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Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Freestyle Releasing announce that they have concluded a deal to release the Brazilian-set action thriller FALCON RISING. The film, which stars Michael Jai White (THE DARK KNIGHT, SPAWN), Laila Ali ("American Gladiators," "Daddy's Girl") and Neal McDonough ("Justified," MINORITY REPORT), was produced by Etchie Stroh and Shahar Stroh, directed by Ernie Barbarash and is slated for a theatrical release on September 5th, 2014 with VOD bowing one day earlier. Check out the latest poster (left) and trailer (below)!
John "Falcon" Chapman, is an ex-marine anti-hero plagued with a terrible secret consuming him with guilt. On the self-destructive edge, he learns his sister Cindy (Laila Ali) has been brutally beaten in the slums or "favelas" of Brazil and travels there to hunt down her attackers. In the process he discovers an underground world of drugs, prostitution, and police corruption ruled by the Japanese mafia and protected by the powerful Hirimoto (Masashi Odate, THE LAST SAMURAI). With incredible fight sequences and edge of your seat action, Falcon Rising is an in your face thrill-ride introducing America's newest action hero.
The deal was negotiated by Etchie Stroh of Moonstone Entertainment and Mark Borde, Co-President of Freestyle Releasing.
"Michael Jai White is definitely the next big action hero," said Borde. "He delivers an outstanding performance in Falcon Rising and Freestyle looks forward to the next two installments."
Recent Freestyle titles include the box office hit GOD'S NOT DEAD, as well as recent titles Bottled Up with Melissa Leo, UNDERDOGS, with D.B. Sweeny and Natalie Imbruglia, TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel starring Willa Holland and the upcoming THE IDENTICAL starring Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. www.freestyledigitalmedia.tv
About Freestyle Releasing: Freestyle Releasing is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films in a first class theatrical release. The founders and principals of Freestyle Releasing, Mark Borde and Susan Jackson are highly regarded and experienced motion picture veterans with a combined total of over a century of respected work in the industry. From a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location.
About Freestyle Digital Media Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was launched in November 2011 by its CEO Susan Jackson who is Co-President and founder of independent theatrical distributor Freestyle Releasing, LLC and North American sales company Turtles Crossing, LLC. Freestyle Digital Media supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle's goal is to provide fresh, well-marketed product and stay on the cutting edge of the ever-compressing windows to ensure that their partners benefit from a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location.
About Moonstone Entertainment: Moonstone Entertainment, established by Etchie and Yael Stroh 24 years ago, is a boutique production, sales and distribution company. Moonstone has produced many critically acclaimed films with top filmmakers, including Caught In The Web, Together and The Promise, all by Chen Kaige; Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune; Hotel and Miss Julie by Mike Figgis; Alan Rudolph's Oscar-nominated Afterglow; Michael Radford's Dancing At The Blue Iguana; and Pandaemonium, directed by Julien Temple.