ELECTION NIGHT Launches 23rd June Worldwide on the 6th Anniversary of the Intial Brexit Vote

POLITICALLY INSPIRED HORROR ELECTION NIGHT RELEASED ON SKY MOVIES,
AMAZON PRIME AND ALL MAJOR VOD PLATFORMS ON 6TH ANNIVERSARY OF BREXIT VOTE

ELECTION NIGHT THE MULTI AWARD WINNING BREXIT INSPIRED HORROR MOVIE IS MAKING ITS WORLDWIDE DEBUT TODAY ON THE 6th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UK BREXIT VOTE.

ELECTION NIGHT which became now on the festival circuit as ‘THE BRITISH PURGE’
won multiple awards during its global festival run including Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Film.

ELECTION NIGHT is a politically-inspired home invasion thriller from director Neil Monaghan. Produced by Ben Pickering (Welcome to Curiosity) and Frazer Brown (Tales from the Quarantine),

ELECTION NIGHT taps into the unease and division that still plagues our country post-Brexit. ‘ABIGAIL’S PARTY meets THE PURGE’ in the normally quiet London suburb of Notting Hill.

(Credit: EMMA BARROTT)

The multi-award-winning politically-inspired thriller is making its worldwide debut on the 6th anniversary of the Brexit referendum.

Five socialist friends have a house party to celebrate the expected win of their female candidate. But a British far right candidate isn’t far behind her in the polls and his supporters are rioting on the streets. When violence erupts across the country, there’s a knock at the door and a plea for help. With one simple action, everyone’s lives will be changed forever.

ELECTION NIGHT features a cast of emerging British talent including Sean Cronin (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION), Julian Seager (VIKINGS: VALHALLA) and starring Bruce Payne (PASSENGER 57) as the leader of the ‘New Britain Party’, the captivating yet sinister Dominic Drummond.

ELECTION NIGHT is available on UK VOD platforms Sky Store, Virgin Media, Amazon, Rakuten and all MAJOR platforms from Thursday 23 June 2022.

(Credit: EMMA BARROTT)

SYNOPSIS

The Britain of ELECTION NIGHT is a society where the public are disillusioned with traditional politicians and the “Establishment”.  Many believe in a new optimistic rhetoric from a fictitious firebrand socialist party, the Progressive Social Alliance. Others put their faith in a new populist far-right movement, the New Britain Party, headed by former newspaper baron Dominic Drummond (Bruce Payne).

As the election results pour in, five friends gather to watch the TV coverage. It’s a drink-fuelled night that should be a huge celebration of victory. But outside far-right NBP supporters are rioting and claiming a rigged election. Three people desperately seeking shelter from the violence knock on the door as the police lose control.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/0lI9WuO_dTs

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/electionnightUK
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/electionnightuk
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/electionnight

Director Neil Monaghan:
“We live in interesting times, the world is becoming ever more politically divided but the ideological rift is not split along traditional party lines. More than ever, people are retreating into their political bubbles, a world of black and white and nowhere in-between.

This is a film that explores what Britain might look like if the left and the right can’t find common ground. It’s set a few years from now and no reference is made to the actual political parties of today. Instead of Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems, we have fictional parties from both right and left struggling for relevance in the shadow of a far left-wing party and a surging populist far-right movement.

With division so rife, a misinformed, desperate generation could very easily back a charismatic extremist who manipulates fear. It’s been a long time since the world was as divided as it is now. Whether it’s the legacy of Trump in America, the rise of extremism in South America, mainland Europe or Brexit closer to home, politics is more polarised than ever. It’s a powder keg just waiting to go off. ELECTION NIGHT is a film that goes beyond horror. After all, it’s a scary world we now live in”

Producer Ben Pickering:
“ELECTION NIGHT started life as a work of complete fiction. Set in the near future, with a country divided by fictitious parliamentary opponents and exaggerated political ideologies. But since filming began, everything we’ve dramatised has come true. The reality presented in the film is quickly becoming indistinguishable from events in the real world: lame duck mainstream political leaders, polarised politics and ineffective politicians. ELECTION NIGHT presents a world where no middle ground can be found, whether it’s between politicians or between people, and the terrifying consequences of that.”

Producer Frazer Brown:
“ELECTION NIGHT holds a mirror to our times both politically and morally as a society. I was a huge fan of Neil Monaghan’s play EYE CONTACT, and his unique take on this political subject matter is very interesting. Do we as a society resort to aggressive even violent opposition in the belief we are doing what’s correct? do we still deserve the chance to be heard? It’s a fascinating premise and a ‘horror’ film that will hopefully lead to debate as well as entertainment. I was hooked the minute I read it declaring it “Abigail’s Party meets The Purge”, an ‘Abigail’s Purge’ if you will.”

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS

ELECTION NIGHT is the directorial debut of Neil Monaghan. A writer for film, theatre, television and radio, Neil originally trained with the BBC, working in post­production for the Film Department. His play EYE CONTACT starring Kelly Brook had a sell out run at the Riverside Studios while 100 won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and transferred to London’s Soho Theatre before embarking on a world tour. He has written several award-winning shorts as well as features including MADE IN ROMANIA, a comedy ‘documentary’ about indie filmmaking starring Jason Flemyng, Jennifer Tilly, Danny Huston and Elizabeth Hurley. He also worked for former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott on three Labour General Election campaigns.

The film is produced by Ben Pickering, one-time Conservative Parliamentary candidate, novelist and on-off filmmaker for the past twenty years. His most recent feature, the psychological thriller WELCOME TO CURIOSITY starring Richard Blackwood (EASTENDERS’ Vincent) and Amrita Acharia (Ruby from THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL and Irri in GAME OF THRONES) was released in the UK, USA and Canada in 2018. It was the world’s first crowd-investor funded film. His debut novel, the dystopian thriller FREIHEIT, was published in September 2019.

Co-producer Frazer Brown has worked on innumerable projects with myriad studios including PIXAR, DISNEY, WARNER BROS, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX, MARVEL STUDIOS and More, He has produced and invested in over 75 shows on Broadway and London’s West End, a serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Frazer recently created the world record breaking multimedia book project TALES FROM THE QUARANTINE during lockdown, to raise funds for selected charities.

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