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.”