LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, Aug. 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Director Erik Bernard and executive producer Courtney LeMarco of TLG Motion Pictures have reached a deal with 1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq : CSSE), for the digital release of their film Free Dead or Alive.
The film will be released on August 9, 2022 on all major digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, and on cable and satellite on In-Demand, AT&T, Vubiquity, Direct TV and Dash.
Free Dead or Alive is the story of a young girl on a perilous journey between South and Central America and the United States, unaware of the true dangers that await her. The film stars Edy Ganem, Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), Seth Michaels (Red Notice), Alejandro De Hoyos (The Man From Toronto), Robert Avellanet (HBO Max’s Menudo: Forever Young) and Al Coronel ( Westworld) and Juan Pablo Olyslager (La Llorona.) It is directed by Erik Bernard and produced by Bernard and produced by Courtney LeMarco, Grady Craig, Mathew Helderman, Edy Ganem, Patricia Velasquez, Luke Taylor and Seth Michaels. Jasmin Espada, Wendy Pineda and Veronica Buenrostro served as co-producers.
“We are extremely grateful to 1091 Pictures,” Bernard said in a statement. “Free Dead or Alive is a relevant story about the realities immigrants face when trying to cross the US border. But more importantly, it’s the story of ups and downs between mother and daughter and how love knows no boundaries.
“We are excited about 1091 Pictures’ broad distribution reach as well as their focus on making diverse films,” added executive producer Courtney LeMarco.
“As an immigrant myself, I can relate to the journey and the obstacles one would gladly face in favor of love, the kind of sacrifice that crosses borders,” said Greg Maurice, senior director of global acquisitions. and co-productions at 1091 Pictures. “Throughout my career, I have been an advocate for representation, bringing people of color to the fore on and behind the screen. It was a wonderful opportunity to partner with a talented filmmaker like Erik Bernard He was able to capture the authentic experiences of immigrants through the stunning performances of Patricia Velasquez and Robert LeSardo.
The deal was brokered by Maurice on behalf of 1091 Pictures and Max Czertok of Iuvit Media Sales on behalf of TLG.
ABOUT 1091 PICTURES
1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: CSSE), is a modern distribution partner for independent film and series owners, offering content licensing and delivery to more than 100 destinations in more than 100 country. The company represents more than 500 filmmakers and distributors and has amassed more than 150 nominations, including two Oscars.® nominations, an Emmy Award nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Picture, and more than a dozen Spirit Award nominations. 1091 Pictures’ diverse list of releases includes NYT critics’ picks such as The Ghost of Peter Sellers and Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, gripping sports stories such as A Kid From Coney Island executive produced by Kevin Durant and featuring Red Bull’s Stephon Marbury and The Dawn Wall, audience favorites such as The Last Blockbuster, groundbreaking documentaries such as Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind and The Phenomenon, which reveal the latest UFO information , and independent film hits such as Academy Award® Winner of Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information, visit: 1091pictures.com
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR SOUL ENTERTAINMENT
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported VOD streaming services, including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiaries Screen Media and 1091 Pictures and produces original video content through Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the popular book series and produces premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand.
TLG Motion Pictures provides financing, development and production services for original television, film and digital content. We work with production companies, agencies, studios, private equity lenders and financial institutions to package quality projects for national, international and OTT distribution. Our partners include some of the biggest names in film, cable and television.
Rebel 6 Films, proudly located in Austin, TX, was founded by Erik and Denise Bernard in 2019, forged in the creative and business knowledge to deliver exciting and meaningful journeys across all film genres. Their goal is to create life-paced entertainment, experienced through stories adorned with interesting characters challenged to rise or fall through thrilling adventures across all entertainment platforms.
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