Cleopatra Films

Cleopatra Entertainment
Film division of Cleopatra Records
Industry Motion picture
Founded Los Angeles, CA (2015)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, USA
Key people
Brian Perera,
Parent Cleopatra Records
Website www.cleopatrarecords

Cleopatra Entertainment

Cleopatra Entertainment is the film division of long time L.A.-based indie label Cleopatra Records, most known for promoting dark and experimental music. Beginning in 2015, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component. The company has focused primarily on the home video market through partnerships with NY-based film distributor The Orchard [1] as well as AMPED Music Distribution,[2] and MVD Entertainment Group. However, recent projects have shown that the company is capable of theatrical distribution as well.

Cleopatra Entertainment officially began in 2015 with the U.S. release of the documentary/concert film about German heavy metal band Scorpions called Forever And A Day.[3] This was followed in August of the same year by the company’s first major production, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, the second installment of the cult horror musical franchise from director Darren Lynn Bousman (director of several installments in the Saw ) and writer Terrance Zdunich (of Repo! The Genetic Opera ). In addition to financing the film, Cleopatra produced the Blu-ray and DVD releases and also released the official CD soundtrack, which included all of the musical numbers from the film featuring likes of Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, David Hasselhoff, Ted Neeley, rap icon Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Adam Pascal, Butcher Babies, Nivek Ogre, and more!

In 2016, Cleopatra Entertainment released its second music documentary to the home video market, this one about UK punk band The Damned, called Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead,[4] which premiered a year earlier at the SXSW Film Festival.

Cleopatra Entertainment also purchased the vampire thriller Blood Trap,[5] starring Gianni Capaldi , Costas Mandylor, and Vinnie Jones, and released it to the home video market in October of that year. Also in October 2016, Cleopatra brought the twisted romantic comedy StalkHer starring Australia’s John Jarratt (of Wolf Creek ) and Kaarin Fairfax, to US audiences. Finally, the company will also see a theatrical release for the heartwarming, real-life story of a man and his cat, A Street Cat Named Bob,[6] based on the best-selling book of the same name by James Bowen.

Coming productions for the company include more thrillers such as The Devil’s Domain (starring Michael Madsen ), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye ), and The 27 Club (based on the well-known “ 27 Club ” legend). 2017 will also bring dramatic offerings including, Steven, the biopic of The Smiths frontman Morrissey [7] and, Free Bird, the harrowing true story of the 1977 plane crash that forever changed Southern Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, co-written by Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle,[8] one of the few members who survived the plane crash.



Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date DVD Release Date
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Darren Lynn Bousman Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, Tech N9ne, David Hasselhoff, Ted Neeley August 11, 2015 Spring 2016
Forever and a Day Katja von GarnierKlaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Scorpions October 16, 2015 November 27, 2016


Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date DVD Release Date
Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead Wes Orshoski The Damned, David Vanian,Captain Sensible,Rat Scabies, Brian James March 19, 2015 June 20, 2016
Blood Trap Alberto Sciamma Costas Mandylor, Gianni Capaldi, Vinnie Jones March 19, 2015 September 23, 2016
StalkHer John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax September 30, 2016 October 25, 2016
A Street Cat Named Bob Roger Spottiswoode Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt November 18, 2016 TBA


Title Directors Cast Theatrical Release Date DVD Release Date
Devil's Domain Jared Cohn Michael Madsen 2017
The Black Room Rolfe Kanefsky Lin Shaye, Natasha Henstridge 2017
The 27 Club 2017
Steven Jack Lowden 2017
Free Bird 2017


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