|Out on:||VOD 18th Oct. 2021|
WE HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU…
TOM BURKE STARS IN ALAN MOORE AND MITCH JENKINS’ BIZARRE AND BRILLIANT THE SHOW
"An unrepentantly trippy Noir that assaults the senses" IGN
"A weirdly compelling entrant into the revival of the English Gothic genre" FILM STORIES
Altitude are proud to announce the release of THE SHOW, a truly unique wonderfully surreal mystery from the mind of the legendary Alan Moore (Jerusalem).
Starring Tom Burke (C.B. Strike) and The Serpent’s Ellie Bamber, and featuring a rare on screen appearance from Moore himself, THE SHOW is the feature length directing debut of award-winning photographer Mitch Jenkins (Showpieces) and is an extraordinary mix of the dreamworld visions of Terry Gilliam with The League of Gentlemen.
Set in an extraordinary alternative universe, with dazzling and delirious visuals, and a brilliantly enigmatic performance from Burke, THE SHOW features Moore’s characteristic mischievous humour, eccentric characters and delightfully labyrinthine plotting. It’s a cinematic experience you won’t want to miss, and won’t soon forget!
THE SHOW was produced by Tom Brown at LEX Films and Michael Elliott and Jim Mooney at EMU Films and financed by the BFI and Lip Sync.
Andrew Broder’s score to THE SHOW features an opening theme by Mara Carlyle, and a fantasy cast to sing the songs penned specially for the soundtrack by Alan Moore including Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons), Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio) and very special guest Alan Moore himself as Mr Metterton.
Lead single Bloodrush featured Denzel Curry, Dua Salah Haleek Maul and Justin Vernon.
SYNOPSIS: A frighteningly focused man of many talents, passports, and identities, arrives in Northampton - a strange and haunted town in the heart of England. On a mission to locate a stolen artefact for his menacing client, Fletcher finds himself entangled in a twilight world populated with vampires, sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, noir private eyes, and masked avengers. He quickly sinks into a bizarre and delirious black hole, that is hidden just beneath the surface of this seemingly quiet town. Soon enough Fletcher discovers that dreams and reality have been blurred and there might no longer be a real world to go back to-Welcome to The Show.
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To date Altitude have championed over 120 films, ranging from the Academy and BAFTA award-winners, MOONLIGHT, ROCKS, MINARI, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, AMY, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO through to critically acclaimed THE FLORIDA PROJECT, DIEGO MARADONA, LADY MACBETH, BEAST, THE RIDER, WHITNEY and more.
Altitude’s recent releases include TIFF award-winning NIGHT OF THE KINGS from Philippe Lacôte, TINA from directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Victor Kossakovsky’s stunning GUNDA, Alex Winter’s ZAPPA, CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN from director Julien Temple, Russell Crowe thriller UNHINGED, Ladj Ly’s Academy-Award nominated LES MISÉRABLES, Nick Rowland’s critically acclaimed CALM WITH HORSES, HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE – ROTTEN ROMANS, Charlie Lightening and Gavin Fitzgerald’s LIAM GALLAGHER: AS IT WAS, Jonah Hill’s MID90Sand Brian Welsh’s BEATS. In September 2020 Altitude partnered with the WWF on the global event release of DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET, which became the widest ever released documentary in the UK and Ireland.
Forthcoming releases include TITANE from writer and director Julia Ducournau, THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN from BAFTA nominees Peter Middleton and James Spinney, Clio Barnard’s ALI & AVA, feature documentary DIANA from Academy-Award nominee Ed Perkins, Ari Folman’s WHERE IS ANNE FRANK, TED K. starring Sharlto Copley and Oliver Stone’s JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.
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