Award-Winning Film – ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT – Gets Exclusive Run at AMC TheatresÂ® Locations Based on Feedback from Fans
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to demand from a passionate youth audience, AMC Theatres, a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is working with Big Air Studios, Interscope Records, Rocket Releasing and Eventful to bring ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT, the award winning and controversial movie about teens struggling with suicide, to a national audience. The film’s run at AMC begins September 30 at the famous AMC Empire 25 in New York City. The movie will also extend to at least 10 cities based on demand from a highly successful social media campaign, run by Eventful, which has thousands of “Archie fans” requesting the film play in their neighborhood.
The grassroots marketing initiative combines Eventful’s Demand It! campaign, a powerful Facebook personal testimonial campaign iAmAnArchie, promotion of the movie from celebrities via Twitter and much more. The film’s exclusive run at AMC will build upon previously booked limited-run engagements.
ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT is the first of many mainstream and independent films to be distributed by new film studio, Big Air and partner Rocket Releasing. It’s being released at AMC through the AMC Independent program, which showcases and promotes independent films within the AMC circuit.
“This film is one that caught our attention with its style and storyline,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, vice president of alternative & specialty content at AMC Theatres. “ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT continues the work we are doing with our AMC independent program to bring quality storytelling to our guests throughout North America.”
The film ARCHIE’S FINAL PROJECT (formerly: “My Suicide”), was directed by writer David Lee Miller and captures the life of Archie, (Gabriel Sunday) a 17-year-old media student who announces that his final school video project will be filming his own suicide. This film has a dynamic cast, including Brooke Nevin, David Carradine, Joe Mantegna, Mariel Hemingway, Nora Dunn, and newcomer indie sensation Gabriel Sunday. The film dramatizes the current state of today’s youth by vividly portraying the “self-inflicted” life of Archie as he documents every moment of his high school experience. This fast-paced story is supported by a poignant Interscope Records soundtrack and visually stunning editing.
The film’s groundbreaking social media campaign, iAmAnArchie, and Eventful’s Demand It! campaign has received celebrity buzz from superstar Adrian Grenier and YouTube’s Shane Dawson among others, along with an army of fans that have invaded the film’s Facebook page. iAmAnArchie and all elements of the campaign, serve as an awareness tool for teens who find themselves drowning in today’s oversaturated media world. Thus far, more than 15,000 avid fans have already shared their often-painful experiences of adolescent life, letting others know they are NOT ALONE, and more than 27,000 fans have Demanded to see the film. The production has partnered with such national teen groups as Teen Line (www.teenlineonline.org) to make sure that any teen expressing their issues finds help.
About AMC Entertainment
AMC Entertainment Inc. delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 360 theatres with 5,128 screens across the United States and Canada. The company operates 24 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including the top three. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content.
About Big Air
Big Air Studios is a motion picture production, acquisition and distribution company focused on providing genre-targeted, high-quality entertainment to consumers anywhere, anytime. The company is delivering mainstream and independent films to the rapidly growing, digital-savvy media consumer via all platforms and business models. Founded in 2010, the company’s management includes film industry veterans with expertise in production, distribution, marketing and new media. Big Air has formed partnerships with the world’s leading entertainment, technology, retail and digital content to distribute filmed entertainment to over 150 million consumers worldwide.
About Rocket Releasing
Rocket Releasing is a distribution company with a marketing driven approach to acquiring and distributing a mix of genre movies, foreign language films and documentaries that are all joined by the common denominator that they are commercial, compelling and high quality. Rocket focuses on designing unique and specialized theatrical campaigns, and through their relationship with Big Air Studios, reaching the widest possible audience in every platform. Rocket was founded in 2011 by Dan Griffiths, whose career in film distribution includes being a partner in international acquisitions firm Trans-Pacific Media, as well as stints at New Regency and Lakeshore Entertainment.
Eventful, Inc., the leading digital media company connecting over 20 million consumers with live entertainment and motion pictures, and Big Air Studios, an innovative new motion picture acquisition, production, and distribution company, have announced a partnership designed to bring broad consumer awareness to a unique slate of mainstream and independent films.
SOURCE Big Air Studios