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High School Bullying Drama ‘Reach’ Lands Freestyle & Voltaire Media Deal

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Reach, an indie drama that takes on the issue of high school bullying from all sides’ perspectives, is headed to theaters in a deal struck with Freestyle Digital Media and Voltaire Media. The pic starring Garrett Clayton and directed by Leif Rokesh had its world premiere last month at the Dances With Films festival.

Voltaire will release Reach in 10 major markets October 19 day-and-date with Freestyle’s release on digital and VOD. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Clayton stars as a socially awkward band geek who divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself, revealing that he harbors a deep resentment towards his widowed father (Bojesse Christopher) and that he is constantly bullied by a former childhood best friend (Jordan Doww). When a quirky new kid at school (Johnny James Fiore) befriends him, his plans get sidetracked and he begins to attempt forming stronger relationships with his father,
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Freestyle Digital Buys High School Bullying Drama ‘Reach’

Freestyle Digital Buys High School Bullying Drama ‘Reach’
Freestyle Digital Media has bought North American digital rights for “Reach,” a high-school drama about bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders.

“Reach” will debut theatrically through Christian Meoli’s Voltaire Media in 10 major markets on Oct. 19 along with a day and date VOD release.

“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.”

“Reach” stars Garrett Clayton as a band geek who divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is botched, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. He is constantly picked on by former childhood friend and school
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Freestyle Digital Buys High School Bullying Drama ‘Reach’

  • Variety
Freestyle Digital Media has bought North American digital rights for “Reach,” a high-school drama about bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders.

“Reach” will debut theatrically through Christian Meoli’s Voltaire Media in 10 major markets on Oct. 19 along with a day and date VOD release.

“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.”

“Reach” stars Garrett Clayton as a band geek who divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is botched, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. He is constantly picked on by former childhood friend and school
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Garrett Clayton, Joey Bragg, Jordan Doww to Star in High School Dramedy ‘Reach’

Garrett Clayton, Joey Bragg, Jordan Doww to Star in High School Dramedy ‘Reach’
Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww and Joey Bragg (Disney’s “Liv and Maddie”) are starring in the feature film “Reach,” a high school dramedy about bullies and the power of friendship.

Maria Capp is producing along with Autumn Bailey and Charles Box. Jarret Tarnol (“See You in Valhalla”) will direct from a script by Capp with Johnny James Fiore and Grant Harling, who both also star in the film. “Reach” will shoot this month in Los Angeles.

The story centers on Clayton’s character divulging to a pro-suicide support group that he plans on killing himself. Although his first attempt is botched, he is determined to find a way to escape his suffering. He is constantly picked on by former childhood friend and school bully, portrayed by Doww, and his widowed father, for whom he harbors a deep resentment for over his mother’s death.But his plans are sidetracked when
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Sable (2016) Movie Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott,

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Sable (2016)

Written by: Michael Matteo Rossi

Directed by Michael Matteo Rossi

Cast: Ayla Kelly (Sable), Jon Briddell (Landon), Bojesse Christopher (Marco), Rodney Eastman (Andres), Chris Petrovski (Colton), Nicole Alexandra Shipley (Lilian), Tess Kartel (Jennifer)

Some films are almost better experienced with a little bit of background knowledge. I know that goes against the idea of spoilers, but a little information about the plot or the characters can sometimes be the dash of hot sauce in the ramen noodles. It can set it apart from being collectively associated with a particular type of formulaic comfort genre that might have lost its flavor.

Case in point, when “Grabbers’ came out, knowing that being drunk was the only defense against the creatures, made me elevate it above any other contemporary creature flick that I had access to at the time. Then again, there are films, and in
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Trailer for thriller feature 'Sable' has been unleashed

The first full trailer for Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming thriller Sable has dropped. Rossi's previous film was the

Sable? was picked up Indican Pictures and is expected to hit theaters in May.

Director Michael Matteo Rossi told MoreHorror “Sable at its core is a cautionary tale…it’s a showcase of what occurs when all the characters act on impulse and greed instead of pure logic. It makes for a pretty wild ride.”

