Following a wildly successful run on the global film festival circuit — netting over two dozen awards and 60 nominations — Coverage Ink and Quiver Distribution have announced the home video release of Jason Axinn’s To Your Last Death. The blood-splattered, timewarped animated family drama will be available nationwide October 6 on Blu-ray. It is currently available on a number of digital and cable platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum and Cox.
To Your Last Death combines a wildly imaginative script with eye-popping animation. The film is anchored by a first-class voice cast: Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Firefly, Gotham) as the mysterious Gamemaster, Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Batman: The Killing Joke, Robocop), Dani Lennon (The Love Witch, Bite Me), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects) and William Shatner (Star Trek franchise, The Practice) as the sadistic Overseer.
“What drew me to this project was how dark it was. This idea that we can be finger puppets, that somebody could be up there, wreaking chaos in our lives… Obviously, it’s a fantasy world, and it’s always fun to do something that’s completely unrealistic and at the same time plays with themes from reality,” Baccarin shared. “I enjoyed this character because one could say she’s evil — she’s doing these terrible things — but she’s really just doing her job. It’s not about emotion, and it’s not about being mean or terrible to people. It’s about entertainment and, in a weird way, I thought it would be really fun to attempt vocally to do that.”
“If you can make people feel that they could die horribly, that’s scary. That’s close to the bone,” added Shatner.
To Your Last Death had its world premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest in London, beginning a global tour of critical and audience acclaim. The film has won accolades including Best Film at the Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest and Horror Avenue Film Festival, Best Horror Film at Vidi Space Film Festival, Bloodstained Indie Film Fest and the Big Apple Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor (Wise), Best Villain and Best Writing at Hexploitation, Fearmaker of the Year at Spooky Empire, and Best Feature Screenplay and Best Sound at FilmQuest. To Your Last Death was also nominated for Best Feature at the Pasadena International Film Festival in addition to Best Feature, Best Director and Best First-time Filmmaker at HorrorHound.
To Your Last Death was produced by Coverage Ink Films and directed by Jason Axinn, from a script by Coverage Ink’s Tanya Klein and Jim Cirile. Axinn produced alongside Cindi Rice and Paige Barnett. Klein, Cirile and John Frank Rosenblum served as executive producers.