(Cannes, France--May 20, 2014) Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
The film marks the directorial debut for Estlin Feigley and stars Rainn Wilson (The Office, Juno
), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Once Upon A Time
), Kelly Rutherford (Scream 3, Gossip Girl
) and Mario Lopez (Extra, Saved by the Bell
Colin Costello penned the original screenplay based on a story by the director. Dreaming Tree Foundation produced the feature.
In the summer of 1981 Ernest Terry, like most boys his age, is obsessing over George Lucas's Star Wars
saga. In the woods outside Ernest's neighborhood, capture-the-flag contests escalate into sprawling Jedi battles, with bright yellow Wiffle ball bats substituting for lightsabers. But when a bully snaps Ernest's already-damaged "weapon" in half, our hero and his friends accept a mission: follow a nearby stream to the town mall, buy a new bat and return home before their parents realize they're missing. Awkward pre-teen characters wrestle with small crushes, big imaginations and coming-of-age obstacles over the course of a lazy, but eventful, summer afternoon.
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About Double Dutch:
Double Dutch International (DDI) is a globally recognized sales company, representing high level, cast driven features with strong commercial viability worldwide, across all media platforms. DDI's brings a fresh look to sales, uniquely blending experience with the flexibility to adapt in today's market reality. We find enthusiastic and creative distribution partners for our producers ensuring maximum exposure and return for each film. Double Dutch will be located in the Riviera stand H12 during the Cannes Film Festival.