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Killer Now on Blu-ray

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte, NC based production company SansPerf Productions is releasing a Blu-Ray to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Tony Elwood’s KILLER. Shot in 1989 on Super 8mm film for under $10,000, Killer became a prime example of how to make a successful movie on a shoestring budget. Originally self-distributed, Killer gained notoriety when Joe Bob Briggs, the King of Drive-in Movies, gave it four stars and called it one of the top ten no-budget films of the year. The film subsequently went on to air on Showtime and The Movie Channel.

For the re-release, director Tony Elwood had a 2K scan of the original 8mm footage done by California based company Pro8mm. He then re-edited the film, cleaned up the image, color corrected the entire project, re-mixed the sound, and had a new score done by the original composer, Leslie Mizzell. The resulting product has given the film a new life, updating it for modern audiences while maintaining the low-budget charm of the original movie.

The Blu-Ray also includes three featurettes (an interview with Elwood and Writer Mark Kimray, a blooper reel, and “Dumb Thirty,” a humorous look at what happens when a crew stays up too late) .

The Blu-Ray is now available for sale on the company website (www.sansperf.com) .

Director, Tony Elwood & Producer, Paul Barrett, promote Cold Storage on Film Courage

Director Tony Elwood and producer Paul Barrett go live on LA Talk Radio's Film Courage.

Tony and special guest,Director Ti West, were guest. Tony was in town for the Film Courage Interactive, where his Film Cold Storage was screened. The screening was well recieved. Karen and David at Film Courage are champions of independent filmmaking and have done their part to help get the word out about Cold Storage.

Tony and Paul were also guest back in April, just before the May release by Lionsgate.

After the interview, Tony and Paul were asked to do video interviews for Film Courage. Below are links to the 2 interviews by the lovely Karen Worden.

To view video interviews with Tony & Paul...

Video 01 click here.
Video 02 click here.

Director Tony Elwood and Producer Paul Barrrett, along with the cast of Cold Storage during the LA Premiere.

The LA Premiere of Cold Storage was held at the Downtown Independent Theatre, courtesy of Film Courage Interactive.

Attending the premiere were Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter and Casey Leet, along with director of photography Lyn Moncrief.

Following the screening, was a Q&A with Tony, Paul and cast. The film was well recieved. We would like to thank the team at Film Courage for making this all happen, David Branin and Karen Worden for their support of the film.

Click here to see photos during the priemere.

Tony Elwood Cold Storage Q&A published online

Director Tony Elwood took time out to answer a few questions on his recent feature film Cold Storage for the web site Horror Extreme. A UK horror fan site.

Hellbound Heart asked Tony questions about the process of making Cold Storage. To read article click here.

Also read a fresh review by Terror Titian's Steve Miller...click here.

Director Tony Elwood first film KILLER gets new life on DVD

I'm amazed at how something that you created so many years ago resurfaces. My first feature that I shot on Super 8mm for a low, low, low budget of $9,500 has recently been reviewed. Click on the links below to read review. To purchase Killer visit Synthetic Furs official web site... www.syntheticfur.com.

Review of KILLER by Steve Miller...click here.
Review of KILLER by Keri O'Shea...click here.

Director Tony Elwood and Producer Paul Barrett make front page of Charlotte Observer

With the release of Cold Storage now underway, Lawrence Toppman, movie writer for the Charlotte Observer, wrote a nice article on the making of Cold Storage. To read the entire article online click here.

Elwood, Barrett, Pillar and Searcy on John Boy & Billy

Director Tony Elwood and producer Paul Barrett stopped in the John Boy & Billy studio on May 4th to promote the DVD release of Cold Storage. Stars Nick Searcy, and Jeff Pillars also joined in.

Click here to listen now.

