From internationally award winning director Marc Price (Colin) comes this year’s must watch martial arts come British gangster film NIGHTSHOOTERS, starring SAG Nominated, up and coming action star Jean-Paul Ly (Jailbreak). The film has been selected for ‘Best UK feature’ at this year’s Raindance festival – the largest independent film festival in the UK – ahead of its official release on Digital Download and on DVD from Boxing Day 2018.
Bart Ruspoli, CEO of Ascendant Releasing, comments: “Having Nightshooters in competition at Raindance is a huge honour for us and especially Marc, JP and the rest of the team. Following our decision to aid our international distribution partners’ fight against piracy by moving by the feature from its initial slot of July to September, we have now decided to delay the release until 26th December, in order to fulfil the festival criteria. We absolutely believe that the film is worth the wait, and hope to see as many people as possible at the two Raindance screenings on 6th & 7th October!”
NIGHTSHOOTERS is a non-stop action-thriller about a group of filmmakers who find themselves on the run from a violent mob of criminals, after witnessing a brutal gangland execution. Unable to escape their set, the hapless film crew must use their technical skill and cinematic knowledge to survive.
As the hoods draw near to eradicate all witnesses, stunt man Donnie (Jean-Paul Ly) is forced to take his martial arts capabilities off script, putting his skills to practice for survival. The sound team resourcefully use their equipment to track their surroundings as the special effects guru disregards all the rules of set, abandoning safety to set lethal traps as the cat and mouse game of survival ensues!
This film is a fusion of The Raid mixed with Blow-Up (or Blow Out if you’re a DePalma fan) and the popular British Gangster genre with lots of humour and characters you’ll love, hate and admire all at the same time.
Additions to the cast include Doug Allen (Band of Brothers, Law & Order, The Royals), BAFTA award winner Nicolas Aaron (Touching the Void, Outlander, Planet of Apes: Last Frontier), Rosanna Hoult (The Lobster, Captain America: The First Avenger, Kill Your Friends, Adulthood), Wendy Glenn (You’re Next, The L Word) and Philip Barantini (Band of Brothers, Ned Kelly).
NIGHTSHOOTERS will now be available on digital download and DVD from 26 December 2018.