Earlier this week Frightfest announced it will be having the World-Premiere of MEAN SPIRITED at this year’s Arrow Video FrightFest event. It will be screened on Sunday 28 August, 1.15pm at the Cineworld, Leicester Sq., Screen 1.
We are thrilled to have our world premiere at the legendary Frightfest alongside so many incredible films – especially new films from Dario Argento and Neil Marshall,” said director Jeff Ryan. MEAN SPIRITED is Ryan’s solo directorial debut.
Ryan’s last film, Mass Hysteria, another horror-comedy about the Salem Witch Trials, was acquired by Shudder in 2020. His first feature YouthMin: A Mockumentary about a narcissistic youth pastor is now streaming on Peacock. He’s slated to shoot his fourth film, Mooch, a crime-comedy, the true story of Ryan’s childhood moochiness, in late 2022.
The genre pic, directed by Jeff Ryan (MASS HYSTERIA, YOUTHMIN), stars Michelle Veintimilla (Gotham, ABC’s Big Sky and The Baker and the Beauty, Neville Archambault (13 CAMERAS, THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND), Will Madden (BEAST BEAST), Daniel Rashid (BEAST BEAST), Will Martin (YOUTHMIN), Maria DeCotis (EUPHONIA), and Charlie Pollock (The Good Wife), in addition to Ryan, who also co-wrote the film with Joe Adams (The AV Club), lensed by cinematographer Kenneth Wales (THE BETA TEST), and production design by Kelsey Hannah Walsh (DREAMKATCHER).
MEAN SPIRITED is a First-Names Films production, produced by Joe Adams and Owen Williams, executive produced by Shaked Berenson and Owen Williams, and co-produced by Jacob Andres Padilla. Gerry Pass co-executive produced and Ryan Adams, Julia Hirsch, Charlotte Williams, and Charlie Phoenix associate produced.
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