Sable‘s trailer shows us that Rossi has been honing his director skills since his feature film debut Misogynist. We're eagerly looking to seeing more from this guy.

Sable stars Ayla Kell, Jon Briddell, Nicole Alexandra Shipley, Bojesse Christopher, Octavius J. Johnson, Rodney Eastman, Chris Petrovski, and Tess Kartel.

Check out the trailer below the official synopsis.

Synopsis:

Caught between her dreams of a better life, a rich mobster who thinks he owns her and an
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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen comedy 'Flarsky' lands at Lionsgate

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen comedy 'Flarsky' lands at Lionsgate
Snatched director Jonathan Levine will direct.

Lionsgate has picked up worldwide rights to the comedy Flarsky starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen.

Jonathan Levine, whose credits include the upcoming Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, will direct the Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe comedy from a screenplay by Dan Sterling.

Flarsky is set to begin production in August and centres on an unemployed journalist who pursues his childhood crush, now one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth.

Lionsgate brokered the deal with Good Universe on behalf of producers.

Other distribution news:

Lionsgate has set CIA action-adventure American Assassin starring Michael Keaton for September 15. Dylan O’Brien, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan and Shiva Negar also star, while Michael Cuesta directs and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler produce.Saban Films and Directv have taken North American rights from Preferred Content to Avva Pictures’ recent SXSW premiere Small Town Crime. Saban
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Grand Jury Prize Winners Announced for the 2016 Sherman Oaks Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA – December 13, 2016 - The grand jury prize winners for the inaugural Sherman Oaks Film Festival have been announced. The Sherman Oaks Film Festival was founded by longtime residents and movie veterans alike; the festival looks to showcase the best undiscovered movies in the heart of Los Angeles. The one-week long film festival ran November 13-20, 2016. Grand Jury Prize Winners - 2016 Narrative Feature Film The Head Thieves (82 minutes) Three brothers develop an elaborate plan to recover stolen cash and go on the run. Written & Directed by Mike Hermosa Produced by Mickey Gooch Jr. Starring Mickey Gooch Jr., Dante Basco, Dion Basco, Sandy Martin, BoJesse Christopher, Davison Locksley, Johnny Bananas Narrative Feature Film ...

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Additional cast members added to 'Sable'

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Actors Nicole Shipley and Atli Oskar Fjalarsson have been added to the cast of the upcoming thriller film Sable.

Shipley has been in several films (Club Lingerie, Guardians of The Galaxy, Jailbait) and Fjalarsson is an Icelandic actor that was written up in Variety as one of the rising stars from Europe.

When speaking about the actors, Director Michael Matteo Rossi told us "Having known Nicole for a few years now and having worked with her on a past film; I was indeed thrilled to have her come on board. After I cast Nicole, I thought of Atli (who I had met somewhat recently) to play the boyfriend and they had fantastic chemistry together on set and were a joy to work with. The interesting thing about both of them is that they are young stars truly on the rise and really added to the overall quality of the film.
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Round-Up: Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray Release Details, Sable and Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir Teaser Trailers

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Time traveling twists and a robot on a rampage will hit Blu-ray in February via Scream Factory's double feature Blu-ray of Millennium and R.O.T.O.R., and we have a look at the release details. Also in this round-up: teaser trailers for Sable and Chateau Sauvignon: terroir.

Millennium / R.O.T.O.R. Blu-ray: Press Release: "The future is yours with time travel and a killer robot! Scream Factory presents a sci-fi double feature to shout about when Millennium & R.O.T.O.R. come to Blu-ray on February 23, 2016. These two cult classics from the 80s are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release including an alternate ending for Millennium.

