‘Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars’ (2021) Review
"It goes without saying that this past year has been nothing other than devastating. This pandemic has taken its toll on far too many; most have been forced to adapt to new ways of living, others were made to give up their livelihood entirely; regardless of such, these circumstances have uprooted the certainty in one’s future and in plenty of cases, left us all in despair.”
How Publicans Survived the Pandemic
"Today your life is going regular,” notes a bartender named Willie McIntyre as he reflects on the catastrophe that overtook New York City last spring, “and tomorrow it just isn’t that.”
Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars
"Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars largely consists of interviews shot by documentarian Johnny Sweet and his team during spring 2020, when New York’s initial COVID-19 outbreak was still ongoing.”
Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars Digital Review
"For many people their local watering hole is a beloved meeting place like the TV show “Cheers.” As the pandemic continues and we stare down the barrel of further lockdowns, these places mean even more to us. “Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars” is an hour-long documentary that focuses on two such bars in Queens, New York. It is a moving look at the various struggles sustained by different individuals during the pandemic.”
The Hospitality Industry Fights to Survive During COVID-19 in Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars’ Exclusive Trailer Premiere
"COVID-19 has not only impacted the health of the entire world, but also the social and economic livelihoods of those who work in, and enjoy, the New York City hospitality industry. The upcoming documentary, ‘Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars,’ explores what happened when the entire industry was laid off in a single day last year."
Kate Ryan Brewer’s ‘Knots: A Forced Marriage Story’ Coming Soon to Theaters and Digital
Coming soon to Theaters and Digital is a film directed by Kate Ryan Brewer (The Murder King) called Knots: A Forced Marriage Story. It will be available via The Laemmie both theatrically and Digitally on May 7, 2021. It will be followed by a wider Digital release June 4, 2021.
Knots: A Forced Marriage Story
Brewer reveals the disturbing truth about this problem in modern America through the complicated experience of three forced marriage survivors. Nina Van Harn, Sara Tasneem, and Fraidy Reiss share intimate details of their personal journeys of surviving, escaping and ultimately becoming powerful voices in the historic fight to end the human rights abuse of forced marriage.
Coming Soon: “Knots: A Forced Marriage Story”
“Knots: A Forced Marriage Story” comes to The Laemmle’s digital platform on May 7
Deals On Oscar Nominated Short ‘The Letter Room’; ‘The Lunchbox’ Producer French Honor; ‘Knots : A Forced Marriage Story’ Distribution – Global Briefs
Global Digital Releasing has acquired director Kate Brewer’s documentary, Knots : A Forced Marriage Story. Pic explores forced and child marriages, which the film reveals are occurring legally across the United States every day.
HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR
"‘Ham’. The title got me straight away. Then reading a little further … it is the life story of Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Drama Desk, Tony nominated and platinum album selling, Sam Harris. Full titled Ham-A Musical Memoir it’s a film of his autobiographical stage show of the same name which was developed and directed by Tony and Emmy-Award winning actor, Billy Porter. What is not to love?" - Reviews By Judith
FARM TO TV!
NEW TO TUBI! In Preston Taylor’s stand-up special Farm to TV, the comedian recounts his journey from his humble beginnings growing up in Texas to the present with his first comedy special.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!
In Manu Boyer’s To Whom It May Concern, empathy and understanding are at the center of a story anticipating the worst outcome of depression: suicide. Socially awkward and guarded, Anna (Dawn Olivieri) is a 30-year-old bartender with no foreseeable aspirations or social connections worth cherishing.
New movies to stream this week: ‘Senior Moment,’ ‘The Vault’ and more!
A suicidal bartender (Dawn Olivieri) falls for her neighbor’s boyfriend (Wilmer Valderrama) in “To Whom It May Concern.”
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for FARM TO TV
FARM to TV is the first comedy special from up-and-coming comedian Preston Taylor as he shares stories about his upbringing in a small country farm town in Texas to his WILD days in Los Angeles.
GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING TO LAUNCH ROAD TRIP COMEDY MEANT TO BE BROKEN THIS FEBRUARY 26TH!
"GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING has acquired worldwide digital rights to Jonathan Zuck’s buddy, road trip comedy – Meant to Be Broken."
Global Digital Releasing Teams With AVOD Channels For Sixteen Film Release
"In their continued effort to expand the digital footprint of their library to audiences around the world, indie distributor GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING has partnered with WATCH MOVIES NOW. Their partnership includes a a multi-content deal for their sister AVOD thriller/drama channel WATCH NOW and their documentary channel - WATCHDOKU."
