Jun 262012

zu-frenchZombie Undead arrives dubbed for the French market.

Hive Films are proud to announce the release of Zombie Undead in France. The film is beautifully dubbed which adds a whole different dimension to the film! With amazing brand new artwork not seen in any release before and a slipcase cover it truly is a fantastic release.

Hive Films director Rhys Davies says: ‘Following the North American deal this is great news for Hive Films. Elephant Films have done an extremely very professional job on the release with a fine dub.’

The French distribution deal was negotiated for JINGA FILMS by Head of Acquisitions, Julian Richards and Sales Lead, Rosana Coutinho. JINGA FILMS specialise in the horror genre and continue to place ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’ into worldwide territories.

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May 032012

zu-usHive Films are proud to announce the USA release of ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’, secured by sales agent JINGA FILMS. The DVD/VOD deal will see ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’ released across the states from this week with new cover art.

Hive Films director Rhys Davies says: ‘This follows distribution deals with several European territories. The release of ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’ in such a key territory as the USA is a big deal and great news.’

The USA distribution deal was negotiated for JINGA FILMS by Head of Acquisitions, Julian Richards and Sales and Acquisitions Lead, Rosana Coutinho. JINGA FILMS are experts in the horror genre and continue to place ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’ into worldwide territories.

Feb 142012

rhys-davies-kings-speechThis weekend sees Chris Jones deliver his yearly Guerilla Film Maker Masterclass at Regent College, London. Last year saw Hive Films invited to talk about the success of ‘Zombie Undead’ … alongside the team behind Oscar winning The Kings Speech, a fantastic event which was sold out with 350 people attending .

I spoke on the opening night of the event about the experience of making ‘Zombie Undead’, Hive Films first feature film, which we sold to Metrodome in the UK. Since then ‘Zombie Undead’ has travelled the festival circuit and is released internationally in more and more territories. You can see the interview with myself here. My interview was followed by Oscar winning producer and director of The Kings Speech, Gareth Unwin and David Seidler. Both spoke eloquently and enthusiastically about film and how The Kings Speech got made. Gareth explained the leap he made from the comparative low budget film ‘Exam’ to a multimillion pound feature like The Kings Speech. As Chris Jones said – What a killer double bill of British cinema it made!

Tickets are nearly sold out so if you want to go be quick and sign up here.

Jan 172012

olwen-corn-fieldLate 2011 saw the completion of principle photography on Hive Films second feature film – How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds. Post production has been taking place over the over the following months with re-shoots and editing occurring alongside development of Hive Films other slated pictures – Memorabilia and Acid Daemons. With a visual edit nearing completion test screenings will be held in due course.

Nov 072011

rojosangres12Brilliant news for Hive Films as Ruth King wins best actress award for Zombie Undead. The Rojo Sangre festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina awarded Ruth for her role of Sarah in Zombie Undead. As the film was in competition against the likes of Attack The Block the award is great praise indeed. Congratulations Ruth!

Oct 242011

buesnos-airesZombie Undead has been selected for repeat screenings at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre festival. This is a distinction for Zombie Undead as the Rojo Sangre is the only specialized and bizarre fantasy film festival held in Argentina. Furthermore Zombie Undead, alongside Attack The Block, is one of only a handful of foreign films in selection at the festival. Established in December 2000 the festival was recently declared of Cultural Interest by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires. It festival presents films in fantastic, bizarre, science fiction and horror genres.

Sep 142011

phoenix-squareAugust saw the final day of principle photography on Hive Films ‘HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE FOR 43 POUNDS’. The final shot of the shoot was the final climatic scene of the film. Shot in front of an enthusiastic cinema audience Hive Films would like to thank Phoenix Square, Leicester for the kind use of their venue. ‘43 POUNDS’ is now in post production.

Sep 062011

em-media-bfi-lottery-skillset-on-blackHIVE FILMS are proud to announce that EM-MEDIA have granted financial support for the development of ‘MEMORABILIA’ and ‘STATES OF HELL’. The funds, allocated by EM-MEDIA from The National Lottery/BFI and Skillset, is for the development of the projects to treatment stage. Included in this funding is an allocation to attach producers to the projects.

EM-MEDIA are the East Midlands and East of England film funding body. They invest in “local talent with global reach” supporting that talent and enabling it to fulfill its potential on the national and international stage. 42 films have been co-financed by EM Media, including ‘CONTROL’, ‘THIS IS ENGLAND’ and ‘ORANGES AND SUNSHINE’.

Aug 022011

jinga-largelogo-newHIVE FILMS are pleased to announce that Jinga Films have sold the Scandinavian and French rights for ‘ZOMBIE UNDEAD’. Sales agents Jinga Films confirmed today that Zombie Undead has sold to CCV Movies in Scandinavia and Elephante Films in France.

Speaking of this, Hive Films director Rhys Davies says: ‘This is amazing news. Selling to METRODOME in the UK was merely the beginning. To see releases of ZOMBIE UNDEAD in worldwide territories is fantastic.’

The distribution deals were negotiated for JINGA FILMS by Head of Acquisitions, Julian Richards and Sales and Acquisitions Lead, Rosana Coutinho. JINGA FILMS are experts in the fantasy and horror genre and continue to push Zombie Undead to market worldwide. Negotiations are continuing with furthur European and worldwide territories.

Release dates for both territories are to be confirmed.

May 302011

small-coverZombie Undead is now on sale in the UK and EIRE. Metrodome‘s distribution has placed the film in high street stores HMV and Morrisons. It is available at Amazon, Play and numerous other on-line stores. Also available for rental on-line from amongst others Love Film and Virgin Movies.

You can also buy signed copies direct from www.zombieundead.com here.