'Worst. Christmas. Ever.' Lands Election Day
Gravitas Ventures to Release Comedy VOD and DVD, November 3
LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Indie film producer Cindy Castro DiRusso announced today that global distributor Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, will release ItaliaScope and Red Point Digital, LLC's feature-length comedy "Worst. Christmas. Ever." on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
"Timing couldn't be better," Castro DiRusso joked. "What could possibly go wrong on Election Day in 2020?"
"Worst. Christmas. Ever." will initially be available on DVD, cable VOD (e.g., Comcast, Charter, and Verizon) as well internet VOD services (e.g., Apple, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu), with plans to appear on a subscription-based VOD (SVOD) platform and/or pay TV network in the first quarter of 2021.
"We're the little indie film that could," said writer/director Johnny Chechitelli. "Having a powerhouse distributor like Gravitas Ventures believe in us is both exciting and validating."
With mature themes, "Worst. Christmas. Ever." is, according to Castro DiRusso, "for anyone who's ever felt like it couldn't possibly get any worse, and then it does. Which, is pretty much all of us right now."
Filmed on location in Youngstown, OH, "Worst. Christmas. Ever." tapped into the regional talent pool.
It's Christmas Eve in East Jesus, Ohio, and 15-year-old Sophia discovers, to her horror, that she's pregnant. Completely snowed by this revelation, Sophia sets out to find comfort and glad tidings from family and friends. She shouldn't have bothered. Her over-medicated grandpa is the highest functioning member of her dysfunctional family. Her baby daddy Trey is a lug head who's cheating on her. Stir in a derelict mall Santa on a crime spree and you've got the makings of the Worst. Christmas. Ever. Official Site.
Starring: Raychael Lane, Chase Crawford, Leonardo Mancini, La'Rayja Hill, Laura Lynn, Katelynn E. Newberry, Devito Parker Jr., Wuyu Wantatah, Rick Montgomery Jr., Craig Brophy, Fran Pulford.
Writer/Director: Johnny Chechitelli
Producers: Xander E. Tennent, Cindy Castro DiRusso, Johnny Chechitelli
Executive Producers: Mike Owens, Stacey Simson, Joseph Vaglica, Eric Vaughan
Official Facebook: @worstchristmasever
Official Instagram: @worstchristmasever
Official Twitter: @worstxmasever
Official Snapchat: @worstxmasever
ItaliaScope is independent cinema on the verge. Formed by filmmaker Johnny Chechitelli and based out of Youngstown, Ohio - a city deeply rooted in Italian heritage - this indie production company was born in inspiration of the many renegade voices and influential styles of film auteurs who came before. The company's lone previous title came in 2010, with the feature documentary Youngstown: "Still Standing."
About Red Point Digital, LLC
Red Point Digital, LLC are artists and craftsmen whose medium is the moving image. There is no set template for your production. We listen to and understand your needs first, then script and design a project with your unique goals and needs in mind. We provide the complete production experience from concept to final delivery with our talented core team that can handle all of your video, animation, and VFX to bring your idea to life.
Source: ItaliaScope; Red Point Digital, LLC