Freestyle Digital Media Acquires “Vampires Are Real” for May Release

Buddy Comedy-Horror Feature Debuts on North American VOD Platforms and DVD on May 25th

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’sEntertainment Studios, has acquired North American VOD rights to the buddy comedy-horror feature VAMPIRES ARE REAL. VAMPIRES ARE REAL will be available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms and DVD on May 25, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.

VAMPIRES ARE REAL is based on the statement: “Assume everyone is a vampire.” Lead characters Stewart and Everett have been best friends since high school, they’ve also been vampire hunters. In fact, vampire hunting is what their entire friendship is built upon. Now adults, Everett wants to move on with his life and do more than hunt vampires but Stewart has problems moving on. Only a Vampire can save their friendship now.

Directed by J.R. Timothy, VAMPIRES ARE REAL was written by J.R. Timothy and Wren Barnes and features an ensemble cast including Taylor Nielson (‘Everett’), J.R. Timothy (‘Stewart’), Wren Barnes (‘Nadia’), and Miriah Kessler and (‘Dead Girl’).VAMPIRES ARE REAL was produced by Wren Barnes and executive produced by J.R. Timothy. 

“This is a comedy/horror that can be enjoyed by the whole family. When you watch VAMPIRES ARE REAL my hopes are that you will laugh and enjoy the erratic characters and their improvisation throughout the movie,” said filmmaker J.R. Timothy. “The stakes, pun intended, are heightened to ridiculous levels as these two buddies find the balance of hunting vampires and being best friends forever. You will literally see the visible joy and fun of this movie on all the actors.” 

“As a producer a passion of mine is to bring more smiles and laughter into the world,” said producer Wren Barnes. “It’s an honor to bring VAMPIRES ARE REAL to the audience and screen.” 

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire VAMPIRES ARE REAL directly with producer Wren Barnes.



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, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist. 

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