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Mar 182018
 

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“A Love Letter To Noir“
– The Cinematograph

Passion, Murder, and Betrayal. Just Another Day at the Office. 

TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS

Fantastic New Neo-Noir Film Debuting on DVD, VOD & Digital

April 3, 2018

Two-Disc ‘Special Edition’ DVD Features Film in Color and Black & White

Random Media and Lumen Actus Productions proudly announce the April 3rd DVD, Digital and VOD debut of a spectacular new classically inspired 1940’s noir feature, TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS. Directed by and starring Thomas Konkle, the film follows Roland Drake, a Los Angeles Private Investigator trying to untangle a mystery that only lands him in deep trouble.

Debuting on DVD in a spectacular 2-Disc ‘Special Edition,’ the release allows whodunit fans to enjoy the adventure in color or in beautiful, authentic to its roots, black and white. A story ripped from the covers of hard-boiled pulp magazines, inspired by noir film classics like The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity and Raiders of The Lost Ark, TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS also stars Vernon Wells (Mad Max, Commando) and Brittney Powell (Xena), in an adventure that ticks all the classic boxes, including seductive femme fatales, corrupt cops, a weary P.I., and troublesome thugs and dames.

SYNOPSIS:

Private Detective Roland Drake has fallen on hard times in a harsh world. He’s being evicted from his office and disgraced by a missing person case, which has ruined him in the public eye and with the police. It seems like it’s all over for him, until redemption walks in … with curves. The owner of those curves is a sexy, dark-haired beauty named Katherine Montemar. She needs his help! The chemistry is immediate and her concern for the disappearance of her family members pulls him into her case … and into bed. Drake wakes up to her missing, with a pool of blood where she used to lie.

After a nervous encounter with his one-time partner in investigations, the equally skilled but unscrupulous Lew MacDonald, Drake is confronted by Katherine’s blonde sister, Jennifer, who knows more than she should about everything and blackmails him into helping her. They both have secrets from each other and the world, but their destiny becomes entwined in the dark descent into her universe, which is violently coming apart. This leads them on a hunt for a priceless gem and into world peeled back to reveal a twisted family and the immoral underbelly of human nature. Dogged by the corrupt police in the form of Detective Tate and by a dangerously interested Lew MacDonald, Drake must navigate a sinister world of lies, betrayal, and murder with the menagerie of seedy characters that appear in Jennifer’s life.

Drake and Jennifer slip deeper and deeper into their doomed love story. Even Drake might not be able to tell right from wrong anymore at the shocking conclusion, which could destroy him, Jennifer, and bury all the mysteries forever.”

 

STARRING:

VERNON WELLS as Detective Barry Tate 

BRITTNEY POWELL as Jennifer Montemar 

THOMAS KONKLE as Roland Drake 

STEVE TOM as Gavron Grozney

JORDANA CAPRA as Evelyn Montemar

BEN PACE as John Shannon

Director: Thomas Konkle

Writers: Thomas Konkle & Brittney Powell

Producer: David Beeler and Brittney Powell

Executive Producer: Michael J. Smith and Thomas Konkle

Production Design: Reed Johns

Director of Photography: Jesse Arnold and PJ Gaynard

Music: Thomas Chase and Hayden Clement

Editing:  Thomas Konkle and Michael J. Smith

Costume Design:  Eric Shane Johnson and Chantal Filson

TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS was produced by Lumen Actus and is released by Random Media. The film has a running time of 116 minutes and not rated.

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