14th Jun2017

“Arachny in the UK” – ‘Spidarlings’ premieres on Troma Now

by Phil Wheat

Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Entertainment President and creator of The Toxic Avenger, has this week announced the acquisition of Salem Kapsaski’s punk rock musical Spidarlings, with the films World Premiere set for Troma Now on July 1st.

Poverty stricken lovers Eden and Matilda have enough trouble just getting through the days…Their Landlord is trying to terrorize them and strange things seem to be going on at “Juicy Girls”, the place where Matilda works…but when Eden buys a pet spider the real troubles start.

Spidarlings will premiere on Troma Now, Troma Entertainment’s exclusive content streaming service, July 1st!

From the press release:

While creating Spidarlings, Director Salem Kapsaski drew inspiration from his own real life experiences with financial struggles, a ruthless landlord, and relentless threats to his family from an unstable individual. These real life experiences mixed with influences from John Waters, I Love Lucy, Lloyd Kaufman, Peanuts cartoons and an amazing musical score by Jeff Kristian are what makes Spidarlings a totally original, remarkable independent film.

About the filmmakers:

Salem Kapsaski is a Manchester based writer, director of London Calling (2015), My Head Hurts (2000) and the Troma Released Spidarlings (2017), producer as well as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Après Vague Productions. Mr. Kapsaski studied Film at the New York Film School and Sound Engineering at the City of Westminster College.His debut novella “Nazi Sniper” was published in 2015 by Sleazy Viking Press. Salem is currently working on the erotic film anthology “Films Confiscated from a French Brothel”(2017).

Rahel is a actress, producer, model and painter with a strong background in acting and modelling for over ten years and extended studies in acting, Puppeteering, dance and physical theatre (API Acting Studio, The Drama School of Theatre of Change, Sofia Dance Academy – Athens). She has played on several stages in London, Athens and twice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Played leads in numerous shorts and feature films such as Greek Cult Horror film Soul Looting , Alice and The Last Lottery and in Films Confiscated From a French Brothel. Also appeared in My Jewish Auntie which was aired on British T.V and in now will star in the upcoming animation/horror DeadMan.

Gabriella is the Executive Producer and Production Designer of Spidarlings. She is a theatre producer, writer, director translator, playwright and co-founder of Après Vague. In 2000, she founded and produced the theatre festival “Ancient Theatre Alive “and is the co-founder and initiator of the Greek Fringe Festival, Athens and the Producer for the Anti theatro, and Talos Ensemble (Santa Barbara, USA). For over ten years she was one of the senior writers for the monthly online magazine Scene 4. She was the Co-Producer and Co-writer of several Radio shows at ET1 in Greece and has worked with numerous Greek film directors like Dinos Katsouridis and Kostas Mazanis. She made her directorial film debut with ‘Artemis of the Wildland’. She is also the co-producer of the TV series London Calling and associate producer of the TV series Xandermonium and has worked as set designer for a number of films.

Sophia is an accomplished model, actress, published writer, exhibited artist, trained body piercer and performer. Multi-talented and ever the creative she has been working in the industry since she’s 18, having starred in numerous films including Kung Fu and Titties, Three’s a Shroud, The Shadow of Death and the T.V series Emily Booth’s GoreZone Magazine Movie Massacre. She has performed across the UK and in Europe at a variety of venues. Her performance skills include; fire skills (eating, fakir, and fire hoop), glass walking, stilt walking, sword swallowing, eating razor blades, living statuing, gogo/pole/cage dancing/burlesque/art performances and angle grinding.

Lee began singing in a punk band Regular Wretches at the age of 15,leading to a wild and crazy journey in various bands. Touring the World with The Ramones, Motorhead,U2, Black Sabbath.Moving to L.A, then Zaragoza, Spain then back to the UK his last band Gypsy Pistoleros toured extensively in the last 5 years. Now Gypsy Lee Pistolero is a solo artist/songwriter, releasing 2 albums so far. During the 80’s Lee did various acting roles including Sharpes Rifles, Hope and Glory and Velvet Goldmine. Lee returned with passion back to acting playing “Ticks” in Spidarlings. He has played the tittle role in Tom Lee Rutter’s Acid Western ‘Stranger’ and played ‘The Reaper’ in Westbank Entertainments ‘Theatre of Fear’



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