Trinity Film is delighted to announce that it will release THE SMUGGLER AKA THE MULE – the highly anticipated feature hailed by The Guardian as “fiendishly smart and entertaining” directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony.
THE SMUGGLER’s (formally THE MULE’S) darkly comic screenplay was penned by three of Australia’s most exciting on and off screen talents; Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), Angus Sampson and Jaime Browne. It stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with a fantastic ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble.
Inspired by true events, THE SMUGGLER tells the story of a naive man who is detained by federal police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence... literally. By doing so he becomes a 'human time bomb', dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade.
THE SUMGGLER premiered to widespread acclaim at South by Southwest festival and had its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival before touring Australia ahead of it’s day on date release which saw it top the itunes chart for independent releases.
THE SMUGGLER will be released on DVD & VOD by Trinity on 22 February 2016.
"Edgy, stylish, provocative..." - the new official UK trailer for Buttercup Bill is out now.
Watch it in cinemas and on demand from 4th September
Trinity Film is delighted to announce that it will release BUTTERCUP BILL - the highly-anticipated debut feature from New York film-making duo Remy Bennett and Emilie Richard-Froozan and the first production of Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s new outfit Blonde to Black Pictures.
Billed as a “Southern Gothic Romance” this impressive debut teeming with authenticity and with an incredibly compelling central performance from actor/ co-director Remy Bennett (grand-daughter of Tony Bennett).
Having Premiered in New Orleans, Raindance and MARFA film festivals, Buttercup Bill tells the story of a twisted romance between lifelong friends Patrick (Evan Louison – Not Dark Yet, Mariah, Blindsided) and Pernilla (Remy Bennett – The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire) - mutually obsessed, but clinging on to dark secrets. Travelling from the seedy, neon-lit New York bar scene to a nameless town in the sweaty and whisky-soaked Deep South, Pernilla seeks comfort from Patrick after the suicide of their childhood playmate. At first innocent and playful, their chemistry soon gives way to subversive games of sexual jealousy, making unwitting pawns of those around them. As the lines between love and cruelty, and fantasy and reality become blurred, the question looms large: can they ever be together? Should they?
Co-founder/ director of Trinity Film, Cedric Behrel said: “Once again we’re proud to present another exciting debut by talented, promising and all-female film-makers such Rémy, Emilie, Emma and Sadie. Whether in breakthrough films like Import/ Export or Incendies, or debuts such as The Comedian and Involuntary, we have always been motivated by discovery and offering the audience something bold, uncharted and that carries an element of fear and desire, and Buttercup Bill is just that.”
Sadie Frost and Emma Comley from Blonde to Black Pictures said: "We are thrilled to be partnering with Cedric and Trinity for the release of our first feature “Buttercup Bill” in the UK this Summer. Trinity is the perfect fit for Blonde to Black and Buttercup Bill; they have released some of our favourite movies by some great directors, we love the ethos of the company and it feels like a natural union”
BUTTERCUP BILL will be released in Cinemas, On Demand and DVD later in the year
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Today Trinity Film announces that for the first time in 2 years the entire Showbox catalogue, which includes the legendary collection Cine-Asia, will be available again for retail stores and online.
The Cine-Asia catalogue will be available online on Amazon and Play from next week, Monday 1st December and in shops from January 2015 onwards.
Among the many legendary stars to be found in these titles are Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Chow-Yun Fat and Tony Jaa. Classic Cine-Asia titles include Ip Man and Ip Man 2 , Little Big Soldier, 1911, Confucius, Shaolin, Mulan, Yamada - Way of the Samurai as well many action, war, swordplay and horror titles. Other titles included in the Showbox collection are such recent classics such as Ichi the Killer, Henry of Navarre, Red Baron and Feed.
Trinity Film is already planning to release special boxset steelbook editions in the new year as well as special collector editions and boxsets.
