YORK ACQUIRES DROP DEAD ROSES
York Entertainment has announced the acquisition of a new title for home video distribution. Traditionally, York acquires approximately 40 films a year for distribution and produces an additional 10 feature films in-house, such as the upcoming Heidi Fleiss horror film Alien 51 and the third Scarecrow entry, Scarecrow Gone Wild.
Drop Dead Roses, York's newest acquisition, is a dark, award-winning comedy about two young entrepreneurs who start a business based on helping those with broken hearts get revenge, or just dump someone cruelly. If a customer wants to break up with their significant other and wants to be mean about it, Jason and Shawn will deliver dead roses or rotten candy, plus a nasty breakup message.
Complications arise when Shawn, (Kevin Smith-regular Brian O'Halloran, star of Vulgar and Clerks, plus Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Groupies and Dogma,) falls for a Kayla (Diana Devlin, Vulgar, Groupies), a girl that he has to deliver bad break-up news to. When an attraction between the two begins to appear, Kayla's psychotic roommate Julia doesn't help matters when she tries to steal Shawn for herself. Making matters worse, Kayla's ex decides he's made a bad decision in dumping her, (with dead roses and a nasty message, no less), and now he wants her back, despite her newfound sparks with Shawn. Along for the ride is Shawn's business partner, the hot-headed Jason (Eddie McGee, TV's 'Big Brother 1' winner,) who just lives to provoke all those around him.
The prebook is scheduled for 4/30/04 with a street date of 5/25/04 and an SRP of $14.99 for the DVD.
Drop Dead Roses, was written and directed by Jessica Hudson in her impressive feature film debut and has played festivals to great acclaim, winning such awards as:
- Best Dark Comedy-New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
- Best Actor-Brian O'Halloran-New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
- Best Supporting Actor: Eddie McGee-New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
- Best Comedy-Hollywood Underground Film Festival
Thanks to York Entertainment