|Left For Dead|
|Directed by||Ross Boyask|
|Produced by||Phil Hobden|
|Written by||Adrian Foiadelli|
|Starring||Glenn Salvage, Adam Chapman, Andy Prior, Brendan Carr|
|Music by||Pinda Dhanoya|
|Edited by||Ross Boyask|
|Distributed by||IFM Worldwide Releasing LLC|
Left for Dead is a 2005 British action film directed by Ross Boyask.
Left for Dead is a revenge thriller set in a city called Hope, where a crime lord called Kincaid rules with an iron fist. Williams, a former hitman for Kincaid, is attacked and left for dead when he tries to leave the organisation. He teams up with Kelso, a kickboxer who had his hands smashed by Kincaid, and together they must fight to exact revenge on the criminal empire that holds their city in an iron grasp.
Mostly the filmmakers cast unknowns in the film. Original Kincaid actor Gordon Alexander left the production after 2 months due to 'creative differences'. He later went on to star in the critically hammered British arthouse action film The Purifiers.
Left For Dead was shot over 18 months in Brighton and Eastbourne, East Sussex and debuted at Cannes 2004 with a packed market screening in the Riviera building. It was quickly picked up by sales agent Barbara Mudge and her Beverly Hills-based company Worldwide Filmed Entertainment LLC.
Self-funded, the film was the work of UK director-producer team Ross Boyask & Phil Hobden. Starring Glenn (Take Three Girls, The Silencer) Salvage, Andy Prior, Adam Chapman and a host of the UK's most talented action martial arts stars, 'Left For Dead' has action choreographed by Gordon Alexander (Accidental Spy) & Independent Stunts (Blood Myth, The Silencer)
The film has been released in over 15 countries to date, including the UK, Canada, USA and Thailand.
'Taking low budget action cinema to new levels of delirium and viciousness, Left For Dead happens to be an amazing adrenaline rush of a film' Matthew Sanderson, Rumourmachine.com
'Left for Dead is one hell of an action movie... pushing the action to extremes while maintaining an engaging plot' 4/5 Mark Pollard, Kungfucinema.com
'bloody and violent martial arts action... the fights come at you furiously... Left For Dead, thankfully, differs from the norm' -6.5/10 Gregory Conley, yourvideostoreshelf.com
‘Sets a whole new standard for digital video production... the UK movie scene just got its butt kicked!’ 4.5/5 Dean Meadows, VENGEANCE Magazine