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Cannes'14: 'Oliver, Stoned' with Double Dutch

As part of their current lineup of films, Jason Moring, President of Double Dutch, recently announced it has acquired international sales rights for the comedy Oliver, Stoned. Double Dutch will begin selling the title in the 2014 Cannes Marché du Film.

The film is directed and co-written by Tom Morris. Jaz Kalkat co-wrote the script. The film stars Seth Cassell (General Education), Brea Grant (Halloween II, The Baytown Outlaws), and Ryan Malgarini (Freaky Friday, Gary Unmarried).

This new comedy follows Oliver, the world's biggest stoner. When Oliver loses a high profile car, he is forced to steal an ice cream truck in pursuit. Desperate and with few options at hand, Oliver enlists his wacky friends to help track down the thief before it's too late.

The feature was produced by Morris, Kalkat, and Elliot Feld of Pelican House Productions. This is the second Pelican House production Double Dutch has acquired, the first being General Education.

"In the tradition of great stoner comedies, Oliver, Stoned is a riotous, high-energy film," says Jason Moring, President of Double Dutch, "Filmgoers are going to laugh until they cry when they see just what Oliver's merry band of misfits are willing to do to help out a friend."

About Double Dutch:

Double Dutch International (Ddi) is a globally recognized sales company, representing high level, cast driven features with strong commercial viability worldwide, across all media platforms. Ddi's brings a fresh look to sales, uniquely blending experience with the flexibility to adapt in today's market reality. We find enthusiastic and creative distribution partners for our producers ensuring maximum exposure and return for each film.
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Double Dutch fires up Oliver, Stoned

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Exclusive: Double Dutch International will commence sales in Cannes on the comedy Oliver, Stoned.

Tom Morris directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jaz Kalkat about the world’s biggest stoner who is forced to steal an ice cream van and enlist his friends in pursuit of a swanky car he has lost.

Seth Cassell, Brea Grant and Ryan Malgarini star. Morris, Kalkat and Elliot Feld of Pelican House Productions produce.

Oliver, Stoned marks the second collaboration between Double Dutch International and Pelican House after General Education.

“In the tradition of great stoner comedies, Oliver, Stoned is a riotous, high-energy film,” said Double Dutch president Jason Moring.

“Filmgoers are going to laugh until they cry when they see just what Oliver’s merry band of misfits are willing to do to help out a friend.”
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Anchor Bay Gets A "General Education"

From Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Pelican House Productions, Sneak Peek director Tom Morris' debut comedy feature "General Education", now available on DVD and Blu-ray, starring Janeane Garofalo, Larry Miller, Chris Sheffield, Elaine Hendrix and Maiara Walsh :

"...the future for 'Levi Collins' is looking great. He's set to attend the local university on a tennis scholarship, but there’s just one small problem – he didn't graduate.

"Now he’s got to take summer school before his parents find out he failed senior science, while a budding romance with a classmate may show him there’s more to education than grades..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "General Education"...
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Contest: Win General Eduction on Blu-ray

Contest: Win General Eduction on Blu-ray
Well Go USA is releasing General Education on Blu-ray and DVD today! It's a comedy that puts a new spin on summer school. Chris Sheffield stars as Levi, a young man with a full scholarship to play tennis at college. There is one minor problem though, he didn't graduate high school. He enrolls in summer school to get his diploma before his parents find out the truth. We have a contest lined up where our readers can take home this indie comedy on Blu-ray. Enroll today, and ensure your scholarship to General Education!

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Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) is set to go
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Four General Education Character Trailers

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Four General Education Character Trailers
Well Go USA has released four character trailers for General Education, currently playing in limited release, VOD formats and expanding to Columbus, Dallas, Tuscon, and Seattle theaters this weekend. These new videos shed some light on four characters in this high school comedy: Shady Nick (Seth Cassell), Opie Parker (Peter S. Williams), Brian Collins (Bobby Campo), and Bebe Simmons (Mercedes Mas&#246hn). Check out these trailers, and clickHere for more information on where you can see this movie.

