The Establishing Shot: New Indy film Eliminate: Archie Cookson to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Eliminate: Archie CooksonEarlier I got the heads up and what looks to be a very fun film called Eliminate: Archie Cookson getting it's Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival 2011 next month alongside other indy favourites Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus and Lynn Ramsay's We need to talk about Kevin.

Eliminate: Archie Cookson
Eliminate: Archie Cookson to have US Premier at Mill Valley Film Festival 2011
Director’s debut feature film described as “Tinker, Tailor....with laughs”

ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson the UK debut feature film from Writer/Director Rob Holder, is to have its US Premiere at the 34th Mill Valley Film Festival. This follows the film’s screening at the Montreal Film Festival in August 2011. Mill Valley Film Festival takes place 6– 16 October in California and is a world-renowned festival with a reputation as the filmmakers’ festival.

ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson has given the classic spy thriller genre a comedy twist whilst retaining all that is British in terms of visual and artistic style and reference. The film stars Paul Rhys (Being Human) as the eponymous downtrodden spy reduced to the role of linguist in a dusty government basement.

Eliminate: Archie Cookson

His life takes a further turn for the worse, when stolen secret tapes land on his desk and Archie becomes the target of the frenzied hit man sent to retrieve them. The film also stars Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Paul Ritter and Screen International’s Star of Tomorrow 2011 (and so gorgeous that your heart would break and your eyes would burn if you looked at a picture of her for too long) Georgia King. You have been warned!

“I am very proud to have our film selected for Mill Valley and I am excited to introduce Archie’s very peculiar world of British espionage to an American audience for the first time” says Writer and Director Rob Holder.

Eliminate: Archie CooksonELIMINATE: Archie Cookson was independently financed by UK-based Agent Pictures, and produced by Ioanna Karavela and Executive Produced by David Bunker. Rob Holder is currently working on his next project, The Hostage Protocol with Agent Pictures again producing. International sales are being handled by Seven and Seven Productions.

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Release Date: Currently seeking US & UK Distribution

Eliminate: Archie Cookson
When stolen secret tapes land on his desk, a washed up British spy , Archie Cookson, becomes the target for a psychopathic hit-man sent to retrieve them.

Director: Robin Holder
Writer: Robin Holder
Stars: Paul Rhys, Claire Skinner and Georgia King

The Establishing Shot: New Indy film Eliminate: Archie Cookson to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival 2011