Cockneys vs. Zombies
Director Matthias Hoene scheduled to attend | June 8 & June 9
United Kingdom | 2012 | 88 minutes | Matthias Hoene
When East London is overrun with zombies, a pair of bank robber brothers hole up in their father’s retirement community in this riotous splatter comedy.
June 8, 2013
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
|11:55 PM||Date has passed|
June 9, 2013
Kirkland Performance Center
|8:30 PM||Date has passed|
When two construction workers unearth a 17th-century crypt and break its seal, they discover the real purpose behind London's Great Fire—to eradicate a zombie outbreak. Before you know it, London's East End is swarming with a deadly legion of flesh-eating nutters. But the Macguire family has more pressing issues: A property developer is threatening to tear down Ray's retirement home unless he can come up with a sizeable payment. In a desperate attempt to save their granddad's home, brothers Terry and Andy hatch a plan to rob a local bank with help from their cousin Katy, friend Davy, and hired gun "Mental" Mickey. Fortunately for our heroes, the police are otherwise engaged with the walking dead as the robbery goes down; unfortunately, their choice of bank lies at ground zero of the zombie-pocalypse. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, Ray organizes a geriatric band of soldiers, armed with wheelchairs and crutches, determined to save themselves from the cockney undead. In his feature film debut, director Matthias Hoene delivers a murderous, blood-splattered horror crime caper.
Matthias Hoene was born in Singapore, grew up in Berlin, and studied in Sydney and London. Since being hired by Partizan, one of London’s most highly awarded production companies (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind), Hoene has directed award-winning music videos, commercials, and documentaries all over the world while continuing to work on personal projects.
Sponsored in part by Scarecrow Video, Zipcar
|Principal Cast:||Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman|
|Running Time:||88 minutes|
|Producer:||James Harris, Mark Lane|
|Editors:||Neil Farrell, John Palmer|
|Awards:||Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 (Audience Award)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|International Sales:||SC Films International|