Friday, March 28, 2008

Win a chat with actor Malcolm McDowell

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) announced that it has launched a new contest in anticipation of Golden Globe-nominee Malcolm McDowell’s upcoming film, Red Roses and Petrol. World Wide is asking McDowell’s fans to create short videos expressing how much they appreciate the actor’s extensive body of work. The videos must be shorter than five minutes and should be submitted via upload onto the Red Roses and Petrol YouTube group at:

The winner of the contest’s grand prize will receive a private, 10-minute telephone chat with McDowell, a Red Roses and Petrol poster autographed by McDowell, and a copy of the official Red Roses and Petrol shooting script signed by cast members. Runners-up will win an autographed poster and production memorabilia. The submission deadline is Sunday, April 27, at 11:59 p.m. EST. For complete contest details and rules, visit

“Because we have received so much interest in the film, largely because of Malcolm’s involvement, we felt that reaching out to the vast internet audience would not only help get the word out about this wonderful little film, but also provide a rare opportunity for long-time fans of Malcolm McDowell to interact personally with this award-winning actor,” offers Paul Hancock, CEO of World Wide.

McDowell is one of the most recognized and respected UK actors working in Hollywood and around the world. His career in television and film spans four decades, and he is just as busy now as he was when he first rose to fame in the late 1960s, starring in Lindsay Anderson’s legendary films If… (1968) and O Lucky Man! (1973). The movie that catapulted his successful career was Stanley Kubrick’s infamous A Clockwork Orange (1971). Recently, the performer has appeared in recurrent pivotal roles on NBC’s “Heroes” and HBO’s “Entourage” and co-starred in Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) and Doomsday (2008). Later this year, he will be featured in the mini-series “War and Peace” and “Coco Chanel.”

Red Roses and Petrol begins its roll-out in the United States on Friday, June 13. The dark comedy explores the complex dynamics of love, life, and the loss of a family member with delightfully scathing humor and surprising plot twists. Amidst a haze of cigarette smoke, uneaten food and enough whiskey to sink a ship, the family of Enda Doyle (McDowell) gathers in Dublin for their patriarch’s eventful wake. A university librarian, poet and rascal, Enda’s legacy includes a trail of unresolved issues, a dysfunctional family, and a disturbing mystery.

Based on award-winning Irish playwright Joseph O’Connor’s celebrated stage drama, Red Roses and Petrol is directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs. McDowell’s tour-de-force performance as the roguish Enda Doyle is complemented by a talented ensemble cast that includes Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon), Heather Juergensen (Kissing Jessica Stein), Greg Ellis (Pirates Of The Caribbean), Susan Lynch (Waking Ned Devine), Olivia Tracey (Lucky You), and Catherine Farrell.

Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world and is primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials and television productions. World Wide’s industry executives and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of film and television projects, earning Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and prizes from world film festivals.

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