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The Beast figure now available from ClayGuy.com!

Jan 17, 2013 (Sweatshop)

Barry Crawford has been making his clay figures since 1992, offering them exclusively at horror conventions and through his website. We’re super excited to announce that The Beast is now among the creatures of his collection, and it’s one of his largest figures! We also found it to be surprisingly realistic in proportions. We love The Beast figure, and so will you! Order a fully painted figure, or an unpainted kit and detail him yourself!

You’ll find The Beast on the Independent Horror page. To order, click How To Order and follow the instructions.

Order "The Beast" from ClayGuy.com


Sweatshop SMASHES Texas Frightmare Weekend

May 19, 2010 (Events/Awards, Sweatshop)

On April 30th, the cast and crew of Sweatshop were present in Dallas, Texas for a special screening at Texas Frightmare Weekend, followed by a panel discussion.

Sweatshop Cast and Crew sign free posters at TFW Accepting Best Special Effects at TFW

Saturday, the entire cast and crew signed free posters and gave out free shirts for nearly three hours. At the award ceremony on Sunday, director Stacy Davidson and Special Effects artist Marcus Koch were on hand to accept the award for Best Special Effects!


Sweatshop goes international

May 07, 2010 (Sweatshop)

For Immediate Release to All Media Outlets - 05.07.2010

Bloodline Entertainment and Odyssee Pictures, in association with Starving Kappa Picturesand Upstart Filmworks, are proud to announce the online debut of the international trailer for their upcoming release, SWEATSHOP. Accompanied by striking foreign sales art that accentuates the film’s darker aspects, the new trailer will officially debut at The 2010 Cannes Film Festival’s Le Marché du Film.

SWEATSHOP, represented internationally by New York-based Screen Media Ventures LLC, was directed by Texas-based filmmaker Stacy Davidson, best-known for his acclaimed 2007 creature feature DOMAIN OF THE DAMNED.

SWEATSHOP was written by Davidson and Ted Geoghegan, who also produced the feature with Bloodline Entertainment’s Laura Bryant. The Houston-lensed film stars Ashley Kay, Peyton Wetzel, Julin, and Danielle Jones. The picture, which pits a group of unsuspecting ravers against an unstoppable monster wielding an oversized foundry hammer, will have two market screenings at Cannes 2010’s Le Marché du Film, courtesy of Screen Media Ventures, on May 13th and 17th.

The international trailer and sales art are available exclusively at www.SweatshopFilm.com courtesy of Screen Media Ventures LLC, all rights reserved. Outside usage of Screen Media Ventures’ international trailer must receive written authorization by both Odyssee Pictures and Screen Media Ventures LLC. If posting information regarding the trailer’s release, please link directly to on the main page of the official website. Do not embed the trailer.

For your convenience, a high-res version of the international sales art has been attached below. Please note that the art is © Screen Media Ventures LLC, 2010.

For all foreign sales queries or questions regarding international distributors’ screenings, kindly contact Screen Media Ventures’ Vice President of International Sales and Acquisitions, Michael Dwyer, at Michael [at] screenmedia [dot] net or visit The Palais des Festivals, Riviera Hall, Stand E25 at Cannes 2010’s Le Marché du Film.

Check out the trailer here!


Sweatshop Makes 2 Tops Lists For 2009

Dec 09, 2009 (Press, Sweatshop)

Staci Layne Wilson of Horror.Com, Sci-Fi Wire and SciFi Magazine, published her 27 Top and Terrible DVDs of 2009 which included seven unreleased films in the mix, and Sweatshop made the grade as one of the “Tops!” Other featured titles included Carriers, Vampire Party, Fear(s) Of The Dark, The Children, and our friend Dave Parker’s The Hills Run Red.

Dai Green also published her Top 5 Independent Films to watch out for in 2010 list in her column, Horror Talk With Dai. Sweatshop topped the list at #1!


Sweatshop takes Best Special Effects at NYC Horror Film Fest

Nov 25, 2009 (Events/Awards, Sweatshop)

Sweatshop (directed by Stacy Davidson) screened Friday, November 20th, at 7:30PM at the Tribeca Cinemas, as a part of the New York City Horror Film Festival to a packed house, turning away dozens of horror fans who had been standing in line for an hour in hopes of catching the film.

Screening before the feature were a number of short horror/sci-fi films, including Attackazoids Deploy!!, Sinkhole, Wheels of Death, Hunger, and Death In Charge. Other feature films that played the festival included Must Love DeathMaidenheadBlood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, and The Revenant, which became the only other feature to win awards. Other short films include Thirsty (starring our good friend Joe “Wrong Turn 2″ Lynch) and The Resurrection of Officer Rollins (starring Jason Vorhees 2009, Derek Mears).

Ted Geghegan, Stacy Davidson, John Torrani Ashley Kay and Julin

When Sweatshop began to a pounding industrial beat, twirling glow sticks illuminated the darkened theater, followed by roaring cheers for every moment of blood and carnage. Afterward, audience members and Sweatshop cast and crew mingled in the adjoining lounge where free “retro” Sweatshop posters were signed and handed out.

John Torrani and Ted GeogheganSweatshop producer and co-writer Ted Geoghegan was joined with associate producer John Torrani at the Tribeca Cinemas Sunday, November 22 to accept the award for Best Special Effects on behalf of the special effects team (Kristi Boul, Marcus Koch, Mike Oliver and Stacy Davidson).


Sweatshop SMASHES Texas Blood Bath Film Festival

Nov 16, 2009 (Events/Awards, Sweatshop)

SWEATSHOP wins CRITICS CHOICE AWARD, Lou Perryman Memorial AUDIENCE AWARD, and BEST PICTURE at TEXAS BLOOD BATH FILM FESTIVAL!