Keith Arem - News Poster

News

Jonathan Sothcott interview: producing independent films in the UK

Kirsten Howard Aug 8, 2017

Producer Jonathan Sothcott talks about running an independent film company in the UK, finding the right project and a post-Brexit industry.

Jonathan Sothcott has had a hand in producing a whole lot of independent films here in the UK over the last decade. You may have even seen a fair few of them yourself, especially if you’re a Danny Dyer completest.

See related Game Of Thrones season 6 recap Game Of Thrones spinoffs: HBO not keen to "overexploit it” Game Of Thrones: 8 ideas for prequel spinoffs

He’s the man behind Hereford Films, the production and financing company he runs with partner Damien Morley. If that name rings a bell, it might well be because Morley owns a modelling agency that takes care of most of the Page 3 girls, and the entrepreneur has even recently launched a bid to buy the Page 3 brand off The Sun himself.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Tallinn: First Storytek conference addresses Vr, gaming

Tallinn: First Storytek conference addresses Vr, gaming
The inaugural edition of Storytek took place on Saturday November 19 at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, with international experts discussing the continued integration of technology and alternative storytelling.

The all day-event included five panels focusing on intellectual property (IP), start-up and IP investment, gaming, Vr and Ar and the understanding of multi-platform audiences.

Getting a grip on IP and alternative storytelling

The day kicked off with a conversation focused on IP, and the vast topic of alternative storytelling.

John Heinsen, CEO of Los Angeles-based transmedia company Bunnygraph Entertainment, used Game of Thrones as an example of a multi-faceted IP that has grown from an internationally-viewed television series into a business involving a behind-the-scenes live aftershow series, collector’s edition box-sets, IMAX special screenings, video games, podcasts, books, clothing and collectibles.

“We have to think about new business models,” said Heinsen, referring to increased production content like mobile behind-the-scenes video blogs or apps teasing upcoming episodes.

“It’s about
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Storytek development forum launches at Tallinn Black Nights

The 20th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights festival rolls out its digital red carpet with the inaugaral edition of Storytek, a one-day financing and business development forum for alternative storytellers.

Co-hosted by Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the all-day event takes place on Saturday November 19 and will host panels on topics ranging from intellectual property (IP) and product development to crowdfunding and marketing and distribution for new multi-platform businesses.

Informal brainstorming discussions will also be on the agenda, with international film and technology experts revealing their trade tips across the gaming, merchandising, mobile content, publishing and Vr and Ar industries

A raft of film and technology speakers will be in attendance, including: Pam Rodi, PR & Marketing executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment; Keith Arem, Call of Duty talent director & Vr visionary; Tero Kaukomaa, crowdfunding pioneer of the Iron Sky franchise; Laura-Anne Edwards, digital brand & startup strategist, Ted resident and open data expert; Mitch Mallon, digital content
See full article at ScreenDaily »

‘The Phoenix Incident’ Review

Stars: Michael Adamthwaite, Troy Baker, James L. Brewster, James C. Burns, Holgie Forrester, Karl Girolamo, Matthew Grant Godbey, William Goldman, Yuri Lowenthal, Elise Muller, Liam O’Brien | Written and Directed by Keith Arem

Strange and otherwise terrifying things tend to happen on Friday the 13th, at least according to superstition and a certain horror franchise featuring a machete-wielding maniac, but it was on Thursday the 13th of March, in 1997, that the residents of Phoenix, Arizona experienced a good deal of unusual activity. On that night, an unidentified flying object was spotted and filmed by thousands of people in both Phoenix and Sonora, Mexico, and to date, the strange v-shaped pattern of lights has never quite been explained – at least not in any sort of satisfying way.

Leave it to a horror movie to come along and offer up a possible explanation.

Written and directed by video game producer/director/engineer Keith Arem,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Another Disappearance Video Released for The Phoenix Incident

We've got one more video to share with you for the sci-fi thriller The Phoenix Incident. This one focuses on Ryan Stone, who in addition to Jacob Reynolds and Mitch Adams disappeared in 1997 during the during a massive UFO sighting that took place in 1997 in Phoenix Az.

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing person’s case surrounding the infamous 1997 event. With the support of the victims’ families, along with classified military documentation, cockpit recordings, Air Force pilot interviews, actual Flir footage, and first-hand recovered video evidence, The Phoenix Incident exposes the military’s engagement with extraterrestrial contact, and the collateral damage of 4 civilians.

