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 Kobb, 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.
The crime thriller Coming From Insanity will be released on digital and on demand Jan. 12 from Level 33 Entertainment.
The film — based on the true story of a notorious currency counterfeiter with genius-level intelligence — follows Kossi, one of many children trafficked and sold into servitude in Nigeria. He grows up and becomes frustrated with his life as a domestic worker. Dreaming of a better life, he turns to his natural abilities and masters the art of counterfeiting U.S. dollars. Floating the most flawless bills in town, he lands on the radar of a determined currency agent who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.
The film won the Programmer’s Best First Feature Narrative at the Pan African Film Festival; Best Screenplay at the Five Continents International Film Festival; Best Thriller Feature at the Five Continents International Film Festival; and the Audience Choice Award Best Feature at the PressPlay Film Festival. It picked up a Special Mention, Team Performance Feature Film, at the Five Continents International Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize Best International Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival.
The comedy Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot will come out on demand Oct. 6 from Level 33 Entertainment.
The Canadian duo of Tom Green (Road Trip, Charlie’s Angels, Freddy Got Fingered, “The Tom Green Podcast”) and Les Stroud (“Survivorman,” “Beyond Survival,” 100 Days: Yukon) star in the film about a dysfunctional protagonist, a twisted narrative, and a series of events that builds into a shocker of an ending. It follows by-the-book forest ranger Billy Teal, who is dead set on preventing Cory Mathis from finding the truth about the Mark Twain forest. Mathis, a professor, claims Bigfoot killed his wife turning him into a man obsessed with revenge and partners up with a team of misfits for the capture of the creature, but Ranger Teal, a covert government agency and a serial hoaxer (Rick Dyer) have other plans.
The film also stars Jessi Combs, Teri Eckerle and Stacy Brown Jr.