SAFECRACKER PICTURES is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading supporters of UK and International filmmakers in both narrative feature film and documentaries. It aims to aggressively increase market share by combining classic library titles with critically acclaimed new releases.
2011 has been a tremendously successful year for Safecracker Pictures with over 70% of titles receiving supermarket support. It has released critically acclaimed foreign language titles such as Russia 88 - a brutal portrayal of neo-Nazis in modern day Moscow - shown in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and winning the Special Jury Prize, Prize of Critics at the Spirit of Fire Film Festival. Two exceptional documentaries – Camp Victory, Afghanistan – a heart-breaking and thought-provoking examination of the US Army’s attempt at training an Afghan standing army and Way of the Morris – a poignant and moving account of the director Tim Plester’s journey revisiting his Morris dancing roots – are two examples of Safecracker’s commitment to support outstanding documentary filmmakers both in the UK and abroad. Both these titles have been selected for numerous film festivals worldwide including the SXSW festival.
Safecracker genre titles, including the UK-made horror film Bane and war film Fire Over Afghanistan, have done remarkable business across the range of UK supermarkets.
Among the terrific titles still to come this year is the classic warm-hearted Christmas family favourite Annabelle’s Wish, about a head strong calf who wants to pull Santa’s sleigh!
Safecracker starts 2012 with a horror anthology title Bordello Death Tales, the epic period piece Westender: The Iron Knight and the loveable family film, Aussie and Ted.
Past releases include films from two exceptional first-time UK directors – Diary of a Bad Lad a disturbing mockumentary based on a fictitious Lancastrian villain and Morris: A Life With Bells On an hilarious comedy poking good natured fun at the Morris dancing fraternity, starring Derek Jacobi and Greg Wise.