Magazine article Screen International

Moviehouse Boards UK War Movie 'Boots on the Ground'

Magazine article Screen International

Moviehouse Boards UK War Movie 'Boots on the Ground'

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EXCLUSIVE: Louis Melville directs story of British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Moviehouse Entertainment has boarded world sales on writer-director Louis Melville's completed UK war film Boots On The Ground.

Melville previously wrote and directed horror mystery The Man Who Sold The World and produces Boots On The Ground with Moon co-producer Alex Francis.

The film follows five British soldiers as they try to stay alive over the course of one night on deployment in Afghanistan.

The film stars Tom Ainsley, Ryan McParland, Sally Day, Ian Virgo, and Valmike Rampersad.

Melville brokered the deal for the producers with Moviehouse Entertainment's Mark Vennis, who said: "We're hugely excited to have secured sales rights for Boots On The Ground. We think it's an innovative British horror that'll take audiences to the edge of their seats."

"This film presented a whole new set of challenges for the five actors, not only did they have to manifest their characters but also film each scene themselves," Melville said. …

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