DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Acquired North American Rights To The Musical Fantasy-Drama A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff & Global Rights To The Apocalyptic, Romantic Drama, Poughkeepsie is for Lovers – Film Briefs

EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to the musical fantasy-drama A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, as well as global rights to the apocalyptic, romantic drama, Poughkeepsie is for Lovers. The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has slated both films for release across VOD platforms on September 6.

The former film co-written by and starring Alicia Jo Rabins is the story of an underground musician who becomes obsessed with Bernie Madoff’s massive financial fraud and finds herself inside a real-life meta-musical investigation about trust, deception and healing. Alicia J. Rose directed the film, also starring Robin McAlpine and Judy Silk, after penning the script with Rabins. Lara Cuddy served as producer, with Rabins and Rose exec producing.

The latter film directed by Bill Connington and Kelley Van Dilla tells the story of how a weekend getaway spells disaster for an already strained relationship. Connington wrote the script and stars alongside Natia Dune. Michael Vanderpool and Van Dilla produced, with Connington as EP.

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff directly with independent sales rep and distribution consultant, Liz Manashil. The company negotiated the deal for Poughkeepsie is for Lovers with packaging and sales agent Tiffany Boyle of Ramo Law PC. Watch the trailers for both features below.