Cedric Behrel, co-founder and director of TRINITY FILM said: “We are absolutely over the moon to be able to bring back a much cherished catalogue to avid fans with such luminaries as Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen and Chow-Yun Fat. Showbox and Cine-Asia were the number one destination for some of cinema's most iconic action stars, and we will do our utmost to hold the same position and build up this unique library to not only restore it to its former glory but bring it to new pastures. First off we will work long-awaited steelbook editions drawn from the classic Cine-Asia titles, as well as boxsets that offer the chance to (re)discover some lesser known gems and harder to get titles amongst the more known ones. Overall, we recognise fans haven’t been able to get their hands on some of these films in the formats they want at an attractive price, and that is exactly what we are setting out to repair.”
Trinity is delighted to announce it has acquired Hackney’s Finest, which premiered at the East End Film Festival in June, to be released early 2015.
Last night saw the premiere of Believe at the National Football Museum in Manchester, attended by guests including Matt Busby's son Sandy Busby, Denis Law and cast members Natascha McElhone and Philip Jackson.
Watch highlights from the night here
Plot For Peace protagonist Jean-Yves Ollivier joined Trinity and UK Jewish Film for the last in a series of special Q&A screenings.
The screening was held at the Tricycle Theatre in North London and moderated by The Forgiveness Project founder Marina Cantacuzino. She described the documetnary thriller as 'really inspiring - it reminds us that vast obstacles crumble when we talk to our enemy.'
Brian Cox will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Bradford International Film Festival. He joins legendary fellow actors including Richard Attenborough and John Hurt in collecting the award and will join festival co-director Neil Young in conversation.
Following a successful Q&A tour around the United Kingdom and Ireland, Trinity's new documentary Plot For Peace is out in selected cinemas today.
The documentary-thriller tells the story of the enigmatic Jean-Yves Ollivier - alias 'Monsieur Jacques' - a French businessman who used his contacts to engineer a multinational prisoner exchange deal in Cold War-era Southern Africa and set up the 1988 Brazzaville Protocol which ultimately paved the way for Cuban troop withdrawal in Angola and the release of Nelson Mandela.
Trinity has acquired UK distribution rights to new political thriller documentary Plot For Peace - an exhilarating account of one man's instrumental role in the dismantling of apartheid and release of Nelson Mandela. The film had its world premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest in June and has since won numerous audience awards on the international festival circuit.
Plot For Peace will be released in UK cinemas in March 2014 - clips and trailers coming soon so stay tuned and be sure not to miss this fascinating film!
We are delighted to announce that our latest film Believe has won a coveted Golden Eye Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival.
Competing against a great selection of films from across Europe, 2,500 children and parents voted overwhelmingly in favour of Believe to claim the Children's Film Audience Award.
Due for release in spring 2014, Believe tells the story of Georgie Gallagher, a prodigious young football player whose young team of tearaways unknowingly end up being managed by the legendary Sir Matt Busby.
We're extremely excited to annouce that the World Premiere of 2 Graves at this year's East End Film Festival. The film will premiere at GENESIS CINEMA on 28th June, 8.30pm. Tickets are limited - book soon!
The East End Film Festival is an annual multi-platform festival presenting a rich programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses and live cross-arts events. Read more about them here.
Based on the highly acclaimed London West End play by Paul Sellar, 2 Graves, is "A joy... a blistering script... " with "a virtuoso performance" from Jonathan Moore. "A bulls eye!", according to critics. It also features a stunning original score by Michael Nyman. Watch the trailer.
A lone man avenges the death of his father. On the run he embarks on a hallucinogenic Odyssey to the very centre of his stained soul. …
Bobby Tops is riding on the crest of a wave, poised to take the crown at the 1978 World Professional Darts Championship. Only now he’s dead. His son Jack seeks his revenge on those he believes are responsible for his father’s downfall – and we’re with him every step of the way as life turns him from adoring son to hard bitten criminal.
“This surprising underworld shocker is always going to turn a few heads. Engaging and rewarding.”
★★★★ Time Out (Critics Choice)
Trinity is proud to announce the release of the official UK trailer for Tom Shkolnik's debut feature film The Comedian - in cinemas May 31st.
Trinity is pleased to announce that The Comedian will be playing to sell-out audiences during its three-screening run at this month's London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Presented as part of the festival's 'Hearts' strand, The Comedian explores themes of love, friendship and disillusionment against the backdrop of 21st Century London and a thirty-something's conflict between his attraction to a man and his love for a woman.
