Dark LGBTQ+ Comedy ‘Waking Up Dead’ Now Available for Home Audiences

Breaking Glass Pictures has released Waking Up Dead, an LGBTQ+ dark comedy from writer and director Terracino (Elliot Loves), to home audiences.

The film is available on DVD and through various digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, Vimeo, as well as cable and satellite providers.

Starring Gabriel Sousa and former adult actress Traci Lords, Waking Up Dead tells the story of washed-up actor Danny Maldonado, whose once-promising Hollywood career has flatlined.  When he receives a call to audition for the lead role in the most talked about new series in Hollywood, Danny vows to clean up his act.

Waking Up Dead had its World Premiere at Cinema Diverse / Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, where it took home multiple awards, including Festival Favorite and Director’s Choice.

Breaking Glass Sets Oct. 26 Home Release Date for Ninth ‘Bad Ben’ Found Horror Film

Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the Oct. 26 release of Bad Ben: Benign, the ninth installment of the “Bad Ben” found footage horror series from director Nigel Bach, who also stars in the films.

The film will be available on available on DVD and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Vimeo. It also will be available through local cable and satellite providers.

Bad Ben: Benign begins right where the series left off, as Tom Riley wanders out of the woods behind his home on Steelmanville Road, and must climb through a window to get inside. He is baffled when he sees objects in the house that aren’t his, things moving on their own, and soon finds himself dealing with evil forces. To figure out how to rid the house of evil, he must rely on the help from others and eventually faces the most powerful demon he has ever come across.

The Bad Ben series began in 2016, and has since seen eight installments: Bad Ben, Steelmanville Road, Badder Ben, Bad Ben: The Mandela Effect, The Crescent Moon Clown, Bad Ben: The Way In, Bad Ben: The Haunted Highway, and Bad Ben: Pandemic.

Breaking Glass Sets Sept. 14 Home Release Date for ‘The Influencer’

Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the Sept. 14 release of The Influencer, a comedy thriller starring real-life social influencer and comedian Kasia Szarek (A24’s Pleasure) and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera (Girls Like Magic, Dating in Place).

The film will be available on iTunes and Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, and Vudu, as well as through local cable and satellite providers and on DVD.

From first-time director Meghan Weinstein, The Influencer is a tale that examines the life of a vain social media influencer named Abbie, who is known for her fashion, lifestyle, and makeup videos. She signs a coveted contract with Nutrocon, a cosmetic company known to pollute, test on animals, and treat female workers unfairly, and almost immediately she is accosted and tied up by a group of activists in her home. They force her to film a video advertising a mysterious new makeup kit, and as their plan unfolds, we learn the real reason for their visit and Abbie’s façade begins to fade.


Breaking Glass Sends ‘This Teacher’ Home in June

Breaking Glass Pictures has set a June 9 home release date for This Teacher, a 2018 drama from multi-award-winning director Mark Jackson (Without, War Story).

Starring Hafsia Herzi, Sarah Kazemy, and Lucy Walters, the film will be available on DVD and VOD.

This Teacher follows the story of a French Muslim woman (Herzi) who travels to New York City from the rough neighborhoods outside of Paris to visit a friend. When the reunion proves disastrous, she steals her friend’s credit card and identity, then disappears to a remote cabin upstate.

Deep in the woods and alone for the first time in her life, she experiences a divine revelation of an existence without borders. When she discovers she is not alone on the property, her sojourn in nature gradually descends into a terrifying study of the intolerance and suspicion she encounters and reflects back to an Islamophobic America.

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The film was selected as the closing night film at Slamdance, and was officially screened at the BendFIlm Festival, BFI London, and the LA Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Fiction Award.

Breaking Glass Sets Home Release Dates for Israeli LGBTQ Drama ’15 Years’

Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the April 28 release to home viewing audiences of 15 Years, the Israeli LGBTQ coming-of-age drama from writer and director Yuval Hadadi.

The film will be available on both DVD and video-on-demand (VOD.

15 Years follows the story of Yoav, a successful architect who has everything he’s ever wanted: Dan, his lover of 15 years and a younger lawyer who adores him, and his sister Alma, who is like a mother and a sister to him.

When Alma announces that she is pregnant, it ignites Dan’s desire to become a father himself. His parental urges have an opposite effect on Yoav, who is haunted by past demons. Yoav’s tight grasp on life begins to fall apart, leading him to self-destructive behavior that threatens to destroy his life with Dan, unravel his friendship with his sister, and cost him everything.

The film premiered at the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, where it was the opening film. It went on to have its U.S. premier at the Lighthouse International Film Festival, and subsequently had additional screenings at OUTShine – Fort Lauderdale and NewFest, and Reeling 2019 — The 37th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Award for Best Feature Film.

Breaking Glass Sets Home Release Dates for Uruguay’s ‘The Sharks’

Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the release of The Sharks, a Uruguayan coming-of-age drama available first for digital download on April 14 and then on DVD April 28.

The directorial debut from Lucía Garibaldi, The Sharks earned him the prestigious Directing Award in World Cinema – Drama at the Sundance Film festival, where the movie premiered. The film also screened at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Guadalajara Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award and the FEISAL Award.

The film follows 14-year-old Rosina, who counts the restless days of summer in her sleepy beachside town until one day she encounters an ominous dorsal fin during a swim. The rumor that a shark was spotted quickly spreads, unsettling the town. Rosina, however, remains unfazed and instead focuses on her enigmatic coworker Joselo.

Breaking Glass Sets DVD Release Date for ‘Feedback’

Indie film distributor Breaking Glass Pictures has set a Feb. 18 release date for Feedback, a social thriller starring Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, and I’vana Baquero.

The 2020 film will be available on DVD only.

The film follows the story of the host of a successful late-night radio show Jarvis Dolan (Marsan), whose life takes a turn when two armed men burst into the studio one night and take him, and his entire show, hostage.

Forcing him to read from a prefabricated script, they expose a scandal that could destroy his whole life and decimate his high-flying career. This experience leads him to discover what his reality truly means, and what it means to take it back.

Feedback was originally screened at FrightFest, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, and Fantasy Filmfest among others.