Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
It's rare for an indie film to shoot to the top of a list that is normally reserved for major studio blockbusters but defying all odds that is exactly what Kill Speed has done. Piracy, a filmmaker’s worst nightmare, has thrust independent film writer-director Kim Bass’ Kill Speed into the limelight and to a #5 action movie ranking on IMDB right behind Red, Jackass 3D, Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. Kill Speed is ranked an impressive #15 overall in awareness this week according to IMDB.
Newly released internationally, and repped by Epic Pictures Group worldwide, Kill Speed is a high-octane, youth-oriented, “Fast & Furious” meets “Top Gun” type tale about Hollywood bad-boys, who use high-tech experimental planes to deliver crystal meth throughout Southern California in order to fund their live-fast, die-hard, rock star lifestyle. Soundtrack features Steppenwolf, Nick Carter and Wicked Wisdom with Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Take it from us: there’s not one moment where you won’t be sucked in by this action-fest!”- Network Video.com
Award-Winning writer turned director Kim Bass commented, “Cleary Kill Speed has been downloaded several million times potentially costing Bass Entertainment Pictures millions of dollars in lost revenue. We became aware of the pirating just two weeks ago. There are thousands of bit torrent sites offering illegal downloads of the film. As of this Monday the IMDB Starmeter for Kill Speed jumped an astonishing 32,592%. With that kind of an accelerated vertical climb to the top we knew something extraordinary was up.”
“Film pirates are not predators but parasites. They do not roam around looking for new and unknown films to eat, but rather prey on big films with name recognition… this is more bad news for independent filmmakers.” – Slate.com
Refusing to let the fear of future piracy be a deterrent, Bass is moving forward with the release of his highly anticipated, gritty psychological-thriller, Junkyard Dog, staring Vivica A. Fox and Brad Dourif. Recently featured at the 2010 Women’s International Film and Arts Festival in Miami, Florida to critical acclaim, “Sinister, thrilling, and the dramatic style of Junkyard Dog quickly comes through…” - 28 Days Later. Junkyard Dog, also represented internationally by Epic Pictures, produced by Bass Entertainment Pictures in conjunction with Digital Jungle Pictures and In The Light Entertainment, will have a special event, theatrical release at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville Tennessee on November 21, 2010.
Kim Bass, an Emmy-nominated writer from the FOX hit Television series In Living Color for which he received an NAACP Image Award for “Best Writing”, both writes and directs his films for Bass Entertainment Pictures (BEP) where he is in development on his next feature, The UnBroken, a teen and young adult-targeted, fast-paced, action-western-love story. http://www.bassentertainmentpictures.com
About Bass Entertainment Pictures LLC
Bass Entertainment Pictures is an independent motion picture production company that develops, produces, and distributes modestly budgeted, studio quality, highly marketable, demographically-targeted, feature films for theatrical, DVD, television and Internet release. The founders of Bass Entertainment Pictures have over 20 years of entertainment industry experience in the areas of feature films, television and digital media.
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