MIRAMAX® to distribute rock & roll thriller from
In UK Theatres Friday, October 20th
Sumerian Films and MIRAMAX announced they have partnered to release AMERICAN SATAN.
Sumerian to distribute In UK Theatres on Friday, October 20th and VOD early in 2018. Miramax will handle all distribution rights outside of domestic theatrical.
Sumerian Films presents an Intrinsic Value, Jeff Rice Films, and Execution Style Entertainment Production from producers Andy Gould, Ash Avildsen, Jeff Cohen, Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Matty Beckerman, Jeff Rice and Sean E Demott.
AMERICAN SATAN boasts an all-star cast including Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”), John Bradley (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Mark Boone, Jr. (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Denise Richards (Wild Things, Starship Troopers), and teen superstars Disney’s BooBoo Stewart (The Twilight Series, X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell.
Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBhwkckL3nM
From the producer of Rob Zombie’s Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects, AMERICAN SATAN is directed by Ash Avildsen – Founder of leading independent rock and heavy metal label Sumerian Records. International recording stars Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) bring rock & roll authenticity to the film, starring as leads in the fictional band The Relentless that the movie centers around, along with Jonathan Davis of platinum selling mega group Korn and Nicholas O’Toole composing the score.
AMERICAN SATAN plays upon the dream every kid has of becoming a rock star and asks the question, what would you do to achieve that dream? The story follows a young rock band that moves to Los Angeles to chase their dreams of stardom on the Sunset Strip. Hell-bent on following in the footsteps of their musical idols, they meet an enigmatic stranger (McDowell) who seems to know them better than they know themselves. Preying on their most basic desires and emotions, he entices them with an offer that sets them on a path to fame and fortune; but when they release their debut album, “American Satan,” it sets off a firestorm of controversy, death and destruction beyond anything the music world could ever imagine.
The first single from the AMERICAN SATAN soundtrack, “Let Him Burn” performed by The Relentless was released worldwide on August 11th and hit #1 on digital music charts in 15 countries.
Ash Avildsen: “Some of my favorite films of all time are MIRAMAX movies, so naturally, partnering with them for distribution is incredibly exciting. Finding a home that truly understands rock & roll culture and the loyal fan base that comes with this world of music and storytelling is hard to find in Hollywood. The MIRAMAX team truly gets it. I am ecstatic to show the world AMERICAN SATAN and give both the new and classic generations of music lovers a movie they can call their own.”
The film will open in over 50 cities in the US as well as in Canada, Mexico and Australia all on October 13th. The UK release is scheduled for October 20th and plans for expansion in to more cities and countries is planned for later in the month.
Initial screenings at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square are as follows:
Fri 20 Oct 2017 1:15pm, 3:45pm
Sat 21 Oct 2017 5:45pm
Sun 22 Oct 2017 3:30pm
Mon 23 Oct 2017 1:00pm, 9:00pm
Tue 24 Oct 2017 1:00pm, 3:30pm
Wed 25 Oct 2017 1:00pm, 8:45pm
Thu 26 Oct 2017 1:00pm, 3:30pm
Tickets are available from: https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=4151825
About Sumerian Films
Sumerian Films was founded by Ash Avildsen, creator of Sumerian Records. Shortly after the laptop he used to begin the label on was inducted in to the Grammy Museum as part of the Golden Gods: History of Heavy Metal exhibit, he decided to diversify the company and go in to tv/film. It wasn’t until after he directed his first feature and began writing his second that he met his father, Academy-Award winner John G. Avildsen (ROCKY, THE KARATE KID) AMERICAN SATAN would become the first thing Ash and his dad bonded over. Growing up knowing his father was a famous director of some of his favorite films but never having a relationship with him made Ash very determined to make it in entertainment on his own, choosing the music business first. Ash and John would go on to spend the last two years becoming great friends and making up for lost time. John was an executive producer on AMERICAN SATAN and also had a cameo in the film, which would become the last movie John worked on before passing away in June 2017. Ash continues the Avildsen legacy with Sumerian Films, focusing on compelling human stories of underdogs and relevant, inspiring characters that speak to today’s culture.
Sumerian Films has a staff of seven at an office just north of the Hollywood Bowl, including producing partners Jeff Cohen and Lorenzo Antonucci.
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