During its festival runs last year, a cult classic in the vain of Heavy Metal was being made. Now, To Your Last Death has been racking up Awards and Nominations. Including up to 34 wins since it’s FrightFest premiere.
Including Best Feature from Pasadena International Film Festival, Best Director from Horrorhound, and Best Horror Feature from Phoenix International Film Festival. “Based on our research, we are the second most award-winning horror feature of 2020,” says co-writer and executive producer Tanya Klein.
Quite an achievement for a twisted, low-budget animated movie which Film Threat rated 9/10 and raved “one of the best horror/action movies I’ve seen in a while”. To Your Last Death combines a wildly imaginative script with eye-popping animation. The film is anchored by a first-class voice cast: Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, “Firefly”, “Gotham”) as the mysterious Gamemaster, Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”, Batman: The Killing Joke, Robocop), Dani Lennon (The Love Witch, Bite Me), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects), and William Shatner (the “Star Trek” franchise, “The Practice”) as the sadistic Overseer.
To Your Last Death features hand-drawn animation in a style reminiscent of “Archer” and “Metalocalypse.” According to executive producer and co-writer Jim Cirile, the film is “extremely violent, but it features dimensional, relatable characters and definitely has something to say. There’s political bite and social commentary and surprising depth.”
To Your Last Death was produced by Coverage Ink Films and directed by Jason Axinn, from a script by Coverage Ink’s Tanya Klein and Jim Cirile. Axinn produced alongside Cindi Rice and Paige Barnett. Tanya Klein, James Cirile, and John Frank Rosenblum served as executive producers. Carl Frank, best known for his work on Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering, led the art department. Rene G. Boscio composed the score.