General Education - Shady Nick Trailer

General Education - Opie Parker Trailer

General Education - Brian Collins Trailer

General Education - Bebe Simmons Trailer

General Education was released August 24th, 2012 and stars Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Sam Ayers, Skylan Brooks, Bobby Campo, Seth Cassell, Federico Dordei, Janeane Garofalo. The film is directed by Tom Morris.
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General Education | Review

My biggest concern when Napoleon Dynamite was first released was that it would become a huge hit and hundreds of wannabe copycats would appear in its wake. Well, it has now been eight years since Napoleon Dynamite broke into the mainstream consciousness and copycats are still trickling out, such as Tom Morris' General Education. General Education opens as a flamboyant (he wears an ascot!), lisping tennis scout (Federico Dordei) flirtatiously offers Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) a full scholarship to Forest Wood. Shortly thereafter, Levi finds out that he has failed Ms. Bradford's (Elaine Hendrix) science class which prompts him to refer to her as a dyke. Next we meet Levi's self-proclaimed sidekick, Charles (Skylan Brooks), a 13-year old black kid with no shoes who does Levi's bidding. So within the first five or so minutes of the film, it becomes apparent that no minorities or anyone in the Lgbt
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General Education 'You Can Be the Best' Clip

General Education 'You Can Be the Best' Clip
Well Go USA has released a clip from General Education, director Tom Morris' upcoming high school comedy. Chris Sheffield stars as Levi Collins, a tennis star who has a full college scholarship waiting for him, except he did not graduate from high school. He secretively enrolls in summer school to get his diploma before his parents find out the awful truth. Take a look at this scene where Levi's parents (Janeane Garofalo and Larry Miller) break down the family's long tradition of excellent college tennis players.

General Education - You Can Be the Best

Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior science. At school, Levi falls in love with his classmate,
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General Eduction 'You Can Be the Best' Clip

General Eduction 'You Can Be the Best' Clip
Well Go USA has released a clip from General Education, director Tom Morris' upcoming high school comedy. Chris Sheffield stars as Levi Collins, a tennis star who has a full college scholarship waiting for him, except he did not graduate from high school. He secretively enrolls in summer school to get his diploma before his parents find out the awful truth. Take a look at this scene where Levi's parents (Janeane Garofalo and Larry Miller) break down the family's long tradition of excellent college tennis players.

General Education - You Can Be the Best

Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing - he didn't graduate. As a result, he must take summer school before his mom and dad discover he's failed senior science. At school, Levi falls in love with his classmate,
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General Education Movie Review

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General Education Movie Review
Title: General Education Director: Tom Morris (‘Ships Wrecked Cove’) Starring: Chris Sheffield (‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’), Maiara Walsh (TV’s ‘Mean Girls 2,’ ‘Switched at Birth’), Larry Miller, Janeane Garofalo and Skylan Brooks (‘Our Family Wedding’) It often takes an unexpected, radical event in a person’s life to truly change the path they embark on and alter the decisions they make. That’s certainly true with Levi Collins, a high school tennis superstar whose life is mapped out for him by his parents until a failing grade hinders his chance at graduating from high school. While Levi’s initial reaction is to lie to his parents about it and continue down the [ Read More ]
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General Education

On paper, General Education looks like a passable summer teen comedy. Written by newcomers Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat and Tom Morris, and directed by Morris, the film seemingly has the right ingredients: A good-looking, but slightly geeky high school hero (Chris Sheffield); an overbearing dad (Larry Miller); clueless mom (Janeane Garofalo); eccentric little sister (Mckaley Miller) and a passel of weird loser friends (Skylan Brooks, Harvey Guillen, Sean Przano and Seth Cassell). Oh, and lest we forget, there’s a beautiful girl (Maiara Walsh) and a bully (Tom Maden) thrown in for good measure, too....
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Out This Week: 7 Capsule Reviews of New Indie Releases

