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Rising Hyperpop Artist midwxst New Song – Made It Back

Midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, shares the new song and video “Made It Back” via Geffen Records. Directed by Elan Bia / No Soap, the visual is a cinematic sci-fi thriller that merges animations with surrealism for the perfect counterpart to midwxst’s glitched out, genre-crossing sound. The song follows the previously-released single “Ruthless” and his Summer03 EP released earlier this year.

Midwxst is the next generation’s ideal superstar. He’s a cutting-edge artist from the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, a genre-defier combining hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show. Midwxst shares, “A lot of people expected me to be a trapper, rapping about guns and all the generic mainstream stuff. When I talk about how your own mental health and emotions can be the most dangerous thing you possess, especially as a teenager or young adult, people get such a different vibe from me and that’s what I strive for.” Midwxst will be performing at Overcast N Friends on October 9th and Day N Vegas Festival November 12th — 14th.

Listen to and watch “Made It Back” above and stay tuned for more from midwxst coming soon.

Tour Dates:

10/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Overcast N Friends

11/12-14 — Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas

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Heavenly Reyna Releases Acoustic Version of Upcoming Single “EXIT”

Pop prodigy Heavenly Reyna has released the stripped-down, piano-driven version of her anticipated upcoming single “EXIT.” Press here to listen to the acoustic track, a quirky, pop-infused ballad which compares the pain of heartbreak to the agony of LA traffic. The accompanying video finds Heavenly with nothing but a piano as she reflects on the anguish left behind in the wake of a breakup. Press here to watch the “EXIT” acoustic video.

“As a trilingual artist, I love global stories that we can all relate to,” says Heavenly. “I’ve grown really fast on Twitch and ‘EXIT’ has always been one of my most popular songs there because everyone can relate to heartbreak and agonizing traffic. I like the juxtaposition of comparing a breakup to traffic as it adds a twist to the song.”

Heavenly celebrated the release of the acoustic version of “EXIT” with a special Twitch livestreamed release party which Twitch promoted on their front page. In addition to performances during the livestream, Heavenly partnered with Røde Microphone to host a giveaway for viewers that tuned in. Press here to view their Twitch channel.

Readying to step into her own, and previously releasing music under the moniker Mozart, “EXIT” marks Heavenly’s first release under her birth name. A prolific singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Heavenly has brought together her love of music and her diverse experiences into her songs including her previous single “Push You Harder,” an inspiring, female empowerment anthem about succeeding in the face of adversity which received acclaim from LA Weekly, Celeb Secrets, and Pasadena WeeklyPress here to watch the music video for the track which was written shortly after Heavenly’s 17th birthday and draws inspiration from strong women throughout history.

Raised in 48 countries as her family travelled the globe and documented their adventures as travel bloggers, Heavenly shared her experiences of how these ventures played an influential role in her life in a 2016 TED Talk. Using her music as a cultural bridge to bring people together through relatable storytelling that transcends individual cultures, Heavenly is fluent and crafts songs in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. She has gone viral on TikTok for performing covers of popular songs in a multitude of different languages, recently catapulted to over two million channel views on Twitch after becoming a partner, and headlined shows on her European solo tour.

Since kicking off her musical career as a teenager, Heavenly featured next to Ariana Grande in her “God is a Woman” music video, appeared on MTV songwriting with Bebe Rexha, was a featured singer in both Halsey’s and Lindsey Stirling’s documentaries, starred in in the Brat series The Talent Show, and was crowned the winner of the International Songwriting and Unsigned Artist competitions. Taking her talents into the world of acting, Heavenly also won a Best Actress Award for her dramatic lead in the film Rose, and recently starred in two new thrillers, Fame at a Deadly Cost and Glass Darkly.

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Who is Sif Saga

Fashion model, singer-songwriter and actress Sif Saga managed to stand out from her peers through her creativity and talented artistic expression making her a total triple threat. Originally from Iceland, Sif grew up in Boston, MA and started modeling at age 16, after being scouted while at boarding school.

