Burning Men - It’s a hell of trip!
Some readers may already have come across Burning Men, the rock and roll road movie I co-scripted with its director, Jeremy Wooding. Set between London and Northumberland, Burning Men follows a pair of young musicians on a wild, sometimes perilous trip across haunted byways and forgotten towns. It’s a movie with a tough edge, a romantic heart and a supernatural twist, with an evocative original soundtrack by guitarist Justin Adams.
An independent production, the film had a season of screenings in March before its digital release in April. More screenings, along with personal appearances by the director, are forthcoming. You can watch the trailer and read more at www.burningmenthemovie.com, where you will also find links to several digital platforms: i-Tunes, Amazon, Googleplay, Microsoft, Skystore and BT TV.
Praise for Burning Men:
“A paranoid rock’n’roll trip...a satanic jam of hypnotic trance-like rhythm and in-your-face punk attitude.” *** - Daily Mirror
“An excellent, evocative indie road movie” *** - Daily Star
“Ed Hayter and Aki Omoshaybi make for disarmingly affable travelling companions...A droll road movie” *** - Radio Times
“Sex, drugs and Satanism, great music and mystical musing. A road trip like no other.” - Love Horror
“A strange, surreal road trip, unsettling and captivating, destined to become a cult classic” - Critical Popcorn
“A great advert for British independent film-making. Thrilling and unique, furthered by its haunting score.” - Masses of Movies
“An intriguing and ambiguous film, the soundtrack is terrific.” - CautionSpoilers.com
“A fresh take on the British folk-horror genre, surprising, odd and clever. I have never seen anything quite like it.” - ReadySteadyCut.com
“A blend of chuckles and chills set set along the rarely filmed eastern half of England. A post-millenial spin on Albion folklore:” - Oxford Times
“A big heart and touching humanity at the centre of this tale. Successfully mashes up road picture, supernatural horror, comedy, and coming-of-age elements.” - Ghastly Grinning
“A thrilling and unique British rock-and-roll movie” - Masses of Movies
“A potential cult classic for the future, boasts a ‘you saw her here first’ turn by star of tomorrow Elinor Crawley.” - The Film Blog
“Like Easy Rider skidding into a Black Metal M.R. James anthology, in Burning Men Jeremy Wooding and Neil Spencer reacquaint us with the ancient fires that still blaze in both England’s mythic landscape and its sizzling, rejuvenated cinema. A freaked-out, funny, fast, no-budget masterpiece.” - Alan Moore, author (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, From Hell)