29 Nov DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Acquires ‘Range Roads’ And ‘By The Grace Of…’
By Matt Grobar
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired U.S. rights to Kyle Thomas’ drama Range Roads, along with North American rights to Dylan Reid’s semi-autobiographical film, By the Grace of…The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios will release the former title written and directed by Thomas across internet, cable and satellite platforms on December 14, unveiling the latter written and directed by Reid across the same range of platforms on December 21.
Range Roads tells the story of Frankie King (Alana Hawley Purvis), a television actor who has been estranged from her family for 20 years, returning to her hometown in rural Canada after her parents are killed in a sudden car accident. As she struggles to reconnect with her truculent brother Grayson (Joe Perry), old wounds are reopened and family secrets uncovered. Thomas and Sara Corry produced the pic, which also stars Chad Brownlee and Nicole de Boer.
By the Grace Of… watches as its director tests positive for Huntington’s Disease in his early twenties, disclosing his diagnosis to his close friends but omitting the information from a budding relationship with his girlfriend, Lizzie (Grainne Ortieb). Dylan finds himself at odds with his own fate, suddenly aware that he cannot protect those he loves from the horror of his inevitable decline and death.
The film also stars Laith Khalifeh, Whitney Masters, Homer Shew, Frank Firke, Nick Mittelstead, Matt Fujibayashi, Kate Cornelius-Schecter, Elly Green, Bria Lockhart, Peter Knox, Sarah Kopp and Tony Rodriguez. Lucas Briffa served as its producer.
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the acquisition deals for both films with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.
The trailer for Range Roads can be found above. Check out the trailer for By the Grace of… below.