Lionsgate accounces street date for Cold Storage:

Arriving on DVD May 4 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is Tony Elwood's Cold Storage, which stars Nick Searcy (The Ugly Truth) and Sean Bridgers (HBO's "Deadwood"). Winner of the Audience Award for Best Picture at the Dead By Dawn Film Festival, Scotland, when a brutal car accident takes place in the desolate backcountry, the only onlooker is Clive (Searcy), a lonely man who lives nearby in an isolated shack. As he approaches the scene, he sees the girl of his dreams, dead among the debris. Certain that she is "the one," Clive will do whatever it takes to keep her by his side. When the victim's sister and boyfriend arrive, they quickly become unwitting hostages. Joelle Carter (American Pie 2) and Matt Keeslar (Scream 3) co-star. Check out the trailer and or visit the film's official website for more.

Cold Storage is Selected to Screen in Brazil

Cold Storage has been selected for competition in the 2010 Fantaspoa FilmFestival in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The festival takes place July 8-23 and Cold Storage is currently scheduled to play on the 10th. The official website is http://www.fantaspoa.com, but there's not much to see unless you read Portuguese. I'm so very excited that Cold Storage is getting recognized all over the world. It's truly amazing how the story is so well accepted in all parts of the world. More news to come on this festival.

Tony Elwood Wins two Silver Davey Awards

Two projects the Tony Elwood directed have won Silver Davey Awards. One is a television commercial for Charlotte Metro Credit Union entitled "Fee Pig" and the other is an online informational series for children called "Trash Talk."

Cold Storage at AFM

Cold Storage is making the rounds at AFM 09. The film is being represented by Mark Austin of Breakaway Media. So far, Mark tell us the film is being well received. Attendance is up and sales are happening. Only time will tell which countries Storage will find a home in.

Cold Storage Screens at BendFilm Festival

Cold Storage is an official selection of this year's BendFilm Festival. BendFilm celebrates the brave voice of independent cinema through films, lectures and education. Film Critic of The Source Weekly, Morgan P Salvo, called Cold Storage one of his favorites.

Lionsgate to release Cold Storage

Synthetic Fur Productions has signed with Grindstone Entertainment to handle all the domestic rights to Cold Storage. The film will be released through Lionsgate summer of 2010.

Cold Storage Screens at Macabro Film Festival

Because of the the wonderful response "Cold Storage" received at Dead by Dawn, the film has been asked to be shown twice at the Macabro Horror Film and Video Festival this August. The festival focuses on promotion and exhibition of national and international fantastic, horror, and cult films.

Macabro began in 2002 as an open space for the exhibition and rescue of the horror genre in a Country with a long tradition of naturalistic Cinema. In four years they have grown as the most relevant and important space for the promotion of the Horror films in Mexico and a huge promoter of Latin American Fantastic and Horror Contemporary Films.

Cold Storage is Winner of Audience Award for Best Film, Dead by Dawn 2009

Cold Storage walked away the winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at this year's Dead by Dawn Film Festival (http://www.deadbydawn.co.uk). This sixteen-year-old festival showcases a variety of horror and thriller features and shorts.

Director Tony Elwood and Producer Paul Barrett attended the festival to help promote the film. Tony was recently interviewed by Janice Forsyth, host of "The Movie Cafe" on BBC Radio Scotland. Listen to interview.

"The screening of 'Cold Storage' went off without a hitch", says director Tony Elwood. The Filmhouse Theatre where the festival is held every year, was packed with enthusiastic moviegoers. "They squirmed, laughed and applauded in all the right moments. It was nice to see that so many people, from all over the world got it."

Dead by Dawn has a reputation for being one of the most fun, informal, inclusive, diverse festivals on the circuit – with an unparalleled commitment to the genre. Whatever kind of horror fan you are, there is something old, something new, something burrowed and something red for you here.

Cold Storage director, Tony Elwood interview by BBC Radio Scotland

Listen to the complete interview with Director Tony Elwood as he discusses his film Cold Storage, playing at the 2009 Dead by Dawn Film Festival, Scotland's premiere horror film festival (April 30 - May 3rd http://www.deadbydawn.co.uk/index.html).

The interview was heard on BBC Radio Scotland, on "The Movie Cafe," hosted by Janice Forsyth. The festival's director, Adele Hartley, chose Cold Storage to help promote the event.

Click here to hear the full interview.