Q and A, Meet the Cast & Exclusive Film Screening
Starts 1:00 PM, 11 December 2021, Reel Cinema, St Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull
Once a year O’Flaherty Events chooses a charity to support, raise funds and awareness by holding a charity event. This year we are proud to support the Bone Cancer Research Trust, Leeds, by holding a charity screening at Reel Cinemas, Hull, along with a very special VIP meet and greet with some of the cast and crew from the British film, Anna and the Apocalypse, on December 11 2021, with all profits from the event being donated to charity.
ABOUT THE FILM
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit.
Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a ravenous bachelor party and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike. But they soon discover that no-one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
VIP Guest list
Please be aware our guests' appearance are subject to work commitments and as such are subject to change at short notice.
Should any guests not be available on the day no refunds, exchanges or credits will be given.
Mark is an actor known for The Second Coming, Early Doors and Anna and the Apocalypse. More recently he has starred in the BBC TV series, Shakespere & Hathaway: Private Investigators.
Born in Glasgow, John McPhail is a Scottish movie director, screenwriter and editor, and started his own production house, Worrying Drake Productions, in 2013.
Ben Wiggins is an actor, known for Anna and the Apocalypse (2017), Mary Queen of Scots (2018) and The Witcher (2019)
We are proud to welcome Abi as our host. She is a stand-up comedian based in Bristol who's been gigging since January 2019. You may have seen her on Twitter or TickTok.
Why Bone Cancer Research?
Someone knows someone who has suffered from cancer, a friend of mine currently is undergoing treatment for it and I also have a work colleague who has it too. After hearing of co-writer Ryan McHenry’s sudden demise of Bone Cancer, I decided to learn more of this particular disease as it isn’t a well-known particular form of cancer. Every ten minutes somewhere in the world someone is diagnosed with primary bone cancer, yet it remains under-researched and under-funded. Due to the lack of research there have been no significant improvements to primary bone cancer survival rates for thirty years. This event will help raise both awareness and much needed funds as the Bone Cancer Research Trust, which is based in Leeds, Yorkshire, receives no government funding so relies heavily on fundraising.
After seeing Anna and the Apocalypse last year I had the idea of a charity screening. After seeing the documentary it was obvious that Ryan McHenry touched many people and he lives on through them. The film has been described by many as having heart, which it does, however I would say that it also tells a story of hope. Hope of overcoming loss. Hope overcoming travesty. I suppose ultimately, hope surviving a zombie invasion against the odds at Christmas, the season of hope.
Hope is behind every person, their family and friends, who are diagnosed with Bone Cancer which can occur at any age. It is unusual in that it mostly affects children, teenagers, young adults and elderly people. On average 12 people every week are diagnosed across the UK and Ireland.
I hope you will decide to join us for this unique charity screening!
Acknowledgements and Grateful Thanks
Whilst this event has received the support of Vertigo Releasing, Blazing Griffin and Reel Cinemas, it is solely organised and promoted by O’Flaherty Events. Logos, images, videos contained on this site are used with kind permission for promotional use only and are copyright of Blazing Griffin, unless otherwise stated.