Monday, January 16, 2012

Update on POISONED

A Backbrain Exclusive

Undead Backbrain revealed info on the Israeli zombie comedy Poisoned (Israel-2011; dir. David Lubetzky [ דידי לובצקי]) back in March when it was in post-production (read the article here). We just received an update from director David Lubetzky, which includes an English poster and some teasers. In essence, after a successful premiere in its home country, the zomcom is now setting its sights on the West.

Lubetzky says:
Poisoned's international premiere was on the Icon TLV science fiction and fantasy film festival in Tel Aviv. It was later shown in the fringe section of Israel's Haifa film festival "fringidir". Since then the film has had late-hours cult screenings in cinemateques throughout the country.

Until now the film has not left Israeli borders. We applied to several film festivals and keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime it's a hell of a ride, with good reviews, a big local buzz, with audience members coming back for second and third screenings.
 The picture below shows lead actors David Shaul and Orna Shifris in action on set.

Meanwhile, check out these new teasers:

Source: David Lubetzky via Avery. Article by Robert Hood.

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