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EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American rights to the autobiographical true crime docudrama Untold: This Is My Story, written, directed and produced by Gina M. Garcia, and to the modern-day survival thriller Arisaka, from director Mikhail Red. The digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios plans to release the film across VOD platforms on April 19, releasing the latter on April 26.

arcia’s feature directorial debut focuses on the hate crime that triggered disturbing flashbacks to her childhood abduction, causing her to seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder within the Veterans Affairs hospital. Gina’s autobiographical journey for the truth implodes her family and nearly takes her life. Pic’s ensemble cast features Terri Ivens, Melody Butiu, Carlos Gomez, Jennifer Rubin and civil rights attorney Gloria Allred.

Set on the historical Bataan trail that took the lives of so many Filipino and American soldiers during the World War II Bataan Death March, Arisaka is the story of a woman who will push herself to the limit for truth and freedom. Maja Salvador, Mon Confiado, Shella Mae Romualdo, Art Acuna, Archi Adamos, Apollo Abraham, Michael Roy Jornales, Kiel Rodriguez and Royce Cabera star. Anton Santamaria wrote the script, from a story by Red, with Paul Soriano and Mark Victor producing.

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire Untold: This Is My Story directly with Garcia, negotiating the deal for Arisaka directly with James Fler and Michaelangelo Masangkay at Raven Banner Entertainment.

The trailer for UNTOLD: THIS IS MY STORY & ARISAKA can be found below: