WAR WITCH, FOR ELLEN, Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film announced today that six films from their recent slate are set to be available for digital/DVD purchase this month.
For Ellen (DVD/Digital on February 19)
Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) has wanted nothing more than to "make it," having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife (Margarita Levieva, "Revenge," "How to Make It in America") in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen (Shaylena Mandigo).
With a good-natuRed Lawyer (Jon Heder, Napoleon Dynamite) unable to make headway in reversing the decision, and a girlfriend (Jena Malone, Into the Wild) who represents an era of his life from which he might be ready to graduate, Joby negotiates a visit with his daughter to explore whether he is able to walk away from his child, and whether it might be too late for reconciliation.
FOR ELLEN is written and directed by So Yong Kim; executive produced by Paul Dano, Tricia Quick, Jonathan Vinnik, Michael Clofine, Dave Berlin and Rui Costa Reis, produced by Jen Gatien, Bradley Rust Gray and So Yong Kim; edited by So Yong Kim and Bradley Rust Gray. Bonus features include story behind the scene, presented by American Express.
HOLLOW (DVD/Digital on February 19)
Starring Sam Stockman (BBC America's "Whitechapel") and Jessica Ellerby (Get Him to the Greek), HOLLOW tells the story of four friends who stay overnight in a small, remote village in England that has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. While exploring an old monastery near a decrepit old tree with an ominous hollow, they realize that belief in a myth can quickly materialize into reality, bringing horror to life for the town.
Directed by Michael Axelgaard, the found-footage horror film world premiered at the 2011 Fantasia International Film Festival and was nominated for the Raindance Award at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards. Written and produced by Matthew Holt; edited by Chris Gill and Iam Farr. Bonus features include story behind the scene, presented by American Express
Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past.
(February 26 - Also releasing on VOD, in theaters beginning March 1 from Tribeca Film)
A laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky as Alex Karpovsky, a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As the pair travels from one half-empty theater to the next, pursued by an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) who drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle, Alex-as-Alex is forced to suffer an endless series of humiliations, each one more absurd than the last. RUBBERNECK - Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul (Alex Karpovsky) continues to lust after his beautiful coworker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession - and he finds himself unable to control his desires. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, Rubberneck is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance Gone wrong. (February 19 - Also releasing in VOD; in theaters beginning February 22 from Tribeca Film)
HANSEL & GRETAL GET BAKED
An intense new marijuana strain named "Black Forest" is taking Los Angeles by storm, and Gretel's stoner boyfriend can't get enough. But when the old woman growing the popular drug (Lara Flynn Boyle) turns out to be an evil witch, cooking and eating her wasted patrons for their youth, Gretel and her brother Hansel must save him from a gruesome death - or face the last high of their lives. (February 19)