Artsploitation Acquires the Bizarre Fantasy Romance PLAYDURIZM

Artsploitation Films Acquires Explosive Fantasy Playdurizm For North America

English-Language Czech Film Coming to Film Festivals and Virtual Cinema

Artsploitation Films has announced the acquisition of Playdurizm, a neon-colored fantasy/romance/drama directed by Turkish-born, 24-year-old Gem Deger. The independent English-language feature, which world premiered at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival (and won its Jury Prize for Best Picture), blends violence, romance, sex and wry comedy into a story about a young man who awakens to finds himself in an exciting but troubling new reality.

The film will screen in upcoming film festivals as well as have a limited theatrical release through Virtual Cinema with DVD and Digital slated later this summer.

Artsploitation’s Ray Murray says, “I found this film a perfect slap in the face to conventional story-telling. Gem Deger has put the surrealism back in story-telling and the danger back in romance and sex. If Gaspar Noé, Christophe Honoré and Xavier Dolan had a furious threesome, Gem could very well be their love child. We are excited to share this new talent with American audience.”

Watch the Trailer

Directed by Gem Deger
Written by Morris Stuttard based on a story by Gem Deger

Main Cast

Austin Chunn
Gem Deger
Issy Stewart
Christopher Hugh James Adamson
Jeff Fritz
Holden McNeill
video store owner
video store clerk

Produced by Martin Raiman & Steve Reverand
Cinematography by Cedric Larvoire
Production design by Jitka Sivrova
Costume design by Claudia Cazzorla
Sound by Petar Mrdjen
Makeup by Marketa Feigl
Special Effects Makeup by Vlad Taupesh & Josef Rarach

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