When you are a famous rock band manager like Allen Kovac it makes sense to get some of your well-known acts to participate in your new movie entertainment company.
Kovac, known for his influence in the music industry, working with bands such as Blondie, The Bee Gees, Mötley Crüe, and Meatloaf is heading a new company called Better Noise Films.
One of the studio’s first releases is a horror movie called The Retaliators which will feature Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, and Escape The Fate. The famous music makers will make cameos and provide songs for the soundtrack.
“Better Noise has always been more than a music label,” explains Kovac. “We are a content company that creates books, tours, theatrical productions, television and now film. We are the artist development company and now, through Better Noise Films, we have a new platform for delivering top quality content that engages audiences and builds our brands and artists. We have several exciting projects in the works, including a drama about opioid addiction, a thriller-horror movie and several documentaries. We have also optioned books, including Nikki Sixx’s The Heroin Diaries and a sci-fi story Perfect New World.”
Dan Lieblein (Cinecom Entertainment Group, October Films, USA Films and USA Home Entertainment) will act as Chief Operating Officer for Better Noise Films.
Says Lieblein: “Allen has been developing artists and creative content his entire career, and Better Noise Films is a logical extension to the Better Noise brand.”
The studio will develop feature films and other unique programming.
The teaser below for ‘The Retaliators’ is a music video by the HU, featuring scenes from the film.
‘The Retaliators’ is a high-octane horror-thriller, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, The Outsider) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special guest appearances by some of rock music’s biggest names and a soundtrack featuring Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate and more. Written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare, the film is directed by Bridget Smith
In addition to The Retaliators, Better Noise Films is also releasing Sno Babies, “a gripping tale about the grim realities of opioid addiction and its effects on middle-class suburbia.”
Here is the video for “Sober” by Bad Wolves featuring Sno Babies film footage: