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Deaden: Screening At Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada


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MONTREAL, Canada, June 28, 2007

Movie Seals Productions is proud to announce that their latest sci-fi / action film RECON 2022: The Mezzo Incident and their critically acclaimed vigilante film Deaden will have their North American Premieres at the FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

In Deaden, the story follows John Fallon as Rane, an ex-undercover cop forced to witness the brutal rape and murder of his pregnant wife (Anna Jaeger) by the ruthless members of a biker gang who have learned about his old policemen days. Shot through the head with a crossbow and dumped into a canal, Rane is believed to be dead… but miraculously survives the ordeal. Upon his exit from the hospital, he teams up with his old crime buddy Kersey (Deke Richards), arms himself to the teeth, and goes on a drug fueled, psychotic rampage all in the name of unapologetic retribution.

Deaden will screen on July 14th, 2007 at 7:30 PM. Producer/Director Christian Viel and actor/writer/producer John Fallon will be attending and stay for a Q&A following the movie.

About Movie Seals Productions:

Movie Seals Productions: This Montreal-based company is run by a talented director/screenwriter Christian Viel. Beside the award-winning Recon 2020: The Caprini Massacre and the critically acclaimed Deaden, this fast growing production company has recently produced a sequel to Recon 2020: Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident. They are currently in pre-production of the last chapter of the Recon trilogy.

About the Fantasia Film Festival:

Since its inception in 1996, FanTasia has been an event hell-bent on showcasing the most exciting, innovative and individualistic examples of contemporary international genre cinema, with an emphasis on unveiling films very rarely seen in North America. With its 70 000 festival-goers FanTasia can be proudly called as one of the biggest festivals in the world. This year issue happens June 5 -25.

Recon 2022 Official website:
http://www.recon2022-movie.com/

Deaden Official Website:
http://www.deaden-movie.com/

Movie Seals Productions website:
http://www.movieseals.biz/

Fantasia Film Festival site:
http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007

Festival description of the films:
http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007/en/films/film_detail.php?id=297

http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007/en/films/film_detail.php?id=225

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Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident: Screening At Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada


recon 2020 image screenshot
MONTREAL, Canada, June 28, 2007

Movie Seals Productions is proud to announce that their latest sci-fi / action film RECON 2022: The Mezzo Incident and their critically acclaimed vigilante film Deaden will have their North American Premieres at the FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

From a screenplay written by Christian Viel, John Fallon and William Alexander, the action packed story of RECON 2022: the Mezzo Incident picks up two years after the events of the first film and introduces a new cast of endearing characters as well as bringing back familiar ones. After the gruesome events on Caprini, Sharp (Anderson Bradshaw) and his elite team of tough, witty and trigger happy space Marines must now head out to the icy planet Mezzo to investigate further Ma’har activities. What they will encounter will defy their imaginations as they tackle giant man eating snow worms, an underground city of Cyborgs, a slew of murderous alien entities and maybe, finally, the ever elusive Ma’hars.

Recon 2022:The Mezzo Incident will play on July 19th, 2007 at 9:20 PM and be will be hosted by director Christian Viel and star Anderson Bradshaw.

About Movie Seals Productions:

Movie Seals Productions: This Montreal-based company is run by a talented director/screenwriter Christian Viel. Beside the award-winning Recon 2020: The Caprini Massacre and the critically acclaimed Deaden, this fast growing production company has recently produced a sequel to Recon 2020: Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident. They are currently in pre-production of the last chapter of the Recon trilogy.

About the Fantasia Film Festival:

Since its inception in 1996, FanTasia has been an event hell-bent on showcasing the most exciting, innovative and individualistic examples of contemporary international genre cinema, with an emphasis on unveiling films very rarely seen in North America. With its 70 000 festival-goers FanTasia can be proudly called as one of the biggest festivals in the world. This year issue happens June 5 -25.

Recon 2022 Official website:
http://www.recon2022-movie.com/

Deaden Official Website:
http://www.deaden-movie.com/

Movie Seals Productions website:
http://www.movieseals.biz/

Fantasia Film Festival site:
http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007

Festival description of the films:
http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007/en/films/film_detail.php?id=297

http://www.fantasiafest.com/2007/en/films/film_detail.php?id=225

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Jane Webb: Cyborg Artwork: Luminaries: Et Cetra Gallery: London


cyborg artwork cybernetic organism sculpture jane webb show imageCybernetic Humanoid Cyborg Artwork: Luminaries: Et Cetra Gallery, Hackney, London

Click here for Jane’s 2008 Illumination Illuminati Cyborg Show

Jane Webb is an artist that is influenced by science fiction and fantasy. She has a series of cybernectic humanoids (cyborgs) and some alien casted glass work in an art exhibition from 26th July - 2nd August, entitled Luminaries.

Luminaries Venue:
Et Cetra Gallery
1a Darnley Road
Hackney
London E9 6QH

Price:
Free!

