Since the successful worldwide premier of the movie AFTER... at AFI Film Festival in November 2006, we’re happy to make this announcement. We received a number of excellent offers from other US distributors, but First Look gave us the most robust commitment. The last several months, we’ve been busy preparing AFTER... for U.S. delivery, and are excited about the fall release.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 9, 2007
Lile Entertainment Group producer of the movie AFTER..., has finalized a U.S. distribution deal with First Look Studios. AFTER... is scheduled for U.S. release on home video in October, 2007.
Say’s Ensequence Co-Founder and PBS producer Stephen Lile, “Since the successful worldwide premier of the movie AFTER... at AFI Film Festival in November 2006, we’re happy to make this announcement. We received a number of excellent offers from other US distributors, but First Look gave us the most robust commitment. The last several months, we’ve been busy preparing AFTER... for U.S. delivery, and are excited about the fall release.”
AFTER... has also been released in several countries across the globe, and just recently released on video in the U.S. Click here to watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnpDy1Obb_8
About the movie AFTER...
AFTER... is a psychological thriller about Urban Exploration, featuring the music of The Crystal Method. Urban Explorers are a global community of adventurers who infiltrate and explore in and beneath urban settings. They have made trespassing a global sport.
This global community is connected via the Internet, with over 27 million links. The goal of the UE is to document the adventure in still photos or video via UE websites. UE’rs are independent documentary filmmakers with a worldwide, underground audience.
The Writer and Director, David L. Cunningham (adventurer/filmmaker) of AFTER..., connected via the Internet with real life Russian urban explorers, who agreed to take David and his writer on a UE trip under the Moscow subway system in search of Stalin’s mythical Metro 2. A documentary of that particular trip can now be viewed on the movie AFTER... website, http://www.themovieafter.com .
AFTER... is the first full length feature film of its kind to be shot with the latest portable HDV M-PEG 2 cameras and transferred to 35mm. The Director chose the high-end digital cams over 35MM to facilitate crawling into tight spaces far beyond the reach and practicality of any 35MM alternative. The results were ground breaking and astounding.
Small portable high-grade "lipstick" cameras were attached to each of the three Urban Explorers to film their own perspectives. This shoulder mounted POV angle has never been used. Actors had a completely self-contained studio in their backpacks. (Video Deck, Audio, Batteries) and head mounted lamps. The actors had unprecedented navigational freedom in the Moscow tunnels, while also capturing their movements on film in novel fashion. Their every movement was captured in over two hundred hours of footage, to include falls from a 30-story building.
The film makers infiltrated Moscow's secret underground metro and bunker systems below Red Square, stealing unprecedented shots with the assistance of real Russian UE’s during heightened national security. The militia chased the crew and caught one of the Russian UE’s who had to bribe his way out of the holding cell.
Cast and Crew jumped off real buildings with cameras attached to their arms and legs with the help of world-renowned base jumpers.
A majority of the film was lit with portable Mountain Bike lights and $25 lights from Costco.
AFTER... was filmed in three weeks with a million dollar budget and was Executive Produced and funded by Stephen Lile, a global leader and pioneer in Interactive Media.
Instead of the traditional scoring, the soundtrack was "spun" by The Crystal Method, featuring over 60 minutes of music.
About Lile Entertainment Group
Lile Entertainment Group (LEG) is a Portland, Oregon based co-production company specializing in TV and feature film, headed by Stephen Lile, Co-Founder of Ensequence (http://www.ensequence.com)] and Shiftwise. LEG has produced for network TV, and currently has two nationally broadcast “how to” series on PBS, The Creative Life on PBS (http://www.thecreativelife.tv)] and Farm Matters on PBS (debuting in January 2008). LEG also produced the foreign independent film AFTER... (http://www.themovieafter.com)] that had its worldwide premiere at AFI Festival in November and is being released in the U.S. on DVD by First Look.