Out This Week: 7 Capsule Reviews of New Indie Releases
This weekly column is intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release, including films on VOD. Specific release dates and locations follow each review. Reviews This Week: "General Education" "Hit and Run" "Neighboring Sounds" "The Revenant" "Sleepwalk with Me" "Somewhere Between" "Teddy Bear" "General Education" Director Tom Morris was born after John Hughes made his suburban teen comedies, but he adopts a Hughesian view of high school for his feature debut, “General Education.” Promising tennis player Levi Collins (Chris Sheffield) chooses the court over a final presentation, gaining an athletic scholarship to his father’s alma mater, but flunking science. Levi opts not to tell his parents that he failed to graduate and attends summer school on the sly – all ten days of it. On a technical level, “General...
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General Education: A “B-” For Effort

Tom Morris’s General Education, a tepid, well-meaning saga of high school woes, could be screened immediately on the Disney Channel with nary a cut, and that’s the problem. The whole enterprise lacks a soupcon of edginess, a modicum of wit, or an iota of originality.

Endlessly insipidity aside, the screenplay by Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat, and Morris was clearly pulled together for no other reason than the need for a bunch of buddies to start calling themselves “filmmakers” -- at least that’s how the super-clichéd, slightly offensive final product comes off. Well, you might not be offended if you don’t object to viewing a screaming queen of a pederastic college recruiter endlessly hitting on young men. Then there’s Charles (Skylan Brooks), an often barefooted, black thirteen-year old playing Stepin Fetchit to the film’s teen hero. No shoes? He runs faster that way. The young man does swim,
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Tom Morris Directed Comedy General Education Gets a New Theatrical Poster

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Tom Morris Directed Comedy General Education Gets a New Theatrical Poster
A new theatrical poster for the upcoming comedy ‘General Education’ has been released by its distribution company, Pelican House Productions. The movie, which was directed by Tom Morris and co-written by Morris, Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat, hits select theaters in New York, Boston, Phoenix, Seattle, Columbus, Tucson and Chico on August 24. ‘General Education’ stars Chris Sheffield, Maiara Walsh, Janeane Garofolo, Larry Miller, Elaine Hendrix, Bobby Campo, Tom Maden, Seth Cassell, McKaley Miller and Mercedes Masohn. The comedy follows Sheffeld’s character, Levi Collins, as he’s set to attend the local University on a tennis scholarship. But he forgot to tell his parents that he didn’t graduate from high school. [ Read More ]
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New Trailer For General Education Takes You To School

New Trailer For General Education Takes You To School
You might not have had to sneak your way through summer school to avoid your parents’ wrath, but that’s what Chris Sheffield’s character Levi Collins has to do in “General Education,” an “American Pie”-esque comedy directed by Tom Morris and written by Morris, Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat. The comedy also stars Maiara Walsh, Elaine Hendrix, Bobby Campo, Tom Maden, Seth Cassell, McKaley Miller, Mercedes Masohn, with Janeane Garofolo and Larry Miller and, just in time for the film’s August 24 theatrical release, the film’s trailer has been released. You can see it below the post. Here’s the official rundown on “General Education:” “Levi Collins is set to go to [ Read More ]
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Janeane Garofalo And Larry Miller Star In Comedy General Education; In Theaters & VOD August 24

Well Go USA and Pelican House Productions in association with Greenhouse Studios have joined forces to release the hilarious new comedy General Education, which was directed by Tom Morris. The film, which was produced by Morris, Elliot Feld, Jaz Kalkat and Kevin Liang for Pelican House Productions, stars Chris Sheffield (.Transformers: Dark of the Moon.), Janeane Garofalo (.Delocated.), Larry Miller (.New Year.s Eve.) and Maiara Walsh (.Switched at Birth.). Kevin Matusow is the Executive Producer. Php Films, a subsidiary of Pelican House, will release the film in 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Columbus and Dallas. Well Go USA will launch a simultaneous VOD release on internet and cable on August 24th.

Levi Collins (Sheffield) is set to go to the local University on a tennis scholarship, but he forgot to tell his parents one thing . he didn.t graduate. As a result, he must take summer school
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