Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News
Comic Book Resources
Monday, July 30, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
REACH starring Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww, Joey Bragg, and Johnny James Fiore on DigitalHD and in Theatres Oct. 19, 2018
FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA ACQUIRES
GARRETT CLAYTON, JORDAN DOWW, AND JOEY BRAGG
DURING NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH
'REACH' WILL BE RELEASED THEATRICALLY DAY AND DATE
IN 10 MAJOR MARKETS BY VOLTAIRE MEDIA
The High-school Drama About Bullying, Suicide, and The Power of Kindness Was Written by Maria Capp, Johnny James Fiore, and Grant Harling
Los Angeles, CA - July 25, 2018 - Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American digital rights for REACH, the high-school drama about bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders. REACH will debut on VOD and will be available to rent and own on digital HD across North American cable, internet, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on . Christian Meoli's Voltaire Media will theatrically release REACH in 10 major markets, day and date, including his Los Angeles theatre Arena Cinelounge, in Hollywood.
"The serious topic of bullying resonates with so many children and families these days," said Freestyle Digital Media Acquisitions Director, Rachel Koehler. "With our acquisition of REACH, we at Freestyle are proud to be able to contribute to the conversation by giving the topic the exposure it so richly deserves."
Festival Trailer: https://vimeo.com/
268690360 New release trailer coming soon!
In REACH a socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is unsuccessful, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. Steven harbors a deep resentment towards his widowed father, Steve Turano (Bojesse Christopher), and he is constantly picked-on by former childhood best friend and high school bully, Nick Perkins (Jordan Doww). However, when Clarence West (Johnny James Fiore), the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven's plans are side-tracked, and he begins to REACH out beyond his comfort zone to form stronger relationships with his father, friends (Joey Bragg, Steven Capp, Rio Mangini) and teacher, Mr. Tony (Grant Harling).
"October, being the National Bullying Prevention Month is the perfect opportunity to share the message of REACH: Kindness, even the smallest of gestures, may change someone's life forever," said Maria Capp. "Reach is about a bullied teen boy reaching for what is possible because of the kindness, friendship and affirmation of just ONE person. In making REACH, our desire was to create awareness, conversation and empathy surrounding the consequences of our actions, or inactions, as they relate to bullying," she added.
REACH stars Garrett Clayton (Disney's Teen Beach Movies, Hairspray Live!),Jordan Doww (HollyWEIRD), and Joey Bragg (Father of the Year, Disney's Liv and Maddie), and Johnny James Fiore. Bojesse Christopher (Point Break), Kevin Sizemore (Miracles From Heaven), Concetta Tomei, Corbin Bernsen, Steven Thomas Capp (Fat Camp), Raffaela Capp, Grant Harling, Rio Mangini (Everything Sucks!, Bitch), Natasha Capp, Brent Tarnol, Michelle Danner, Chelsea Cook, Tiffany Phillips, Jully Lee, and Wren Barnes round out the ensemble cast. Casting by Dea Vise (Case for Christ).
(LtoR) Garrett Clayton as 'Steven' and Johnny James Fiore as 'Clarence' in REACH.
REACH was produced by Maria Capp, p.g.a., Charles Box, p.g.a., Cappricielli Productions, Inc., Autumn Bailey, Grant Harling, and Jeffrey Alan Jones.
"Music is such an integral part of being a teenager, and as such, it plays an extremely important role in REACH. The music and songs beautifully mesh with the film and its message. We hired an accomplished teen composer, and have songs from some young, up-and-coming recording artists who really speak to today's teens and young adults," said Maria Capp.
The score was composed by 15-year old actor and composer Rio Mangini, who also has a cameo in the film, in collaboration with award winning sound designer and film composer Jeffery Alan Jones (Bitch, Most Beautiful Island), with additional music provided by Academy-award winning sound designer (Mad Max) Mark Mangini, and Marty Attridge.
Songs in REACH include the single "COMPASS" from the Boy Band, Forever In Your Mind/FIYM (Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia, and Liam Attridge of Emmy Nominated Alexa and Katie), and the original songs "Breathin'" and "Hello Darlin," by indie rock band, Still Rebel. REACH also features songs from several InRage Entertainment artists, including "I Love Me" and "Enemy" by RAFFAELA, "Cherry Bomb" performed by James Barmore, and "Elephant in The Room" from SOTO AND THE KRASH.
REACH was acquired for U.S. distribution from Dances With Films, where it had its World Premiere in June. Freestyle Digital Media Acquisitions Director, Rachel Koehler and Christian Meoli of Voltaire Media negotiated the deals forREACH directly with Maria Capp.
"The importance of independent films comes from their relevancy to audiences who yearn for important topics and issues of the day to be addressed in movies. I don't think there is a more relevant movie for today than REACH, which covers bullying from the bully's perspective, the bullied person's angle, and the point of view of those who witness bullying," said Christian Meoli, Voltaire Media.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO COMC-CON PANEL
OSCAR-WINNING VFX ARTISTS
TOM WOODRUFF, JR. & ALEC GILLIS OF
30 YEARS OF MAKING PRACTICAL MONSTERS
FROM 'TREMORS' TO 'WELLWOOD'
Tom and Alec will be joined by 'Wellwood' producers/stars
Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead),
Camille Balsamo, and
Reid Collums(also the screenwriter),
as well as the film's director, Eliza Hooper.
San Diego, CA (July 18, 2018) For 30 years, Los Angeles based Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (studioADI) has been the premier Creature Effects studio in the motion picture business. studioADI was co-founded by the Academy Award winning duo of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. in 1988. The team has been responsible for three decades of iconic Creature Characters from the Alien and Predator franchises to the recent smash hit horror film IT, and their upcoming production Wellwood.
San Diego Comic-Con Panel:
Thursday July 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm, in Room 24ABChttp://sched.co/FQoR
Oscar winners Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis will host a panel discussion on their three decades as owners of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., one of the top Character Effects studios in the world. They will show a retrospective of their past work (the ALIEN franchise, XMEN: FIRST CLASS, STARSHIP TROOPERS) as well as their recent work (IT, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, BRIGHT). Plus COMIC-CON sneak peeks at upcoming projects including studioADI's WELLWOOD, a science fiction feature starring GAME OF THRONES' Keisha Castle-Hughes, Lance Nichols, Camille Balsamo and Reid Collums. Directed by Eliza Hooper. Written by Reid Collums.
(L to R) Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
In-person INTERVIEWS are available at COMIC-CON, and phone interviews are available during and after COMIC-CON with Tom and Alec regarding the 30th Anniversary of studioADI.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 310-925-8786
Official website: www.studioADI.com
studioADI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
studioADI YouTube Channel (242,305 subscribers):
We are Academy Award winning creators of special characters and character effects. Calling upon a diverse range of talents and techniques, we create prosthetic make-ups, animatronic puppets, actor duplicates and replica animals. With over twenty-five years of professional experience, we bring "real" character effects to the set to interact with actors, lighting, and practical atmosphere. We pride ourselves on working with the industry's leading cgi companies to find the right balance of digital and practical effects. We continue to provide film-makers with realistic and economical character effects that best serve the story and the production.