Football Saga UNDERDOGS Starring D.B. Sweeney Now on DVD
Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) announces today that on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 they will release director Doug Dearth's High School football drama UNDERDOGS, which was written by Dave Latham and stars D.B. Sweeney (TAKEN 2), on DVD.
The film also stars Natalie Imbruglia ("Neighbors"), Logan Huffman ("V"), William Mapother (ANOTHER EARTH, "Lost"), Maddie Hasson (GOD BLESS AMERICA, "Twisted"), Charlie Carver ("Desperate Housewives," "Teen Wolf"), Jay Thomas (THE SANTA CLAUSE 2) and football Hall of Famer Joe Namath and was produced by Dearth, Bill Fishman and Tom Rooker. UNDERDOGS , originally released theatrically in November, 2013, will be available on DVD at Walmart and other national retail chains.
In the vein of Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, UNDERDOGS is based on inspirational true events of a High School football team no one expected to succeed. Filmed in Canton, Ohio, the Knights are a lousy team who've become a target for jokes. When down on his luck Coach DeAntonio (D.B. Sweeney) arrives, he pushes the boys to see their potential, while a hometown bartender (Natalie Imbruglia) tries to reopen his guarded heart. When quarterback Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) falls in love with a cheerleader (Maddie Hasson) from a rival team, it enrages their star John Handon (Charlie Carver). Meanwhile, Bobby's father (William Mapother) is battling Handon's dad (Richard Portnow), whose crooked corporation is suing him over his own invention.
Recent Freestyle Digital Media titles include TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel starring Willa Holland, the critically-acclaimed documentary Samsara from filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, and the SXSW festival favorite FUNERAL KINGS from the McManus Brothers .
About Freestyle Digital Media
Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was founded 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, Television 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.