Lucy Boynton and Nick Moran Cast in Supernatural Horror Film "Don’t Knock Twice"
Boynton and Moran to Star Alongside Katee Sackhoff as Production Gets Underway in Cardiff, Wales
Cardiff, Wales – July 23, 2015 – It was revealed today that Lucy Boynton (“Miss Potter,” “Ballet Shoes,” “Mo”) and Nick Moran (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”) will join Katee Sackhoff (“Oculus,” “Riddick,” “Battlestar Galactica”) in the supernatural horror film “Don’t Knock Twice,” which is being directed by Caradog James, and begins shooting this week in Cardiff.
An emotional story full of suspense and twists, “Don’t Knock Twice” follows a guilt-ridden mother (Sackhoff) who wants to reconnect with the daughter (Boynton) she was forced to place into care. To save her estranged daughter, she has to uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.
Caradog James (“The Machine,” “Little White Lies”) is directing “Don’t Knock Twice” from a script by Emmy nominated writing duo Mark Huckerby (“Howl”) and Nick Ostler (“Howl”).
The film is being produced by Red & Black Films' award-winner John Giwa-Amu (“The Machine,” “The Call Up”) and Seymour Films' Claire Moorsom.
Content Media is handling worldwide sales rights to “Don’t Knock Twice.” Content’s President of Film, Jamie Carmichael, serves as Executive Producer.
“Don’t Knock Twice” is financed by Altara, Ffilm Cymru Wales, the Media Investment Budget, partnered with Pinewood and Content Media. Cardiff based Red & Black Films is the first Welsh company to benefit from the Media Investment Budget, which is funding a significant proportion of the production’s budget. The Welsh Government is providing an additional grant and Ffilm Cymru Wales provided support from an early stage with development funding.
Lucy Boynton is represented by talent agency United Agents. Nick Moran is represented by The Artists Partnership and the Gersh Agency in LA.
About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA-based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets. The Company’s library of rights includes over 5,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.
Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content
The film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.
In addition to “Don’t Knock Twice,” Content’s impressive international sales slate includes the Maria Callas biopic “Callas,” starring Noomi Rapace with Niki Caro directing; the 2015 Cannes Classics selection “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” the extraordinary, moving and white-knuckle documentary about one of the greatest movie stars of all time; the uplifting emotional drama “Life at these Speeds” starring Billy Crudup and Graham Rogers; Academy® Award winning director Mike van Diem’s return romantic comedy “The Surprise”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue” directed by Academy® Award nominated Amy Berg; the star-studded romantic drama “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, with Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen; Adam Rehmeier’s intense action feature “Save a Bullet For Me”; the smash hit HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief” from Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney, which was the network's most watched documentary premiere in a decade; Alex Winter’s “Deep Web,” narrated by Keanu Reeves; Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed horror documentary “The Nightmare”; the action/thriller“Pandemic” starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer, and Missi Pyle, and Alfie Allen; the intense horror film“The Diabolical” starring Ali Larter; the supernatural heist thriller “The Trust”; and Oscar Wilde's “The Canterville Ghost” voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
About Red & Black Films
Red and Black is a production and distribution company based in the UK. Brit List winning Sci-Fi screenplay THE CALL UP currently in Post-Production. The film is being Produced alongside Stigma Films and was directed by award winning commercials director, Charles Barker. THE CALL UP is set to be released in cinemas 2016.
John recently co-produced THE SILENT STORM starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion) with Neon Films, Barbara Broccoli's Eon Films, New Sparta, The British Film Company and Ffilm Cymru Wales. THE SILENT STORM was selected to have it world premier at the BFI London Film Festival and is being distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures.
Sci-Fi Thriller, THE MACHINE, starring Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, Black Sails), Caity Lotz (The Pact, Arrow) and Denis Lawson (Star Wars). Red and Black produced and distributed with a cinema release in March 2014, hitting number 2 in the UK iTunes charts and number 5 in USA and Germany. The film had its’ world premier in Tribeca, won a British Independent Film Award, Best Sci-Fi and Best Actress at Toronto After Dark, Three BAFTAs Cymru including Best Film and Best UK Feature of the Raindance Film Festival. Red and Black’s direct distribution campaign for the UK, partnered with Content, won the Screen Award 2014.
The company’s first feature LITTLE WHITE LIES saw Caradog nominated as best New Director at BIFA, Official Selection at Moscow and won two BAFTA Cymru Awards. John’s been nominated for the Screen Nation Award twice and is an honouree of the UKFC initiative, Breakthrough Brits. His short films have won The 48 Hour Film Challenge and the BBC New Filmmaker Award at Brief Encounters.
Supernatural thriller DON'T KNOCK TWICE is scheduled for production July 2015 starring Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Riddick, Battlestar Galactica). The film is being directed by Caradog James, co-produced with Seymour Films and has been scripted by Emmy nominated writing duo Huckerby and Ostler.
In 2014 Ffilm Cymru Wales selected Red and Black Films for a company support award to further expand the business and they continue to develop a high-concept slate of film and television weighted towards elevated genre.
John was listed as a Future Leader by Screen International during Cannes 2015