Locomotive Distribution Launches New Genre Shingle “Firebox” For The Film “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You”

Hi. This is Colleen Seldin from Locomotive Distribution. We’ve announced today that we’ve launched a genre label called FIREBOX and the first film under the new shingle will be “YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TIL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU“. And don’t forget, the movie premieres tomorrow night at WILLiFEST in Brooklyn!

Here’s the press release about FIREBOX:

Locomotive Distribution Launches New Genre Shingle “Firebox”

The First Film Under “Firebox” “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” Will Premiere at WILLiFEST Tomorrow Night

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2011 – Gabriel Gornell and Colleen Seldin’s Locomotive Distribution announced today that they have launched a new initiative, Firebox, which will feature innovative genre films in the horror and thriller categories. The first feature to be released under the new shingle, “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You,” was written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney. Locomotive Distribution and Black Noise Media will premiere the film at the Williamsburg International Film Festival in Brooklyn on Friday accompanied by several members of the cast, including Nashawn Kearse, Michael Mosley and Michael K. Williams with hip hop legends Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh. Gornell and Seldin were Executive Producers on the Black Noise Media produced film along with Spike Lee.

“Knowing that the horror and thriller genres have such loyal and passionate fan bases, we felt the time was right to launch a specialty label to focus on these kinds of feature films,” said Seldin, CEO of Locomotive Distribution. Considering our expanding slate of films and television programming and the talent attached to these projects, this new initiative will give these films the special treatment they deserve. Additionally, it lets filmmakers know that genre films have a place in Locomotive’s ever expanding slate.”

Gornell, Chief Creative Officer for Locomotive Distribution added, “We are thrilled to launch this new label with “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” as it is genre innovative- blending hip hop and horror- the gritty story will keep horror fans entertained and hip hop fans craving the new tracks featuring music icons Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh.”

Locomotive Distribution will handle worldwide sales and distribution for the film.

“WILLiFEST is the perfect venue to premiere “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” considering both Spike and I are from Brooklyn,” said Michael A. Pinckney, Managing Director of Black Noise Media. “Audiences will definitely appreciate how hard this incredible cast of actors, hip hop icons and the whole Locomotive Distribution team worked to bring this new kind of genre film to life. Audiences will be excited by the level of acting talent, fresh tracks and surprising ending featured in the film.”

Next up, Locomotive Distribution’s Firebox is handling foreign sales on the feature film debut of directors Elizabeth Mitchell and Brek Taylor’s “Island” which stars Janet McTeer (Oscar nominated for Tumbleweeds), Natalie Press (My Summer of Love, BAFTA nominated for Five Daughters) and Colin Morgan (BBC1’s Merlin). The film was produced by Amy Gardner. The new shingle is also involved in the upcoming feature film “Fear Clinic” based on the popular FEARNET web series of the same name, which is set to star horror legend Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy vs. Jason) and will be directed by Robert Hall and produced by Mark B. Johnson, Aaron R. Drane, George Alexandrou and Kevin Cain.

For more information about “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” or to inquire about available media passes to the premiere, please contact: jessica.busch@definition6.com. Visit the film website at www.hiphophorror.com and follow the film on twitter @hiphophorror. For distribution inquiries, screeners, and meeting requests at MIPCOM or AFM, please contact Colleen Seldin of Locomotive Distribution at +1 646-286-7786 or cseldin@locomotivegroup.com.

About Locomotive Distribution

Locomotive Distribution was founded in 2009 by entertainment industry veterans Gabriel Gornell and Colleen Seldin. Offering boutique attention to film and television clients by combining the strongest attributes of an international distribution company, a packaging agent, a brand identity firm, and a creative services studio, the company develops and distributes films and television programming in a multitude of genres. Locomotive’s 2011-2012 slate currently includes film projects: “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You,” “Girl Walks into a Bar,” “Fear Clinic,” and “The Hot Potato” and for television: “Invention Inc.,” “Airshow,” “Sin City Mom,” and in live event programming “Shin Do Kumate.” For more information: www.locomotivegroup.com.

About “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You”

“You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is a hip hop thriller written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney. “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is an action-packed and gritty story of two New York City homicide detectives that are forced into the high-stakes world of the hip hop industry. A complex web of murder, sex, money and music unfolds as the homicide detectives track a serial killer with an appetite for some of hip hop’s biggest stars. Detective Charles Johnson, a twenty-seven year veteran of the New York City Police force, is on the heels of retirement when a killer strikes. The murders are not random acts of violence, however; they’re by the hands of a serial killer whose victims happen to be some of the Rap industry’s biggest stars. In an effort to catch the killer, Joseph Francelli, a young and hip detective from the special divisions unit is brought onto the case to assist Detective Johnson in protecting Manchild, a rising star, struggling with the decline of hip hop, causing him to re-evaluate his life. The film concludes with the detectives bringing the killer to justice in this urban thriller with an unexpected twist at the end, in true Hitchcockian grandeur.

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