FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA ACQUIRES
“HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS” FOR MARCH RELEASE
Horror-Comedy Debuts on North American
VOD Platforms and DVD on March 16th
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American VOD rights to the horror-comedy HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS. HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS will be available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms and DVD on March 16, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.
HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS tells the story of Philip “HAWK” Hawkins. Hawk doesn’t just dream about killing vampires, he eats, sleeps, drinks and freakin’ breaths it! After getting kicked out the army for staking a fellow soldier with a blunt two by four, Hawk almost dies of boredom working as a night security guard in his hometown of Santa Muerte, California. Just when it looks like all Hawk’s options in life have expired, filthy blood-sucking vampires appear and of course — nobody believes him! With his back up against the wall, his sweaty Karate Kid headband on and hordes of murderous vampires closing in, Hawk enlists the help of the one person who kind of believes him: Revson “REV” McCabe, a dimwitted, vegan-pacifist groundskeeper. Together they join forces to save the whole entire freakin’ world! Well, at least their hometown anyway.
Written and directed by Ryan Barton-Grimley, HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS features an ensemble cast including Ryan Barton-Grimley (‘Hawk’), Ari Schneider (‘Rev’), Jana Savage (‘Theo’), Richard Gayler (‘Jasper’), Casey Graf (‘Arnold’), Kevin Ocampo (‘Terry’), and Jeff Lorch (‘Deputy Jack Scroggins’).
HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS was produced by Ryan Barton-Grimley, AJ Gordon, and Ari Schneider. Joel M. Schneider is Executive Producer.
“I made HAWK AND REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS because I was looking for a laugh and something truly heartfelt, some much-needed levity and humor. It is quite simply a love letter to my childhood in the mid-1980’s, a more innocent and clueless time when everything seemed possible,” said Ryan Barton-Grimley. “I really just hope viewers enjoy the ride and have a nice heartfelt feeling and the knowledge that maybe, just maybe, we’ll all be OK.”
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire HAWK AND REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS directly with filmmaker Ryan Barton-Grimley.
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILESstarring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACKstarring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.