Heartwarming Slacker-Comedy Debuts on International VOD Platforms on June 1st and features Marvel Comics Founder Stan Lee as Actor and Executive Producer
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired international VOD rights to the heartwarming slacker-comedy THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! will be available to rent and own on international digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on June 1, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media. THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! features Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee as an actor and Executive Producer.
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! tells the story of a misfit band of movie theater workers dealing with their beloved single screen independent movie theater on the brink of being shut down forever. Together, these theater employees face corporate evil, foreclosure and the unthinkable — having to decide what they want to be when and if they ever grow up. It’s hard times for the gang at the Monarch: a one-screen movie theater bringing the best in vintage and cult cinema to the masses, or more often, four nerds and a couple of kids who ought be in school. With a multiplex about to open just down the street, Gabby decides it’s time to smell the coffee, sell up and cut out. But her brave team of dedicated concessionaires, led by uber-geek Scott, refuses to give up. Surely there must be some way to keep the dream alive?
Directed by America Young and written by Sam McCoy, America Young, & John Keating, THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! features an ensemble cast featuring David Blue (‘Scott Frakes’), Talia Tabin (‘Ashley’), John M. Keating (‘Jon Dorn’), Zaki Rubenstein (‘Gabby’), Sarah Sweet (‘Kira’), Cosby Siringi (‘RJ’), Kelly Eichenholz (‘Heather’), David A. Cooper (‘Derek Fisk’), Michael J. Sielaff (‘Billy Ray’), Stephanie Bentley (‘Ansley Stewart’), Mirai Booth-Ong (‘Rose’), Michael Chieffo (‘Coupon Lady’s Husband’), Fernando Chien (‘Cacao Customer’), Allie Goertz (‘Troubadour’), Beth Grant (‘Coupon Lady’), Neil Grayston (‘Doug Stewart’), Sasha Grey (‘Film Snob’), Alison Haislip (‘Martha Wayne’), Keahu Kahuanui (‘Creepy Guy’), Dan Lauria (‘Jack Fisk’), Stan Lee (‘Grandpa Frakes’), Yuri Lowenthal (‘Jack Napier’), Dove Meir (‘Man in Black’), Shaun Parker (‘Fanny Pack Guy’), Aleks Paunovic (‘Gotham Robber’), and Tracie Thoms (‘Church Lady’).
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! was produced by Ron Eli Cohen, Marc Cote, Jason Dibler, Zakareth Ruben, April Wade, and America Young. Executive producers are Lonnie Ramati, Stan Lee, and Graham Sheldon.
“THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! is a love letter to the classic films that made us who we are and the comic books that opened our worlds,” said filmmaker America Young. “With the market flooded of indie films, this is the only one that has huge movie homages on a shoestring budget filled with easter eggs that only true fans will find, bringing your Comic Con community home to you.”
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! directly with filmmaker America Young and executive producer Graham Sheldon.
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! website: www.cmdthemovie.com
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvS9wftx7o
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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