SEARCHING FOR SONNY LANDS DISTRIBUTION August 09 2012, 0 Comments
Digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff, has partnered with Red Productions for the digital release of SEARCHING FOR SONNY. The film marks the directorial debut for Andrew Disney and stars Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, The Roommate), Michael Hogan (Sci-Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica”) and Emmy and Gloden Globe Nominee Masi Oka (CBS’s “Hawaii Five- O,” “NBC’s “Heroes”). SEARCHING FOR SONNY will be available on VOD, DVD and Blu-Ray on Aug. 28, 2012 and will be in theaters for special limited engagement screenings nationwide from August 7 – September 21, 2012. The deal was announced today by Red Production’s President, Red Sanders.
“We couldn't be more excited about the upcoming release,” said Sanders. “The film did incredibly well in its festival run and there is no better partner for digital distribution of independent film than FilmBuff.”
“We are thrilled to be working with SEARCHING FOR SONNY,” says Steve Beckman, Head of Acquisitions, FilmBuff. “It is a highly spirited film that captures the energy digital audiences are so hungry for - we can’t wait to share it with them!”
SEACHING FOR SONNY is a hilarious comedy that follows reunited friends, Elliott (Jason Dohring), Calvin (Nick Kocher), Gary (Brian McElhaney) and Eden (Minka Kelly), who find themselves chief suspects in a murder mystery at their ten-year high school reunion. Ironically, the events surrounding the disappearance of their friend Sonny (Masi Oka), is reminiscent of a high school play they once performed, coincidentally written by Sonny himself. Deception leads to scandal and the truth surfaces as the friends learn that shady businessmen and school officials are involved in a complex scheme of money and murder.
The deal was negotiated by FilmBuff’s Steve Beckman, and Red Productions’s Red Sanders and Greg Beauchamp along with Pierce Law Group LLP’s Briana C. Hill on behalf of the filmmakers.
SEARCHING FOR SONNY premiered at the 2011 Austin Film Festival and has since played at over 30 film festivals nationwide. During the film’s festival run, it has won 15 awards, 8 of which were either Best In Show or Best Narrative. Festival wins include Best Screenwriting and Best Ensemble at the Phoenix Film Festival, Best Feature at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival and Best Director at the Sunscreen Film Festival.