Cast: Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One, Me Earl and the Dying Girl, Ouija, Thoroughbreds ) Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody, 6 Underground, Only the Brave, X-Men Apocolypse) Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders, A Good Woman is Hard to Find) Alec Baldwin (Beetle Juice, The Juror, The Departed, Still Alice, It's Complicted, 30 Rock) Fra Fee (Les Miserables, Hawkeye) Colm Meany (Tolkien, Star Trek TNG, DS9, The Commitments, Con Air)
Pixie is a fun, charming girl. But her bubbly personality hides a much darker side of Pixie. She’s a member of an infamous crime family. When she was young her mother was killed by a rival gang, led by the gangster priest Father McGrath. After years of planning and manipulating, Pixie is ready: To avenge her mother’s death, steal a fortune of drugs money from the killers and disappear abroad forever. However, the young criminal she tricked into helping her is accidentally killed in a car crash by two beer buddies Frank and Harland. Pixie is forced to adapt her plans quickly. In no time she has wrapped the duo around her finger. Before they realize what’s going on Frank and Harland join Pixie in a classic Mercedes with a dead body in the trunk and a bag full of cocaine on the backseat, chased by murderous priests, hired killers and the police…
Regisseur/Director: Martin Owen (Killers Anonymous, Kung Fu Princess, Let's Be Evil, Max Cloud)
Cast: Raff Law (Son of Jude Law, Repo Man) Michael Caine (Two-time Oscar winner, Six-time Oscar Nominee Ciderhouse Rules, Hanna and Her Sisters, etc.) Lena Heady (Cersei in Game of Thrones, 300, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) Rita Ora (50 Shades of Grey/Darker/Freed, Southpaw, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, MTV Music Award Winner) Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow, Attack the Block, The Gentlemen)
Oliver Twist Gen Z-style. Twist lives off the street and on the street. He’s a fanatic freerunner and an extremely talented graffiti artist. One day, on the run from the police again, Twist is offered shelter by Dodge and Batesy, two members of a gang of art thieves led by Fagan, an experienced con man. Twist is welcomed warmly as a new member of the family, but at the same time he is being groomed for a life as an art thief. Fagan is planning a big job with a prize worth millions and he can use Twist’s unique talents. Life in the gang can be dangerous: Fagan’s violent partner Sikes wants a cut of the profit and the police gets wind of Fagan’s plans and arrests Twist. Moreover Twist really gets on Sikes’ bad side when he falls in love with Sikes’ girlfriend Red. And Sikes is not someone you want to get on the bad side of…
Regisseur/Director: Sean Olson (F.R.E.D.I, Christmas Wonderland , The Other Mother, A Christmas Reunion)
Cast: Sydne Mikelle, Tanner Buchanan (Top 10 IMDB STARmeter, Cobra Kai, Designated Survivor), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story), Marina Sirtis (Crash, Star Trek: The Next Generation-Generations-First Contact-Insurrection), Jade Chynoweth (2.4 Million Followers Insta, Step Up High Water)
What happens when you put five unique teenagers in a mysterious, high-tech, A.I. controlled mansion for a Real Life Adventure Game? And what if that same mansion is the main prize for the winner of the game? This is exactly what eccentric technology billionaire Atticus does. Max, an awkward hacker, Conner, an athlete, Aiden a bully, Sophia, an influencer, Benny a gamer are the lucky five who have been selected. The five can’t stand each other to begin with, but in this competitive environment tensions rise to a boiling point. However, soon it turns out that Haven, the A.I.-mega computer, does not intent for anyone to leave the house as a winner. The five’s internal conflicts soon seem to be the least of their worries…
Regisseur/Director: Jesse Quinones (Calloused Hands, Secret Lives of Cage Fighters
Cast: Alex Montagnani, Gina Gershon (Bound, Paul Verhoevens Showgirls, Killer Joe), Elijah Baker (The Batman, Acceptable Damage) en grote namen uit de vechtsport zoals Chuck Lidell, Jonathan Good, Alex Montagnani, Christian
Reiss Gibbons (Alex Montagnani) is on the verge of cementing himself as the greatest to ever step inside the LEGENDS cage. With five title defences under his belt, a beautiful wife in Ellie (Georgia Bradner), endless sponsorship deals thanks to his ball busting agent Reggie (Elijah Baker), and the support of coach and mentor Marcus (Chuck Liddell), Reiss has it all. But when Savvy promoter Max Black (Gina Gershon) pits him against pro wrestling super star Randy Stone (AEW Champ Jon Moxley) in the company’s first ever cross-promotional event, Reiss finds himself in the toughest fight of his life.
