Exclusive: MVD Entertainment Group Acquires Authoritative Coming-of-Age Comedy Worldwide 5-25-77From author-director Patrick Reed Johnson (Spaced invaders), Being slated for release in North American theaters this fall, will be an unveiling in digital and VOD.
The title of the film is made from the original release date of George Lucas in 1977 Star wars The film is celebrating its 45th anniversary today. It is inspired by the true story of Pat Johnson (John Francis Daily), a nerdy, isolated, optimistic filmmaker who grew up, fell in love and became the first fan of the movie that changed everything. Austin Pendleton (My cousin Vinnie), Colin Camp (Die hard with a vengeance), Neil Flynn (Scrub), Chris Wayne (American pie), Charlie Talbert (Big and small), Justin Mantel (G-Force) And Kenneth Mitchell (Captain Marvel) Also star.
In collaboration with Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, American Graffiti), Fred Roos, and Leigh Jones, Filmio Original Pictures, 5-25-77 marks Kurtz’s final film before its end in 2018. Working with 101 Films International to manage MVD. Overseas sales.
“It’s a privilege to work with such a talented and dedicated filmmaker. Being a huge fan of Patrick’s work (especially his films) Angus) And knowing that 5-25-77 He had a passion project, and I was determined to invite him to join the MVD family, “said Eric D., director of acquisitions at MVD Entertainment Group. Wilkinson. “MVD’s slogan is ‘serving the artist and the audience’ and I knew we could help Patrick finish his film and give him creative freedom and I’m sure the audience will like the results.”
Johnson added: “On behalf of all the dedicated, enthusiastic, (and perhaps crazy) people who have been with me all this time, 5-25-77 On screen, I would like to thank MVD, and the special people, in this amazing company, who have found something special in our picture, which has forced them to go above and beyond, to ensure that viewers everywhere have the opportunity to find something special in it too!
MVD Entertainment Group is an independent studio and full-service entertainment distribution company, exclusively representing a wide catalog of thousands of audio and visual products and content for digital, VOD and packaged media worldwide. Notable past releases include James Franco’s Zeroville and Bev Land’s horror-thriller, Lycan. Wilkinson negotiated a deal with Johnson and Wayne Alexander for 5-25-77 for MVD, 5-25-77 for LLC.
First-look stills from the film, as well as its posters, can be found above and below.