Cell Count Continues to Tear Up the Festival Circuit
These are the kinds of stories I’m really proud and excited to share with you all. The indie horror flick, CELL COUNT (my review), continues to blaze a trail through the festival circuit. I really enjoyed this film and from talking with writer-director Todd E. Freeman I realize what a labour of love CELL COUNT has been for himself and everyone involved. Well CELL COUNT has recently been accepted into one of the world’s premier fantasy film festival, The Sitges Film Festival. Read on for the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feature film Cell Count is Official Selection at the 2012 Sitges Film Festival in Spain.
PORTLAND, Oregon (July 9, 2012) The feature film “Cell Count” premiered on May 20th at the Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival and is an Official Selection of this year’s Macabro Film Festival in Mexico City. This week offered the Producer’s of the film an exciting third acceptance to a film festival so far this year, the Sitges Film Festival in Spain.
The Sitges Film Festival is ‘the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Started in 1968 this film festival has hosted Producers, Directors, and Actors such as Quentin Tarantino, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Paul Verhoeven, Ralph Fiennes, George A. Romero, Cameron Diaz, Viggo Mortensen, Terry Gilliam, Rutger Hauer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Landis, Joe Dante, Zoë Bell, Dino de Laurentii, Takashi Miike, Wim Wenders, Tony Curtis, David Cronenberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Darren Aronofsky, Brad Dourif, John McNaughton, Peter Greenaway, John Woo, Park Chan-Wook, Johnnie To, Paul Naschy, Ray Liotta, Jon Voight, Sam Raimi, Robert Englund, Tarsem Singh, Roger Corman, Mira Sorvino, Santiago Segura, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Guillermo del Toro, Kim Ki Duk, Álex de la Iglesia, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, among others from the long list of people who, year after year, are a media attraction.’
Cell Count is the story of Russell Carpenter who reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison like surrounding they, along with 6 others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself.
Writer / Director Todd Freeman says of the acceptance to Sitges, “This is one of those festivals that you only dream of getting accepted into. We are so excited that the film will be playing there as well as being able to go and meet such talented filmmakers from around the world. It is very humbling to be a small part of such an amazing festival filled with the best that genre film has to offer.
Cell Count’s production company, Wooden Frame Productions, has recently signed Worldwide Digital Distribution and will be announcing details in the upcoming weeks.
Check out the trailer here.
I know Freeman is currently in talks for distribution, and as soon as a deal is inked I’ll be sharing the news with you.