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Italian capital of horror cinema

28 October / 4 November 2012 – 10th edition – Cinema Corso, Via di Roma 51 - Ravenna, Italy


Direction Alex Chandon
Year 2011
Nation UK - Germany
Duration 98'


A disparate group of young urban offenders and their care workers embark on a community service weekend in the strange, remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake. A minor incident with some local inbred youths rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare for all involved

Director biography

Alex worked on numerous commercials and music promos. He is specialized in model making, set design, construction and scenic painting. In between art department jobs Alex pursued his directing career, his VHS gore films had caught the eye of producer Josh Collins who was looking for a writer/ director for a project called Pervirella, a low budget steam-punk sex comedy. Pervirella had become an underground hit with some hardcore fans and one of them introduced Alex to UK black metal band CRADLE OF FILTH. In 1999 Alex directed their first music promo From the Cradle to Enslave. The success of this inspired Alex to make Cradle of Fear (2001) his second feature film. In 2006 Alex was included in Saatchi and Saatchi's Young Directors Showcase for his multiple award winning short film Borderline.

Screenplay Alex Chandon, Paul Shrimpton
Producer Yazid Benfeghoul, Michael Kraetzer, Margaret Milner- Schmueck
Cast Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill, James Doherty
Photography Ollie Downey
Set Designer Melanie Light
Editor Oliver Griffin
Music Dave Andrews
Producer Company New Flesh Fims, Split Second Films
Distribution Arclight Sale

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