Over the next 7 years, Sif went on to live in Paris, LA, Australia, and now New York City to pursue her career as a model. Sif has graced the covers of top fashion magazines including Elle Bulgaria (2019), Numero Russia (2019), Elle Argentina (Feb 2020), Maxim Mexico (2020), L’Officiel Argentina (2020), and Elle Argentina (Dec 2020). She has also shot campaigns for esteemed brands such as Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren and Kendra Scott, to name a few.

In addition, Sif is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter; writing, composing, and singing over 20 songs and counting which she releases on her Spotify verified artist page. She co-produces with producer AJ Jenkins and her music has a lounge style to it, perfect for the hottest NY and LA lounges. Her relatable lyrics paired with buttery vocals and are gearing Sif up for total stardom, making her one to watch as the latest “It” Girl to hit the scene.

Sif is also an actress gearing up for her big screen debut in Indie Thriller Feral State. The film will be released on June 2, 2021, both in theater and on digital streaming. To view trailer, click here.

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New Film Feral State to Release Soon

Vertical Entertainment is set to release Jon Carlo’s feature directorial debut Feral State on May 28, 2021. Written and directed by Carlo (Mob Town, First We Take Brooklyn), Feral State stars AnnaLynne McCord, Octavio Pisano, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Jaden Piner, Baldur Thor and Sif Saga. Director Jon Carlo produced the film, along with producer B.D. Gunnell. Executive Producers include Ian Michaels, Marianne Tamposi, and Nicholas Tamposi, with Associate Producers Octavio Pisano, and Antony Tamposi. Music is by Lionel Cohen.

Tucked far away from the white sandy beaches and amusement parks is a Florida that few outsiders ever see. Nestled alongside the gator infested swamps and rundown trailer parks lives a charismatic yet dangerous grifter named Mack Monroe (Blevins) who takes in orphans and runaways off the street. A self-proclaimed father to the forgotten, Mack gives these lost souls a semblance of a home, but trains his ragtag gang in the art of thievery and crime, filling their vulnerable minds with vigilante gospels and together wreaking havoc by knocking off drug dealers and meth labs. Hot on their tail is Detective Ellis (McCord), a tough as nails cop who not only fights crime but is also forced to fight for respect in a patriarchal police force. Mack and the gang’s world get flipped upside down with the arrival of a mysterious young girl, who at first seems like the perfect new recruit but turns out to be something far more dangerous than anyone could have imagined.

Actress AnnaLynne McCord is known for her badass roles, from 90210 to TNT’s Dallas,  dominating as a detective in Feral State, with some surprises up her sleeve. AnnaLynne brings complexity to the character and her unmatched charisma shows through. Breakout up & comer Baldur Thor also stars. He is a dual citizen of both Iceland and America, and fluent in both languages. He just recently finished filming IMoredicai where he is featured in the role of Steve

The film will premiere on Apple TV and Amazon, as well as VOD (ComcastDirecTV, Cox, Charter/Time Warner, Dish, Verizon, AT&T Uverse, Frontier and other regional providers), and digital (iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sony Playstation, FandangoNow, Redbox On Demand).

Full Cast

AnnaLynne McCord, Octavio Pisano, Ronnie Gene Blevins (Mack Monroe), Jaden Piner, Baldur Thor, Sif Saga, Donnell Siler, Veronica Burgess, Ronald James Hoff Jr., Chris Plourde, Nando Del Castillo, Charlotte Catherine Barlow, Willow Hand, Kacey Fisher, Ciera Dean, Jasmine Tamposi, Sally Del Castillo, Anthony Tamposi, Alicia Harris, Alex Merrifield, Randal Roy Carroll, Keith Raym and Jon Carlo.

For the official trailer, click HERE.

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Bella Thorne – Girl

By Hannah DiPilato

Last week, Girl starring Bella Thorne was released to select theaters and VOD platforms. The psycho-thriller movie has gained mixed reviews so far with a 4.8 out of 10 on IMDb and a 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film was directed and written by Chad Faust and stars Faust, along with Thorne and Mickey Rourke. Thorne stars the main character known as Girl, who returns to her hometown for the first time since she was kicked out of her house by her father at age six. She comes prepared with a plan to get revenge on her abusive father. Upon arrival, she discovers that someone has reached him first and finds him dead.

Determined to find out what happened to her father and fueled by rage, Girl ignores the advice of her mother to get out of the small town. Instead, she makes it her responsibility to find out who was responsible for the murder of her dad. Armed with her father’s old hatchet throughout the movie, Girl sets out for revenge and answers and it seems nothing will stop her from getting them.

She comes into contact with a lot of interesting characters along her journey through the small, rural town. She meets a friendly bartender, played by Glen Gould, a kind prostitute, played by Lanette Ware, and Faust’s character, a mysterious charmer. Rourke plays the local sheriff, who seems suspicious from the start.

As the story progresses, we learn the sheriff and the charmer are working together to find a large sum of money that Girl’s father supposedly hid. With the suspension that Girl now possess the money, it’s clear why she becomes the target. The storyline goes into a whirlwind of family secrets and drama that Girl discovers throughout her investigative journey. The movie plays on themes of poverty, abuse and trauma.

The movie is reminiscent of the 2005 film House of Wax and also has similarities to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror series. Thorne does an impeccable job portraying the character of Girl and used a realistic southern accent to add to Girl’s persona. Thorne isn’t one to shy away from big roles and Girl is the actress’s fourth appearance in a feature film for 2020.

The film is available on Apple TV, YouTube, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video for $6.99. The thriller is an hour and thirty-two minutes of plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Thorne is continuously making a name for herself in Hollywood. Her first Hollywood appearances took place on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money and NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy. She then took on a lead role in 2010 as Cece in the Disney Channel show Shake It Up. Thorne is continuing her career and has been featured in many new TV shows and movies after her success as Cece. In 2018 she starred alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger in Midnight Sun, a moving teen romance movie. She has also taken on roles in The Babysitter, Blended and The Duff.

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The Stranglehold Series

By Katherine Jeffries

Lenient and non-existent criminal sentences have given rise to movements such as #metoo, #yesallwomen, #whyididntreport, #protecteverychild, #endmodernslavery, #blacklivesmatter to name a only a few. The growing unrest of a rigged justice system is rightly being met with a “burn it down” sentiment.

The Stranglehold Series was inspired by the very frustrations and inequalities we, as a country, are currently attempting to voice and rectify. While the BlackLivesMatter movement, as well as others, focuses on horridly heavy-handed punishments, even deadly uses of force for petty detainments of people of color, Stranglehold was birthed from the growing disgust of certain privileged offenders getting little-to-no consequence for acts so inhumane that most people cannot process the monstrous details.

We have privileged perpetrators such as Brock Turner, who, in 2016, brutally assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Even with witnesses to the heinousness of his attack, he got little to no punishment for the various and twisted injuries he inflicted. Not a year later, the #metoo movement against prominent men who assault women and men alike went viral. Because of public outcry and the bravery of those willing to share their stories in solidarity, some semblance of justice is beginning. More recently, in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, actual video evidence of the murder did not result in the arrest of the killers until that footage was made public months later, demonstrating that if you are well-connected, you could commit the coldest atrocities and skate back into life-as-usual—so long as someone is incentivized enough to keep your secret.

These kinds of non-existent or delayed sentences doled out by those in the criminal justice system who don’t want to “ruin” the lives of predators has only emboldened some institutions into not only hiding those who commit certain crimes, but also continue to allow perpetrators access to more victims (as we’ve seen with the Catholic and Mormon churches, to name only a few). Despite complaints and investigations filed, some organizations even reward and promote harassers, as we’re discovering with the military and hundreds of women being demoted or discharged for reporting while their attacker is unscathed, such as the recent and upsetting murder of Vanessa Guillan.

Much of the same issues are at play in the society in my thriller series, Stranglehold. Unknown US politicians are funneling money into legal organizations set to keep violent, even sadistic criminals on the streets, all in hopes of growing government power in the name of “safety.” Although I’d quickly condemn anyone enacting vigilante justice against any suspect or convict, Stranglehold does offer a satisfying outlet as Grant Steele, Gemma Pearl and Trent Roth deliver swift and ruthless deaths to those who find pleasure or triumph in the pain of the innocent.

