Mad Heidi Gets Theater Premiere Across North America June 21
Raven Banner and Fathom Events are bringing Swissploitation grindhouse MAD HEIDI to theaters across North America on June 21st.
Alice Lucy and Casper Van Dien star in this one night event full of blood…and cheese!
Fathom Events, Raven Banner Releasing, and Swissploitation Films are thrilled to present the modern grindhouse epic Mad Heidi, coming to theaters nationwide for a special one-night only engagement on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19 at Fathom events.
This wicked odyssey of blood and cheese puts a new spin on the classic “Heidi” tale: it finds our heroine (Alice Lucy) all grown up and living an idyllic life in the Swiss Alps with her beloved grandfather (David Schofield) far above. an increasingly dystopian landscape presided over by our very Swiss leader (Casper Van Dien) – a ruthless dictator bent on world domination through dairy. But when her goatherd lover (Kel Matsena) is brutally murdered by government thugs for distributing illegal cheese, Heidi embarks on a wild quest for revenge, which puts her toe-to-toe with wild female inmates and cheese-fueled Swiss supers. – soldiers, ninja nuns and more as you fight to overthrow a tyrannical regime and restore Switzerland’s freedom.
The Fathom event exclusively features the debut of stars Casper Van Dien and Alice Lucy, and co-directors Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein.
Mad Heidi initially made waves with its innovative crowdfunding approach, bypassing traditional funding tactics to preserve the film’s original vision while returning profits to creators and backers. With elaborate sets, stunning practical makeup and gore effects, and brilliant ingenuity directed by first-timers Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein, Mad Heidi is the ultimate homage to grindhouse cinema and the latest fresh twist on a classic favorite coming to theaters via Fathom Events. , following the distributor’s popular run of the indie horror hit Winnie the Pooh: Blood And Honey in February.Mad Heidi opens on US screens from Fathom Events. The film will also be available in Canada at select Cineplex locations.
North American theatrical release:
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
19:00 local time
WATCH THE TRAILER BELOW
In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant (Van Dien), Heidi (Lucy) lives a pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandpa Alpöhi (Schofield) does everything to protect Heidi, but her desire for freedom soon meets with the dictator’s henchmen. When pushed too far, the innocent Heidi transforms into a chubby warrior who sets out to free her country from the monstrous cheese fascists. Mad Heidi is an action-adventure exploitation extravaganza based on the popular children’s book character Heidi and the world’s first Swiss movie.
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