Preview screenings on Friday 15th March + 18th March will be followed by a Q&A with first-time feature director Tom Shkolnik & producer, Dan Mculloch.
See the full LLGFF programme here
The Comedian trailer coming soon but you can watch an exclusive clip from the film HERE
To celebrate the general UK release of A Liar’s Autobiography, Trinity organized a special screening to showcase homegrown talent and to offer advice and insight to up-and-coming animators.
The event took place in the heart of London’s creative district at Rich Mix, and we are proud to have hosted many of the studios involved in creating A Liar’s Autobiography, allowing them to share their expertise with students from across London.
Special thanks to animation producer Justin Weyers and to all the students who attended – we hope we helped to inspire the next generation of UK animation talent!
Listen to a podcast from the event here.
24th January saw the opening night of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival and a star-studded preview screening of A Liar’s Autobiography. Guests including Rebecca Front, Tony Law and Simon Pegg watched Graham Chapman’s (not completely true) life story in 3D animation and enjoyed an exclusive look at the green room exhibition which featured works from the animators and memorabilia from Graham’s Monty Python days.
You can watch Terry Jones introduce the film and get reactions from some of the UK’s biggest comedy talent here.
Rebecca Front, Tony Law and leading Channel 4 comedy producer Ben Farrell also chaired a panel discussion on the legacy of Monty Python, considering the lasting appeal of the comedy legends.
'Filthy, hilarious and heart-warming' - Simon Pegg
"Animation fans and Monty Python enthusiasts, it may feel like all of your birthdays and Christmases have come at once with 3D animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography" DON'T PANIC
A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is the opening night film of the very popular LOCO London Comedy Film Festival on the 24th January at the BFI Southbank.
LOCO is a not - for-profit foundation that champions the craft of comedy film-making and TRINITY and the directors of A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY couldn't be more proud to celebarate the comedy genius of Graham Chapman and the Monty Pythons with contemprary comedy auduences.
Introduced by Terry Jones, Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett, the screening will be followed by what we can only guarantee will be a laugh-out-loud and probably very silly discussion of Monty Python's influence on today's leading comedy film-makers, asking: "What have the Pythons ever given us?" The evening will be hosted by Chris Hewitt, and attended by special contemporary comedy film and televison stars, Rebecca Front, Tony Law and Ben Farrell.
Trinity are extremely excited to announce that A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY will be released in cinemas nationwide on 8th February 2013.
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View the GALLERY (tab) for a sample of the animation from each of the 14 animation studios.
www.epixhd.com/a-liars-autobiography/Even Hurricane Sandy can't keep A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY down - thousands of EPIXHD subscribers will tune into their videwo on demand srevice to catch the premiere of the film in the comfort of their own homes.
Whereas, theaters premiering the film in New York have had to postpone the premiere untll the follwing week as they have been flooded by the storm.
However, the perseverance and excitement of some New Yorkers was displayed and much appreciated when at least 100 turned up for the special screening of the film at the world renowned MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) on the 31st October.
THE COMEDIAN is directed by an exciting new voice in British cinema. Made by first feature filmmaker, TOM SHKOLNIK, the film was a contender in the First Feature Competition (the Sutherland Award) and nominated for Best British Newcomer.
Already established as a sucessful and very talented short-film filmmaker, Trinity is delighted that they were able to help realise Tom's dream and executive produce his first feature film.
Using improvised dialogue and shot on the streets of London, Shkolink was able to make a film that was stripped down to its bear essentials. "I hoped that by doing this we would be able to capture some kind of raw and truthful portrait", says Shkolnik.
THE COMEDIAN is about Ed (Edward Hogg) who is at a crossroads in his life. In his early thirties, his unrewarding job in a call centre is getting more and more frustrating, while his career as a stand-up is not taking off in the way he hoped it would; in fact, he’s starting to acknowledge he might not be a very good comedian. Ed’s feelings are conflicted when he realises that he is drawn to someone else.
"The Comedian is funny, touching and true, presenting characters who are recognisable and real, while depicting London with reflective honesty". (Michael Hayden).
THE COMEDIAN is due to be released in 2013.