The movie was written and directed by Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall, Saints Row, Tony Hawk Pro Skater).

The Phoenix Incident will be released in select U.S. cities and on VOD on April 8th.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

New Video For The Phoenix Incident Focuses on Another UFO Abductee

Another video has been released featuring some footage which is a part of sci-fi UFO mystery The Phoenix Incident. The film is about the weird true-life UFO sighting event that happened in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997.

The footage you see here focuses on a man named Mitch Adams, who, in addition to Jacob Reynolds, is part of a group of four people that mysteriously disappeared during the UFO incident. It gives us a look at the type of person that Adams was.

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing person’s case surrounding the infamous 1997 event. With the support of the victims’ families, along with classified military documentation, cockpit recordings, Air Force pilot interviews, actual Flir footage, and first-hand recovered video evidence, The Phoenix Incident exposes the military’s engagement with extraterrestrial contact, and the collateral damage of 4 civilians.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Leaked Video From The Phoenix Incident UFO Film Focuses on Missing Person

Some leaked footage has surfaced from the upcoming sci-fi UFO film The Phoenix Incident, which is based on actual events on 1997 in which there was a massive UFO sighting in Phoenix Az. This kind of stuff absolutely fascinates me because of its unexplained nature. I also love all the crazy conspiracy theories surrounding these UFO sightings like what happened in Phoenix. It cool that we are getting a movie that explores this unexplained phenomenon.

The footage you see here focuses on Jacob Reynolds who is one of four men that mysteriously disappeared during the incident on March 13th, 1997. The tape gives us a look at the aspirations, relationships, and impact that he had on his family, friends, and communities.

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing person’s case surrounding the infamous 1997 event. With the support of the victims’ families,
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Trailer For The UFO Film The Phoenix Incident and Exclusive Motion Posters

Do you remember the crazy UFO sightings in Phoenix, Arizona back in 1997? It was a huge deal, as it's the largest UFO sighting in North America. It became known as the Phoenix Incident, and now there's a movie being released that's based on this unexplained event called The Phoenix Incident. We have a trailer for the film for you to watch below, along with five motion posters.

I've always been fascinated with the history of UFOs and those lights hovering over Phoenix were pretty damn interesting. I have no idea if UFOs are real or not, but the stories, videos, pictures, and interviews sure make for some interesting subject matter. Here's the synopsis for the upcoming film:

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the fact based, sci-fi thriller revolves around a military conspiracy and the controversial missing person’s case surrounding the infamous 1997 event. With the support of the victims’ families,
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Movie Review – The Phoenix Incident (2015)

The Phoenix Incident, 2015.

Written and Directed by Keith Arem.

Starring Troy Baker, Elise Muller, James C. Burns, Karl Girolamo, William Goldman and Mason Shea Joyce.

Synopsis:

A number of ‘missing person’ cases are reported in Phoenix, Arizona when an unexplained light appears in the sky one night in 1997.

When talent such as Keith Arem decides to step out of the video game arena and dip his toe into the waters of full on movie making, you cant help but feel a mix of joy and fear. With so many great games under his belt such as a huge chunk of the Call of Duty series, Darksiders 1 & 2, Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within (arguably the best of the reboot trilogy) and the simply fantastic Metro 2033, his skill for directing some of the most interesting interactive stories to date should mean the transition is an absolute no brainer. Yet, as with many who have tried,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Win The Phoenix Incident On DVD

Signature Entertainment

To celebrate the upcoming DVD release of The Phoenix Incident on 7th September 2015, we have 3 copies up for grabs courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

On March 13th, 1997 a number of ‘missing person’ cases were reported in Phoenix, Arizona after thousands of people witnessed an unex-

plained series of lights in the night sky.

Based on actual events, this UFO conspiracy thriller is written and directed by gaming veteran Keith Arem (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Titan-fall) and chronicles the Us military’s alleged engagement with ex-traterrestrial forces on the famous night of the Phoenix Lights.

Using whistleblower testimony, recovered military footage, and eye-witness accounts, this shocking film explores the events surrounding what has rapidly become known as one of the largest military cover-ups in Us history.

See the trailer here.

