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Seven Minute Takes

Seven Minute TakesSeven Minute Takes has flown back from SDCC, and boy, are our arms tired! We’ve spent our 10 days back watching the freshest, newest genre indie films… And listening to the feedback from the audience onsite at Comic-Con.

So, given what we’ve heard, it’s time for us to live up to our name and give you what you want… Which is Seven Minute Episodes! So we are in a giving mood, so you’ll not only get our take IFC Midnight’s newest thriller SHELLY, but our take on Drafthouse Film’s THE INVITATION as well as our take of the short indie film that blew up SDCC, BOXER!

Three episodes, all seven minutes or less… Who’s yer buddy, now? Seven Minute Takes, of course.

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Seven Minute TakesSeven Minute Takes Coming Attractions: MOHAWK: Dark Sky Films and Snowfort Pictures have announced they will reteam and continue their multi-picture deal with writer-director Ted Geoghegan on MOHAWK, the follow-up to his critical and commercial horror hit We Are Still Here. The film is set to star Tiio Horn (Hemlock Grove, Blank Paige), a Mohawk native herself. Principle photography begins today in upstate New York.
The new project reteams Geoghegan with WE ARE STILL HERE producer Travis Stevens, producer Greg Newman and co-screenwriter Grady Hendrix, best-selling author of Horrorstör.
Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove, Blank Paige) stars in MOHAWK, an intense horror and action tale.  After one of her tribe sets an American soldiers’ camp ablaze, a young female Mohawk finds herself pursued by a ruthless band of renegades bent on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods, Mohawk youths Oak and Calvin confront the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers. As the Americans seem to close in from all sides, the trio must summon every resource both real and supernatural as the brutal attack escalates.
Other cast in the film will include WWE Superstar Jon Huber (aka Luke Harper) and an elite line up of genre names including: Justin Rain (SyFy’s DEFIANCE / TWILIGHT: Eclipse), Noah Segan (LOOPER / STARRY EYES), Ian Colleti (AMC’s PREACHER),  Robert Longstreet (TAKE SHELTER / AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS), Sheri Foster (Netflix’s UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes, Crossbones) and many others.
Greg Newman (Producer), said: “We are thrilled to be working with both Ted and Travis again. We Are Still Here proved them to be a winning production team.  We’re excited for Ted to take on a real-life horror story that promises to deliver action and suspense to spare.”
 

Travis Stevens (Producer) adds “From Rey in THE FORCE AWAKENS, to FURY ROAD’s Furiosa, to Wonder Woman to Jessica Jones, action audiences have shown a voracious appetite for strong, well-written female characters. We’re excited to work with Dark Sky Films and Tiio Horn and introduce the character of ‘Okwaho’ to the diverse pantheon of action heroines who have come before her.”

Director Ted Geoghegan said, “Mohawk is hard-hitting action-horror that subverts traditional genre tropes while delivering a timeless tale of good versus evil. We look to deliver a horrifying home invasion film where the home is North America itself.”

WE ARE STILL HERE, Geoghegan’s directing debut, was a wintry haunted house tale that premiered to rave reviews at SXSW 2015 and was released by MPI domestically through its genre division, Dark Sky Films. It quickly hit No. 1 on iTunes Horror.

 

 

Seven Minute TakesSeven Minute Takes Coming Attractions: BIKINI:  Producers Anja Wedell and Munire Armstrong announced today that Bikini,  directed by Academy award nominee Milcho Manchevski, wrapped production in New York.  Questioning the lines between fiction and reality, Bikini tells the story of a documentary filmmaker and his girlfriend who take a charismatic but troubled woman into their home, turning their lives upside down. Manchevski also wrote the script, based on his story, together with W. P. Rosenthal. Czar Film, Germany, is spearheading production in association with Milkman Productions, NY, and YN Films, Canada.

Manchevski’s film Before the Rain was lauded in The New York Times as one of the “1,000 Best Films Ever Made”.  The film went on to win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Independent Spirit, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.  He has also directed HBO’s The Wire and won an MTV Award

Bikini features Condola Rashad in the leading role.  A star of Showtime’s Billions and lauded Broadway actress (Romeo and Juliet, Stick Fly a.o.), Rashad can also be seen in Money Monster, with George Clooney and Julia Roberts, directed by Jodie Foster.  Recently, Rashad appeared in Joshua Marston’s film Complete Unknown with Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz, which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by Amazon Studios.

Bikini also stars Will Janowitz (HBO’s The Night Of), Sarah Goldberg (HBO’s upcoming series Barry directed by Bill Hader) and newcomer Sathya Sridharan.

Keep checking Seven Minute Takes for more updates and info!



About the Author

Jason Stewart
Jason Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based author, journalist and public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. When he's not writing or reading, J. Malcolm spends his weekends talking about how to avoid being in a real-life horror movie. add blog



 
 

 
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