A film described as “Gore Gone Wild”, “outside the horror toolbox”, and “double-barreled mayhem” is coming home for its Canadian premiere. The Halifax feature film that has been shocking film festival audiences is opening in theatres across Canada this weekend. To celebrate the film’s success and bring together cast, crew, families, and production partners, Hobo With A Shotgun will have its Canadian premiere on Wednesday, March 23, at an invitation-only event in Halifax. The gory film started its life as a trailer submitted to the Grindhouse Trailer contest put on by the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Following the success of the trailer, it grew into a full-length feature film that is placed alongside Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive and Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead. Receiving rave reviews following the film’s premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January, Hobo headed back to SXSW to show fans how their support has initiated the transformation into a feature film. SXSW is an annual music, film, and interactive festival in Austin, Texas that allows independent movie producers to establish new connections and meet people from the film industry. “Four years ago we brought our little no budget trailer to SXSW and had one of the most amazing experiences of our lives. This time we went back to showcase a film that wouldn’t exist without the support we received from our fans and local partners, said the film’s director, Jason Eisener.”Specifically, we would like to thank Film Nova Scotia, which has been a strong supporter from the beginning.” “Seeing the success the Hobo with a Shotgun team has received really shows the strength of the production industry here in Nova Scotia,” said Ann MacKenzie, president and CEO of Film Nova Scotia. “As an industry, we have the crews, talent, and infrastructure to produce great films and we consider their success a win for the Nova Scotia film industry.” The premiere is sponsored by Film Nova Scotia, Telefilm Canada, Alliance Films, Yer Dead Productions, Rhombus Media, Whizbang Films, The Coast, and Q104 Radio. Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown Corporation reporting to the Minister for Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. The corporation provides a wide range of programs and services to support the province’s audiovisual industry. With an industry that employs almost 3,000 people and contributes $100 million to the economy annually, Nova Scotia is among the largest production centres in Canada.