PALTROCAST: Nathan Xia & Jacob Staudenmaier On “Chasing Sundance” & More

The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, 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 Best Summer Ever (the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, as produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson), The Wedding Year (starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp), Beserk (starring Nick Cannon), Untogether (starring Jamie Doran, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal), Miles (starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser) and the animated feature Hell & Back (starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk).

New from Freestyle Digital Media is Chasing Sundance, which tells the story of two recent film school graduates in their last-ditch effort to break into Hollywood by embarking on an adventure to make the greatest feature film the world has ever seen. Nathan (played by filmmaker Nathan Xia) and Jacob (played by filmmaker Jacob Staudenmaier) are both recent film school graduates with no tangible plan for their futures. With fears of becoming another classic case of film school failures, a desperate solution strikes Jacob: they will take a road trip to Park City, Utah — a destination visited by the Paltrocast team again earlier this year, thanks to Visit Park City — while simultaneously producing an entire feature film along the way. The film will be so raw and experimental, they will be overnight sensations in Hollywood. At least that is the plan for the two lead characters. But with no crew and clashing personalities, the plan is only as strong as their relationship. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire Chasing Sundance with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.