WORLD FILMS' "THE BUTCHER" STEALS THE SHOW AT SEVERAL TOP U.S. FILM FESTIVALS
Hollywood, CA (November 15, 2007) - The Butcher, the lastest cinematic thrill ride from World Films, Inc., a California-based production company that's re-defining the action-drama genre, has taken the film world by storm, winning critical and audience acclaim at several top U.S. film festivals over the past few weeks as follows:
Cinema City International Film Festival (CCIFF), Los Angeles, Sept. 25-30, 2007
Big Bang Film Festival, Philadelphia, Oct. 17-21, 2007
Fort Lauderale International Film Festival (FLIFF), Oct. 15 - Nov. 11, 2007
As a result of its impressive coming out party, several major distributors are pursuing the film's rights for possible nationwide or global theatrical releases.
"A lot of great people poured their hears into making this film, so it's extremely gratifying to experience such tremendous success," said Anthony V. Pugliese III, co-Chairman of World Films, Inc., and executive producer of The Butcher. "We're looking forward to sharing our vision with a broader audience in the near future."
The Butcher is a tale of a washed up ex-prize fighter turned mob enforcer, Merle Hench, who after a 20-year string of bad luck has 48 golden hours. The film stars Eric Roberts, a twice Academy Award-nominated actor who captivated film audiences in Runaway Train (1985) and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). Eric is currently filming the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight.
Written and directed by Jesse Johnson, The Butcher also features Finnish actress Irina Bjorklund, Keith David (Crash, Armageddon, Something About Mary), Michael Ironside (The Perfect Storm, Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and co-stars Robert Davi (License to Kill, Die Hard, The Goonies).
For more information on The Butcher and World Films, Inc., visit www.worldfilms.com
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