Millennium (1989)

Leap into thrilling, time-travelling mayhem with Millennium.When safety investigator Bill Smith (Kris Kristofferson, Blade) looks into a disastrous airplane crash, he soon makes a shocking discovery – one that will impact the future of humanity itself. The beautiful but mysterious Louise (Cheryl Ladd,
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Second trailer for thriller 'Sable' unfolds

Trailer number two for writer/director Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming thriller Sable has released and you can watch it below the details. Keep checking MoreHorror.com for additional updates concerning this film.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the film follows Sable is an emotionally unstable woman who dreams about moving away with her older boyfriend, a recovering alcoholic named Landon, to Wyoming. Over the last year, Sable, who always puts others before herself, has tried her hardest to get Landon off the bottle and so far has been successful, but all of that is shattered when Landon accidentally kills a man in an attempted rape of her. This action prompts Landon to reach out to Colton: his estranged son who’s a low-bit drug dealer, to clean up the mess. Colton, having a lot of resentment towards Landon and being a sociopath himself, uses them to get even with his former mentor and drug kingpin,
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Point Break star helps bring 'Sable' to life

Sable, featuring:

Bojesse Christopher (Point Break, Poolhall Junkies)

Ayla Kell (Make It or Break It, Melissa & Joey)

Chris Petrovski (Madam Secretary)

Tess Kartel (Dutch Hollow, The Road Home)

Rodney Eastman (Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4, I Spit on Your Grave)

Jon Briddell (11/11/11/, A Christmas Reunion)

From The Press Release:

InnoVate Productions proudly announces the completion of their feature film, Sable. The psychological-thriller film features an ensemble cast from television and film including Bojess Christopher, Ayla Kell, Rodney Eastman, Jon Briddell, Chris Petrovski, Tess Kartel to name a few. Shot during December, Sable is currently in post-production and is scheduled for release in 2016.

Filmed in Los Angeles, the film follows Sable is an emotionally unstable woman who dreams about moving away with her older boyfriend, a recovering alcoholic named Landon, to Wyoming. Over the last year, Sable, who always puts others before herself, has tried her hardest to get Landon off the
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Thriller feature film 'Sable' wraps principle filming

Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming thriller feature Sable from InnoVate Productions (in association with Italian Cowboy Productions), has just wrapped principle filming and left us with some very intriguing stills of the movie.

Some of the screen grabs are very horroresque and even conjure up thoughts of "Saw" meets "Dexter" meets "The Shining". Check out some of the stills below the details.

The dark film stars Ayla Kell (Make it or Break it) as the title role, Jon Briddell (11/11/11), Chris Petrovski (Madam Secretary), Rodney Eastman (I Spit on your Grave) and BoJesse Christopher (Point Break) in a twisted story of revenge, redemption and one-upmanship.

Director/writer/producer Rossi tells us, “Sable at its core is a cautionary tale…it’s a showcase of what occurs when all the characters act on impulse and greed instead of pure logic. It makes for a pretty wild ride.”

We will keep you posted
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Blade Runner Screenwriter to Be Announced Soon

Blade Runner Screenwriter to Be Announced Soon
Last month, we reported that director Ridley Scott is confirmed to direct the new Untitled Blade Runner Project, which is believed to be a sequel. Producer Andrew A. Kosove revealed in a recent interview that the project still isn't confirmed as a sequel just yet, and that a screenwriter will be announced in early 2012.

"Sometime in the first two months of the new year we'll announce who the screenwriter will be and whether or not it's a prequel or sequel. And then we'll be off to the races."

When asked if this Untitled Blade Runner Project will be Ridley Scott's next project, Andrew A. Kosove said it is a very high priority for the director.

"Here's the thing about Ridley. Ridley is a special guy. He's a force of nature. He's got a lot of stuff that he's working on. I believe it's an extremely high priority for Ridley,
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Point Break Remake Announced!

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Point Break Remake Announced!
Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment is set to remake the classic 1991 action-thriller Point Break as a feature film for release by Warner Bros, its home studio, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove.

Alcon principals Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove secured rights to the project the week of the original film's 20th anniversary from Rgm Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove will produce along with Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer, who also wrote the screenplay. Rgm Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.

The film is being fast tracked, with the filmmakers set to take the project out to directors soon.

The new version is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring,
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