Foster Boy - Movie

The Movie Partnership is excited to announce that their latest release, Foster Boy (Cert 15), will be available on Digital Download from 1st March. This legal drama, starring Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Shane Paul McGhie (After We Collided) and Academy, Oscar and Golden Globe winner Louis Gossett Jr., activates reform against corruption in foster care. 


A legal thriller about Foster Care, executively produced by Shaquille O'Neal, Foster Boy's deeply emotive plot follows the trial of a for-profit Foster care agency, who puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as a lawyer's young client, Jamal, with catastrophic results. Each man heals the other in the pursuit of justice, as they expose the horrifying corrupt agency. 


A film festival favourite, Foster Boy has won 17 major awards at the International Black Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and the Dallas Film Festival. It has received honours including Best Picture, Best Full-Length Picture, and Best of the Fest.

 


The film is based on writer Jay Paul Deratany's experiences as a trial lawyer fighting for child welfare in Chicago. 

 

Ex Prod O'Neal says, "A lot of what you see in that film, actually happened in the courtroom and Shane shows us the trauma and crushing emotional baggage foster kids carry for the rest of their lives."

 

Foster Boy is produced by Peter Samuelson; founder of First Star, a charity that gives academic support to young adults in the care system aiming at higher education or their first job. Lead Shane Paul McGhie maintains that getting to know kids from First Star, who bravely shared their experiences of Foster Care, was the driving force behind his moving portrayal of Jamal. He says, "They anonymously wrote me some letters, which I stuck up on my trailer mirror to remind me every day. If I was approaching a challenging scene I would look up at the letters and get that knowing that this was bigger than me and that I was doing it for them." 

 

The sheer volume of children in care who lack equal opportunity is not just an American problem. During Covid-19, numbers of children and Young People going into care Increased by 44% (Bernados, 2020). Almost half of these children in care have a diagnosable mental health disorder as a result of childhood trauma (First Star).  Foster Boy invites the viewer to walk in the shoes of Jamal to understand the urgency for change. 



Digital Download Release Date: 1st March
Producer: Peter Samuelson
Writer: Jay Paul Deratany
Cast: Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket), Shane Paul McGhie (After We Collided, Greenleaf), Louis Gossett Jr. (The Cuban, Roots), Julie Benz
Available on Platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Virgin, TalkTalk, Sky Store and Chili
Certificate: 15
Run Time: 105 minutes




 

Max Winslow And The House of Secrets - Coming to Digital Download Platforms on 15th February

 Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12) on Digital Download from February 15th. Audiences can finally enjoy the film at home after a successful but limited run in cinemas due to lockdown closures. 


The movie features Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max, Chad Michael Murray and Marina Sirtis, the plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. But the night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.



We were lucky enough to be invited to watch Max Winslow And The House of Secrets when it was first released the movie will have you on the edge of your seat, with nail-biting movie moments filled with amazing graphics and cool effects. I won't give to much away, but all is not what it seems in the House Of Secret and sometimes you need to confront your fears and face your truths to truly move forward. A must-see movie which will be loved by the entire family.


What critics are saying:

‘Such a cool movie and really exciting throughout'-★★★★★- KidzCoolIt

'Terrific'-★★★★- Film Hounds

'A Fun and easy watch for the entire family'- ★★★★- The Fan Carpet

'Mykelle makes herself a proud role model for the female STEM majors of the future'- ★★★★- Cryptic Rock


'Max Winslow And The House of Secrets is proven to be entertaining for all the family following a #2 spot in the US Box Office and a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Munro looks forward to introducing this title to a UK audience,


UK Digital Download Release Date: February 15th

Genre: Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Run Time: 1h 38m

Filming location: Arkansas

Cert: 12

Platforms: iTunes, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sky Store, Virgin

Director: Sean Olson (F.R.E.D.I., The Other Mother)

Producer: Johnny Remo (F.R.E.D.ISaved by Grace)

Cast: Sydne Mikelle (lead), Tanner Buchanan (Cobra Kai)Emery Kelly (Alexa & Katie)Jason Genao (On My Block)Jade Chynoweth (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Anton Starkman (Storks), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: Picard 2020, Star Trek Generations, Family Guy).


For more information check out  www.maxwinslowfilm.co.uk


ASDA - Personalised Valentine's Day Gifts For A Loved One

This Valentine’s Day, go one step further and show your loved one how much they mean to you with a personalised photo gift from the heart.

ASDA photo has a range of unique Valentine's Day gift ideas, where you can add custom text, messages and photos - perfect for adding a personalised touch. So go ahead and encapsulate your favourite memories spent together in a unique photo gift.

ASDA gifts cover a variety of budgets and are ideal for new couples to newlyweds, and those wanting to think outside the (chocolate) box and go for a homemade feel.

Whether it’s your first Valentine’s Day together or your 25th, there’s nothing more romantic than receiving a card tailored specifically to you. 

2. Mugs from £8.00
"Just their cup of tea" - ASDA has a selection of personalised mugs and travel mugs are a sure-fire way to brighten up even the dullest of mornings.

3. Cushions from £14.00
Have fun gifting this Valentine's Day, whilst adding a touch of freshness to your loved one’s living room.


4. Photo Books from £6.00
This Valentine’s create a photo book celebrating all the special occasions that you have shared as a couple.

5. Canvas Prints from £12.00
Make Valentine’s Day extra special and create a romantic personalised gift that can be proudly displayed on the walls.

6. Desk Art from £11.00
ASDA has a range of desk art (including our popular slate photos, ceramic tiles and acrylic blocks) is the modern take on a framed photo and ideal for showcasing your favourite photos together

Away - Multi Award-Winning Animated Masterpiece

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AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way, he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.

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Director, writer, producer, animator and film score creator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film. 



This single-handed creation from Zilbalodis on a shoestring budget took critics by storm, gaining a 100% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes and winning the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019.  
 
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Following on from its UK and Irish cinema release in August, AWAY is available to pre-order now from Apple TV and iTunes. It can be purchased from Sky Store, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Rakuten and Sony from January 18th 2021.

Cert: U
Run Time: 75mins

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