Friday, August 22, 2014

Tribeca Films Acquires "Beside Still Water"

Tribeca Films recently send us information that they've acquired Chris Lowell’s directional debut "Beside Still Water". The upcoming stars Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist”), Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”), Brett Dalton (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)and Reid Scott (“Veep”). "Beside Still Water" hits theaters in limited release November 14th and VOD on November 18th.

Press Release:

It was announced today that Chris Lowell’s Beside Still Waters will be theatrically released this fall, beginning on November 14, 2014 with cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand and digital platforms on November 18, 2014 via Tribeca Film. Directed, produced and co-written by Lowell with co-writer Mohit Narang, the film stars Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist”), Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”), Brett Dalton (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Erin Darke, Jessy Hodges, Will Brill, Britt Lower and Reid Scott (“Veep”).

Blending 16mm, Super 8mm & Lowell’s own B&W photography, Beside Still Waters received overwhelming support from its innovative Kickstarter campaign, where it quickly became the 13th most-funded narrative film of all time, and the only one of the top 100 to more than triple its goal, which was surpassed on the second day of a month-long campaign.

Winner of both the Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Austin Film Festival, Beside Still Waters is about Daniel Thatcher (Ryan Eggold), a young romantic who has recently fallen on hard times, who enlists his childhood friends to relive the glory days of their youth, whether they like it or not.

“With Beside Still Waters, I wanted to write a love letter to the place that I grew up and the people I grew up with. I wanted to tell a small story that communicated big ideas, which to me, is the nature of independent cinema. Tribeca Film was one of the earliest supporters of Beside Still Waters, and I couldn’t be more excited to partner with them for the release. They have always encouraged innovative, forward-thinking cinema, and I am honored to have my first film among their incredibly impressive canon,” said Chris Lowell. "Beside Still Waters is a beautifully realized story of friendship which is innovative in its approach in as many ways as one can be, in its writing, style, financing and indeed in its distribution," said Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises. "This is a remarkable debut for Chris Lowell and team that is all too rare in present day indie filmmaking." Jason Potash and Paul Finkel produced through their Storyboard Entertainment banner and Lowell, Narang, and Steven Gorel also served as producers.

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