Pre-order now: Amazon

The Phoenix Incident is available on Digital HD from 31st August and on DVD 7th September
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

Round-Up: Bates Motel UK Blu-ray Box Set, Keith Arem Q&A, The Cherry On His Cigar Excerpt

Norman Bates is coming to the U.K., well, sort of. The Bates Motel Blu-ray Box Set will hit stores in the U.K. in October. Also in this round-up: a Q&A with Keith Arem from The Phoenix Incident and an excerpt from Julie Stevens' The Cherry on His Cigar.

Bates Motel UK Blu-ray Box Set: This box set consists of six discs which include all three seasons of the show, and will arrive in stores on October 12th:

From Blu-ray.com: "Bates Motel Season 1

From the producers of Lost and Friday Night Lights comes a modern day prequel to the iconic horror film, Psycho. After finding his father dead, teenager Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga), purchase a motel and move to White Pine Bay in search of a new life, but they soon discover this idyllic seaside town hides some deadly secrets.
See full article at DailyDead »

The Phoenix Incident set for DVD this September, watch the trailer here

Signature Entertainment has announced that it is set to release the action-packed sci-fi horror The Phoenix Incident on DVD on September 7th, giving UK viewers the chance to see the film before their Us counterparts.

The film brings together many creative minds from the world of gaming, with contributors to the film having worked on such games as Call of Duty, Titanfall, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Saints Row and more. Check out the official synopsis and trailer…

On March 13th, 1997 a number of ‘missing person’ cases were reported in Phoenix, Arizona after thousands of people witnessed an unexplained series of lights in the night sky.

Based on actual events, this UFO conspiracy thriller is written and directed by gaming veteran Keith Arem (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Titanfall) and chronicles the Us military’s alleged engagement with extraterrestrial forces on the famous night of the Phoenix Lights.

Using whistleblower testimony,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Buyers flock to Concourse’s ‘Phoenix’

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have closed key sales here on the conspiracy thriller.

Signature Entertainment has picked up UK rights, Nikkatsu has swooped on Japan, Kino Swiat has acquired Polish rights and Rafaella Films will distribute in the Philippines.

Shreder and Felts’ Concourse Film Trade division licensed the territories on The Phoenix Incident, which as previously reported XLrator will distribute in North America.

The film is inspired by a possible UFO sighting in Arizona in 1997 and centres on four unsolved missing persons cases.

Keith Arem directed and produced with Ash Sarohia and Adam Lawson for Pcb Entertainment. Troy Baker, Yuri Lowenthal and Jamie Tisdale star.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

‘The Asylum’ DVD Review

Stars: Stephen Lang, Brett Dier, Brittany Curran, Kevin Chapman, Gage Golightly, Kelly Blatz, Jenny Shakeshaft, Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Nick Nicotera, Jeff Gum, Adam Teper, Keith Arem, Aaron Dorsey, Karina Junker | Written by Marcus Nispel, Kirsten Elms | Directed by Marcus Nispel

During a party in an abandoned asylum, teenagers perform an occult ritual that leads to a violent possession. After they become trapped in the building, they try to uncover the asylum’s dark past to survive.

As stories go, especially horror stories, ‘stuck in an insane asylum’ is one we seem to want to go back to again and again. You think the cow has been milked dry but then another bunch of teenagers stumble into a crumbling ruin and end up finding that all the doors have been locked whilst they weren’t paying attention. The Asylum gives you what you would expect, but in fact it gives
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

UFO Tale ‘The Phoenix Incident’ Lands At XLrator

UFO Tale ‘The Phoenix Incident’ Lands At XLrator
Exclusive: XLrator Media is looking to the skies. And there it found The Phoenix Incident, a fact-based UFO thriller to which it has commandeered North American rights. The debut feature from veteran vidgame director Keith Arem (Call Of Duty) centers on the biggest mass UFO sighting ever in the U.S., a military conspiracy, whistleblowers and four related missing-persons cases. It was early in the second Clinton administration when thousands of people, including future Gop…
See full article at Deadline »

‘The Phoenix Incident': The Truth Is… Somewhere In This Viral UFO Thriller

  • Deadline
‘The Phoenix Incident': The Truth Is… Somewhere In This Viral UFO Thriller
Exclusive: Every film needs a sales hook. UFO conspiracy thriller The Phoenix Incident has been flying under the radar even as viral seeds have been germinating across the web like sleeper cells of marketing data. The feature debut of veteran gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty, Titanfall) was shot quietly last year and inked select foreign distribution deals during November’s Afm. It screens next week for buyers here in La, accompanied by a transmedia viral campaign that Arem hopes will highlight a new kind of digital storytelling.

