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May 11, 2011
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Aug 1, 2010
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Apr 26, 2010
City Rats wins a British Video Association Award for marketing initiative.
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May 04, 2009
City Rats enters the official UK DVD chart at number 6 selling an outstanding 26,354 copies in week 1
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April 24, 2009
City Rats premiere's at the EEFF in front of a star studied sell out crowd
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March 04, 2009
Revolver announce release date for City Rats.
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Feb 20, 2009
City Rats to premiere at The East End Film Festival.
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Jan 19, 2009
City Rats premiere's at Slamdance in front of a full Park City audience.
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Jan 14, 2009
City Rats is snared by Revolver ahead of the films world premiere at Slamdance.
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CITY RATS

Synopsis:

Eight haunted people meet and fall apart - looking for redemption in each other.

Jim is throwing watermelons off his office roof. He's testing the effect for a possible suicide. But then there is Sammy on an adjacent roof about to jump herself. They meet, delay their departure and set off searching for other ways out than down.

Sammy's ex-boyfriend, Dean, is struggling with his creativity. His paintings are getting panned and his poetry ripped apart. He needs a muse - and who better than Gina, the experimental prostitute with dodgy legs who lives next door. However, Dean soon finds out that Gina never does anything for free.

After a short fling with Dean, Olly is lost in a world of sexual confusion when forced to look after his deaf-mute brother Chris for the day. Olly discovers that not only does Chris has gay feelings too, but is more comfortable with them than he is. They embark on a searing quest through Soho's gay community to help Chris loose his virginity.

But no-one has more to hide than oldest brother Pete. He's being stalked by Carol, a timid old lady looking for her son - a guy Pete knew from his violent drug days. Fearfully Pete opens his frozen heart to Carol and they begin a treacherous journey to the woods to find her lost son.

By the end, each lost soul finds a solution in darkness or in light. Connections are made or missed and longed-for families brought together for a moment of hope.

Cast: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Susan Lynch, Ray Panthaki, James Lance, Kenny Doughty, Myanna Burring & Natasha Williams

Produced by: Dean Fisher & William Borthwick

Director: Steve M. Kelly

Written by: Simon Fantauzzo

Website: www.cityratsthemovie.com

UK Distributor: Revolver www.revolvergroup.com

Int'l Sales: Altadena Films www.altadenafilms.com

 

CITY RATS MEDIA CENTRE PAGE. Please click link: more...

 Highlights so far:

  • Hitting number 3 in HMV charts & number 6 nationwide
  • Selling 350,000 in the 1st year of distribution.
  • UK launch & start studied premiere at EEFF
  • World Premiere in competition at Slamdance 2009
  • UK multi platform release scheduled for 26th April 2009
  • Danny Dyer going on record saying 'this is the best performance of my life' during his interview on The Lilly Allen show. Check out media centre more...

Press

City Rats received amazing press reviews at our world premiere at Slamdance. To download a PDF press coverage pack, please click the following link. more...

Information pack

To download a sales and information pack on City Rats, please click on the following link. more...

So very pretty and so very crushing and so very smart and so very moving. City Rats manages to feel period and contemporary, introspective and full of the grand gesture. Rich with poetic visuals and aching performances that allow for those poignant moments between characters; I kept referencing a similarity to Dickens due to the grit and emotional tenacity, but this film embraces an ensemble narrative in a manner all its own, with each character and each story presented in a style both delicate and complex.

- Drea Clark, Executive Director/Chair of Feature Narrative Programming -Slamdance 2009

For more clips & stills, please take a look at the City Rats Media Centre. more...


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