There were two screenings of Anna and the Apocalypse. The Midnight X-Treme showing on Saturday 07 October (technically Sunday 08 morning) at 01:00 at the Retiro venue in Sitges and the other showing was on Wednesday 11 October (technically Thursday 12 morning) at 01:00 at the Prado venue in Sitges.
The Sitges Film Festival celebrated its first 50 years with a lineup loaded with intense thrills, presenting 255 films in seven different screening venues – four of them movie theatres – and 108 guest talents. The Auditorium at the Hotel Melia welcomed more than 20 red carpet appearances from the most relevant directors, actors and actresses who visited Sitges this year.
The horror musical comedy is directed by John McPhail and stars Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) as Anna, with Mark Benton (The Halcyon) as her father Tony and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) as the wicked antagonist Savage. The cast also includes emerging stars Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu.
“I am so proud of what we have managed to achieve with Anna and the Apocalypse. Taking on such a mix of genres – musical, comedy, horror, action – all in the one film, was a pretty daunting task but I was lucky to have an amazingly talented team around me to pull off the impossible.” John McPhail, Director
In Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.
Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a manic bachelor party and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
Produced by Naysun Alae-Carew and Nicholas Crum of Blazing Griffin and Tracy Jarvis of Parkhouse Pictures, Anna and the Apocalypse is based on the 2010 BAFTA winning short film Zombie Musical; directed by John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here); written by Alan McDonald and the late Ryan McHenry; with original music by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly.