• INDIE LEADER RANDOM MEDIA ANNOUNCES BIGGEST SLATE EVER

    February 8, 2017

     

    ACQUISITION AND RELEASE DATES FOR A DOZEN FILMS FEBRUARY TO APRIL 2017

     

    Los Angeles, Calif., — February 2017 — Random Media, a leader in distribution and promotion of independent cinema, proudly announces the acquisition and release dates for 12 feature films bowing February through April 2017.  The largest slate of indie films in the company’s history, the broad selection includes a broad slate of award-winning indie features includes three documentaries and nine narrative features, released near weekly, with Worldwide debuts bowing on a variety of platforms including DVD, digital and video-on-demand (VOD).   The feature film acquisitions include:

    February 2017

    NOCTURNE (2/7) – a dark, captivating and imaginative off-beat urban fairytale about an over-medicated insomniac who becomes romantically fascinated with a sleepwalking co-worker.

    FARE (2/21) – Filmed entirely inside a moving car in just three days, this dramatic thriller follows a ride share driver and the unexpected passenger who sets off a series of events that threaten the lives of everyone who sets foot inside.

    Us, NAKED (2/28) – Documentary.   A fascinating documentary showcasing the immense artistic perseverance required in the careers of a young circus-burlesque couple as they pursue their labor of love.

    SIDEWALK TRAFFIC (2/28) – featuring cast of indie film veterans and comedians, and a fantastic soundtrack of emerging contemporary artists, this feature is the coming-of-age-story of a new father who, struggling with unemployment and depression, learns to hold on to his dreams and let go of his baggage.

    March 2017

    FRANK VS. GOD (3/7) – the delightful comedy about a man who sues God himself, after his home is destroyed and insurance deems it an ‘Act of God.’

    COMING BACK TO THE HOOP (3/14) – Documentary.  The inspirational story of one (senior) woman’s journey back to basketball and the healing that comes when you connect with something larger than yourself.

    3 DAYS (3/21) – after his tragic death, a man must re-live his last three days on earth, devoid of his personal memories, to determine his place in the after life.

    RAISED BY WOLVES (3/28) – in this terrifying tale, a group of teenagers stumble upon a remote house while looking for a place to skateboard and raise hell.  Unfortunately, the house also happens to be the location of a horrific 1973 mass suicide. Now, the kids are unknowingly becoming possessed and turning against one another, repeating the home’s violent past.

    April 2017

    THE WORLD’S LARGEST BALL OF TWINE (4/4) – Documentary.  A fantastically quirky documentary showcasing two competing Midwest farm towns and the value their twine balls represent!

    OVUM (4/11) – The story of a struggling New York actress who will do anything for a role. When her method acting exercise leads her into the mysterious world of egg donation clinics, she realizes there is more at stake, and must contemplate a bigger question: what is the true worth of a human egg?

    BEHIND THE MIRROR (4/18) – the thrilling story of a writer who moves to upstate New York with his family for a fresh start, but when hostile townspeople invade his privacy and a cunning shaman manipulates him, life spirals dangerously out of control.

    THOSE LEFT BEHIND (4/25) – the moving drama of a family finally coming to terms with the grief over their son’s suicide 25 years earlier.

     

    “We’re excited and proud to launch the most impressive line-up of films in the history of our company,’ noted Random Media CEO Eric Doctorow.” “Releasing a brand new indie film every week on multiple platforms gives us the opportunity to film fans everywhere by providing them terrific films to discover on a consistent basis.”

    Complete release platforms, trailers, artwork and expanded press information about each exciting release is available or is forthcoming to www.RandomMedia.com.

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as Escape From TomorrowThe Visit, Meth Head, Desert Cathedral and Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet.

     

     

     

     

  • Random Media Proudly Announces the Debut of Travis Gutiérrez Senger’s Breathtaking ‘Found Footage’ Drama ‘DESERT CATHEDRAL’

    September 19, 2016

    Los Angeles – August 8, 2016

    Based on a True Story Blending Actual Archival Materials And Narrative Storytelling On Digital VOD and EST Platforms – September 27!

    Desert Cathedral, Travis Gutiérrez Senger’s stunning debut feature set in the early 90’s about broken real estate developer Peter Collins, who mysteriously disappears into the desert and documents his fascinating but tragic journey on VHS tape, will be released by Random Media, on digital VOD and digital (EST) platforms – September 27. Utilizing real ‘found footage’, this evocative narrative uniquely blends fact and fiction and is carried by a captivating performance by Lee Tergesen (Oz, Generation Kill, Monster), as Peter Collins. The film also features up-and-comer Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Saga, Banshee) as the private detective who tracks down and befriends Collins, having been hired by his desperate wife (Petra Wright). The film incorporates audio and VHS video from the true subject’s real journey seamlessly into the film and explores the psychological breakdown of an all American man.

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    In the spirit of the film and the found VHS footage, Desert Cathedral will also be released on limited edition VHS.

    Desert Cathedral is the directorial debut feature from award-winning filmmaker Travis Gutiérrez Senger (short film accolades include the Tribeca International Film Festival and Austin’s renowned South By Southwest). This promising debut features the breathtaking cinematography of Michael Ragen (Kicks, Faults) and a powerful score from Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi (Enemy, Last Days in the Desert).

    Far from the world of smart phones, tablets and devices that are so pervasive in our everyday life, Desert Cathedral’s fascinating true story unfolds just as the age of personal electronics was dawning. With the advent and affordability of portable VHS recorders, for the first time ever, average people could document daily life, as Peter Collins did. Senger utilizes the existence of this real ‘found footage’ to create a unique cinematic experience that reflects our time.

    Official Synopsis

    Utilizing actual found footage, Desert Cathedral tells the story of a broken real estate developer, Peter Collins (Lee Tergesen), who mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family. Without the aid of the police, his desperate wife (Petra Wright) hires private investigator, Duran Palouse (Chaske Spencer) to locate his whereabouts and bring him home. After the two befriend each other, Peter discovers Duran’s true identity and flees deeper into the depths of the desert where, through a cat-and-mouse chase climax, tragedy strikes.

    LOGLINE: A broken real estate developer mysteriously disappears into the Southwest in 1992, leaving behind a series of VHS tapes to his employer and family.

     

    About the Director:

    Travis Gutiérrez Senger is a New York City based Director, Writer and Producer. His past projects have won top awards at Tribeca, SXSW, Seattle, and other festivals around the world. In 2016 he co-founded Asa Nisi Masa Films, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is currently in development on Freewolves, a dark comedy-drama about two brothers navigating through a state-funded rehab in New York City with producer Adam Folk (Cold in July, Bushwick).

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From TomorrowThe Visit, Meth Head and For Those in Peril.

     

     

     

     

     

  • KILLSWITCH: The Battle To Control The Internet Debuts on Digital VOD and Streaming Platforms – September 13!

    September 19, 2016

    Los Angeles – August 26, 2016

    A Searing Exposé and Cautionary Tale About Internet ‘Hacktivists’ EDWARD SNOWDEN & AARON SWARTZ

    And Their Quest to Save Democracy

     The debut digital VOD and streaming release of Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet includes iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, X-Box, Vudu and more.

    Trailer – https://vimeo.com/141338106

    “One of the most honest accounts of the battle to control the Internet — and access to information itself. “

    - U.S. Representative Alan Grayson

    The film is backed by over 70 ‘Open Internet’ activist groups, including Free Press and The Center for Media Justice. Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internetwas created by Cinecity Pictures and Akorn Entertainment and is directed by Ali Akbarzadeh. It was written by Christopher Dollar and Ali Akbarzadeh. The film is produced by Jeffrey Horn. Lauren Taubman serves as Executive Producer.

     

    Logline:

    The Internet is under attack. Free Speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs.

    Official Film Synopsis:

    The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs.

    Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet is about the battle for control over the internet. Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hacktivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the internet.

    Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures? Or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From TomorrowThe Visit, Meth Head and For Those in Peril.

     

     

     

     

     

  • ‘LOLA’S LAST LETTER ’ National Debut on Digital VOD and Streaming Platforms – September 6!

