Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films Acquires the Dirties

Magazine article Screen International

Pulse Films Acquires the Dirties

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Kevin Smith-endorsed comedy marks first acquisition for the UK's Pulse.

UK production company Pulse Films has made its first feature film acquisition, The Dirties.

The dark comedy, written and directed by young filmmaker Matthew Johnson and endorsed by cult director Kevin Smith, will be released through Pulse's own distribution arm in the UK and Ireland this June.

The film centres on movie-obsessed best friends Matt and Owen, who are the key targets for a group of high school bullies they call the Dirties. When the pair is assigned a class project, they set out to make their greatest film to date about their revenge.

Pulse launched its distribution arm in 2012 to handle the domestic distribution of its own film productions as well as other third party acquisitions and is headed by Anna Sissons.

Following on from their first release, Sundance title Shut Up And Play The Hits, Pulse is now planning to release a slate of features over the next 12 months including The Dirties and Who is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Pulse CEO Thomas Benski said: "The Dirties fits perfectly alongside our slate of films produced here at Pulse and into our ongoing commitment to releasing innovative features that resonate with new cinema audiences. …

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