FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
POLONIA BROS. ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES HALLOWEENIGHT
New Film Being Self-Distributed By The Shot-On-Video Pioneers
Wellsboro, PA October 8, 2009 - Polonia Bros. Entertainment's latest motion picture HALLOWEENIGHT will be released on DVD on October 8th, 2009. This film is written and directed by Mark Polonia (Splatter Beach, Feeders) based on a story by the late John Polonia (1968-2008). It was produced by the late Matthew Satterly (1968 - 2009) and features cinematography and special effects by Brett Piper (Shock O Rama).
This film is a milestone event for Polonia Bros. Entertainment (PBE) and Cinegraphic Productions LLC, a subsidiary of PBE, for several reasons. It is the first PBE film produced after the sudden passing of John Polonia in February of 2008, although John did write the original story, and the film was produced as a tribute and honor to his memory.
It also features the final performance of Matt Satterly, longtime PBE collaborator and friend. Matt both produced and starred in the film. Matt passed away unexpectedly this spring while the film was still in the editing stage.
The movie is being manufactured and distributed entirely in-house by Cinegraphic Productions and Polonia Bros. Entertainment. It will be sold directly to consumers on the official movie website – halloweennightmovie dot com. Every part of its production and release including the copying and assembling of the DVD's themselves are being handled by PBE.
Shot during the summer of 2008 in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, it is the 31st feature-length movie produced by PBE.
Mark Polonia said: "HalloweeNight is the culmination of many talented people putting forth their best efforts to make this film as good as can possibly be. It was produced, first and foremost, to honor the memory of John Polonia who tragically passed away as Pre-Production began. Sadly, after the film was finished, the Producer, Matt Satterly, also passed away. Ironically, this film is a feature length version of some super-8 shorts we made in high school, so it really fills a bookend in our film careers. Both John and Matt were in the original. I only wish they could have seen the transformation the entire project culminated in, from that early teenage movie, to this DVD, now finished.”
“Like their lives, the progression of this movie is a journey from wide eyed, fan-boy wonderment, to professional fulfillment. My only hope is that they're looking down, enjoying it all." says Mark.
The film stars many PBE regulars including Cindy Wheeler, Todd Carpenter, Danielle Donahue, Ken VanZant, Brian Berry, Bob Dennis, Dave Fife and Matt Satterly.
Cinegraphic Productions, founded in 1986 by twin brothers Mark and John Polonia (aka The Polonia Bros.) along with Polonia Bros. Entertainment have together produced 31 feature films to date. The Polonia Brothers are considered pioneers in the shot-on-video (SOV) independent film movement and produced some of the first SOV movies to receive worldwide distribution.