Junction Now Available on iTunes!

I’m thrilled to announce that Junction is now available on iTunes as of today, July 14, 2015!   International markets will find “Junction” released as “Hostage.”  But don’t worry, if you rent “Hostage” and end up watching Bruce Willis as a washed out police negotiator that is ok…Miramax will thank you, but you won’t get the same experience as enjoying 4 strung out meth-heads cruising into Verterra Hills for a B&E that will change their lives’ forever.   So, be sure you are watching Tony Glazer‘s film not Florent-Emilio Siri’s, and I will be sure to thank you personally.

I received a few comments on social media regarding today’s release, and the comments boil down to this question, “Didn’t you already release Junction?”  I’ll explain and give you a summer reading assignment.  Summer Crockett Moore shared a great article on film release windows (originally posted by BirthDeathMovies.com) a few weeks ago on social media.  Many people “liked” the article, but did you read it?  It gives some information on basic film releasing and some good reading about the challenges we face in finding our market and making money, especially with the impact of Netflix as a major market disruptor for film releasing.

For Junction, we released in select theaters–and earned great reviews and amazing press.  That was our first release window.  Our second window was making it available on select platforms for DVD rental.  And consistent with the article, we needed to make the best use of distance between release windows.  Finally, we are where we are today, completing the digital drop to VOD platforms and giving a worldwide audience access to enjoy “Junction” via iTunes and other VOD platforms.

Thanks to FilmMovement and iTunes, Junction can now be seen everywhere.

Enjoy Junction and keep checking back….we have more movies coming for you!

-Bryan Deehring

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Junction Lands PRISM Award Nomination

I’m proud to announce JUNCTION has been nominated in the feature film category in the 18th Annual PRISM Awards; produced by the Entertainment Inustries Council (EIC) which honors accurate storytelling around mental health and substance use issues. 
 
The Prism Award’s announcement went wide and had more than 300 pickups by major media from outlets nationwide from such as Reuters, LA Business Journal as well as Business Journal nationwide, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CW, Maxim, Daily News (Nationwide), Jack FM, NERD, FLM TV Indie Films, Star-Telegram (Nationwide), Bloomberg, Boston Globe, LA Times, CNBC, Paris Post Intelligencer, Wall Street Journal, Broadway World, and many many more.

 

The Hollywood Reporter Leading Reviews and Enjoying some Meth…

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Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter writes, “A quietly effective thriller, strong performances, startlingly nasty narrative twists and compelling to watch. Now…with that, just go read it for yourself…heck, just buy a ticket and enjoy it for yourself. Junction opens tomorrow.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/junction-film-review-656027

Find it. See it. Get your fix.

Need your fix? Enjoy some behind the scenes of Junction right now. Click here.

What is a Step Repeat?

Here is something you won’t learn in film school. You won’t learn about it when you train as an actor, and in fact, no matter the number of house parties and premieres you attend you probably won’t have any clue what it is. I sure didn’t. So what is this big secret? …this code-word? …this mythical double-verb-noun? It’s the step-repeat.

I repeat. A Step…Repeat. Did you get it that time? See, this is producer-talk/short-hand for a “step-AND-repeat.”

You would think that would clear it up. Right? Nope. Didn’t help me at all either. In fact even when busy with production activities (A.K.A. endless hours of calls and meetings) I still didn’t have a handle on this super-secret code word.

So here it is…the big reveal…you know that enormous backdrop that celebrities stand in front of when the press are taking their photos and interviewing them on the red carpet….yup. Thats it. That oversized placemat plastered with company logos. The runway for brand recognition. The graphical moomoo for those who want to be seen…that my friends is a step-repeat.

Now, when can you use this word? You get to use this super-secret code word when you have to call the graphics designer or the print house when ordering your….step-and-repeat.

That’s right, even print shops and graphics designers know what a step-and-repeat is, but not the producer. Go figure.

So, there is still that lingering question…why they heck to you call it a step-and-repeat? The answer will shock you. You may want to sit down first. Here we go:

It is called the step and repeat because when you walk the red-carpet: the goal is to be seen by all the press. So you

1) STEP forward, get your picture taken, and then you,
2) REPEAT the process…

…however many times you need to satisfy the blinding camera bulbs, rolling video cameras and live microphones.

And now that you know what a step-repeat is…here is JUNCTION’s fully proofed for the red carpet–at our release party at Bar 13 (PLUG) in New York City!

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Advance Press Screening Today

Today is our Advanced Press Screening of JUNCTION at The Quad! And so it begins again … oh, and did I mention we picked up another city today!!!! YAH!

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We did something a little new to the public relations world…in fact according to our reps…perhaps a first time it has ever been done in the movie world! We opened up the press screening to all film critics and reviewers around the world that have a blog and a voice….and invited them to an online/virtual press-screening of Junction.

When the RVSP’s starting coming in…we were thrilled that critics from around the world had the opportunity to screen Junction. Power to the People, er.. Bloggers!

See you at the movies!

Junction Ships to Theaters

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Ladies and Gentlemen: our mastered DCP! (in the middle) Shipments go out today to theaters across the country as the Junction DCP gets loaded into their projectors! Thank you Nice Dissolve!

See you at the movies!

Get your tickets at http://www.movietickets.com.
If you don’t see Junction at your local theater, let them know! Theatre managers and owners want to hear from you! Or send them right to this page. They can contact summer@choicefilms.com for booking.