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October 12, 2017

Director Fabrizio Federico is an anti-filmmaker, his movies are littered with mistakes, camera blurs and noise but its real life. No script, non-actors and lots of bad blood. ”There was some major sexual tension going on between the cousins.”

”It was a tough shoot, there was a major power struggle going on during shooting, non of the cast parted as friend’s, we all hate each other. I was even stabbed with a fork during the first week. Everyone has blocked each other on Facebook and the ouija board party was a big mistake.”

At the core of the film lies a ‘folie à deux’ relationship between two cousins, 16 year old kleptomaniac Charlie Sheen (who wishes to be called ‘Keith’ – even though nobody respects his wishes) and his poison minded 18 year old cousin Georgia, who’s aggressive, cunning, sexual personality has hypnotised her younger cousin into doing anything she wants ”always do whatever I say, remember that.”

Charlie has a history of petty theft and violent thoughts. ”Charlie was actually stealing in the shopping scenes and we filmed guerrilla style when we got told not to, it’s hypocritical that ”they” can CCTV film us all day long but I cant make my movies wherever the fuck I want, that’s why the film looks like CCTV footage.”

These teenagers are racist, homophobic and plain evil in many guises and the film perfectly captures that evil journey through the mind of a lost teenager. ”Political correctness is now DEAD, it started out as a good thing but it’s spawned a bunch of liberal minded cry babies who dont know how to shut the fuck up about what offends them.”

From a psychoanalysis level the ‘pleasure principle’ of Black Biscuit is now given over to the ‘death drive’ theory founded by Sigmund Freud, believing that life’s motivation for some is driven by an aggressive desire to self-destruct. An eerie cosmos and an unpredictable place to be, full of ugly faces, tiny monsters and lost souls.

LOON will be release on Halloween, October 31th internationally.

April 16, 2016

The new documentary, Anarchy In The UK by director Jett Hollywood examines the rise & rise of the UK’s Underground Cinema Movement that involves surrealism, violence and a lot of gin.  Starting from 2010 with the government cuts to the UK Film Council & the London tuition fee riots, a new wave of filmmakers and cult cinema groups shook the cinema industry cage and took to the streets to shoot guerrilla-style movies. Creating a generation gap in the film industry. This is their story.

November 13, 2015

Submissions are now open for the 1st  Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

http://straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com/home/4590851816

Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 1st annual free Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival // Bringing you totally wild, provocative, offbeat, challenging, naked potty and homeless films.

 To submit your work for the 2016 Festivals consideration, simply email us a YouTube link to your Feature film (must be over 40min in length) or to your Music Video (must be from a real band). 

 Please also include your production info, bio, website and film synopsis to:

 ants-productions@hotmail.co.uk

September 23, 2014

A ‘Pop Symphony for Film’ the feature film Pregnant takes a look at technology addiction in the 21st century and the characters spiritual stagnation and mass disconnection from society.

Composed of movements depicting a trip through the mass hypnosis of a generation. Journey through a VHS mix tape, into the banks of 21st century Mondo-digital technology addiction, and the pregnant pause of the character’s existence which leads to their inner stagnation and mass disconnection from society.
With each scene depicting a personal quest for salvation, we follow a DJ shaman intent on oblivion through Clubland, a desert drifter get’s in touch with a purer world after escaping a violent cult. An actor reminiscing about his deceased child’s still birth, and a nymphomaniac developing pregnancy addiction, these counteract segments involving lazy, disillusioned anarchists – the homicidal preacher facing an existential crisis and a transfigured philosopher who’s descended into the madness of a demon psyche.
All are a springboard into the hysteria of the other side, and the cost it take to be reborn.

September 18, 2012

Black Biscuit explores the life of todays society and the people that are left high & dry by it.
Chet is a small time escort who dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Thanks to a small lifeline he must decide whether to shoot higher in life or to let his dreams fade.
Maverick filmmaking at it’s rawest.