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News Bits: The Indie Beat Edition!

We have some amazing things we're about to announce for Cinelinx, and we've been working our tails off in order to get them done.  While this is great, it unfortunately means that I haven't kept up with my press releases like I should have been.  There's been a few things going on in the Indie world, so I've decided to bring them all together, News Bits style, for your enjoyment.  Come inside for casting news on Kickback, a new trailer for Entity, and a North American release date for Silent Cry!

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene.  So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* Casting News: Mischa Barton, Sean Astin, John Hannah, Michael Biehn, Stelio Savante and Noureen Dewulf  have joined the cast of KICKBACK. Written and directed by Raza Mallal and brought to the screen by Talking Lens Productions, the reconnaissance thriller begins filming in Europe this fall.

Based on a true story, Kickback follows a renegade Moscow detective investigating the murder of a female war journalist. He becomes embroiled in a web of counter espionage involving chemical warfare, and the assassination of the Russian president.

Raza Mallal, is co-producing the film with Kevan Van Thompson and Executive Producer Ilja Rosendahl.

More information on the film can be found at it's IMDB page.

* Here comes a new frightening trailer for ENTITY. Steve Stone directed this supernatural ghost thriller starring Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley and Branko Tomovic.  It recently won two awards at the London Independent Film Festival - Best Horror and Best Independent Film. And The British Filmmakers Alliance has just honoured Branko Tomovic as Best International Actor for his role in Entity.

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* Horror fans familiar with director Julian Richards previous films DARKLANDS and THE LAST HORROR MOVIE will not be disappointed by SILENT CRY, a murder, mystery, suspense thriller which will be released on DVD in the US and Canada on August 20th by Music Video Distribution.

Although not by definition a horror film, SILENT CRY has all the ingredients to satisfy genre fans with the director citing Alfred Hitchcock and Dario Argento as key influences on his approach. "Its designed to lull its audience into a false sense of security before making them jump out of their seat or turn their faces in horror" said Richards. "I ramped up the suspense and tension throughout whilst delivering a surprise ending which has reduced some viewers to tears".

Offering up a familiar cast of stalwart British actors including Emily Woof (Photographing Fairies), Douglas Henshall (Primeval), Frank Finlay (Lifeforce), Kevin Whately (The English Patient), Clive Russell (Game Of Thrones), Craig Kelly (Young Americans) and Steve Sweeney (Lock Stock And Two Smokin Barrels) SILENT CRY follows a young mother who refuses to believe that her baby died from cot death. At the hospital she meets a janitor who informs her that her baby was switched with the still born child of a prostitute. Together they embark on a relentless investigation through a seedy underworld which exposes murder and mayhem in the medical world.


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