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Washington, DC – Garden Thieves Pictures is proud to announce that BLOOD CELLS, by Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore, will have its UK Premiere in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 23 June 2015, with star Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall), in competition for Best Performance in a British Film. The title is in competition for The Michael Powell Award for the Best British Film.

BLOOD CELLS will be released in cinemas via Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK starting June 27th, with two live score screenings in London led by Director/Composer Luke Seomore, working with Michael Garrad (Resonance FM / Chips For the Poor).

BLOOD CELLS will also be released worldwide on VOD by Garden Thieves Pictures on Aug 17, 2015 to include Cable VOD (Comcast, Verizon etc.), iTunes, Amazon Prime Instant, & Vudu.

“A thrilling cinematic experience" - Dazed and Confused

"Heartfelt and Ambitious" - The Guardian

"Compelling, filled with lyrical truth and emotion" - Empire

"Visually Sensuous..Performances are of the highest quality" - Time Magazine

About the film:

BLOOD CELLS follows the perilous journey home of ADAM (Ward), a young man whose life fell apart when the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001 decimated his family’s farm. The only British project ever to be selected by Biennale College: Cinema, BLOOD CELLS was made for £119,000 and funded solely by the Biennale / Venice Film Festival. Widely praised at its Venice International premiere, the film was shot on the fringes of England and Wales, melding established performers including: Barry Ward, Chloe Pirrie (Paulo Sorrentino Cannes’ 2015 Youth; Shell; Black Mirror), Francis Magee (Brighton Rock; Cemetery Junction), and lauded young playwright, theatre and film actress Hayley Squires (Vera, Vera, Vera Royal Court; As Good A Time as Any – Peter Gill, Call The Midwife), with local people and performers in both scripted and partially improvised scenes.

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