Independent Streaming Platform FILM AHOY Launches New Titles + THE LAST FAUST Starring Steven Berkoff Gets Digital Release
Independent films starring Bruce Lee, Elizabeth Debicki, Christopher Walken, Oliver Reed & Lisa Kudrow will be available for free via the platform
Film Ahoy are delighted to confirm their latest slate of films for August and September. Ranging from Sci-Fis and action thrillers, LGBT romances and coming of age dramas, Film Ahoy aims to host films to suit all ages and tastes.
The cream of the crop includes Wu Tang's Kung fu action thriller Fist of Unicorn, including Kung fu cinema's top names, like Whang In Shik, Jackie Chan, Gee Han Jay, Alan Hsu and even Bruce Lee.
For fans of animation, users can discover the hidden gem Lovesick Fool: Love in the Age of Like, from the director of smash cult cartoon Rick & Morty and starring Lisa Kidrow and Janeane Garofolo.
Enrique Garcia's Resort Paraiso will satisfy the horror fans amongst us. This Spanish take on The Shining follows a mourning couple who squat in an abandoned hotel after their sons death, only to find out that they are in a thrilling game of cat and mouse with the hotel guards. There will be a small theatrical release of this title to co-incide with its launch on Film Ahoy. Another offering to get hearts racing will be Evolutionary Pictures' Cain Hill, starring Gemma Atkinson (Hollyoaks, Strictly Come Dancing) and British TV Presenter, Alex Zane.
In addition, the intense SciFi anthology #She will be available. Starring Elizabeth Debicki, Najarra Townsend and directed by Arantxa Echevarria, #She is a wild journey through the warped mind of seven of the best up-and-coming female directors.
List of new titles - Available from August & September
Fist Of Unicorn (1972) - Action, Thriller
Starring Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Unicorn Chan, Whang In Sik, Alan Hsu, Kurata, Meng Hoi, Mars, , Kitty Meng, Paul Wei, Kam Dai
Cain Hill (2017) - Horror, Thriller
Starring Hannah Jacobs, Edward Elgood, Tony Cook, Jason York
Witness In The Warzone (1986) - Action / Drama
Starring Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall
Hold My Hand I'm Dying (1988) - Drama
Starring Oliver Reed, Patrick Shai, Edita Brychta, Christopher Cazenove, Henry Cele
Resort Paraiso (2018) - Thriller
Starring Héctor Medina, Virginia DeMorata, Rafa Castillo, Habacuc Rodríguez, Roberto Butragueño, Manuel Valenzuela, Paco Lomeña
A Child's Voice (2018) - Thriller / Supernatural thriller
Starring Joey Burke, Angela Mavropoulos, Joseph Lopez, Jalen Vasquez
One Hour Fantasy Girl (2009) - Drama
Starring Kelly-Ann Tursi, Jon Morgan Woodward, Joseph Luckay
Memories of A Lost Love (2011) - Drama
Starring Alisha Seaton, Timothy Paul Driscoll
A Nice Quiet Life (2018) - Drama / LGBT
Starring Jordan Becker, Jeremy Taylor Clift
Mark's Secret to Eternal Life (2013) - Sci-Fi
Starring Phillip Gay, Marc Maynon
Lovesick Fool In The Age of Like (2014) - Animation
Starring Dominic Polcino, Lisa Kudrow, Jeneane Garofalo
New York Street Soccer (2013) - Documentary
Starring Daniel Hedges, David Murphy
Senn (2014) - Sci-Fi
Starring Zach Eulberg, Lauren Taylor
Fighting Fish (2009) - Drama
Starring Val Emmich, Anna Moore
#She (2018) - Sci-Fi
Starring Najarra Townsend, Elizabeth Debicki, David James
Young Hearts Run Free (2011) - Coming of age Drama
Starring Andy Black, Jennifer Bryden, Lyndsey Lennon
Time Jumpers (2018) - Sci-Fi
Starring Mathilde Norholt, Petra Staduan, Taylor Gerald Hart
About Film Ahoy
With the ever rising volume in SVOD and streaming services, consumers may struggle to subscribe to multiple subscription only platforms at once. With many of these platforms being unable to service all of the consumer's requirements, Film Ahoy is able to provide a high quality streaming service, without yet another costly monthly subscription.
