THE SHRINE get nominated for a Grammy!









The Shrine has been nominated for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in the category:

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Kings Speech
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2                                                                                   Black Swan                                                                                                                                       The Shrine                                                                                                                                           Tron

CONGRATULATIONS to our composer Ryan Shore.



STILL LIFE to play in Russia



Our short film Still Life will play on Russian television later this year. Egoist TV has acquired the rights. Stay tuned and we will let you know when you can check it out.



THE OTHER CELIA to play Sci-fi London

The Other Celia will be playing at this years Sci-fi-London Film Festival.

It has been selected to play in the Great Writers in Short Form section

Check it out Saturday May 5th, 2012


UPDATE: IFC Midnight Believes in The Shrine

The Shrine” is now available on VOD and in select theaters.

The film will play a run at the IFC Center in New York, while debuting On Demand. The film can be seen on: Time Warner, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, and Bright House.

Additional theaters and locations TBA.

PREVIOUS: IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights for Brookstreet Pictures’ horror / thriller “The Shrine.”

The chiller will play a limited 10-city release and be available simultaneously On Demand.

Release dates are TBA, but this will mark Brookstreet’s largest theatrical release to date, trumping “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer’s” tri-city release.

Stay up to date on more release dates by following @TheShrineMovie on Twitter, Like “The Shrine” on Facebook, let’s be Friends on Myspace, or stay tuned to the Brookstreet Pictures News Blog.


The Shrine on DVD in Canada

Mongrel Media has released ‘The Shrine‘ on DVD in Canada.

The film is available in stores everywhere and online at, where it currently sits as the #2 New Release Horror DVD Best Seller.  In its first 30 days in release, The ‘The Shrine’ continues to hold its own on the Top 100 Horror DVD Sellers.

Stay up to date on DVD release dates for the United States and other territories by following @TheShrineMovie on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, let’s be Friends on Myspace, or stay tuned to the Brookstreet Pictures News Blog.


The Shrine to US Premiere at Screamfest in Los Angeles


Get ready to scream: The Shrine’s United States Premiere is Screamfest International Film Festival in Los Angeles!  The Festival is “10 fright-filled days” October 8th-17th at Mann Chinese Theaters.  The complete festival line up and schedule are currently TBA.  When we know more, you will know more.

Writer/Director Jon Knautz along with the cast and crew are expected to attend, hang out, and answer questions.  Exec Producer/Writer Trevor Matthews, CEO of Brookstreet Pictures, will also be there to introduce and discuss upcoming projects for the company.  And make no mistake, there is going to be a killer after party!

The Shrine World Premiered at FanTasia Int’l Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature.

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Pre-Production Begins on Short Film 'Old West'

Brookstreet Pictures will produce a short Western penned by Nick Gordon.  Trevor Matthews (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, The Shrine) is attached to star, with Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, The Shrine) directing.  Ariescope Pictures’ Cory Neal (Frozen, Hatchet) is set to help produce the short, which has plans for production in late September.

Jon and Trevor are re-teaming to make a short for the first time since Moment of Truth in 2007, which is now being developed into a feature film.  Two of their previous shorts, Still Life and The Other Celia, earned Jon Best Director prizes at the Malibu Film Festival in 2006.  Cory Neal just wrapped Hatchet 2 with Ariescope Director Adam Green, the sequel to their 2006 Horror/Comedy cult hit, Hatchet.

Check out the trailer for Hatchet 2.

Victor Crowley Lives Again!!!


The Shrine World Premieres at FanTasia Int'l Film Festival and Wins!



Once the audience saw it, they weren’t allowed to leave until they voted: The Shrine won the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature!

The Shrine broke the seal in Montreal at the FanTasia Int’l Film Festival, where director Jon Knautz and star Aaron Ashmore introduced the film and answered questions after.

If you couldn’t make it or get your question heard, join the 24/7 Q&A with Dir. Jon Knautz at

For updates on all things Shrine, including future fests, follow us on Twitter @TheShrineMovie or Like The Shrine Movie on Facebook.



Brookstreet Pictures Moves to Beverly Hills

We lost touch during the move, but now we are settled and have found our signal to break radio silence!

In March, Brookstreet Pictures added a new office branch in Beverly Hills, CA. Trevor Matthews (CEO), Jon Knautz (VP), and Matt Brulotte (Post Production Manager) now reside in sunny Southern California.

We wasted no time and immediately started pursuing new projects for the company. Three feature films are in development, with scripts scheduled to arrive in September and October. We are making plans to start pre-production on one soon after.

Stay tuned for more updates on The Shrine’s festival frenzy, our upcoming slate, and more!