Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NZ Feature Film to screen at the Action on Film Festival

NZ Feature Film Demons Don't Knock to screen at the Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas

Brother and sister team Leah and Daniel Perriam have made a breakthrough against all odds with their feature film DEMONS DONT KNOCK. This film in the Horror/psychological thriller genre was filmed in North Canterbury over two years.

The advice for new filmmakers is always to approach the film commission however the commission advised Daniel and Leah that because they self funded and don't have a track record with them they could not be of assistance. Despite this the duo's film Demons Don't Knock has now been invited to screen in a luxury location at a prestigious festival.

Demons Don't Knock was made by the brother and sister duo, one who has debilitating chronic fatigue after a major surgery by a surgeon who was later prosecuted and the other who suddenly developed a rare seizure disorder as an adult that led to some very dark and strange things. They were compelled to make this film at any cost.

Against the odds Leah and Daniel made Demons Don't Knock and now it will be screened at the amazing Brenden Theatres in the Palms Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, as part of Action on Film Festival.

Daniel trained in England as an actor at one of the top drama schools and with Leah, has made many short films and a television pilot.

This film is different though. Brought about by many personal experiences and mixed with a lot of scientific thoughts about the possibility of an afterlife, questions of how it might exist and if there is a link to the living.

Made with entertainment in mind but designed with an abundance of thought provoking material that lingers long after viewing.

Filmed over 2 years with very minimal crew and with all the money Leah and Daniel could put together.

http://www.demonsdontknock.com/

Alfred Russel Wallace devised the theory of natural selection during malarial dreams.

Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland after suffering from a rare seizure disorder.

Leah Perriam suffered Simple Partial Seizures. What did she see?

'It feels like my soul is being ripped from my body. There is some kind of afterlife. I know because I was halfway there and I'm telling you that as well as light, there are some dark things lurking.'


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: Howard Davis On Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper'

Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is stylish, mysterious, and very strange indeed. It manages to be both ghost story and suspense thriller, yet also a portrait of numbed loneliness and ennui , held together by an peculiarly inexpressive performance from ... More>>

Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news