LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) announces the Transactional VOD release of the quirky comedy Under the Influencer on December 12, 2023. Written and directed by Alex Haughey (Prodigy, 2017), produced by Anna Grigorian, Masha Ko, Marlaina Smith, Kelton White, and Haughey, with original music by Erick DeVore. Under The Influencer explores the pervasive, superficial, and addictive nature of social media with humor, yet also addresses the flipside, finding a more fulfilling sense of oneself and true connection away from fame. The movie was filmed on location around southern California, including in Burbank, Glendale, and Riverside. The original song, “Used to Be,” was written for the film and performed by lead actress Taylor Scorse. The single is available for download now.
Synopsis: After a decade of being on top of the YouTube world, a 25-year-old influencer struggles to cling on to her status as the “likes” and followers begin to fade away. She is running out of tricks and will have to separate her online persona from her authentic self in order to learn that sometimes, you have to disconnect to find true connection. Watch the trailer HERE.
Starring: Taylor Scorce (Revenge for My Mother), Spencer Vaughn Kelly (The Resurrection of Charles Manson), Chandler Young (NCIS: Los Angeles), Zach Paul Brown (The 27 Club).
Lise Romanoff, CEO and Managing Director of Vision Films says, “Although Under the Influencer is a fun and funny look behind the scenes of a popular social media content creator, it is also a reminder that what matters most is being your authentic self and sometimes, one has to completely disconnect to connect.”
Writer/Director Alex Haughey shares, “On the surface, the movie is a cautionary tale about the dangers of the digital persona. At its core, the story is of identity and how easy it is to lose track of oneself – be it in social media, politics, a job, a lifestyle, a relationship. It is an experience a lot of people relate with, and it gives the film real heart.”
Under the Influencer will be available December 12 on major streaming and cable platforms across the U.S. and Canada followed by DVD at major online retailers.
About Vision Films
Vision Films is a leading independent sales and VOD aggregator specializing in the licensing, marketing, and distribution of over 800 feature films, documentaries, and series from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month across Theatrical, VOD, DVD, and television platforms. Visionfilms.net
SOURCE Vision Films, Inc.
Celebrating 25 Years of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace with a Theatrical Return
“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace celebrates its 25th anniversary with a limited theatrical return from May 3 – May 5, 2024. May the Force be with you!”
Exciting news has been unveiled for Star Wars fans worldwide as Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is set to make a grand return to theaters from May 3 to May 5, 2024, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The announcement, shared by Empire Magazine, comes adorned with a stunning new poster by artist Matt Ferguson, adding to the fervor surrounding this iconic film.
The re-release promises to transport audiences back to the captivating world of Star Wars, featuring unforgettable moments such as the intense Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn duel, the exhilarating Boonta Eve Podrace, and the epic battle of Naboo. This cinematic experience is a chance to relive the origins of the Skywalker Saga, witness Anakin Skywalker’s initial encounter with the Jedi, the galactic civil war’s nascent stages, and the insidious machinations of Palpatine.
As fans eagerly anticipate the return of The Phantom Menace to the big screen, Empire Magazine has unveiled exclusive photos of the original cast, including beloved characters and thrilling scenes that have left an indelible mark on the Star Wars universe.
To complement this exciting revival, Empire Magazine has prepared an issue dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Star Wars prequels, featuring insightful interviews with key cast members like Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and more. Additionally, readers can delve into the behind-the-scenes magic with producers, stunt coordinators, and concept designers, exploring iconic sequences and rarely-seen concept art from the trilogy.
With the anticipation building up, fans are encouraged to grab a copy of Empire’s special issue, available from February 15, to delve deeper into the legacy of The Phantom Menace. So, mark your calendars for this special cinematic event and relive the magic of Star Wars Episode 1 on the big screen once more.
Don’t miss out on this limited-time opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in theaters from May 3. May the Force be with you as you embark on this nostalgic journey!
Source: starwarsnewsnet.com and Empire Magazine
Exploring Multiverse and Human Emotions: INGRESS Hits Theatres
INGRESS: A mind-bending journey through the multiverse, exploring human emotions. A compelling cinematic experience awaits.
(Los Angeles, CA) February 5th, 2024 marks an exciting day for cinema enthusiasts as Glass House Distribution announces the acquisition of worldwide sales rights and the theatrical release of INGRESS, the directorial debut of the talented Rachel Noll James. An award-winning writer and filmmaker known for her works such as “Don’t Pass Me By,” “The Storyteller,” and “Inheritance,” Noll James steps into the director’s chair for INGRESS, a film that promises to take audiences on an extraordinary journey through the multiverse.