Trailer coming soon
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
Monty Pythons,TERRY JONES and MICHAEL PALIN were on top form, jovial and expectedly quite silly, at the Cult Gala premiere of A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY last night, the 3D animation feature based on the memoirs of Graham Chapman.
Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
Held at the iconic Empire Leicester Square, the red carpet was laid and the Hunks were at the ready to escort female Python, Carole Cleveland.
Showcasing the talents of 14 animation studios, and five Pythons (including the dead one), 'A Liar's Autobiography' is a fabricated, animated biopic based on the unreliable memoirs of the late Graham Chapman (in case you didn't already know).
Graham Chapman was gazing on us with miliary-like attention.
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
And if that wasn't enough, Graham look-alikes were conjuring up the spirit and energy of his past lives (characters).
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
The 1300 seater cinema was filled almost to the brim with 3D glasses laughing and cheering away, especially when an impromptu group, the Gay Men’s chorus suddenly stood up to sing the contagious “Sit On My Face”.
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
The evening came to a close with an animated after party for VIP guests joined by the likes of comedians and actors including Sanjeev Bashkar, Barry Cryer (who also appears in the film), Tom Hollander, Chris Morris and others.
Photo by Ezzidin Alwan
And a smahing time was had by all!
A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY is due for release 8th February, 2013.
Watch the BFI's highlights of the evening (starts at 01:54).
We were delighted Paul Schrader was able to call in to speak about ADAM RESURRECTED as part of Time Out screenings in January '12.
Now it will be screening again for Holocaust Memorial Day on Wed April 18th 2012 at the renowned New Lodon Synagogue in St John's Wood.
Find out more here
Great News! INCENDIES has received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film not in the English Language.
Since its release back in June 2011, INCENDIES has acquired raving reviews, outstanding recognition and an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Language film of 2011
The film tells a story of two Canadian twins who go in search for a past they never knew existed, and discover a truth that will haunt them for years to come. It’s a searing epic of war, loss and love.
Beautifully compelling and emotionally captivating, find out more about the film at INCENDIES.
All of us here at Trinity are excited and looking forward to the results later this year, we hope you are too.
Welcome to our new label, dedicated to bringing you a diverse range of ‘must see’ content.
We’re going to be distributing films with ‘edge’ and cult appeal, and we’re not going to be shying away from the controversial or the shocking. Trinity X is going to be embracing the all that’s good about the bad and the ugly.
We’ve lined up several films, from horror to extreme cinema, to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat, and our first offering is no exception.
Due to be released on October 10 on DVD and Blu-Ray, star of Frightfest 2010, RED WHITE & BLUE reveals how the lives of three young people intertwine and lead down the terrifying rocky road to oblivion. This harrowing film will hit cinemas for a limited run on 30th September.
2012 looks 'dark and bloody' too with Robert Englund, star of cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street returning as the INKUBUS, creating another iconic horror villain.
In addition to the films we’ll be filling the site with interviews, reviews and directors' comments. To find out the latest information about what we’ve got in the pipe line, come back to the newsfeed or, simply stay in touch by becoming a Trinity X Film Fan.
We’d love to hear what you’ve got to say and you’ll be the first to find out about special competitions or late night Q&A screenings.
LONDON RIVER plays at the I Will Tell International Film Festival on Wednesday 31st August at 13.30 in the Best of the Fest category.
Showcasing an array of films from around the globe, the festival is a unique event which aims to inspire and empower everyone who attends. Running from the 30th August to 9th September, the theme of the festival is the ‘F’ word – no, don’t think Gordon Ramsay, think Forgiveness. Designed to stimulate conversation around a topic that is all too easily overlooked in a busy world, the festival is packed full of films and workshops to get folks talking about ideas and stories that would otherwise remain untold.
The festival itself is a non-for-profit event, whose proceeds go towards helping those who cannot tell their stories. Only 5 years out of the starting block, we hope this year is a huge success and continues to grow and drive conversation.
To join in the conservation and find out how to get tickets visit the website
After over two decades Monty Python has begun production on a reunion project, which has been co-financed, and will be distributed, by Trinity Film. Their final foray will be an animated 3D adaptation of Graham Chapman’s A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Originally published in 1980, the book details Chapman’s journey from medical school to his work in comedy to grabbling with his sexual identity.
