PollyGrind Film Festival and Wild Eye Releasing has come up with a new distribution label, PollyGrind Presents. A cross between arthouse and grindhouse, they will be taking films from the PollyGrind film festival and giving them a chance to come out with this new releasing label. PLAY HOOKY is the perfect selection for first release, watch below for the trailer and synopsis.
Wild Eye Releasing, a sponsor of the PollyGrind Film Festival since 2011, has launched a new distribution label, PollyGrind Presents, in conjunction with Chad Clinton Freeman’s international showcase of films. The first title on the PollyGrind Presents label, Play Hooky, will be released later this year.
Wild Eye CEO Rob Hauschild called PollyGrind “A brilliant, head on collision of art house and grindhouse movies,” and added, “Wild Eye is dedicated to giving independents like Play Hooky a position in the mainstream through traditional distribution and PollyGrind is ground zero for discovering true independent talent.”
Winner of the Most Innovative Film award at PollyGrind in 2012, Freeman says Play Hooky is the perfect film to christen the partnership with Wild Eye. “Play Hooky is the epitome of the pioneering spirit that inspired me to found PollyGrind,” Freeman said. “It’s a great example of making something out of nothing and I’m really excited to be helping to share this film with the world.”
Five high school friends skip class in hopes of finding the perfect spot to party. They chose the wrong place. Against all warnings, they break into an abandoned mental hospital, notorious for reports of ghost sightings, satanic rituals and demon possessions. Now, armed only with a camera, they are trapped inside, haunted and hunted by something they cannot stop, reason with, or describe. The camera captures every last breath in the fight for their lives.
Full DVD specs will be announced shortly, but Wild Eye and PollyGrind have jam-packed the DVD with bonus features, including exclusive PollyGrind content such as a commentary and liner notes from Freeman, as well as short films hand-picked from the festival.
PLAY HOOKY is directed by Frank S Petrilli. It stars Kim Kleemichen, Becky Byers, and Vincent Kulish. PollyGrind Presents is releasing it on DVD.