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!



Sweatshop on the cover of Scars Magazine!

Mar 15, 2009 (Press)


Domain of the Damned Fangoria’s DVD of the Month

Jan 01, 2009 (Press)

It is with enormous pride that I make the announcement that my debut feature film Domain of the Damned was named Fangoria Magazine’s DVD of the Month for January 2009! It should be noted that this was not a major DVD release. We put the DVD together completely in-house and marketed it exclusively online. This is the first time Fangoria Magazine has bestowed this title on, what is essensially, a completely indie release.


Domain of the Damned wins big at Gulf Coast Film Festival

Dec 29, 2008 (Domain of the Damned, Events/Awards)

Domain of the Damned takes Best Horror at the Gulf Coast Film Festival!

Director Stacy Davidson joined producers Leo D. Wheeler and Toni Kaufman at an exquisite dinner ceremony where the award was presented by Domain co-star Nellie Gonzales.

Also present was Buck Rogers star Erin Gray to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Flesh Keeper on DVD

Dec 05, 2008 (General)

The Flesh Keeper available on DVD

Stacy Davidson of Odyssee Pictures serves as cinematographer for director Gerald Nott’s savage blood bath The Flesh Keeper.

“Family is Everything” is the motto of the Joad brothers, a creed held so dear that the siblings will do anything to “take care of their own.” Just how far the Joads will go is something that a group of friends find out when their car unfortunately breaks down in the middle of a Texas road trip.

Hunted down and held hostage, a group of terrified travelers must endure a horrific night of torture and murder as they are forced to play a sadistic game that pits the friends against each other to satisfy the Joad family’s psychotic sense of southern hospitality.

Director Gerald Nott rejoins the cast of The Quick and the Undead for this tale of Texas terror.

The Flesh Keeper stars: Clint Glenn (The Quick and the Undead), Erin McCarthy (The Quick and the Undead), Parrish Randall (Slaughter House), Arianne Martin (Red Victoria), Dion Day (The Quick and the Undead), Morgan McCarthy (Domain of the Damned, Closet Space), Peyton Wetzel (Sweatshop, Closet Space), Jimmy Hazard (The Quick and the Undead), Toar Campbell (The Quick and the Undead).

Buy it now on Amazon!


Stacy Davidson featured in Fangoria Magazine

May 01, 2008 (General, Press)

Stacy Davidson was featured in the May, 2008 issue of Fangoria Magazine! The enormous six-page spread also featured “southern-fried” horror filmmakers Mel House, Marcus Koch, Joe Davison and Gerald Nott. The feature covers five movies all involving Stacy Davidson, inlcuding Domain of the Damned (written and directed), Sweatshop (co-written and directed), Closet Space and 100 Tears (visual effects), and includes a sidebar story on The Fleshkeeper (cinematographer).