Los Angeles, Calif., — January 11, 2018 — A leader in distribution and promotion of independent cinema, Random Media enters its 4th year by announcing the acquisition and release dates for 12 new films, in early 2018. Adding to the company’s distinctly diverse portfolio of top indie narrative features and documentaries, this initial 2018 slate includes worldwide debuts bowing on a variety of platforms including DVD, streaming digital and video-on-demand (VOD). The Random Media feature film slate bowing from January to April, are (chronologically):
January 16 – BLUE WORLD ORDER
Starring Jake Ryan and acclaimed actor Billy Zane, BLUE WORLD ORDER is a high- octane sci-fi adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a virus. In a desperate race against time, the one man who remains immune must free the survivors, including the last child on Earth…his daughter.
BLUE WORLD ORDER
January 23 – DARK MERIDIAN
A tense race-against-time thriller with an incredible ending that marks the writing and directorial debut of Rankin Hickman (production supervisor – 2 Guns, Parker and Leonie), DARK MERIDIAN is the story of a corrupt New Orleans detective who gets caught up in a fight between two criminal gangs while on a stake out. To survive the night, he must find a killer on the run and take him out before the killer reaches his othertargets.
February 6 – FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE
An original comedy adventure, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE is the story of a middle-aged woman in a bridal gown, who boards a city bus in the middle of the night, where she meets an assortment of eccentrics and social outcasts who shape the course of her bizarre journey.
FROM HOLLYWOOD TO ROSE
February 13 – LUCKY U RANCH
A heartwarming 1950s period drama about a chubby 11-year-old Arizona boy who is bullied and believes all is lost, until the arrival of an energetic free-spirited Hollywood girl, who teaches him baseball, self-confidence and changeseverything.
LUCKY U RANCH
February 27 – SENSITIVITY TRAINING
Timely in our age of political correctness, this hilarious and witty female buddy comedy is the story of an abrasive microbiologist who crosses the line in dealing with a colleague. As a result, she is forced into sensitivity training with a personal coach whose bubbly disposition represents everything she hates.
March 6 – JOSEPHINE DOE
Josephine is the bright spark in Claire’s dark reality; a new friend in an otherwise isolated world. But when the two women find themselves in trouble with the law, Claire discovers Jo is not at all what she seems and their easy friendship splits open to reveal an unsettling truth.
March 20 – NIGHT BIRD SONG: THE INCANDESCENT LIFE OF THOMAS CHAPIN
An intimate and engaging documentary, NIGHT BIRD SONG: THE INCANDESCENT LIFE OF THOMAS CHAPIN tells the fascinating story behind the life and music of jazz great Thomas Chapin, a virtuoso from NYC’s downtown scene in the 80’s and 90’s, whose brilliant compositions and work in a broad breath of genres, left music critics and fellow musicians alike, amazed at his ability to bend the genre of jazz with innovativeoriginality.
NIGHT BIRD SONG
March 27 – THE UNATTAINABLE STORY
Starring Harry Hamlin, THE UNATTAINABLE STORY is about a controlling stage director who begins to realize that he is only a character in the story he is directing. The line between real life and the world of the play ultimately start to blur as the director uncover the production writer’s reason to manipulate him in her attempt to have him to direct the play the way she wants.
THE UNATTAINABLE STORY
April 3 – TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS
A beautifully crafted, classically inspired 1940’s noir story, TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS follows Roland Drake, a Los Angeles Private Investigator trying to untangle a mystery that is only landing him in deeper trouble. Starring Vernon Wells (Mad Max, Commando) and Brittney Powell (Xena), it’s an adventure that ticks all the classic boxes, including seductive femme fatales, corrupt cops, a weary PI, and troublesome thugs and dames.
TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS
April 10 – MIGHTY GROUND
This powerful documentary follows the journey of a gifted singer named Ronald Troy Collins, a homeless man living on the streets of Skid Row, and the impact he makes on those who come to love him. A living example of redemption and what it means to transform oneself from rock bottom.
April 17 – THE ALIENS
A unique sci-fi drama, THE ALIENS is the story of Jacob, UFO believer who camps in the desert each weekend, believing that one day he will be visited by extra-terrestrials. Over time Jacob befriends a mysterious desert guide who appears in his campsite week after week and must eventually decide between aliens above that he has never seen, or her.
April 24 – THE DEPTHS
This psychological thriller is the story of two screenwriters who are so desperate for success, they decide to fully explore the depths of murder and crime within their story, only to discover their obsession with their work has made it all too real.
An industry leader in the distribution of independent film, Random Media is led by Eric Doctorow whose extensive experience includes more than three decades of management roles of in domestic and international theatrical and home entertainment distribution at Paramount Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, MGM and others. The Random Media management team also includes veteran entertainment industry executive Don Rosenberg as COO and Head Kenn Heller as Head of Acquisition who previously spent more than 35 years as a member of the UCLA senior leadership team, including managing the university’s renowned student film, music and speakerprograms.
“Were excited to start 2018 with a star-studded line-up of films from the extraordinary worldwide pool of filmmakers who are telling powerful stories with both narrative features and documentaries,’ noted Doctorow. “As we enter our company’s fourth year we continue to grow, driven by our dynamic distribution and platform partners”