That said, Stranglehold isn’t a typical bang-bang-you’re-dead thriller. After all, Gemma Pearl can hear—down to the word—if someone is lying. That she can decide—on the spot—who is guilty isn’t the sole determiner, it sure helps them focus on who’s a threat and find what they need to decide who lives and dies. (In our current political climate, how handy would it be to have not only a sign-language interpreter sharing the stage with any given talking-head, but someone like Gemma calling bullshit. Not sure it would change much, but it would add some comedy to it all).

Beyond that aspect of magic realism, which allows for many polite phrases and the motives behind them to have moments of examination (imagine being around someone who knows every little white lie you tell—every.single.one), Stranglehold takes on the emotional toll trauma exacts. After all, Gemma Pearl isn’t only an assassin, but a woman who has endured years of isolation, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband. The two of them were corralled into their marriage for the sake of Gemma’s safety, which inspires Gemma to ask, “Safe from who?” After Gemma murders her husband and while under Grant and Trent’s protection, Gemma is allowed to unearth and begin to unravel the trauma she’s not only endured, but also caused.

Most thrillers don’t attempt to unpack the damage done to their characters, portraying them instead as revenge-driven-until-revenge-satisfied. Stranglehold is far more thoughtful than that and readers who have survived abuse and trauma deserve a character who is strong, graceful and vulnerable at once. Trauma survivors have earned a character who is wounded but wanting more for herself, who is writhing out form beneath the feelings of unworthiness and invisibility abuse causes, who is learning to voice her hopes and carefully venture back into trust and love with someone who is just as embattled, just as scarred, just as determined to be healed as she is.

As a society, as a world, we have a long way to go, but with the discussions in Stranglehold about punishment, honesty, government roles and trauma healing, we can hopefully step into deeper interactions with ourselves as we heal and with each other as we demand a better system of actual justice.

WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS

“We Summon The Darkness” Indie Horror Feature Hit VOD, Amazon and iTunes April 10th, featuring actor Tanner Beard.
 
The film debuted for digital streaming on Amazon and iTunes, along with VOD after the theatrical run was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other films, they adjusted their roll out to digital. It released across digital and VOD platforms on April 10th, starring Alexandra Daddario, Maddie Hasson, and Johnny Knoxville, and with Tanner Beard as the sheriff.
 
Tanner has acted in a slew of notable projects, such as Robert Rodriguez’ From Dusk Till Dawn The Series (action horror), Barracuda (thriller), Deported, Hidden In The Woods (horror), Thunder Broke the Heavens, Legend of Hell’s Gate, 6 Bullets To Hell (retro grindhouse western) and many more. He is also founder and president of Mammoth Film Festival.

In We Summon The Darkness, the heavy-metal horror thriller which premiered earlier this year at Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, Tanner Beard plays the sheriff, a memorable role for Beard. 

WATCH Trailer HERE.

Film Synopsis: 

On the way to a heavy metal concert, Alexis (Alexandra Daddario) and two girlfriends hear a news report of a local murder believed to be tied to a series of satanic killings. After the show, the girls invite three guys to join them at the estate owned by Alexis’s father, a fire-and-brimstone preacher (Johnny Knoxville). What starts as a party suddenly turns dark and deadly in this devilishly entertaining thriller.

Working in the industry as an actor, writer, director and producer, Tanner Beard created Silver Sail Entertainment, an all media based production company during the industry strike in 2008 as a source to create professional media content. Tanner has since produced projects including: a travel show, award winning short films, award winning documentaries, commercials, music videos, two seasons of a web-based television series and feature films such as the critically acclaimed ‘HELLION’ starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, ‘THE LEGEND OF HELL’S GATE’, starring Eric Balfour, Henry Thomas, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Summer Glau, Kevin Alejandro and Lou Taylor Pucci and others.

Tanner himself has recently completed Executive Producing four films under icon Terrance Malick and producer Sarah Green, starring talent such as Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman. One of which is a documentary, ‘VOYAGE OF TIME’, produced alongside Brad Pitt, who also narrates the film. It recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival and it’s North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, to much acclaim.

As a producer, he has had films and documentaries in competition at top festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, SXSW and Toronto, as well as his own Mammoth Film Festival.

