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Benchmark Films is a film production company focused on the production of genre films for the international market.

The company also manages structured investment opportunities with limited downside risk but excellent upside potential, available for UK and non-UK investors. 


Main Details
Director: Karl Golden
Script: Chris Coghill
Producers: Ian Brady, Stephen Salter & Robert Walak
Cast: Jack O'Connell (UNBROKEN, '71, SKINS), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (THE INBETWEENERS, HARRY POTTER) and Emily Barclay (IN MY FATHER'S DEN, SUBURBAN MAYHEM)

Distribution: Weekender is released through eOne/ Momentum Pictures in the UK & Eire, and internationally by eOne (USA/Canada) and Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand).

Synopsis: 1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it’s now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It’s everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.

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Soundtrack & Album
The WEEKENDER soundtrack was selected under guidance of legendary DJ Terry Farley and music supervisor Ian Neil (CONTROL, KICK ASS, ROCKNROLLA), and a triple CD album is available through Demon Music's Harmless Records label or online platforms such as iTunes.

An exclusive range of T-Shirts and Hoodies is available through TrackItDown.net.

The Crew

Director: Adrian Vitoria
Script: Ian Brady & Adrian Vitoria
Novel "Outlaws": Kevin Sampson
Producers: Ian Brady & Stephen Salter
Executive Producer: Rafael Quintian
UK Distribution: eOne/ Momentum Pictures

Synopsis: Across the city organised gangs are fighting for control of the lucrative supply of narcotics but supremacy in this violent world is short-lived as younger, hungrier and more ruthless gangs move up. Against this brutal backdrop Ged Brennan, Moby, Ratter and their crew pursue a dying trade of old time heists but, with two decades of meticulously planned jobs behind him, Ged is now planning to turn his back on this life but not before planning one final heist. As usual, he won't give them any details until the morning of the job so, until then, they have to stay off the street and keep out of trouble. The problem is that Moby loves to go out and with just days to go before the heist, an incident in a lapdance bar nearly leads to a gang war. Ratter, meanwhile, has long since outgrown the needless danger of Ged's blags and is desperate to cut all links with the crew but, for now, he has his own sinister reasons for staying on board. As the make-or-break heist approaches, Ged needs to summon all his street nous and killer instinct just to survive and even then he needs friends in low places to ensure that the stains vanish without trace.

Press Quotes: "Brutal & Disturbing, This Is An Absolute Must See" ***** ZOO
"A Gripping British Thriller. Don't Miss It!" **** LOADED
"Intense and Ultra-Violent" **** FHM
"A Brutal, Unsentimental Thriller" FILM4.COM
"An Intense Thriller" EMPIRE
"Ultra stylish, very sexy, very adult and violent thriller .... miss this one at your peril as it is an absolute cracker." THE PEOPLE
"The British heist movie is rarely known for its excellence, but The Crew breaks the mould of expectation....top notch tough guy filmmaking" CLASH MAGAZINE
"Will have you hooked" THE SUN
"Delivers the ultra-violent goods brilliantly...will have you reeling with the intensity of proceedings" BIZARRE MAGAZINE
"A Pulse-Pounding Thriller" DVD REVIEW

Soundtrack: A selection of tracks from The Crew, including The Jam, Ocean Colour Scene and Eddie Cochrane, can now be played direct from Spotify


Benchmark Films can arrange for investment opportunities in film production through a number of options which limit downside risk and enhance the potential upside returns, including investment under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), the new Seed EIS and Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs). Investment professionals who wish to receive information on the opportunities can contact us on info@benchmarkfilms.co.uk or 020 3129 3251.


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