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THE ALARM HOAX FILM 'VINYL' SET FOR CINEMA SCREENS EARLY 2013

Press Release   •   Aug 28, 2012 14:33 BST

Altive Films has won the UK and Ireland distribution rights to award winning director Sara Sugarman’s latest production. ‘Vinyl’ was acquired from H2O Motion Pictures. Already a festival favourite, ‘Vinyl’ is set to be released in early 2013.

The new comedy from Sugarman – known for a string of highly-regarded movies including ‘Very Annie Mary’ and ‘Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’ – is based on the true story of Mike Peters, vocalist with legendary rock band The Alarm.

Peters tried to return to the music scene after years away only to find the record industry’s lack of interest in ‘ageing rockers’. Frustrated by this, he manufactured a pop group who had success in the UK music charts miming to his songs.

‘Vinyl’ stars Phil Daniels (‘Quadrophenia’, ‘Chicken Run’ and BBC’s ‘EastEnders’), Keith Allen (‘Trainspotting’, ‘Shallow Grave’ and BBC’s ‘Robin Hood’) and hot property Jamie Blackley (‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘London Boulevard’ and the forthcoming ‘300’ sequel).

Altive MD Craig Shurn said: “We are very excited to distribute ‘Vinyl’ because it has such breakout potential, through great performances and being based on a true story. We believe it will really resonate with British and Irish audiences.”

Director Sara Sugarman added: “We had a lot fun making ‘Vinyl’ and audiences will have just as much fun watching it. I’m delighted that Craig and his team at Altive Films have come on board to push the film out there in the UK and Ireland.”

H2O Motion Pictures’ joint CEO Mark Horowitz, who negotiated the deal with Shurn, said: “Sara directed a really charming movie in ‘Vinyl’, which has played well at festivals we’ve presented at, and is a great crowd pleaser. We’re thrilled to have Altive Films distributing it on home territory.”

The film is produced by Sara Sugarman, John H Williams (the ‘Shrek’ series and ‘Seven Years In Tibet’) and Clay Reed (‘Travelling Salesman’) and was written by Sugarman and Jim Cooper. Andras Hamori and Mark Horowitz are Executive Producers with Altive’s Craig Shurn and Justin Ribbons.

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About Altive Media/Altive Films:

Altive Media is an independent distribution company set up in early 2011 by Craig Shurn, former Film Booking Director of the Odeon/UCI Group and Vice President of Sony Pictures International, and by Justin Ribbons, Executive Director, Inspiration Holdings.

Altive Media acquires and distributes alternative content events for theUKandIreland. Altive Films acquires and distributes feature films in theUKandIreland, for all rights. Altive recently released the extreme sports 3D spectacular ‘At The Very Last Moment’ and the Kasabian rock concert ‘Kasabian Live! Live At The O2’.

Altive Media Publicity Contact:

Jane Smith
Altive Media Ltd
Office: +44 (0)1992 814 621
jane.warrens@ntlworld.com

About H2O Motion Pictures:

H2O Motion Pictures is a full service sales and production company with offices inLos Angeles,LondonandNew York.  Their most recent film The Samaritan (“Fury” inUK) starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Wilkinson is currently in worldwide release.

H2O Motion Pictures Publicity Contact:

Andras Hamori
H2O Motion Pictures
Office:  44-207-240-5656
h2o@h2omotionpictures.com

 

About Altive Media/Altive Films:

Altive Media is an independent distribution company set up in early 2011 by Craig Shurn, former Film Booking Director of the Odeon/UCI Group and Vice President of Sony Pictures International, and by Justin Ribbons, Executive Director, Inspiration Holdings.

Altive Media acquires and distributes alternative content events for theUKandIreland. Altive Films acquires and distributes feature films in theUKandIreland, for all rights. Altive recently released the extreme sports 3D spectacular ‘At The Very Last Moment’ and the Kasabian rock concert ‘Kasabian Live! Live At The O2’.