    September 19, 2016

    Los Angeles – August 8, 2016

    On September 6, Indie film leader Random Media proudly debuts Lola’s Last Letter, the powerful and relatable story of a young girl who tries to piece her life back together in the aftermath of a huge mistake. Making an apology video letter for her mysterious pen-pal “Henry,” Lola seeks the answer to a question all too familiar to anyone who’s ever done something they wish they hadn’t – “How do we move on?” The directorial debut of Valerie Brandy, who also wrote and stars in the titular role, Lola’s Last Letter features Annamarie Kenoyer (TV’s ‘Southland’ and ‘Lie To Me’) as Lola’s best friend ‘Ree.’ Talented actor Travis Quentin Young (‘The Replacement Child,’ ABC Family’s ‘Teen Spirit’) plays Lola’s new love interest. The film also features Peter Banifaz (TV’s ‘Moms’) and versatile actor Tom Colitt (“On the Rocks” and “Kristall-Nacht Sonata”).

    The national digital VOD and streaming release of Lola’s Last Letter includes iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, X-Box, VUDU, FandanagoNOW and more.

    ‘Lola’s Last Letter Explores Atonement and Redemption with a Unique Twist…’

    - Jennifer O’Connell, The Examiner

    ‘Valerie Brandy is Breathtakingly Real and Raw … Her Work is Utterly Unforgettable’

    - Jason Coleman, StarPulse

     

    Logline: Lola is making a video apology for a mysterious man named Henry. Who is he, and why can’t Lola move on?

    Official Synopsis

    “Have you ever made a mistake, Henry?”

    Lola (Valerie Brandy) — a 22 year old ex-con who spends her time completing her community service by picking up trash on the side of the highway – while making an apology video letter for her mysterious pen-pal “Henry.” Through her antics, which range from darkly humorous to heartbreakingly honest, we discover a girl who’s full of contradictions. Tugged in opposite directions by her best friend Ree (Annamarie Kenoyer), and her new love interest Sam (Travis Quentin Young), Lola tries to piece her life back together in the aftermath of a huge mistake. Lola seeks the answer to a question familiar to anyone who’s ever done something they wish they hadn’t: “How do we move on?”

    About the Director:

    Valerie Brandy is a director, screenwriter, and actress based in Los Angeles.  As an actress, she recurred on FX’s Emmy award-winning series “Justified” as Trixie, working with Mykelti Williamson in episodes directed by Adam Arkin. Features and shorts she’s appeared in have screened at dozens of festivals across the country, including Tribeca, AFI, Starz Denver, the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival, the Dances with Films festival, and many others. In 2015, her performance as Lola in “Lola’s Last Letter” earned her a Best Principal Actress Nomination from the Los Angeles Film Review. Valerie directed, wrote, and starred in the film, which was shot in just seven days.

    Brandy’s first feature length screenplay “Dying with Daisy,” was a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). She sold her second full-length feature at age 21, and became one of the youngest female members of The Writers Guild of America. She is currently adapting multiple projects, contracting both with major studios and independent production companies. She most recently completed an adaptation of the young adult novel “The Summer of Naked Swim Parties,” which she is also attached to direct.

    Lola’s Last Letter is co-produced by Sherri Lennon. Katie Walker is director of photography.

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From TomorrowThe Visit, Meth Head and For Those in Peril.

     

     

     

     

     

  • ‘ARROWS OF FIRE ’ Debuts on Digital VOD and Streaming Platforms – September 6!

    September 19, 2016

    Los Angeles – August 15, 2016

    Across the Spectacular Australian Outback

    A Powerful Story of Comradeship; of Discovery; of Endurance!

    A unique and powerful motorcycle adventure taking audiences across the vast Australian outback, Random Media proudly presents the national digital VOD and streaming debut of Arrows of Fire on September 6, 2016. What began as documentary filmmakers taking a respite from everyday life by taking an extreme adventure — became instead a very personal story testing the bonds of friendship and family as the group came face-to-face with their own mortality, when one member suffers a terrible accident in the remotest part of the journey. A true-life adventure filmed by the riders themselves without the assistance of support vehicles, using only on-board cameras, the film brings audiences closer to the action and ultimately the dramatic story. More than just a chronicle of a picturesque ride in the Australian outback, Arrows of Fire is a compelling, thought-provoking tale of comradeship, discovery and endurance, through the eye of the rider.

    The debut digital VOD and streaming release of Arrows of Fire includes iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, X-Box, VUDU, FandanagoNOW and more.

