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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Necroslinger - Indie filmmaker advances in $1M CineCoup contest

CineCoup Film Accelerator opens second round of public voting, April 19

Audiences have voted in support of filmmaker King-Pin Lei to win $1 million to produce his original Western/horror/fantasy film The Necroslinger.

The first public voting round in the CineCoup Film Accelerator advanced The Necroslinger to the TOP 60, and brings the concept film one step closer to winning $1 million in production financing and national Cineplex release.

The public can get behind The Necroslinger again beginning 9 p.m. EST on Monday, April 20, when voting for the TOP 30 projects begins. Voting for the TOP 30 closes on Friday, April 24 at 8:59 p.m. EST.

CineCoup Film Accelerator is a unique program that gives Canadian indie filmmakers an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the public and make their film a reality.

"I'm thrilled that Canadian – and even international – audiences have put their support behind The Necroslinger, and I'm excited to share more about the film as we advance through the program. Next stop, the TOP 30," says Lei.

The Necroslinger is a gritty post-apocalyptic Western/horror/fantasy hybrid that spins classic ideas in a new direction. It combines what audiences love most about these genres into a concept that is both familiar and new. The public can see a 60-second concept pitch trailer – which was filmed and produced in two weeks – online at

The Necroslinger is a spellbinding story that mixes genres and explores a post-apocalyptic future where the return of magic and monsters has pushed humanity into a frightening new path,” says Lei. “I see The Necroslinger as a type of Western film noir-meets-supernatural horror fantasy with a dash of steampunk.”

Lei is asking the public to support The Necroslinger by signing up on the CineCoup website ( as a fan, and casting votes. Fans can sign up to rate concept trailers and ‘follow’ their favourite projects at anytime, and cast votes during voting periods.

Filmmaking teams in CineCoup Film Accelerator develop and market their film ideas over a 12-week period through weekly missions and with audience feedback. Teams advance in the program through several rounds of public voting. The winner is determined by CineCoup, and receives up to $1 million to make their film, as well as a national film release through Cineplex.

CineCoup Film Accelerator provides an exciting platform for The Necroslinger to build excitement with Canadian audiences. The Necroslinger, says Lei, feeds the public’s hunger for original genre films in a time of big studio remakes and sequels.

“The team behind The Necroslinger will make audiences believe in magic again,” he says.

Lei’s previous work in film has earned him several awards and nominations, including The Night of the Living Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Sci-Fi Film (2010), Best Screenplay (2010) and Best Debut Director (2010) for his gripping thriller Killing Schrodinger’s Cats.

He also advanced to the Top 20 of the 2013 CineCoup Film Accelerator program with his concept for the sci-fi thriller The Never Man, an eerie and haunting space exploration film.


Here’s how the public can participate:
• Register with CineCoup and sign in to vote for a project;
• Cast your votes during the three voting windows (Top 30 and Top 15); and
• Use social media to spread the word about The Necroslinger ( ( – don’t forget to use the social media hashtag #necroslinger for this project.

For further information or to set up an interview, please contact:
Ashley Goodfellow Craig
Media contact – The Necroslinger

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