Coming Soon: Cold Deck Filmmaker and star Stefano Gallo reveals his (distribution) hand and talks about the release strategy behind the poker-based thriller, opening theatrically on Dec. 4.
Client Stéfano Gallo and Scooping Owl Pictures featured in this Playback article, highlighting the distribution strategy for the soon to be released feature film......Cold Deck.
The film: Poker ace Bobby Locke (played by Gallo) is stuck in a dead-end job and struggling to pay for his mother’s medical care, when an opportunity to take part in a high-stakes poker game presents itself. Locke and his friend attempt to stage a heist but are foiled by the dealer (played by Robert Knepper), who plots a bloody revenge.
Production/distribution credits: The film is produced through Gallo’s Toronto-based company Scooping Owl Productions, along with Sudden Storm Entertainment and Ezeqial Productions. Filmed in Toronto over the course of a month in October 2014, Cold Deck is being distributed by Raven Banner in Canada, while Screen Media holds the international rights to the film and will be handling distribution in the U.S. and globally. Zack Bernbaum directs the feature, which is co-written by Gallo and Jason Lapeyre.
Theatrical: The film is being released theatrically on Dec. 4 at both Toronto’s Carlton Cinema and Los Angeles’ Laemmle NoHo theatre, with a confirmed week-long run which may be extended pending performance. Toronto and L.A. are the film’s main markets, said Gallo, adding that “a lot of movies are doing themselves a disservice these days by not having a theatrical [release].”
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