Filmscope Entertainment (Filmscope) are excited to announce that their crime thriller, The Reckoning, is being launched across Australia this Wednesday September 17 on key VOD platforms. In addition the DVD and Blu-Ray will be available the same day.
The Producer, Deidre Kitcher, noted “We feel that the best way to capitalise on the momentum that we have built from advertising, publicity and promotion of our theatrical release is to have an accelerated release on VOD and DVD. We formulated this strategy with our distributor, SC Movies, as we wanted to make our film available to all Australians as widely and quickly as possible. It will be interesting to compare the results of our accelerated home entertainment release against standard industry practices.”
In addition Filmscope are very pleased to announce that The Reckoning has gained official selection to the 16th Rencontres Internationales du Cinema des Antipodes Film Festival to be held 13th to 19th October in Saint Tropez, France.
John V. Soto commented “It’s an honour to have our film selected for this prestigious festival and we can’t wait to show our movie to French audiences. I’m very proud of the hard work our wonderfully talented cast and crew have put in to create this film. I’m also impressed with their selectors, clearly they have good taste.”
The Reckoning has garnered good reviews from the media. The film is a fast paced crime thriller and stars a great lineup of Aussie acting talent including Jonathan LaPaglia (Love Child), Luke Hemsworth (Infini, Kill Me Three Times), Hanna Mangan-Lawrence (X, The Reach), Viva Bianca (Spartacus) and Alex Williams (Paper Planes).
The Reckoning was recently selected for the lineup at The British Independent Film Festival where it won Best Music for Composer Thomas Rouch and Best Director for John V. Soto. The movie was written and directed by John V. Soto with Jason Thomas as DOP, Regg Skwarko as Editor and Composer Thomas Rouch handling the score. The film was produced by Filmscope’s Deidre Kitcher and has already been sold in over 40 countries worldwide. The Reckoning is about a detective who must track down two runaway teenagers whose video footage contains the identity of a killer.
The Reckoning was produced and developed with the assistance of ScreenWest and LotteryWest.
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