“The idea is that you will be on your phone leaving the theater, Googling the information to see if it’s real,” Arem told me.

Arem has two decades in video games under his belt as a talent director on the popular Call of Duty, Saints Row, Ghost Recon, Spiderman, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Persona, Prince of Persia, and Rainbow Six franchises.
See full article at Deadline »

Producers Guild of America Sets First ‘Produced By’ Conference for New York

Producers Guild of America Sets First ‘Produced By’ Conference for New York
The Producers Guild of America has expanded its “Produced By” conference to New York and set the inaugural event for Oct. 25 at the Time Warner Center.

Speakers will include Bob and Harvey Weinstein, “Wolf of Wall Street” producer Terence Winter, “Girls” producer Jenni Konner, “Ray Donovan” producer Mark Gordon and PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary.

Other speakers include Barbara Hall (“Homeland”), “Silver Linings Playbook” producers Bruce Cohen and Donna Gigliotti, Colin Carrier of Twitch.tv; James Schamus, Keith Arem, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Morgan Spurlock, Peter Saraf, Stephen Totilo and Tom Fontana (“Borgia”).

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The ‘Produced By’ conference has proven to be an industry-defining event which offers unparalleled networking opportunities, as well as a wide array of educational seminars, and professional resources,” Lucchesi and McCreary said. “We are thrilled to expand ‘Produced By’ to New York City after six successful years in Los Angeles.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Exclusive Interview: Director Keith Arem Discusses His New Graphic Novel Infex

A unique new graphic novel titled Infex is now available for iPad 2 and is scheduled to launch its next phase this month. The graphic novel blends as many storytelling genres as it does creative mediums to tell the story of Evelyn "Ivy" Kendall in a futuristic world.

Dread Central recently sat down with the creator of Infex, video game director and producer Keith Arem, to discuss his creative new approach to the graphic novel. Read on to learn more!

Amanda Dyar: Infex is a unique concept that is hard to categorize solely as a book, movie, or game. Since this piece of interactive media has never really been utilized before, where in the world did you come up with the idea for both the technology and story of Infex?

Keith Arem: I’ve always been fascinated about the ability of an organism to change its surroundings from within.
See full article at Dread Central »

Interactive Graphic Novel Infex Coming Exclusively to iPad

Infex is a new interactive horror/thriller graphic novel from Keith Arem and Brandon Humphreys available only for iPad, and we have a look at some of the artwork in this app that blends what's being done now with graphic novels and motion comics for tablets and adds in a cinematic element.

The creators debuted Infex at the just concluded San Diego Comic-Con. It is one of the first interactive graphic novels to feature a celebrity voice cast including Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator), Michael Wincott (The Crow), and William Fichtner (Drive Angry, Elysium).

Arem describes the app as "the next generation of graphic novels, incorporating animation, music, and sound to heighten user interactivity to levels that have never been seen before in a book." You can learn more at the rather spooky Infex website or on iTunes

Synopsis:

Action-thriller Infex shadows cancer survivor Evelyn "Ivy" Kendall, who discovers her father's
See full article at Dread Central »

'Modern Warfare 3' features 41,000 lines of dialogue

'Modern Warfare 3' features 41,000 lines of dialogue
Modern Warfare 3's script length was detailed at Call of Duty Xp last week. The Los Angeles expo featured a panel titled 'The Voices of Call of Duty' which had voice actors from across the franchise answer questions from the audience. Activision talent director and panel host Keith Arem explained that Modern Warfare 3 has around 10,000 more lines of dialogue than last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops. "To give everyone a kind of perspective, if you look at an average television show, a half-hour series, that has about 400 lines of dialogue, and a full motion picture is going to have around 1,500 lines of dialogue," he said. "By the time we add in 80, 90, 100 characters and all the soldiers, I think on Black Ops we were pushing 25, almost 30,000 lines of dialogue. We're at about 41,000 lines of dialogue in Modern (more)
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites