FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA ACQUIRES “PRESSURE” FOR AUGUST RELEASE
Urban Action/Drama Debuts on DVD and North American VOD Platforms on August 11th
Los Angeles, CA – July 15, 2020 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired North American rights to the urban action/drama, PRESSURE. PRESSURE will be available to rent and own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on Aug 11, 2020.
PRESSURE is a coming-of-age story about five teenagers growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem New York in the 1980’s. It is the beginning of a new generation of kids called the “hip hop” generation, which unfortunately was growing up alongside the crack cocaine epidemic. Lead character, Karon, falls into a deep sleep after his graduation in 1985. Having dreams within dreams takes him into a realistic drama along with his potential future in the 1990’s as a drug selling youth. His fast money attitude serves as the detriment to the community, and his best friends eventually become caught in the crossfire of his illicit activity. In the end, he has only two choices to make — live or die.
Written, produced, and directed by Abdu Dandridge, PRESSURE features an ensemble cast including Damion Lee (‘Karon’), Andrea Bordeaux (‘Pamela’), James Edward Shippy (‘Daniel’), Daniel Molina (‘Timothy’), Sharieff Carson (‘Rasheen’), and Chauncey Meeks Owens (‘Michael’).
“PRESSURE allows me to share my Brooklyn New York growing up experiences to demonstrate how our choices map out our destiny,” said filmmaker Abdu Dandridge. “Like its name, PRESSURE applies just that–providing the viewer with a reality that pulls off the veil of the streets and speaks to truth. In today’s climate of inequality, the world has to understand that choices we make affects the entire globe. Make the right choice and live.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire PRESSURE directly with filmmaker Abdu Dandridge of Pressure Entertainment Films LLC.
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.
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