Along with RIPTIDE, Tanner’s other upcoming projects are an animated feature entitled ‘FRIDGEPORT’ he co-created with Paul Khoury and produced alongside Liam Hemsworth and Ashley Greene, and his latest passion project; a new Christmas comedy ‘JUST BE CLAUS’, which Beard co-wrote with director Tim Skousen and is producing with Jeff Kalligheri and Jared Hess of “Napoleon Dynamite”.

Follow @TannerBeard @SilverSailEntertainment and @MammothFilmFestival on Instagram.

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Logic Set To Debut Novel

LOGIC RELEASES THE TITLE TRACK FROM HIS FORTHCOMING SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM

“CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND”

EXPLOSIVE VIRAL VIDEO RACKS UP 4+MM SOCIAL VIEWS IN 24 HOURS

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LOGIC SET TO DROP HIS DEBUT NOVEL “SUPERMARKET” NEXT WEEK!

On Sale March 26, 2019

“Bobby Hall has crafted a mind-bending first novel, with prose that is just as fierce and moving as his lyrics. Supermarket is like Naked Lunch meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—if they met at Fight Club.” —Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Ready Player One

From one of the greatest creative voices of this generation, Bobby Hall—aka Logic, the Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artist—comes a dazzling debut novel: SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster; Publication Date: March 26, 2019). With this publication, Bobby Hall proves that his incredible artistic talents extend far beyond the walls of a recording studio.

SUPERMARKET is a fresh, funny, and deliciously dark thriller that stands on its own as a propulsive and entertaining excursion into madness and creativity.

SUPERMARKET opens with Flynn: depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. When he gets a job at Muldoon’s, the local supermarket, he hopes that his boring suburban existence will get a spark of inspiration. A diverse group of eccentric coworkers await him. As Flynn gets accustomed to his new gig and makes some friends, his creative juices start to bubble again—just what he needed to jumpstart his novel based on the people he meets on the job. He even finds himself falling for a colleague who may restore his faith in love.

When Flynn arrives at work one day to a crime scene, he discovers that nothing about the supermarket is what it appeared to be, and the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed as his world collapses. Something seems to be after him at the supermarket, but Flynn isn’t sure that he wants to confront it.

Crackling with dark humor, extraordinary twists, and larger than life characters, SUPERMARKET is a compulsively readable thriller with echoes of work by Quentin Tarantino, Chuck Palahniuk, and Kurt Vonnegut. Bobby Hall flexes his tirelessly creative muscles to create a world that feels so real, you believe you can reach out and touch it. Who knew that you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?

About the Author

Bobby Hall a.k.a. Logic, the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist, quickly established himself as one of the most original young stars in music. Through a streak of hit records, Logic has cemented his status as one of the greatest MCs at work, hailed for his lyricism, cinematic storytelling, and inspiring message of peace, love, and positivity. His music touches on societal issues that affect us all, including anxiety, depression, and race. SUPERMARKET is his first novel.

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City Of Lies

The NEW TRAILER for CITY OF LIES has arrived

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city.

Today would have been The Notorious B.I.G’s 46th Birthday….

Watch the trailer now and see #CityOfLies in theaters everywhere September 7th.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker

Directed by: Brad Furman

Produced by:  Miriam Segal

Written by: Christian Contreras, based on the novel by Randall Sullivan

Genre: Crime Drama

Distributor: Global Road Entertainment

WHEELMAN

Shift gears this fall and meet…the Wheelman
Watch the teaser here!


****INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH STAR FRANK GRILLO*****

****INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH DIRECTOR JEREMY RUSH & PRODUCER JOE CARNAHAN****

 

WHEELMAN had it’s World Premiere at Fantastic Fest this weekend!


The film launches exclusively on Netflix on October 20th



Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust… his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.

 

Wheelman was written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Frank Grillo, Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team), and Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) serve as producers. J. Todd Harris, Chady Mattar, and Scott Silver serve as executive producers.

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Director: Jeremy Rush

Writer: Jeremy Rush

Starring: Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael

Producers: Joe Carnahan, Myles Nestel, Frank Grillo

Runtime: 82 minutes

Launch Date: October 20, 2017