    Logline: Seeking relief from city life, four mates ride motorbikes into the Australian outback where a disaster fractures their mateship and calls into question their need for adventure.

    Arrows of Fire stars Josh Evans, Paul Evans, Duncan Menge and Ben Rollison. It was created by Lost Highway Productions and is written and directed by Duncan Menge. The film is produced by Duncan Menge and Josh Evans.

    About the ‘Eye of the Rider’ Series:

    ‘Eye Of The Rider’ is a series of films exploring the mind of the motorcycle rider. Arrows Of Fire is the latest installment. These documentaries are some of the earliest examples of filmmaking using “Point-Of-View” cameras to show the action from the riders’ perspective. Duncan Menge and Josh Evans do this by using a variety of cameras, some mounted on the rider, some on the bike.

    Official Film Synopsis

    Arrows of Fire is more than just a chronicle of a father, his adult son and two mates on a picturesque motorcycle ride in the Australian outback. Drawing parallels between the early space explorers, Paul, Josh, Duncan and Ben don their riding gear and take off on a journey into their physical, mental and emotional limits. The ride will ultimately test the bonds of their mate-ship as they seek respite from every-day life through adventure.

    However, what confronts them is something they could never prepare for, coming face-to-face with their own mortality when Josh crashes in the remote Australian Outback and needs to be rescued by the Flying Doctors. As Josh undergoes emergency surgery to save his leg, his absence sparks a chain of events that plays out beyond the completion of the ride, as friendships fracture with Ben when he shows a lack of compassion towards the crash incident, and he clashes with Duncan as Paul leaves to join his son in hospital. Duncan and Ben keep riding to the planned destination but the damage is done and ultimately Ben stops riding motorbikes.

    The journey also brings Paul face-to-face with his greatest fear, and a recurring dream becomes a reality as he cradles his son’s head in his lap after the crash. Fortunately, Paul’s life and that of his son are changed for the better but the scars of the crash are felt by all involved for many years to come.

    Filmed by the motorbike riders with no support vehicles and using on-board cameras to put you in the saddle with the action, Arrows of Fire tells the story of comradeship, discovery and endurance through the eye of the rider.

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks.  Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From TomorrowThe Visit, Meth Head and For Those in Peril.

     

     

     

     

     

  • RANDOM MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE FALL 2016 FEATURE FILM SLATE
    Don Rosenberg Named COO; Kenn Heller to Head Acquisitions

    June 28, 2016

    Los Angeles – June 28, 2016

    Los Angeles–based independent film acquisition and distribution company Random Media proudly announces an expansive slate of seven all-­‐newfeature films to be released throughout the fall of 2016. The eclectic line-­‐up,released through Random Media’s new worldwide distribution agreement with leading independent film distributor The Orchard, includes award-­‐winning documentaries ARROWS OF FIRE (9/6), a gritty motorcycle adventure documentary that takes audiences across the Australian outback; KILLSWITCH (9/13), a searing exposé and cautionary tale about Internet Hacktivists Edward Snowden & Aaron Swartz and their quest to save democracy and PENCILS DOWN! THE 100 DAYS OF THE WRITERS GUILD STRIKE (11/8), a poignant chronicle of the 100-­‐day writers strike which brought Hollywood production to a halt.

    Exciting narrative film releases in the slate include LOLA’S LAST LETTER (9/6), an emotionally charged drama about a 22-­‐year old who makes and apology video letter for her mysterious pen-­‐pal”Henry”; DESERT CATHEDRAL (9/27), the breathtaking story of a broken real estate developer who mysteriously disappears into the desert Southwest, which is based on a true story and utilizes ‘found footage’; GHOSTING (10/4), an eerie supernatural thriller; and ASTRAEA (10/4), a critically-­‐acclaimed post-­‐apocalyptic drama, set in the snowbound woods of northernMaine.

    In tandem with the product announcement, Random Media has promoted 35-­‐year entertainment industry/publishing veteran   Don   Rosenberg   to   Chief   Operating   Officer. Rosenberg had previously served as head of operations since the founding of the company. Kenn Heller has been named as Random Media’s Head of Acquisitions, a new position that will work closely with the entire media team as it expands its diverse slate of films for release across platforms. Heller spent 35 years as a member of the senior leadership team at UCLA where he was responsible for many aspects of Student Affairs, including managing the university’s renowned film, music and speaker programs.

