It’s always great to see someone whose work you’ve been championing making that all-important breakthrough, so when director Kate Shenton’s hugely enjoyable Egomaniac began making waves we were over the moon.

In case you’ve yet to sample the film’s delights, the brilliant news is the movie is getting a VOD release – and you don’t have long to wait.

Here’s the press release…….

“Award-winning indie hit Egomaniac will be having it’s Video on Demand release on August 15th in the UK, USA and Canada. The second feature film by writer-director Kate Shenton (Screen International Rising Horror Star nominee) will be available to rent and buy on iTunes. EGOMANIAC has just finished its limited London theatrical run with its final screening being at the Prince Charles Cinema.

Egomaniac had its world premiere at Fright Fest 2016 and has a hugely successful theatrical run including screened at Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Boston Horrorthon, IFC  Horrorthon, Lund International Fantastic Film Festival, RIP Horror Festival LA, Unrestricted View Horror Festival, Overkill Film Festival, Dundead and Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.

Based on Kate Shenton’s personal experiences EGOMANIAC is a satirical dark comedy about independent filmmaking with a grisly horror twist at the end. Egomaniac stars Nic Lamont and Adam Rhys- Davies as well as Lawrence Harvey (Human Centipede 2&3.)”

In case you are still in the dark about this one, here’s the synopsis:

Catherine Sweeny is determined to make a zombie horror romantic comedy but everybody in the industry keeps telling her she needs to put a talking dog in the film. Desperate to make a dream project Catherine goes to any lengths to make a film but too much compromise can kill.

As if that wasn’t all enough, the film is even being developed into a narrative-adventure mobile app game, put together by Feature Games and set for Android, iOS, PC & Mac.

Here’s the concept for that:

EGOMANIAC is a morally charged, narrative-adventure game with a Killer Concept. You’re Fresh out of film-school and set to make your independant debut feature film. Only one catch. You can’t finance it. In the game Egomaniac, you will need to barter Compromise Points (or CP) against your Sanity Meter, to keep enough money to stay alive, but sane enough to not end up behind bars.
Can you handle the sleazy producers, the dodgy distributors and the nasty, backstabbing world of the indie filmmaker?

For good measure, we’ve also included the link to the film’s trailer below:

 

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.