Anti-Bullying Film WHITE RABBIT to Hit Theatres Across the Country in Limited Release, 2/13
WHITE RABBIT will premiere on Friday, February 13, in theatres across the country including Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, Phoenix and San Diego.
Starring Britt Robertson ("Tomorrowland," "Cake," "Under the Dome,"), Nick Krause ("Boyhood," "The Descendants,"), and Sam Trammell ("True Blood," "The Fault in our Stars"), "White Rabbit" explores the devastating effects of bullying as seen through the eyes of a TEENAGE boy. When he can no longer take the physical and mental abuse, he decides to take matters into his own hands and stop the bullying once and for all.
Harlon Mackey (Krause) has been tormented by visions since his father (Trammell) forced him to kill an innocent rabbit while hunting as a boy. Harlon is a victim of constant bullying in HIGH SCHOOL which only adds to his undiagnosed mental illness. Things begin to look up when Julie (Robertson), a rebellious young girl, moves to town and befriends Harlon. But when she betrays him, it pushes Harlon over the edge and he decides to commit one final act of revenge.
Executive Producer Jordan Roberts said, "It seems that every time you turn on the news, there is another story about someone who eventually snapped after years of bullying. I hope 'White Rabbit' is a catalyst to opening up a dialogue about an issue that affects all of us. Our movie does not glorify violence; we are trying to help stop it."
Roberts recently launched Filmanthropic with producing partner Barbara Lazaroff, a highly-regarded restauranteur, ASID designer and co-founder the Wolfgang Puck brand. Filmanthropic is a production company that creates socially-conscious mainstream movies and television and generates funds as well as increased awareness for their causes.
"None of us can control whether or not someone has a mental illness or access to guns or neglectful parents, but we can all do our part to prevent bullying," said Lazaroff.
Filmanthropic and Breaking Glass Pictures are hosting "White Rabbit" release party screenings/anti-bullying fundraisers across the country. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sales of "White Rabbit" tickets will benefit two charities: Variety the Children's Charity, whose vision is to deliver every child equality and a future without limits; and PeaceNow, an organization that actively develops innovative and practical solutions with the goal to create peace within a generation.
The film is directed by Tim McCann, who has won international acclaim on the festival circuit. The distributor is Breaking Glass Pictures.