Mike The Pike Productions (OTC: MIKP) is an entertainment company with a focus in feature films, graphic novels and media holdings, including Saint James Films (SJF). Today, Saint James Films proudly announces that it has acquired Unfiltered Entertainment’s (UE) feature film, ‘Blood Rites’, where Grindhouse meets the macabre. (http://www.bloodritesmovie.com).
“This is the first of several acquisitions we plan for the company in win-win agreements with third party producers,” states SJF Chairman, Mark B. Newbauer, who also serves as CEO for Mike The Pike Productions. “With much thanks to an introduction by Stacey Parks (http://www.filmspecific.com), I feel we’ve struck gold for the business model here, all the while offering a competitive financial advantage for genre producers like SJF and Unfiltered all the while."
Blood Rites is a bloody mystery in which a drug deal in an abandoned warehouse goes bad; very bad. Leaving the building is not an option. All the exits have been blocked. And somewhere in the darkness is something with a taste for blood and a love of pain. The dealers are being stalked by something worse. For a great demon demands to be born from the fiery depths of hell and its faithful servant has planned a bizarre blood rite that will leave no vein untapped.
Director, Dorothy Booraem (Wake The Witch), proudly describes the film as “bizarre and grotesque; a wicked blend of crime fiction, mystery, the fantastic, horror and eroticism,” inspired by the works of Horror masters, Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento.
“This deal is a game-changer for us thanks to help from SJF COO/President, Ted Chalmers, a sales distribution veteran who also serves as CEO for TomCat Films, LLC (http://www.tomcatfilmsllc.com),” states Newbauer. “Ted structured a deal in which SJF is now able to acquire and license rights to movies/content toward increased revenues and additional film library assets, all the while offering talented filmmakers a competitive producer-friendly distribution agreement to ensure exhibition opportunities worldwide. This exponentially increases revenue potential for Saint James Films and its parent company for continued added-value and long-term growth for MIKP and its shareholders.“
The film’s writer, producer and D.P. Chad Haufschild, adds, “When we formed Unfiltered Entertainment back in 08, part of our mission was to make movies that we would want to see. We’re all genre fans. Horror, action, crime, mystery, fantasy... That’s the stuff we pay to watch so that’s the stuff we were going to make. Saint James Films seems the perfect fit for Blood Rites and UE. Their business philosophy is so similar to our own, and I see greater opportunities with them in the near future. They understand genre content better than anyone I’ve spoken with to date. They’re looking ahead and so is UE.”
Saint James Films will have several properties available for buyers worldwide at this year’s AFM in Santa Monica (http://www.americanfilmmarket.com), including Blood Rites, Lizzie Borden’s Revenge, Captian Battle: Legacy War and more! AFM expects to host over 1500 buyers from 70+ countries with billions of dollars in buying power.
Mike The Pike Productions will also be working with a handful of premiere properties on its production slate at AFM including effects-driven sci-fi thriller, ‘White Space’ (currently in post-production) and werewolf mystery-thriller “George R.R. Martin’s The Skin Trade”, based on the award winning novella by the author behind HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’.
CEO Mark B. Newbauer’s bio on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1474431/bio
ABOUT MIKE THE PIKE PRODUCTIONS:
Mike The Pike Productions is an entertainment company specializing in feature films, graphic novels and media acquisitions. Overall, MIKP projects are ‘Mainstream Independent’, combining a well-structured vision with top-tier talent; challenging current standards while maintaining mass appeal. Official Company Website: www.mtpprods.com
ABOUT SAINT JAMES FILMS LLC
Saint James Films, LLC (SJF) (http://www.saintjamesfilms.com) is a motion picture production company dedicated to producing highly entertaining genre films for the global marketplace. The partnership specializes in low-budget productions which benefit commercially from the creativity of our filmmakers, the talent of the young actors we promote and our ability to identify titles attractive to buyers worldwide. SJF is a subsidiary of Mike The Pike Productions, Inc. (http://www.mtpprods.com) an entertainment company publicly traded on OTC Markets (otc: MIKP)
ABOUT UNFILTERED ENTERTAINMENT
Film, Animation, Games, Graphic Novels
(http://www.unfiltered-ent.com) Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. (UE) creates genre-influenced feature films and shorts for the horror/sci-fi/fantasy fan that is looking for something different. Their latest horror feature, "Blood Rites", is styled after Italian giallo films like "Don't Torture a Duckling", "Deep Red" and "House by the Cemetery". In 2011 UE's supernatural horror feature, "Wake the Witch", which was heavily influenced by J-horror like "Kairo (Pulse)" and the Korean horror film "Whispering Corridors", became available on Netflix streaming.
UE was founded in 2006 by filmmakers Chad Haufschild and Andrew Johnson. Dorothy Booraem and Greg Kubitschek joined UE in 2007. The four of them take a team approach to each project, bringing their wide range of resources and talents together to create original, high quality work with a low budget, indie attitude.
Find the members of UE on Quora, Facebook and DVXuser.com, where they discuss the challenges of independent filmmaking and upcoming projects.
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Mark B. Newbauer