NIGHTSHOOTERS: Jean-Paul Ly’s Bruising, Dark Action-Comedy Finally Kicks it in America on VOD in November!

By: John M Jerva

It’s been a long while since director Marc Prices’s dark action-comedy NIGHTSHOOTERS made its triumphant debut in the UK. Fans of star Jean-Paul Ly will finally get the chance to see the film as Indiecan, who acquired the film back in March, is set to release it on Digital and VOD this November. Filled with some rousing and bone crunching fight action, courtesy of Ly, this one is a genre spectacle for those looking for something different.

Screen Anarchy announced the launch date for the film in November and also debuted new key art and a cracking red band trailer to boot!

Following a successful run on the global film festival circuit, Indiecan Entertainment has announced the VOD release of Marc Price’s Nightshooters. The British black comedy action film will be available in North America on a number of digital and cable platforms beginning November 2nd.

Nightshooters combines a fun gangster film, a solid comedy, and a knowing take on the world of film production. The film is anchored by a first-class cast: celebrated stuntman Jean-Paul Ly (Jailbreak, F9: The Fast Saga, Doctor Strange) headlines as indie stuntman Donnie. The cast is rounded out by Doug Allen (“Band of Brothers”, “Law & Order”, “The Royals”), BAFTA award winner Nicolas Aaron (Touching the Void, “Outlander”), Rosanna Hoult (The Lobster, Captain America: The First Avenger, Kill Your Friends, Adulthood), Wendy Glenn (You’re Next, “The L Word”) and Philip Barantini (“Band of Brothers”, Ned Kelly).

Nightshooters had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, kicking off a global screening tour. The action comedy was nominated for Best UK Feature at Raindance, featured in the Top Ten Audience awards at Leeds International Film Festival and won the Best Action Film Award at Michigan’s Thriller Chiller.

Nightshooters was produced by Michelle Parkyn and Marc Price directed from his own script.

The movie which hit the UK a few years ago was a hit and fans were treated to dark comedy mixed with bone crunching martial arts action as well as some good old fashioned horror level violence.

Ly is really making a name for himself and I had the pleasure of chatting with him a few years ago for the movie and he talked about the action involved and the challenges it took to create them.

The time factor is always challenging to me. I’m always changing my fights until last minute: if I believe that I can add a very short sequence then I’ll do it. It doesn’t please my team but they understand that way of working !

The creativity itself is fine since I am the one performing so I know what I could achieve or not, and which camera angles to get for each sequence. Having the support of my action team made things smoother too.

My favorite one in the movie was the knife one, we shot it in 5 hours or so and without rehearsals, but we knew what we wanted and did our best regardless.

For the full, exclusive interview with Jean-Paul, click here!

Indiecan will release NIGHTSHOOTERS on November 2nd so I for one will certainly reunite with the film and here’s hoping a physical media launch happens on this side of the ocean as well. Look out for my new review of the film upon release!

Peek at the new release trailer from Indiecan below to acquaint yourself with Mr. Ly if you already haven’t!

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