Gothic Pictures International is happy to announce that its latest film, “Darkest Night” will be released in the U.S. and Canada by Maxim Entertainment on July 24, 2013. The official announcement was made by Russ Williams, the executive producer, at the 19th annual Filipino Arts and Cinema, International (FACINE) Film Festival here on October 20.
“Darkest Night” is a horror film that combines intense family and Gothic drama with lots of suspense and scares. It had its international premiere in Manila, Philippines late in 2011. The screening at FACINE was its U.S. public premiere.
"The film was an instant hit at the FACINE festival," Williams said. "The critics in the audience loved it."
"Darkest Night is one hell of a film!" said Filipino-American director William T. Jones, who was in attendance during the screening.
Courtesy of Maxim Entertainment, “Darkest Night” will have a limited theatrical run in the U.S. during July 2013, culminating with its release on DVD on July 24, according to Williams. Maxim Entertainment is an American film distributor in Arizona, which specializes in releasing quality horror films. According to Williams, negotiations are currently under way for release in other countries. Additional announcements will be made later, as other countries are added to “Darkest Night” release list.
Williams added that congratulations should not only go to him but to all members of the cast and crew who have made “Darkest Night” an unqualified success, including the film's star, the Michigan-based actor DJ Perry.
The FACINE festival is open to all media artists of Filipino ancestry. Any number of entries may be submitted, regardless of genre, subject or format. Also, non-Filipino film-makers may submit works based on Filipino or Filipino-American subjects. FACINE is a US nonprofit organization that aims to promote and develop Filipino-American cinema. The festival is an important showcase of independent films and videos by Filipino-American and related media artists. “Darkest Night” has an almost all-Filipino cast and crew. It was filmed on location in Manila and Floridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines. The film had its public U.S. premiere at FACINE.
Gothic Pictures International, founded in November 2010 by a group of film-makers from Asia and the U.S., has chosen as its primary mission to produce and encourage quality, international Gothic and horror films in an Asian setting or with Asian ties. The film company is based in Manila and has its primary office there.