SET FREE POSSE
"Aguilar’s path to ministry is a familiar one for many newborn Christians in the 1980s and 90s. He was a high school dropout, drug user and dealer, and in jail by thirty. While in prison, he became a born-again Christian and dedicated his life to the Lord’s work by starting Set Free Church in Anaheim, CA. His church served the surrounding Latino community, biker gangs, and struggling drug addicts. He established group homes for drug rehabilitation, and his ministry would be considered a cult by the Evangelical church and the city of Anaheim. But was it all true? Was Aguilar being set up by more sinister forces?" - Alan Ng, Film Threat
Watch the Trailer for HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR
"The new trailer for HAM : A Musical Memoir has been released ahead of the film's virtual theatrical and streaming release."
Bruce Campbell Joins ‘Black Friday’; Rogo Productions Hires; GDR Buys ‘HAM’ Musical – Global Briefs
"Global Digital Releasing has acquired HAM: A Musical Memoir, a filmed version of the off-Broadway show. The project will debut on Laemmle’s virtual platform December 3 before heading to BroadwayHD, the subscription service for live theater, where it will begin streaming exclusively January 7. The show is based on Sam Harris’s book and also stars the Tony Award nominee in 12 different roles. The play was developed and directed by Tony and Emmy-Award winning actor Billy Porter and the film was directed by Andrew Putschoegl."
DEANY BEAN IS DEAD Available Now on Streaming!
"I had expected to hear from Allison Marie Volk about her film DEANY BEAN IS DEAD on Wednesday night, so I paused HAMILTON right after his son died and waited for the call, but it never came. Thursday night, as I was heading out the door to get Shmacked, my phone rang with a number I didn’t recognize...As it turns out, I had won my chance to chat with Allison Marie Volk, who is a pure delight." - Eric McClanahan, Ain't It Cool News
TWO WAYS TO GO WEST (2020)
"Gavin (James Liddell) is a recovering addict who survives testing his sobriety on the Vegas Strip. Returning to their hotel rooms, the bachelor party escalates, and Gavin and his friends go down a road he never wanted to confront."
DEANY BEAN IS DEAD gives laugh out loud dark comedy
"Directed by Mikael Kreuzriegler and written by Allison Volk, Deany Bean is Dead (2018) is a movie about lost love, obsession, and revenge. A morsel of dark romantic comedy with a chewy woman-scorned center, Deany Bean is Dead is not quite uproarious or slapstick comedy, but I laughed out loud many, many times at the excruciatingly awkward scenes and the film’s quirky or otherwise flawed characters."
‘Madagasikara’: An intense witnessing of capitalist corruption and international poverty
"The documentary Madagasikara: The Real Madagascar aims to dispel the myths. It shines a cold and unforgiving light on how capitalist corruption and lack of international solidarity plunged a country into despair." - Chauncey K. Robinson, People's World
The world’s fourth largest island, a country famed for its beauty, its wildlife and a series of animated films about zoo animals making their way there, “has an image problem” a UNICEF official says in the early moments of the documentary “Madagasikara.”
Terror Films And Sister Label Global Digital Releasing Team With CINEDIGM For Multi-Channel AVOD Content Deal
Terror Films and Global Digital Releasing are kicking off 2020 with a new partnership and have teamed with Cinedigm to place content across their popular ad-based platforms: CONtv and Docurama.
Film School Africa: Review
Film School Africa is about the passion of following your dreams. It raises an important question: what if your dreams aren’t realistic? That question is central to the story. Here we have young Africans in the township of Kayandi...
'Film School Africa' documentary shows filmmaking as art therapy is healing apartheid rifts in South Africa
Apartheid is too recent a memory, culturally, for communities to mix freely without fear. But with films as the common passion, it is "a way to heal" those rifts and create a brotherhood where none existed before
Global Digital Releasing To Deliver Over Eight Dramatic Titles Throughout 2020
Indie distributor Global Digital Releasing is best known for taking on award winning indie fare. Some of their award winning titles include: Lorcan Finnegan's Without Name (2016), Dain Said's Interchange (2016) and Gareth Bryn's BAFTA winning drama The Passing (2015)...
Revenge Tale THE PAPER STORE Toplines Global Digital's 2020 Slate
"Distributor Global Digital Releasing is known for finding award-winning indie and festival fare that would otherwise go under-the-radar and make it available to the many...Their first release, coming in February, is revenge thriller The Paper Store, which stars Penn Badgley from Netflix's stalker drama, You" - Christopher Webster, Screen Anarchy
Film School Africa Exclusive Clip Follows Filmmaker Katie Taylor Bonding with Students
"What would inspire someone who has a quickly growing career in the film industry in Hollywood to give up everything to move to Africa? The power to create an environment that allows students learn the true impact of storytelling was a lucrative enough reason for casting director Katie Taylor." - Karen Benardello, Shock Ya!
