Faith-Based Urban Crime Drama Debuts on DVD and North American VOD Platforms on July 28th

Los Angeles, CA – July 1, 2020 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to the faith-based urban crime drama, THE ANSWER. THE ANSWER will be available to rent and own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on July 28, 2020.

THE ANSWER tells the story of what happens when a city is infested by crime and a notorious gangster makes an unlikely friend to change the community. THE ANSWER follows the life of a notorious gangster, Sozo Mathis, who through circumstance finds himself at a crossroad in his life. At this pivotal point, he meets Pastor and Detective, Alex Morgan. Through intervention and guidance, Alex directs Sozo in a direction that brings change to an entire community, but most importantly brings “The Answer.”

Written, directed, and produced by David Rivers, THE ANSWER features an ensemble cast including Asa Nails (‘Sozo Mathis’), Sean Johnson (‘Alex Morgan’), and Todd Rhodes (‘Spain’). James G. Rodges, Phyllis Rodges, and Jonesville are Executive Producers.

“We need to stop seeing our brothers and sisters as enemies, and start using that same energy we’ve used to hurt one another to help each other,” said filmmaker David Rivers. “We can then create something so monumental, forceful, powerful, that the answer we seek, will be within our means, and our reach.”

Freestyle Digital Media
’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire THE ANSWER directly with filmmaker David Rivers.

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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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Eric Peterkofsky  
Entertainment Studios/Freestyle Digital Media
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