Today, Freestyle Digital Media announced their acquisition of the upcoming supernatural horror film, DEAD AIR. The film will premiere on North American VOD Platforms February 19th and on DVD February 23rd. In anticipation of the film’s release, you can check out the trailer, key art, and more film details below.
From The Press Release
Los Angeles, CA – January 25, 2021 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired North American VOD rights to the supernatural horror-thriller DEAD AIR. DEAD AIR will be available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on February 19, 2021, and on DVD on February 23, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.
DEAD AIR is the story of what happens to a man, William, who is suffering from the repressed memory of an old trauma. When William discovers a ham radio and stumbles into contact with a woman with a dark secret of her own, the deceptively innocent relationship leads William to a horrible truth and changes him forever. Cleaning out the home of his newly deceased mother, William stumbles across some belongings of his father, who died when he was just a boy. Among his father’s things, he discovers an old ham radio and, fascinated, attempts to use it. Over the airwaves, he stumbles upon a strange woman, Eva, who suffers from paranoia and agoraphobia, and hides a dark secret of her own. Wary at first, she slowly begins to thaw, and they strike up a distant friendship – their respective radios the only thread that connects them. But Eva isn’t the only thing that comes to him through the radio. Something desperate has stirred, attempting to reach William, to take hold of him and pull him into the shadow world of memories best left forgotten. The two worlds collide, and William is rushed down a path that is paved with deceit, lies and an awful truth, a truth that pulls him into a world of darkness from which he cannot escape.
Written and produced by Vickie Hicks, DEAD AIR was directed by Kevin Hicks. DEAD AIR features an ensemble cast including Kevin Hicks (‘William’), Vickie Hicks (‘Eva’), Chris Xaver (‘Dr. Jennings’), Lucca Iocovetti (‘Billy’), Madison Skodzinsky (‘Mindy’), Mackenzie Skodzinsky (‘Shanna’), and Bruce Levitt (‘Voice of Han’).
“In addition to interesting and complex characters, DEAD AIR’s story will surprise everyone, as one twist leads to another,” said filmmakers Vickie and Kevin Hicks. “It was exciting for us to explore what we could do with a haunted radio, and the consequences of talking to strangers.”
Freestyle Digital Media‘s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire DEAD AIR directly with filmmaker Vickie Hicks.
DEAD AIR website: www.deadairmovie.net
DEAD AIR trailer:
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s 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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