    “We’re excited about the truly remarkable selection of fall releases and the growth our company is experiencing,” noted Random Media CEO Eric Doctorow. “It’s a great time to work in indie film, with a fantastic range of exciting releases coming from all over the world. We’re thrilled to help bring them to audiences.”

     

     

     

     

     

  • Movie Review: HAPPILY EVER AFTER – Starring Sarah Paxton & Julie Montgomery

    March 14, 2016

    Festivalreviews.org – March 12, 2016

    Running at almost 2 hours, HAPPILY EVER AFTER is a delightful comedy drama about two high school friends who both have the identical goal of living happily ever after. The only problem is that it is almost impossible task to accomplish, as most human beings can attest to.

    The film centres on Heather (Janet Montgomery), an edgy documentary filmmaker in her 20s returning to her small Canadian hometown to look after her ailing father, Walt (Oscar nominee Peter Firth). She had left the town and her friends and family for Toronto after high school. She then reluctantly agrees to film the wedding video for her former high school best friend Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton). Things turn out more complicated than expected as the film turns into sort of a bedroom farce involving the whole town.

    And between family and secrets, Heather is convinced that she and the seemingly carefree bride-to-be have nothing in common – except perhaps the high school teacher they both fell in love with (Tom Cullen).

    It takes quite a while for Carr-Wiggin’s film to get a solid footing. The first half of the film appears to be all over the place with too many characters and an annoying lead. The situations all centring around a wedding also seems superfluous. But one has to be patient for HAPPILY EVER AFTER to settle in. It takes a while but the waiting pays off. The film shifts its focus from the lead character to the two leads, the lead and her best friend with an additional twist in the plot coming near the end (which will not be revealed in this review).

    The film is about leaving a small town and making good. Another film that deals with this same theme, my favourite but highly forgotten INDEPENDENCE DAY (not the disaster pic) also showed the really difficult decision of small town folk having to make the decision to get away even though all logic points into doing so. The best thing about HAPPILY EVER AFTER is that the lead has left for the big city of Toronto but has not got much success either. She is a documentarist wannabe. Yet all the small townsfolk still admire her, if not for her decision to leave, despite the current state of affairs. The fact that Heather is not perfect and has just an equal if not larger amount of problems makes her character a more interesting one.

    The film grows on the audience like a small town does on its visitors. At first annoying and uneventful, a small-town and the film gradually enchants its audience with its small town charm.

    Carr-Wiggins characters also are all searching for simple happiness. They are all looking for love, and often in all the wrong places – i.e. the same town. The ‘follow your heart’ message is a bit too obvious, but given the situation of losers, it is an appropriate one to entertain the audience. There is more than meets the eye in this neat little film.

     

    http://festivalreviews.org/2016/03/12/movie-review-happily-ever-after/

     

  • Random Media Announces “THE LAST TREASURE HUNT” for March 29th Release

    March 14, 2016

    Los Angeles – March 2016

    A funny and touching tale of siblinghood, capturing the struggle and the joy of family and painting an unforgettable picture of love, loss, and forgiveness.

    Synopsis:

    Oliver and Lucy Sinclair were raised by an eccentric single father with a penchant for elaborate treasure hunts meant to entertain and inspire his children. When their father unexpectedly passes away, the siblings return home to find that, instead of a traditional will, he’s left them a final call to adventure from beyond the grave – one last treasure hunt.  In order to collect their inheritance Oliver and Lucy must complete The Last Treasure Hunt. Faced with the threat of losing their childhood home, Oliver’s failing business and a new baby on the way, the inheritance becomes a necessity, and the duo commence the hunt in earnest. Along the way, tensions run high as they revisit the landscape of their childhood, relive their father’s loveable and infuriating quirks, and learn what it truly means to be brother and sister.

    Starring: Casey Nelson (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Warehouse), Kate Murdoch (Non Stop to Comic Con, Look Closer), Charles Hoyes (Field of Dreams, Southpaw), Peter O’Connor (Public Morals) and Sean Mahon (Philomena, Anthropod)

    Directed by: Patrick Biesemans

    Written by: Kate Murdoch & Casey Nelson

    Produced by: Jessica Mathews, Christopher V. Lee and Jeff Crohgan

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow and The Visit.

