Pendleton College in 2002 and have previously won the BBC 3 Funny Hunt award for their short comedy films. The Mark Macready project was conceived by writer creator Paul Feeney when the trio met in college. It was several years later when the idea resurfaced and was developed into the now award winning short film which brought together previously unidentified talent from across Manchester.
The film is set in Manchester ‘The supernatural crime hub of the 21st century’ and is home to the officers of the G.M.P.I.D (Greater Manchester Paranormal Investigations Department) it is their job to fight the forces of evil that plague the city. Amongst these fine officers is hero cop Mark ‘Mac’ Macready. When Macready’s wife is kidnapped by a creature known as ‘The Archangel’ it’s a race against time for Macready to find his missing wife, solve the case and bring the merciless Archangel to cold blooded justice.
‘Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders’ has exceed all expectations and as a result there is a massive demand for more content. An animated website series is currently in production and a feature film version is now in development.
Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders is released free online at 2pm UK Time on June 19th and the Mark Macready: Interactive Launch Party Live broadcast begins at 7pm UK time on June 19th only at www.archangelmurders.com
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