Video Services Corp.,
Written and directed by Doron and Yoav Paz
Opens January 29 in Toronto
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St.)
Also available January 29 on iTunes and Video on Demand
Fantasia Film Festival 2015
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2015
Jerusalem Film Festival 2015
Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival
Audience Choice, and Best Editing at 2015 Jerusalem Film Festival
From acclaimed Israeli brothers Yoav and Doron Paz (directors of the Berlinale and TIFF selection Phobidilia) comes the apocalyptic horror adventure JeruZalem, opening January 29 at Carlton Cinemas, and available on VOD/iTunes from Video Services Corp.
On their way to Tel Aviv for a vacation, two American girls (Danielle Jadelyn and Jane the Virgin’s Yael Grobglas) meet a mysterious and handsome anthropology student (Yon Tumarkin), who persuades them to visit Jerusalem for Yom Kippur. Their party, however, is cut short when literally all hell breaks loose, and the trio gets caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse.
Shot entirely from a character’s increasingly battered digital eyeglasses, the three travelers find themselves trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, and must battle the living dead and giant beasts as they try to survive long enough to find a way out of the fury that has been unleashed upon them.
Shot in some of the most stunning and sacred places in old Jerusalem, the filmmakers only obtained access by claiming they were documentarians.
“We tried to be as few people as possible, with no lighting equipment so people didn’t notice us,” Yoav said. “We were able to be in the holiest places in Jerusalem. We had permits for documentary, not drama, so people didn’t know we were shooting a feature.”
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, “Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves,” and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Sundance 2015 Grand Jury Prize winner for U.S. Documentary The Wolfpack, TIFF 2015 Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award first runner-up This Changes Everything, and 2015 Berlinale Golden Bear winner Jafar Panahi’s Taxi. Upcoming titles include TIFF selection Sunset Song, and comedy horror sensation Nina Forever.