The story of INGRESS revolves around a woman, Riley, who possesses the unique ability to move between parallel realities. After the tragic loss of her husband, she must grapple with her past trauma to traverse different realities and find a world where her husband is still alive. This poignant and mind-bending narrative is a testament to Noll James’ prowess as both a writer and a director.
The film, which had its theatrical release on January 23rd across ten theaters in the U.S., has been met with critical acclaim. The Los Angeles screening at the Glendale Laemmle Theatre from February 23rd through the 29th promises an immersive experience, with the director, cast, and crew present for a Q&A session.
Tom Malloy, president of Glass House Distribution, commends the film, stating, “We felt Ingress is compelling and unique, which is something that’s not common in today’s indie scene. This is a movie that makes you think and question the aspect of a multiverse.”
INGRESS has already made waves in the festival circuit, earning accolades such as Best Feature, Best Directorial Debut, and Best Lead Actress for Rachel Noll James at the Climax Festival International de Cinéma Indépendent. Critics have praised the film for its expansively surreal nature and tender, poignant storytelling, further solidifying its impact on audiences.
As Rachel Noll James describes, “As a filmmaker, I have found myself continually drawn to the complexities of human relationships. Ingress is a story seeded from experiences in my own life, and expanded to the farthest reaches of my imagination.” Her passion for exploring the human experience through the lens of the multiverse shines through in every frame of the film.
INGRESS marks the first narrative feature from Emergence Films, the production company co-founded by Noll James and Sienna Beckman, and it serves as a testament to their dedication to thought-provoking storytelling.
For those curious to explore the multiverse alongside Riley, further details about the film can be found on the official website, Instagram, Facebook, and IMDb.
As INGRESS continues to captivate audiences, it stands as a testament to the power of storytelling in exploring the depths of human emotions and the infinite possibilities of the multiverse. With its compelling narrative and powerful performances, INGRESS promises to be a cinematic journey unlike any other.
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Freestyle Digital Media Acquisition “WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD” Has Limited Theatrical Release Starting In New York City
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Production company, District 51 Studios is pleased to announce that Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, is acquiring North American VOD rights to the psychological thriller WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD, which will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms in North America, as well as on DVD, starting on January 12, 2024, through Freestyle Digital Media.
Prior to the digital release on January 12, 2024, WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD will have a limited city-by-city theatrical run this fall for one screening only in each in the following cities:
- New York City (Premiere) – Thursday, October 26, 2023 (Regal Union Square)
- New York City – Thursday, November 2, 2023 (Regal Union Square)
- Boston – Thursday, November 9, 2023 (Tentative date) (theater TBA)
- Philadelphia – Thursday, November 16, 2023 (Tentative date) (theater TBA)
- Washington, DC – Thursday, November 30, 2023 (Tentative date) (theater TBA)
- Atlanta – Thursday, December 7, 2023 (Tentative date) (theater TBA)
- Los Angeles – Thursday, December 14, 2023 (Tentative date) (theater TBA)
WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD is a psychological thriller that follows two students, Laura and Kelly, who eagerly travel to New York where their seemingly ordinary rental home on 625 River Road becomes the epicenter of a spiral of enigmatic events. As the layers of mystery unfold, the pair must navigate a web of intrigue that blurs the line between reality and illusion. WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD entices audiences with a tantalizing blend of gripping, unconventional imagery, faceless figures emerging from the shadows, and eerie story elements.
Directed by Devon Jovi Johnson of District 51 Studios, WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD was written by Devon Jovi Johnson & Allen Worrell and produced by Devon Jovi Johnson and Bela Attila Kovacs. The ensemble cast features Francheska Pujols (‘Laura’), Silvana Jakich (‘Ms. Johnson’), Summer Foley (‘Kelly’), Matrell Smith (‘Detective Nickles’), and Pete Alex Marzecki (‘Tom’).
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD directly with Ryan Bury of MPX-Motion Picture Exchange.
WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJpDaphfBoU
WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD still photos: https://app.box.com/folder/232367810199?s=pk8e1bjfu7rrmwvkricn0q2e446sz2ee
WHAT HAPPENED AT 625 RIVER ROAD website: www.imdb.com/title/tt13523166/
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi, BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser.
SOURCE District 51 Studios
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