Using the voice recordings Chapman completed before his death, he lives on in the film as his dialogue is matched up with new recordings laid down by the likes of Terry Gilliam (above). Starring old hats, such as John Cleese and Michael Pallin, each Python takes on numerous roles, in typically hilarious fashion, to make up the montage of scenes.
Over 15 different animation companies are working on the new movie, each completing scenes of varying lengths, promising to bring together an eclectic range of styles. Producer Jeff Simpson has commented: “Creatively, the different styles reflect the stages in Graham’s life. Also, it saves us a lot of time!”
"I am delighted to find myself working with [Chapman] again on this exciting project" says Terry Jones, though added, in what seems fitting with the Python's reputation, "I had no idea until recently that Graham Chapman is in fact dead—I thought he was just being lazy!"
The film is due to be completed and ready for release by Spring next year and by all accounts it shouldn’t fail to live up to the legacy they left behind.
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INCENDIES Q&A screenings & Your Chance To Win Tickets!
Star of the Oscar nominated INCENDIES, the demure and talented Lubna Azabal will be coming to London next week to take part in intimate Q&A screenings...
Watch Mark Kermode's Interview With The Hollywood Giant
Uncut, and straight to the point, Mark Kermode had an exclusive chat with Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman on the BBC’s Culture Show....
The rockstar of all film critics reviews the BENDA BILILI DVD, due to be released on May 16th. Predicting the film will make his top ten of the year, watch what else Mark has to say....
All eyes were on Philip Seymour Hoffman last night as he was recognised by BAFTA for A Lifetime In Pictures........
Josh Hartnett got his guns out over the sunny bank holiday as his latest action thriller, ‘I Come With The Rain’, was released on DVD on May 2nd....
Welcome to Trinity’s brand new website! We’ve put in a lot of hard work to bring you all the latest information about our films. We look for fresh and innovative movies to distribute, and on each of our film pages you’ll be able to read more about what makes each one stand out. Watch interviews and reviews or read about the music choices, the history behind the film, or best of all find out what the director has to say about it.
If you want to know more about us, check out the news feed. We’ll be filling the page with our latest releases and what we’re interested in. Or why not get in touch and become a Trinity Film Fan? We’d love to know what you’ve got to say and you’ll be first to hear about special events and competitions.
So have a good look round- we hope you enjoy the site!
We are delighted to announce Trinity has fallen for Beautiful Lies, starring Audrey Tautou as the mischievous owner of a hair salon torn between love, business and filial duty in the South of France. Beautiful Lies is directed by Pierre Salvadori (Priceless) and co-stars Nathalie Baye (Tell No One, A Pornographic Affair) and Sami Bouajila (Outside the Law, London River). We are planning to release the film late-summer. Check this space for preview screenings.
If you’ve seen, or perhaps are planning on seeing Benda Bilili’s amazing story in the cinema, you might also like to know that you can experience the rhythms and beats from their debut album Tres Tres Fort very soon. In May in fact!
The band are coming over and playing at some awesome venues around the country, including London’s renowned Roundhouse. The last gig they played in the UK was to promote the theatrical release of the film at The Union Chapel. The event was a sell out success and helped the band sail to Amazon’s World Music Chart No.1! The venue tickets are going fast but you still have an opportunity to get yours.
Check out www.bendabilili.co.uk for more information about places and dates near you.
Trinity X is thrilled to be launching its activities by working with exciting British director Simon Rumley on the UK release of his latest film RED WHITE & BLUE.
Voted as one of the best films of 2010 in many of the leading horror and genre publications and polls, RED WHITE & BLUE is described by Simon Rumley as “not so much a horror film as a terror film”.
It’s a raw, relentless and harrowing revenge chiller starring Amanda Fuller (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Noah Taylor (Submarine, The Proposition, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky). The film follows Erica, a tough troubled nymphomaniac as she sleeps with a series of nameless men in a backwater Texan town and Nate, a veteran of the Gulf War who befriends her. Erica’s actions lead to a horrifying and shocking climax which has stunned audiences worldwide. Hard-edged and uncompromising, the film has been compared to the works of disparate filmmakers such as Larry Clark, Sam Peckinpah, Wes Craven and Alfred Hitchcock.