Renee Zellweger, Ricky Gervais, Dev Patel, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Olivia Coleman are among stars nominated at 2020 National Film Awards UK.
Rupert, Rupert & Rupert
"It’s sort of a no-brainer that a documentary about real independent filmmaking is going to get a review and a good one at Film Threat. Nathan Pfaff’s shows the effort of two women to bring filmmaking to improvised South African communities." - Alan Ng, Film Threat
JORGE SOLIS’ TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2019 LIST!
“Dominating every scene, Nicole Dambro will keep audiences guessing as she plays the mysterious Meg with charm and verge. Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett bounce back and forth their dialogue with such frantic energy. Writer/director Anderson Cowan dives into the super-charged subject matter with such vigor.” - Jorge Solis, Villain Media
Twenty-One Film Titles From TERROR FILMS And Sister Company GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING Head To ROKU
“Up until now we had only been placing films on various ROKU sub-channels. However, being on the main ROKU Channel itself will afford our films the opportunity to find a wider audience. We’re very excited about this new relationship.” - Joe Dain, Terror Films/Global Digital Releasing
GROUPERS Swims In A New School of Groundbreaking Independent Film
"I don’t want to spoil it for you. And I’m not going to. This is a spoiler-free review. Because I want you to see this movie." - McEric, Ain't It Cool News
Anderson Cowan's GROUPERS Rolls Out September 27
ANDERSON COWAN Interview On "GROUPERS"
ANDERSON COWAN's New Comedy Gets Theatrical Release
No Blood of Mine, Crime Thriller, Released by Global Digital Releasing
Movie Review – Midnight Runner
All filmmakers have to start somewhere, a place where they can get their feet wet, practice their crafts, and work on telling stories. Today we are looking at a film from John Mathis & Jared Sprouse, which is the first feature film from them as both directors and writers, and it is clear this was a bit of a passion project." - Brian MacNamara, TL;DR Reviews
Global Digital Releasing Acquires MIDNIGHT RUNNER For June 14th Digital Run
Global Digital Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to Midnight Runner. The film is an edgy coming-of-age drama from writer/direct duo John Mathis and Jared Sprouse.
'TROUPERS' Trailer: Documentary Tackles Aging in Hollywood
The Documentary 'TROUPERS' Looks at Actors in Their 80's As They Continue to Navigate Hollywood
Trailer for Aging Actors Documentary 'TROUPERS' (Trailer)
Rupert, Rupert & Rupert review – disorder rules in identity satire
"This low-budget British effort throws comedy, drama, tired psychological thriller conceits and some broad satire to make a bag about as mixed as they come."
Trailer for UK Comedy 'RUPERT, RUPERT & RUPERT' with Sandy Batchelor
RUPERT, RUPERT & RUPERT: Multiple Personality Disorder Takes Centre Stage in Witty UK Indie
Trailer for Multiple Personality Comedy 'RUPERT, RUPERT & RUPERT'
Film Review: ‘Bruce!!!!’
'Bruce!!!': Film Review
AMELIA'S 25th Trailer: Star-Studded Indie Comedy Lampoons Hollywood
Hollywood is a tough town and not even a star-studded indie comedy like Amelia's 25th is safe from the pitfalls that come with tinsel town. That's why indie distributor Global Releasing is giving this coming-of-age, romantic comedy a second chance with a digital release this Friday, January 18.
What could be better than house-sitting a fabulous rent controlled apartment in New York City for the summer and hosting parties for all of your friends? How about a winning lottery ticket to help finance those summer parties?
A SIBLING MYSTERY Trailer: Comedy and Suspense Ensue
Written as an ode to classic madcap mysteries like Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dan Erickson and Rachel Wortell's new film A Sibling Mystery features witty dialog and the kind of deftly assembled cast you'd expect from such a film.
Global Digital Releasing to Release A SIBLING MYSTERY
What could be better than housesitting a fabulous rent controlled apartment in New York City for the summer and hosting parties for all of your friends? How about a winning lottery ticket to help finance those summer parties? But when the ticket goes missing, a brother and sister become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen their winning lottery ticket. There goes their summer party plans.
A Tale of Two Sisters in Todd Campbell's The Mourning Hills (Out August 17th)
The Mourning Hills is a dramatic thriller, from director Todd Campbell. In the film, two sisters lose part of their family and they run into an old forest. Here, they struggle to survive.
