Donnie Darko Anniversary Edition

Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as “The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick”, Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast – pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle – and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

GVFilm created a newly re-vamped trailer and social media spots for the 4K UHD release.

Arrow Video Texas Frightmare Showreel

When Arrow Video wanted to showcase their line of cult horror releases at Texas Frightmare, they turned to GVFilm to make this showreel of iconic horror footage. With clips from Hellraiser and Donnie Darko to Society and The Hills Have Eyes, making this was an absolute scream…

Donnie Darko

For the release of Donnie Darko Anniversary edition in US theatres, GVFilm were commissioned to create new promo trailers for the online campaign and a raft of social media assets including
motion posters and GIFs.

Donnie Darko

For the release of the Donnie Darko Anniversary Edition, Arrow Films commissioned GVFilm to create a short promo previewing not only the films stunning 4K restoration but also the extensive
iTunes extras available to download. The promo was an exclusive on iTunes UK social media gaining over 15K views in a day.
Donnie Darko Anniversary Edition is available now on iTunes.