Nearest Rail Station:
Hackney Central

Timings:
Monday - Friday 12am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm.

Jane has been shortlisted a couple of times this year, of which, a list is below. She currently has some work entirled Cyborg DJ on display at the V&A Museum.

female cyborg nude artwork sculpture imageEven though Jane prefers to sculpture, she has taken time out to write about her work, explaining her love for creation, science fiction and the ‘not watching properly’ of fantasy and scifi movies.

She is influenced by a lot of science fiction and futuristic imagery from movies and other artists. The strangest thing is she doesn’t watch the movie and keep with the story line, she only watches for visual simulation. She gets too easily distracted by the props, costumes and effects, having a strong interest in mechanical and robotic imagery
going back to early days of the Metropolis movie.

More recently Jane has been working on cyborgs, which have been a strong influence on her work with a combination of lighting effects. United Artists collabarated with Massive Attack to produce an art installation called Volume, If you love the green coded lights on the Matrix, you’ll love this she says. Jane is also inspired by the works of the great H. R . Giger, as seen in the Alien films.

She works in many medias but prodemantly using glass, lighting, circuit boards and recycled computer components, most of which is found on the street. She strips down the components inside anything electrical, looking for interesting parts. Little know fact: the inside of a hair dryer makes a good cyborg eye. Then depending what she is working on, these get constructed with other media and extra wiring and some type of what she calls a wow factor, like lighting with a UV or a set of LEDs spinning on a fan in sequences.

Her glass work can range from her mirror light boxes with imagery, to fused glass. She did a series of an Alien embossed tile in glass and ceramics. This was a long process of mould making and experimenting in a kiln until the desired finished result was achieved. The black tile has been acid etched to give it more depth. If you love H. R. Giger’s work you will definitely love this. She often makes them for collectors on a commission basis.

The Luminaries show coming up is a joint show with artist and photographer John Williams.

Jane Webb is a glass and illumination artist using numerous Medias. This year Jane has been short listed for Pride in the House and Inspire by awards and currently has Cyborg DJ on display in the V&A Museum. Her more recent futuristic works of cybernetic humanoids sculptures and installations combine lighting, recycled computer and electronic components which are found littering our London streets.

These items are salvaged and transformed into cyborgs.

John Williams’ Info:
John Williams creates black and white photographic works in “free-form”. He does this by folding weaving, plaiting and even crushing light-sensitive papers into life size free standing and relief sculptures. Working in three dimensions allows him to exploit the normally forbidden spaces above and below the conventional darkroom focal plane.

Re-objectifying the subject into a physical structure that can be walked around and seen through, change expression as well as casting actual shadows.
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Scifi Film Evening: Parallel Futures: Juno Bar, Shoreditch, London


Parallel Futures: An Evening Of Scifi Flicks

Elliot Russell at Parallel Futures has organised a Sci-Fi film evening entitled Parallel Futures. Specialising in independant and rare sci-fi films set in the future.

Parallel Futures are also on the look out for sci-fi films to show. So if you want to put your film forward to be showcased, then let him know.

The event has been confirmed to start on Sunday the 7th of October 2007 in the basement of the Juno bar in Shoreditch at 19:00.

Event Lineup:
19:00 The stall opens, you can buy refreshments
20:00 3021 a war in space
20:20 10 min break
20:30 Future Wars
21:00 10 min break
21:10 Cyberpunk Genre
21:13 Ariella
21:23 12 min break
21:35 Karate Ruler
21:50 Twitch
22:00 Stall re-opens, can get refreshments
23:00 Event closes

The Address For The Venuer Is:
134/135 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE.

The Nearest Train Station:
Old Street.

Directions To The Event:
Once you leave the ticket barriers of the station, turn left and then follow the signs that lead you out of Exit 2.
Once you are out of Exit 2 walk straight on, crossing any roads that you come to until you come to a metal bridge.
Walk under the bridge to the other side, turn left and cross the road.
Then you walk straight on and keep looking left for a billboard that says ‘Juno Bar’. The basement to the bar will be on your left as soon as you enter the bar.
At the bottom of the stairs will be a doorman to sell entry tickets.

Pricing:
Entry on the door will be £8, or you make an advanced booking for £7 by ordering a ticket at: http://parallelfutures.moonfruit.com/ and follow the links.

Contact Info And Questions:
You can contact Parallel Futures on their website at: http://parallelfutures.moonfruit.com/.

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British Fantasy Award Long List: Gareth Lyn Powell: The Last Reef


British Fantasy Award Longlist: The Last Reef: Gareth Lyn Powell: IZ202

Gareth Lyn Powell’s story The Last Reef has been longlisted for the British Fantasy Award. It was first published in Interzone 202 and complimented by illustrations by Vincent Chong.

You can read an interview with Gareth Lyn Powell here.

And read the story, The Last Reef on the Interzone site.

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