Over the last few years I have personally had a very great working relationship with the team at metrodome, a company who have released some of our favorite films of the past few years Such as What We Do In The Shadows, House of the Devil, Housebound, Starry Eyes and White God to name a few, and it is such a shame to see them all made redundant.
UK newspaper The Guardian reports: All staff have been made redundant with immediate effect. Some reports suggest workers at Hollywood Classics, a sister company specialising in library rights, have also been laid off.
Brighton-based company 101 Films has reportedly bought some titles. But the immediate fate of some of Metrodome’s high-profile future releases – including this week’s Childhood of a Leader, given five stars by Guardian critic Peter Bradshaw, and the Kristen Stewart-starring Personal Shopper – remains unclear
Considering earlier in the day on Wednesday the were advertising the release of The Childhood of a Leader on Twitter and Facebook this news must have come very much out of the blue for the people working there. This is a sad day for more indie titles, a lot of which would be heading to festivals like FrightFest around this time of year but I could only hope the titles Metrodome have released in the past find a new home elsewhere and are not forgotten.
Our thoughts go out to the Metrodome team but lets hope a buyer steps up to help them out of this dark period.