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Darclight Films Announces Acquisition and World Premiere of Action-Thriller BORN OF WAR

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of Arclight Films announces the world premiere screening of one of its latest acquisitions, action-thriller BORN OF WAR in Berlin, starring Sophia Black D’Elia and James Frain, Friday, February 8th at 19:10 at CineStar 6. An encore screening will take place Tuesday, February 12th at 14:50 at CinemaxX 11.

This extremely commercial action-packed thriller continues to reinforce the controversial role of the young, powerful, female protagonist who will stop at nothing to achieve her goals.

BORN OF WAR is a gritty and brutal story of a young girl, played by Sophia Black D’Elia, who, fueled by a quest for revenge for the death of her parents, is thrown into the treacherous world of international espionage. With dark and violent secrets exposed, her once simple life is turned inside out and she must choose on which side to fight and whom she can ultimately trust.

“Audiences are demonstrating a major trend toward the strong female protagonist being thrown into the fire and coming out a winner, as evident in a number of recent feature hits that have garnered major awards and recognition,” said Clay Epstein, VP of Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films. “BORN OF WAR is the next step in the evolution of commercially successful films that are giving a twist to the traditional action film.”

“Filmmakers did everything possible to ensure the film’s authenticity,” said producer Rupert Whitaker. “We worked with explosives experts from the Jordanian army, were advised by fight choreographer, Joey Ansah (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM), and Sofia Black D’Elia did all of her own stunts to achieve the gritty and realistic tone we were looking for. Audiences experience everything she does, up close and personal, including hanging off a 6-story ledge on the edge of an apartment block and shooting an AK-47 out of the sunroof of a 1970s Mercedes in a high-speed chase.”

Stunt Coordinator Glen Marks hung out of an attack helicopter above the city of Amman, Jordan, with a cameraman using a 5D as it performed rate 5 turns.

Production utilized smaller cameras to get intimate point of view shots, which would not have been possible with the larger main cameras. The film was primarily shot on the Arri Alexa and Red Epic using old 1960s Cooke’s lenses to give the film grain and lens flares to evoke a full cinematic experience.

This is director Vicky Jewson’s second feature film. At the age of 27, Jewson has been attracting attention for her ability to create sophisticated, commercially viable films at such a young age. She has been making movies since the age of 7 and is a recipient of the Shell Arts and Culture Women Of The Future Award.

Executive Producers include Julia Verdin (STANDER, MERCHANT OF VENICE) Mick Southworth, EP for THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, THE BERLIN JOB and distributor of SHORT BUS, PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION and OPEN RANGE and Martin McCabe, EP for THE CUBAN WAY and THE RAMONES and distributor of multiple major award-winning films like CINEMA PARADISO, GODS & MONSTERS and THE LAST DAYS


Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION, it was announced today by Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and CEO. The first generation of AFTER DARK ACTION movies includes five original, adrenaline-pumping films starring international stars such as Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Jim Caviezel, Cung Le and Christian Slater. AFTER DARK ACTION will showcase the movies theatrically as a commercial film festival in markets nationwide and on VOD on May 11. “After many years with the HORRORFEST ‘8 FILMS TO DIE FOR’ and AFTER DARK ORIGINALS brands, we are excited to expand into the action film arena,” says Solomon. “Our mission is to create innovative, first-rate entertainment for action lovers everywhere.”

AFTER DARK ACTION combines the talents of Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films for a series of high quality, high-octane action pictures. “Helping Courtney and After Dark put these films together has been a great experience,” Silver says. “The audience is in for a treat.”

The first installment of AFTER DARK ACTION includes:

• Transit – Starring Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elizabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Sterling Knight; and directed by Antonio Negret and written by Michael Gilvary

• Dragon Eyes – Starring Jean Claude Van Damme, Cung Le and Peter Weller; and directed by John Hyams and written by Tim Tori

• Philly Kid – Starring Neal McDonough, Devon Sawa and Wes Chatham; and directed by Jason Connery and written by Adam Mervis

• Stash House — Starring Dolph Lundgren, Sean Faris, Briana Evigan and Jon Huertas; and directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and written by Gary Spinelli

• El Gringo — Starring Christian Slater, Scott Adkins and Yvette Yates, directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and written by Jonathan W. Stokes