Posted on 11 July 2014
The free event will take place simultaneously at three venues across the UK and will stream on Youtube to a global audience. The venues include the National Media Museum in Bradford which will host the film and a Question and Answer panel. At the same time the film will be streamed to a 50-screen media wall at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, and to Frank’s Cafe, located in an auditorium built of straw on the seventh floor of a multi-storey car park in London.
The film was shot entirely at Green Screen Productions' Bubwith studios, with post-production work taking place at Heslington Studios at the University of York.
The filmmakers are encouraging people who cannot attend the screenings to use the Youtube live stream to create their own unique screening experience with friends and family, wherever possible in interesting locations. The intention is to build a community that can share the experience of viewing the film for the first time in an inclusive and interactive manner.
The multiplatform premiere follows a successful month-long campaign on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, which was launched at a special Yorkshire preview at the University of York in May. The film raised £20,094 from 283 backers to reach its target.
Following the film’s multiplatform premiere, The Knife That Killed Me will be released in cinemas nationwide in selected venues in August. A major deal with Universal Pictures UK will see the film released on DVD and Video-On-Demand in September.
The Knife That Killed Me is a journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman,played by actor Jack McMullen, (Waterloo Road, Brookside, Seamonsters) as he reflects on the events leading to the fatal moment his life is cut short. The film has a distinctive visual style to illustrate the story by using green screen and Visual Effect filmmaking technology in an unconventional manner.
The film is based on the best selling novel by Anthony McGowan, adapted and directed by Marcus Romer and Kit Monkman.
“We’re humbled by the terrific support The Knife That Killed Me has received to reach its goal on Kickstarter,” said Kit Monkman. “Technology is changing the way films are shared with audiences and we wanted to think creatively about a way to embrace this. Creating this one moment where the film is available to people online for free and across unique venues in the UK is an unconventional approach that we’re very excited about.”
Green Screen Productions and Heslington Studios have developed a strong relationship during the production of the film and are now working together on new projects. Green Screen Productions visual effects team are all recent University of York graduates from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television.
A trailer for the film can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu689ONneAI
To find out more about The Knife That Killed Me visit www.theknifethatkilledmemovie.com
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