    About Alchemy:

    Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America, specializing in the highest quality content. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies for the top family entertainment companies and brands, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. The company has distributed works ranging from some the most well-known franchises to those of the finest independent filmmakers in the business. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes and Netflix.

     

     

     

  • Random Media Announces “Happily Ever After” for March 15th Release

    March 14, 2016

    Los Angeles – March 2016

    Remember that one person you swore would be your best friend forever?

     Synopsis:

    Heather, an edgy documentary filmmaker in her twenties (Janet Montgomery), reluctantly agrees to film the wedding video for her former high school best friend Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton) when her father’s illness forces her to return to the small town she hated. In this delightful comedy-drama about family and secrets Heather is convinced that she and the seemingly carefree bride-to-be have nothing in common – except perhaps the high school teacher they both fell in love with (Tom Cullen).

    About The Movie:

    With its skillful mix of drama and comedy Happily Ever After shows both the joy and pain that can accompany a long friendship in this story about two young women who were once inseparable but grew apart as they made different choices in life.

    Starring an intergenerational cast: Janet Montgomery (Salem, Dancing on the Edge), Sara Paxton (Aquamarine, The Innkeepers), Alex Kingston (TV’s E.R., Moll Flanders), Academy Award nominee Peter Firth (M.I.5, Risen) and Tom Cullen (TV’s Downton Abbey, Weekend).

    Written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin (If I Were You, A Previous Engagement). Carr-Wiggin prides herself on writing roles for women that go far beyond the two dimensional wife and girlfriend roles that are all too often how female characters are presented in movies.Carr-Wiggin wanted to do a film about female friendship, the often-complicated relationship that is usually misrepresented in film as cruel rivalry or simple sentiment. As Carr-Wiggin says, “If female filmmakers don’t write good roles for women, who will?”

    Produced by: David Gordian and Alan Latham

    Story by: Joan Carr-Wiggin and Savitri Gordian

    Screenplay & Directed by: Joan Carr-Wiggin

     

    About Random Media:

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes such acclaimed films as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow and The Visit.

     

    About Alchemy:

    Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America, specializing in the highest quality content. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies for the top family entertainment companies and brands, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. The company has distributed works ranging from some the most well-known franchises to those of the finest independent filmmakers in the business. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes and Netflix.

     

     

  • Random Media Announces Two Highly-Topical “Ripped from the Headlines” Films for January Release

    January 22, 2016

    Los Angeles – January 2016

    “FOREIGN LAND” tackles the politically explosive issue of undocumented immigration. This might be the one movie Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see.

     

    “FRIEND REQUEST” is an edge of your seat thriller about the dangers of living through social media.

     

    Random Media and Alchemy are releasing “FRIEND REQUEST” on digital EST and VOD platforms on January 12th and “FOREIGN LAND” on digital EST and VOD platforms on January 19th.

    “Foreign Land” starring Jeffrey Licon (Mysterious Skin, The Brothers Garcia) and Alex Frnka (The Inbetweeners, I’m OK), tells the story of a Los Angeles teen deported to Mexico after a routine traffic stop. He quickly learns that Tijuana and many other border towns are violent places overrun by dangerous, warring criminal factions very different from the American life he’s always known.

    “Friend Request” Starring Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone, The Breakfast Club, The Dark Knight, Edward Scissorhands) and Martin Kove (The Karate Kid, Rambo, Cagney and Lacey), is a gripping thriller that follows a team of detectives tasked with apprehending a crazed, on-line psycho, who tracks down and lures victims via a popular social media website.

    ABOUT RANDOM MEDIA

    Random Media acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes acclaimed films such as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, The Visit: An Alien Encounter, and The Forecaster.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY

    Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content in North America.  Alchemy partners with brands, filmmakers, major studios, and distributors to deliver entertainment to every channel, platform and window, reaching consumers in theaters, stores, homes, and mobile devices.

    The company has distributed the work of some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, Robert Vince, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron to name a few, and owns a catalog of more than 1,000 film titles.

     

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