New UK distributor ANTI-WORLDS sees a collaboration between Andy Starke, Producer and co-owner of Rook Films, Powerhouse Films’ Sam Dunn (co-founder of the INDICATOR Blu-ray label), Creative Director of Manchester’s HOME cinema Jason Wood and Publicist Zoe Flower. The company has announced its first films for 2019, including the UK premieres of Richard Kovitch’s PENNY SLINGER – OUT OF THE SHADOWS, Aaron Schimberg’s CHAINED FOR LIFE, Isabella Eklöf’s HOLIDAY and Corneliu Porumboiu’s INFINITE FOOTBALL.
ANTI-WORLDS will also produce and collaborate on original feature films. First up will be the latest film by Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong, IN THE HOLOCENE (currently in post-production), followed by a new feature by writer / director Peter Strickland.
Andy Starke says of the venture – “It’s great to be able to start to release films that excite us all. We are all huge film fans and have for a long time wanted to find a way to bring together production and distribution. Having spent many years working on our own and other people’s films – we wanted to create a distribution network where the filmmakers collaborated very closely with the distributors allowing both parties to take advantage of the new cinema landscape and viewing methods. Our hope is to bring a slate of wild, entertaining, exciting and provocative films to the UK.”
Publicity – Zoe Flower