Headline talent that can be found in Film Ahoy's extensive library include Christopher Walken, Oliver Reed and Kirstie Alley. They have just taken on 50 martial arts films from the Wutang collection in recent weeks and are currently working on securing up to 300 new titles to add to this.
Film Ahoy is a service where you can enjoy films from across the world with standout casts for free, with adverts every twenty minutes, or for £1 without adverts.
The premise behind the initiative is to perpetuate the reach of independent films from across the world, as well as those that are showcased at independent film festivals and and fade into an abyss just weeks after. The Film Ahoy platform also gives filmmakers from all over the world, specialising in multiple genres, a collective base where they can direct traffic to view their creations and generate revenue.
Secondly, Artist and filmmaker Philipp Humm is excited to announce that The Last Faust, starring British screen and theatre icon Steven Berkoff, (Octopussy, The Tourist, Harvey, Shakespeare's Villians) will be released on VoD on 18th November. The film will premiere in London and Berlin on November 13 and 14.
This 108 minute arthouse feature film is the only definitive filmed version of Goethe's epic drama, Faust 1&2, making the release a world first. The film is a vital component of Humm’s Gesamtkunstwerk (Total-Works-of-Art) and offers an unparalleled artistic examination of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragic masterpiece. Humm's Total-Works-of-Art, which has been compared to Matthew Barney's iconic Cremaster Cycle, is composed of 150 works of art, including bronze sculptures, fine art photographs, oil and watercolour paintings and an illustrated novella. This vast and multifaceted collection of artwork is due to be exhibited in 2020.
The Last Faust transposes the 500-year old allegorical tale of Faust’s pact with the Devil, to Silicon Valley in the year 2059. Humanity is on the brink of extinction as Artificial Intelligence (AI) heralds a new dawn of technological superiority. Humm's protagonist 'Faust' is fooled into selling his soul to the Devil in exchange for power and technological ingenuity. Faust seduces an adolescent Gretchen, a love story which ultimately ends in tragedy. Parallels can be drawn between the hedonistic Faust and Harvey Weinstein. Humm explores the psychology of his encounters from a different perspective. Faust’s successor Dr Goodfellow narrates Faust’s story and realises that an unchained pursuit of AI fuelled technological progress leads to the extinction of the human race.
The film stars screen and theatre legend Steven Berkoff as tech CEO, Dr. Goodfellow. Martin Hancock (Coronation Street, Holby City) plays Faust and Glyn Dilley is Mephisto (the Devil). This audacious production is the directorial debut of the London-based German artist, Philipp Humm and is co-directed by German director Dominik Wieschermann.
Stuart Jefferies wrote about the film in The Guardian earlier this year, "Humm's adaptation tackles sexual harassment, artificial intelligence, the troubling ethical ramifications of technological innovation, the stuff of a million comment pieces. Humm's Faust - no longer a medieval doctor-magician but an AI guru who yearns to emulate God by creating life."
Philipp Humm has experienced the technological hunger of the Silicon Valley first hand, as he is a former large tech CEO who became an artist. Speaking about the film’s contemporary spin, he says "The story of Faust has more significance today than possibly any other time in history. Our voracious thirst for technology means we’re sleepwalking into a dystopian future where artificial intelligence, unfettered by human concepts of empathy, reshapes the planet in its own image. The fact that we’re complicit in our own demise makes this tragedy all the more apposite. Before the Devil steals your soul, he’ll first steal your password.’’
THE LAST FAUST PREMIERES IN LONDON AND BERLIN ON NOVEMBER 13 AND 14