Producer Mem Ferda’s MANIA Wins Best Horror Feature at Arizona Underground Film Festival

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13 October 2015

Producer Mem Ferda’s MANIA Wins Best Horror Feature at Arizona Underground Film Festival

The sexually charged lesbian love story ‘MANIA’ directed by Jessica Cameron, recently premiered at the 8th Annual Arizona Underground Film Festival and won the accolade for Best Horror Feature.

MANIA produced by British Actor / Producer Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, London Heist) revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their home and travel cross-country after a brutal murder. The movie stars Ellie Church (Time to Kill, Headless) in the lead role of Mel.

MANIA is one of three features that sees the teaming up of established horror director Cameron and Ferda along with Writer/ Executive Producer Jonathan Scott Higgins. Following on from their huge success with ‘Truth or Dare’ which picked up over 33 awards globally, the team are confident ‘MANIA’ will be equally successful.

Set in the US, MANIA is not about cheap scares – it’s a dark horror with a sexy Bonny and Clyde-esque twist.

Mem Ferda commented, “Jessica and I worked from a very dark palette for ‘MANIA’. Parts are brutally blunt and may not be to everyone’s taste. But the exploration into a twisted lesbian relationship and the presentation of characters which are infectious and real, is a true testament to Jessica’s energy and unrelenting passion for the work.”

Mem Ferda, although a successful and esteemed Hollywood actor, still enjoys getting involved in underground projects such as MANIA and is committed to finding fresh talent through independent filmmaking.

Directed by: Jessica Cameron

Produced by: Mem Ferda

Written by: Jonathan Scott Higgins

Cast: Ellie Church, Carlo Mendez, Tristan Risk

Twitter: @ManiaTheMovie



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Mem Ferda was born in South West London in 1963, and started acting from a young age. This led to graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He went on to carve himself a successful career, landing a myriad of TV roles, commercials and films. Over the years he has taken on a notable list of ‘baddies’ roles, including Dusan (The Crew), Hakeem (The Veteran), Vladimir (ill Manors), Kamel Hannah (The Devils Double) Ilir Duka (Dirty Money) Tariq (Plastic) and recently Lenny Moore (Gunned Down).

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