"INSANE AND HYSTERICAL - LIKE MONTY PYTHON IN THE OLD DAYS"
Regisseur/Director: Terry Jones (Monty Python's Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Erik the Viking)
Cast: Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible Franchise, Star Trek Franchise, Ready Player One, Inheritance, Hot Fuzz), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld Franchise, Nothing But the Truth, Serendipidy, The Aviator, Pearl Harbor), Monty Python team (John Gleese, Terry Gillian, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin), Robin Williams
Reunion of the MONTY PYTHON team! A group of hyperintelligent aliens, played by the Monty Python members themselves, finds an insignificant little planet called 'Earth'. They decide to test the primitive inhabitants, by giving one randomly chosen specimen unlimited superpowers. If mankind passes the test, they may join the Intergalactic Intellectuals. If not, the earth will be destroyed. Neil is an embittered teacher, who suddenly discovers that he has superpowers when he wishes his entire class and all his colleagues all kinds of misfortune. He decides to give his only friend, his dog Dennis (Robin Williams in his last role), the ability to talk. Then he uses his new powers to seduce his neighbor Catherine, whom he has been in love with for years. Things get out of hand when Catherine and Dennis turn green with jealousy towards each other. Neil comes up with all sorts of solutions to this problem. But the question is whether this impresses the aliens enough to prevent the end of the world...
Cast: Becca Hirani (Fox Trap, The Gardener, Unhinged) Darcie Lincoln (Never Let Go, The Bible, Son of God) Arron Blake (His Hands)
Elise is a gorgeous young woman who quit her career as an erotic photo model when she got married to a n extremely rich businessman. But he treats her more like a trophy than a wife. Moreover, she suspects he is cheating on her. When she meets the sexy photographer Felix, she falls hard for him. A steaming hot sexual relationship ensues and Felix seduces Elise deeper and deeper into a world full of delight and extreme erotics. Elise surrenders completely and fully enjoys these newfound delights. But Felix keeps going further and threatens to pass the threshold of what is acceptable to Elise…
Regisseur/Director: Philip Barantini (Boiling Point)
Cast: Craig Fairbrass (Rise of the Footsoldier 1-5, Cliffhanger, The Hooligan Factory, The Bank Job) Robert Glenister (The Aeronauts, Live by Night) Izuka Hoyle (Mary Queen of Scotts, Boiling Point)
After 10 years Eddie is finally released from jail. He wants to leave his criminal past far behind him and start a normal life. But his brother Sean has squandered their criminally gained fortune and he is involved in all sorts of shady activities. Moreover, he owes a lot of money to the ruthless drug lord Roy Garret. Sean is unable to pay, and now that Eddie is out Garret decides to collect from him. But Eddie is a hardened criminal, who is used to a life of crime and extreme violence. And when Garret forces him back into his old life, he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Eddie goes on an all out killing spree and will not stop until Garret and all his henchmen are eliminated…
CHILLING COURTROOM-THRILLER, BASED ON A SHOCKING TRUE STORY
Regisseur/Director: Youssef Delara (Bedrooms, Philly Brown, Enter the Dangerous Mind, The Bounce Back)
Cast: Matthew Modine (Dark Knight Rises, Full Metal Jacket, Cutthroat Island, 47 Meters Down) Louis Gosset Jr. (Oscarwinner An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots, Jaws 3D, Iron Eagle I-IV) Julie Benz (Dexter, Rambo, Life on the Line, Hawai 5-O) Shane Paul McGhie (Deputy, What Men Want, Unbelievable) Lex Scott Davis (The First Purge, Superfly) Amy Brenneman (Fear, Heat, Judging Amy)
Michael is a successful lawyer who represents large multinationals. Truth and justice don’t mean much to him. To him all that matters is to win, no matter the cost. After an escalated dispute with a judge, he forces Michael to take on a Pro Bono case. He needs to defend Jamal, a young orphan from the projects, against a large Foster Care Agency. Michael sees Jamal as a small time thug who tries to cash in from a highly profitable corporation. Jamal on the other hand sees Michael as an elitist white board criminal. But when they first try to bribe Michael and later attempt to kill him, he knows there’s more than meets the eye. He opens up a cesspool of corruption and extortion, where a ruthless corporation makes high profit at the expanse of vulnerable children. Michael’s prejudice disappears. He puts everything he owns at stake, including his life, to exposure this corrupt criminal system.
