The horror film Companion will come out on on demand Sept. 14 from Level 33 Entertainment.
In the film’s plot, in 2030, society fell as malicious entities appeared around the world. The survivors fight each other and the dead. In this landscape, Ella Grace’s burden of guilt is exposed. The past, and the horrors of what she will become, force Ella to kill what she loves in order to discover the terrifying meaning of the ghosts that feed on her fear.
Written and directed by John Darbonne (Dead Man’s Fuel, Standing Ovation), the film stars Russell Shealy (Showtime’s “The Good Lord Bird,” The Farmhand, Surrender Me), Eric Hanson (The Challenger Disaster, No Ordinary Love, Brady’s Lot), Christine Nguyen (Vigilante Diaries, Attack of the Killer Donuts, Get Him to the Greek), Stephen Brodie (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Anna Flynn (Persuasion), Cody Renee Cameron (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie) and Marcus Anthony.
The comedic drama Kingsway is available on demand from Level 33 Entertainment.
In the film, Jess, a single car mechanic who lives with her mother, Marion, suspects her sister-in-law Lori is having an affair. Her fragile brother Matt has no idea. Lori, an amateur singer, acts innocent but when Jess and Marion confront her, Lori confesses she’s pregnant with Matt’s best friend’s kid and all hell breaks loose.
Written and directed by Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding, Excited), the film stars Camille Sullivan, Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison, Agam Darshi, Kevin McNulty, Jillian Fargey, Jeff Gladstone, Paul Skrudland and Jennifer McLean.
“I wanted to make a film about love and suicide — yet make it accessible, not some heavy thing,” Sweeney said in a statement. “I chose the romantic comedy/romantic drama genre for this reason. For me, theme’s a big deal, and the theme of Kingsway is about the nature and fragility of familial and intimate relationships.”
The Spanish-language science-fiction horror film Toxico is coming to theaters, digital and on demand July 23 from Level 33 Entertainment.
In the film, in the middle of a mysterious insomnia epidemic that slowly takes on catastrophic dimensions, Laura and Augusto flee the city in their motorhome to get away from the chaos. As they move down the road, they discover a world that is becoming an increasingly strange and dangerous place.
The film stars Jazmín Stuart, Agustín Rittano, Victoria Cabada, Sebastian Carbone, Marcelo D’Andrea, Alejandro Jovic, Martín Carabal, Lucila Mangone, Jorge Roberto Prado and Marcelo Mininno.
The indie comedic drama Rollers will come out in theaters and on VOD June 18 from Level 33 Entertainment.
Written and directed by Isaiah Smallman, the film follows Rufus Paisley, a closet alcoholic with only one thing left to live for, the concert venue Rollers. To keep it alive, he’s drained every ounce of personal capital he’s got. Now the historic venue, once owned by his parents, is in trouble and he’s running out of ways to save it, and himself.
The film stars Johnny Ray Gill, Kevin Bigley, Kate Cobb, Vicky Jeudy, Joel Allen, Meredith Thomas, Spencer Rayshon Stevenson, Karina Bonnefil, John W. Lawson, Leslie A. Jones, Isaiah Smallman, Courtney Dietz and Grant Withington.
The film features music from Ural Thomas & The Pain, Charles Jones and Barbara Howard.
Mama Bear Studios launched a podcast tracking the making of Rollers, a weekly comedy conversation show hosted by Smallman and Jon Schimpf(an industry insider). The show features interviews with other successful industry players including some of the cast and crew of Rollers.
The Dutch independent thriller Magic Mountains will be released in virtual cinemas and on digital and VOD May 14 by Level 33 Entertainment.
Directed by Urszula Antoniak, the film follows Lex, a Dutch writer, who has money and fame but no peace of mind since Hannah left him years ago. Looking for closure on their relationship, Lex asks Hannah to go with him to the mountains for a last climb together. But Voytek, their professional mountain guide, senses that Lex may be unstable and refuses to leave Hannah alone with him.
The film stars Thomas Ryckewaert, Hannah Hoekstra and Marcin Dorocinski.
The comedic drama The Last Right will come out on digital and VOD April 9 from Level 33 Entertainment.
Directed by Aoife Crehan (Empty, Two Peas), the film stars Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, “Game of Thrones”), Niamh Algar (“Raised By Wolves”), Samuel Bottomley (Tyrannosaur), Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”), Eleanor O’Brien (“Blast from the Past”), Jim Norton (Straw Dogs), Brian Cox (X2: X-Men United, Troy), Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) and Aidan O’Hare (Jackie).
The Last Right follows New York-based Daniel Murphy (Huisman), who wakes on a flight to Ireland to find elderly passenger Padraig Murphy (Norton) has died in the next seat. To his surprise, the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin. Daniel, his autistic brother (Bottomley) and a woman (Algar) they’ve just met must journey across the Emerald Isle to bury the stranger, becoming the focus of a nationwide manhunt for body snatching.
The black comedy All at Sea, starring the late Lauren Bacall, is coming to digital and VOD March 5 from Level 33 Entertainment.
In the 2010 film set in Norway, retired sailor Wally and best friend Skipper are residents of a retirement home run by Ms. Reimark. When Skipper dies, Wally vows to honor his promise to bury his friend at sea. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a coffin, boat or anyone to conduct the service. Wally takes fellow residents on a madcap adventure to carry out the burial before Ms. Reimark puts an end to his daring scheme.
Directed by Robert Yount, the film also stars Brian Cox and James Fox.
The Mexican horror thriller shot in one take, Rendez-Vous, will debut in theaters and on VOD Feb. 12 from Level 33 Entertainment.
The film follows Lili and Eduardo, who meet for the first time after connecting on a dating app. Eduardo arrives late but with a good reason in a place like Mexico City: he was mugged, and they took his phone so he couldn’t text her to say he was running late. While at first everything seems to be going fine, when Lili finds Eduardo’s phone in his jacket, things take an unexpected and terrifying turn for the worse.
The film won multiple festival awards, including honors for Best First Time Director at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival and for Best Mexican Feature Film at the Espanto International Film Festival.
The dramatic romance anthology Brooklyn Love Stories will be available on demand on Feb. 2 from Level 33 Entertainment.
The film follows a young graffiti artist, a middle-aged widow, a teenage poet, a vampire and two lovers stuck in separate timelines. Though their paths don’t always cross, their lives unfold in Brooklyn’s vibrantly multicultural neighborhood of Bushwick, which becomes a distinctive character that ties together six diverse stories about the power of unconditional love.
The action thriller Simmer will be released on digital and VOD Jan. 26 from Level 33 Entertainment.
Written and directed by Stefan van de Graaff and Nick Rush, the film stars Marsuvio Sanchez (“Better Call Saul”), Richard Keep, Travis Su’a, Chris Eguizabal, Monica Lopez, Eric Wood, Elvia Martinez, Eliana Su’a and Oscar Sanchez.
It follows a young man (Sanchez) who finds out his family will be deported if he doesn’t pay government-imposed fees. He turns to his boss who offers him an opportunity as a black-market driver to earn the money.