29 Jul DEADLINE: Freestyle Digital Media Has Secured North American Rights To The Genre-Bending Comedy Lisa Mania – Film Briefs
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has secured North American rights to the genre-bending comedy Lisa Mania, which Shaun Vivaris directed from his own script, in his feature debut. The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group plans to release the pic across VOD platforms on August 23.
Lisa Mania tells the story of Dom (Tenzin Dondhup), a real estate businessman in a mid-life crisis seeking marriage advice, who is led down a rabbit-hole of drug-fueled paranoia that threatens his mind, heart and groin. On the day his wife, Lisa (Kelly Donahue), is flying out to London to close a merger between their company and the larger firm, Dom heads to see his old friend and shrink, Jorge (Carlos Flores), to voice his suspicions that Lisa may be planning to leave him. With mounting evidence of infidelity, a cocktail of drugs, and a Succubus demon in the mix, Dom’s problems seem only to worsen by the minute.
Minji Chang and Olivia Day also star in the film, which Sultan Pirzhan Uulu and Kristin Nomura produced, with Glen Vivaris and Mark Jerome Cruz serving as EPs. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire it directly with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films. Watch the trailer for the comedy below.