“Both charming and disturbingly sinister” – The Globe and Mail
“Totally bizarre…future cult hit…one of this year’s more unique TIFF offerings”
Los Angeles, CA – Random Media is excited to announce Bang Bang Baby will make its long-awaited domestic release on cable and Internet VOD November 10th. Since the world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been hailed by critics and audience alike for as a genre bending twist of “American Idol” and the classic horror film The Crazies.
Bang Bang Baby will be available across the United States on all major VOD platforms including: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, InDemand, Comcast, Direct TV, Dish & more
Bang Bang Baby stars Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”, Monster Trucks, Evil Dead) in a starmaking turn as Stepphy, a small town girl who’s caught between her big dreams of stardom and her controlling father, played by Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, 22 Jump Street). Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”, War of the Worlds, “Orphan Black”) plays rock star Bobby Shore who holds the key to making all of Stepphy’s dreams come true, and David Reale (“Suits”, One Week) plays creepy chemical factory manager Fabian.
The feature-length debut of director Jeffrey St. Jules, Bang Bang Baby is an otherworldly sci-fi musical about Stepphy, who lives in a sleepy 1960’s town with her alcoholic father. Stepphy dreams of escaping to a better life on the stage and screen, and when rock star Bobby Shore’s car breaks down in Lonely Arms, it seems her dream might be coming true. But when Stepphy hears that the local chemical factory is leaking dangerous purple fumes that can cause spontaneous human mutations, she becomes obsessed with hiding these dark secrets from Bobby. The ugly reality of Stepphy’s world increasingly encroaches on her fantasy of running away and becoming a star with Bobby – leading to an unavoidable clash.
ABOUT RANDOM MEDIA
Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes acclaimed films such as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, and For Those in Peril.
Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. Under CEO Bill Lee’s direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron. Past successes include WELCOME TO ME, FADING GIGOLO, WHAT MAISIE KNEW, RAMPART and BERNIE. Upcoming releases include Ravi and Geeta Patel’s MEET THE PATELS, Nanni Moretti’s MIA MADRE, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE, Rob Zombie’s 31, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE LOBSTER.
Alchemy boasts the independent content industry’s preeminent end-to-end supply chain solution for physical and digital distribution. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix and VOD.
Alchemy owns a catalog of more than 1,000 film titles and has deals for the ongoing distribution of film titles and programming for clients including DreamWorks Animation, Magnolia, Microsoft, MPI Media, Music Box Films, nCircle, Phase 4 Films, PBS Distribution, Team Marketing, Well Go USA and Vertical, among many others.