Regisseur/Director: Shawn Linden (The Good Lie, Nobody)
Cast: Devon Sawa (Nikita, Final Destination, Slackers, Life on the Line, Endure) Nick Stahl (Sin City, Terminator 3, Afghan Luke, Man Witout a Face) Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, Intelligence, Unspeakable) Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky, Cult of Chucky, Clouds)
Joseph, his wife Anne and daughter Renée are hunters in the wilderness. They have hit hard times due to a massive alfa wolf that catches their prey before they can, but also attacks the family. Joseph sets off into the wild to track down and take out the deadly killer. He is an experienced hunter himself who coolly and calculatingly deals with all the dangers the wilderness throws at him. But when he finds the lair of his prey, he makes a horrific discovery. His enemy turns out to be much more dangerous, sadistic and deadly than he could ever have expected. Joseph, Anne and Renée have to use all their hunters instincts and fight with equal ruthlessness in order to survive against an unspeakable evil.
GEBASEERD OP HET ONVOORSTELBARE WAARGEBEURDE VERHAAL VAN MMA KAMPIOEN NICK NEWELL
Regisseur/Director: Aaron Leong (Mamaboy)
Cast: Cody Christian (Teen Wolf, Bulletproof Gangster, Surrogates, The Starving Games) Elisabeth Röhm (American Hustke, Joy, Miss Congeniality 2, Angel) Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, End of Days, Whole Nine/Ten Yards) Cameron James Matthews (Freeland, R.L. Allman's Peter Pan, Trattoria)
The spectacular true story of Nick Newell -Notorious Nick- who, despite a congenital birth defect, becomes an MMA world champion. Born with one-and-a-half arm, he was forced from a young age to defend himself against bullies harassing him. Supported by his single mother Stacey, his best friend Abi, and his coach Alex he manages to get started as an MMA cage fighter. But he has trouble finding opponents. Cage fighters see no benefit in fighting Nick, thinking it’s a lose-lose scenario. Through relentless training and stubborn perseverance Nick finally gets his chance. And once he’s inside the cage the whole world can see he is tougher, stronger and more successful than his opponents. After a series of severe fights Notorious Nick, against all odds, is holding the Champions Belt high.
OFFICIAL SELECTION BIFFF BRUSSEL & IMAGINE AMSTERDAM
Cast: Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivion, Mandy. W.E.) Christopher Abbott (James White, It Comes at Night, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Marcy Marcy Max Marlene) Jennifer Jason Leigh (Oscar Nominee for The Hateful Eight, Anomalisa, Backdraft, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Paul Verhoevens Flesh + Blood) Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring, Troy, Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, James Bond Goldeneye) Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game, The Current War, Sense 8, War & Peace)
Science fiction thriller by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), son of renowned director David. And the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Luxurious high-tech effects, mysterious plot twists en hard violence. Tasya is an agent with a secret, technologically advanced and highly illegal organization, that eliminates high profile targets for excessive amounts of money. They use a technology that allows agents to control the mind and body other people and let them commit the murder. Tasya is one of their best agents, but her current job turns out to be quite challenging. Not only is her target an industrial tycoon, with massive security. The body she possesses, Collin’s, the targets son in law, resists the intruder. Not only does he struggle to regain control, he wants to reverse the roles and further his own shady agenda…