'Found Footage' Comedy
"The three friends Lawrence (Jared Bess), Jeremy (Willy J. Sasso) and Tanner (Drew Byerly) trick “six bullies into an abandoned warehouse with a trash can full of weapons” and record “everything, in hopes they will battle it out to the death a la .”
Stef Dawson And Penn Badgley Star In Vendetta Drama THE PAPER STORE
Academic cheating, romance and revenge intersect in the award-winning indie drama THE PAPER STORE, starring Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games franchise), Penn Badgley (Lifetime's upcoming series You, Gossip Girl) and Richard Kind (Inside Out, Argo).
'APOTHEOSIS' Draws One Man's Memories from the Shadows This June 5th
Matt Hartley's Horror Thriller 'Apotheosis' Uncovers A June Release Date
'Apotheosis' - Thriller
One Man Faces His Shadow Self in Matt Hartley's 'Apotheosis'
Matt Hartley's Psychological Thriller APOTHEOSIS to Open June 5
'APOTHEOSIS' - Only the Shadows Know What Really Happened
Pack Your Bags and Watch PREPPER this May 8th on Digital Platforms
Trailer Alert – Garlic & Gunpowder
Garlic & Gunpowder Takes Down a Convoy of Cash Under A Darkening Sky: Out March 16th!
Garlic and Gunpowder: Poster and Trailer Premiere for Indie Action Comedy
Dain Said’s Supernatural Thriller ‘Interchange’ Coming To VOD And Digital
Terror Film’s sister company Global Digital Releasing is gearing up for the digital release of Dain Said’s supernatural thriller Interchange The film is slated for a launch on digital platforms.
Supernatural Thriller 'Interchange' Flies to VOD
Director Adam Bowers and Global Digital Releasing Bring RomCom 'Paperback' to VOD
The Horror Renamed Autumn’s End and Now Available
"The dramatic indie thriller , which we’ve been talking about for quite a while here at DC, has gotten a new title () and is now available from Global Digital Releasing on numerous platforms. In honor of the occasion, the film written by Raymond Creamer and directed by Jerry J. White III also has a new poster and trailer, which of course you can see right here!" - Debi Moore, Dread Central
Thriller AUTUMN'S END Explores Trauma, Loss and the Value of Revenge
The dramatic horror thriller, AUTUMN'S END will be RELEASED by Global Digital Releasing on Friday, October 13 - across major digital and VOD platforms. The film, written by Raymond Creamer and directed by Jerry J. White III centers around siblings, Malcolm and Isabel Rademacher (Raymond Creamer and Callie Ott).
Review: ‘The Osiris Child’ Has It All, and Then Some
Film Review: ‘The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One’
Shane Abbess' familiar but diverting indie sci-fi action-adventure details the intergalactic consequences of corporate malfeasance.
Broken Angels Club
Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
Review: ‘Elizabeth Blue’ is a Dark, Yet Hopeful Study of Mental Illness
"It’s highly disconcerting yet unsurprising that many Baby Boomers now in their sixties and seventies still see mental illness as a weakness. Talk about the scenarios that young people of today face and they dismiss them as a generational thing, a liberalization of society wherein strength and stoicism have been replaced by laziness and excuses." - Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage
Review: Mental illness treated sympathetically in romantic drama ‘Elizabeth Blue’
Writer-director Vincent Sabella drew from personal experience to craft the bleak mental illness romantic drama “Elizabeth Blue.”
'Elizabeth Blue': Film Review
Anna Schafer plays a young woman suffering from schizophrenia in Vincent Sabella's debut feature.
Elizabeth Blue; Thy Father's Chair (Review)
THE PASSING (MOVIE REVIEW)
The Passing Movie Review
"I mentioned that the cast members are great, and they are. Mark Lewis as Stanley, though, positively dominates the screen. He perfectly walks the line between a hulking, vaguely menacing creep and an awkward, somehow cute, child-in-a-man’s-body." - Angry Scholar, Horror DNA
WITHOUT NAME (MOVIE REVIEW)
"There is a calm intensity to the power of nature. We experience this best when we venture out into the woods, alone, opening our hearts and minds to the presence that is all around us. If you will allow it, if you can believe, the forest has an immense strength that can both entice and repel."
Global Digital Releasing to Launch With ‘The Passing,’ ‘Without Name’
Film Review: ‘Interchange’
Adam (Iedl Putra), a former forensic photographer who quit after being freaked out by a grisly murder, bums around snooping into nearby high-rises through his camera’s viewfinder from his balcony. When another body turns up, killed in exactly the same manner, Det. Azman (Shaheizy Sam), fondly called “Man” by his associates, drags Adam out of his hiatus to help him investigate.