LOS ANGELES, CA (February 24, 2020) – All domestic rights to FOLLOWED, the highly anticipated horror film, have been acquired by freshman distributor Global View Entertainment (GVE). GVE is planning a theatrical release in major markets on April 10, 2020.
When aspiring social media influencer “DropTheMike” is offered a lucrative sponsorship to grow his channel, he’s joined by his video crew on a visit to one of the most haunted hotels in America, where he’ll give his audience a horrific night of thrill-seeking the likes of which they have never seen before. What begins as a fun investigative challenge including the infamous Elevator Ritual quickly descends into a personal hell of true evil, begging the timely question: how far would you go to pursue internet fame?
FOLLOWED is inspired by real events at the Hotel Cecil in downtown Los Angeles, and is part of a growing list of “Screen-Life” films – films whose stories are told by way of a computer screen recording. The award-winning feature is the first horror film to do so entirely through a series of YouTube-like vlogs.
The film stars Matthew Solomon (HBO’s “Ballers”) as “DropTheMike,” John Savage (The Last Full Measure; The Deer Hunter), Sam Valentine, Caitlin Grace, Tim Drier, and Kelsey Griswold. It was directed by Antoine Le, written by Todd Klick and produced by Matthew Ryan Brewbaker, each making their feature debuts. Executive producers include J. Todd Harris, Thomas Pettinelli, Greg Berlant and Gregory Adkins as well as Grant Cramer, Richard Barner, Chad Doher and Wendy Moore from Global View Entertainment. Followed is a Viscape Arts and Branded Pictures Entertainment co-production.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be launching our new distribution shingle with the acquisition and release of Followed, a truly innovative take on the genre featuring a group of extremely talented young actors,” said Global View President Grant Cramer. “The film examines our current obsession with online fame and notoriety at any cost while devolving into bone chilling tension and horror.”
About Global View Entertainment
Global View Entertainment is an independent US distribution company that provides genre filmmakers with theatrical marketplace options to traditional day-and-date release strategies. By providing filmmakers the opportunity to release their films on 100 to 1,000 screens, their vision is to release genre films in very demographically targeted markets with complementary advertising campaigns and then follow up with strong ancillary support that capitalizes off the initial theatrical release and marketing campaign. Global View’s first release is the highly anticipated and award winning Followed, a found footage horror/thriller scheduled for a Spring 2020 release. They are represented by Julia Scott.
About Branded Pictures Entertainment
Branded Pictures Entertainment develops intellectual properties for repurposing in film, TV and theatre. Founded by J. Todd Harris in 2014, the company is developing Dance Dance Revolution for film, Benjamin Button for television, and various properties for the stage, including Soul Train, The Buena Vista Social Club, Death at a Funeral, and a show based on the life and work of Maya Angelou.
About Viscape Arts
Viscape Arts is a production company focused on original content for film and TV. It was founded by Antoine Le, Greg Berlant, and Matthew Ryan Brewbaker.