Heartwarming Slacker-Comedy Debuts on International VOD Platforms on June 1st
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired international VOD rights to the slacker-comedy THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! which will be available to rent and own on international digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on June 1, 2021. THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! features Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee as an actor and Executive Producer.
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! tells the story of a misfit band of movie theater workers dealing with their beloved single screen independent movie theater on the brink of being shut down forever. Together, these theater employees face corporate evil, foreclosure and the unthinkable — having to decide what they want to be when and if they ever grow up. It’s hard times for the gang at the Monarch: a one-screen movie theater bringing the best in vintage and cult cinema to the masses, or more often, four nerds and a couple of kids who ought be in school. With a multiplex about to open just down the street, Gabby decides it’s time to smell the coffee, sell up and cut out. But her brave team of dedicated concessionaires, led by uber-geek Scott, refuses to give up. Surely there must be some way to keep the dream alive?
Directed by America Young and written by Sam McCoy, America Young, & John Keating, THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! features an ensemble cast featuring David Blue (‘Scott Frakes’), Talia Tabin (‘Ashley’), John M. Keating (‘Jon Dorn’), Zaki Rubenstein (‘Gabby’), Sarah Sweet (‘Kira’), Cosby Siringi (‘RJ’), Kelly Eichenholz (‘Heather’), David A. Cooper (‘Derek Fisk’), Michael J. Sielaff (‘Billy Ray’), Stephanie Bentley (‘Ansley Stewart’), Mirai Booth-Ong (‘Rose’), Michael Chieffo (‘Coupon Lady’s Husband’), Fernando Chien (‘Cacao Customer’), Allie Goertz (‘Troubadour’), Beth Grant (‘Coupon Lady’), Neil Grayston (‘Doug Stewart’), Sasha Grey (‘Film Snob’), Alison Haislip (‘Martha Wayne’), Keahu Kahuanui (‘Creepy Guy’), Dan Lauria (‘Jack Fisk’), Stan Lee (‘Grandpa Frakes’), Yuri Lowenthal (‘Jack Napier’), Dove Meir (‘Man in Black’), Shaun Parker (‘Fanny Pack Guy’), Aleks Paunovic (‘Gotham Robber’), and Tracie Thoms (‘Church Lady’).
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! was produced by Ron Eli Cohen, Marc Cote, Jason Dibler, Zakareth Ruben, April Wade, and America Young. Executive producers are Lonnie Ramati, Stan Lee, and Graham Sheldon.
“THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! is a love letter to the classic films that made us who we are and the comic books that opened our worlds,” said filmmaker America Young. “With the market flooded of indie films, this is the only one that has huge movie homages on a shoestring budget filled with easter eggs that only true fans will find, bringing your Comic Con community home to you.”