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Psychological Horror/Thriller Sets Digital Debut for North American VOD Platforms and DVD on July 7, 2023

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Los Angeles, CA – June 7, 2023 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to the psychological horror/thriller feature film TEARSUCKER. TEARSUCKER will be available to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well on DVD, starting on July 7, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media.


A stylish, twisted thriller with dynamic performances and dramatic tone shifts that would make even David Lynch squirm, TEARSUCKER tells the dark and surreal story of emotionally vulnerable women who are preyed on by a charming psychopath who wants to suck their tears. The lead character, Lilly (Allison Walter), is an emotionally vulnerable trauma survivor who is desperate to heal and get on with her life. Despite the support of her best friend Deb (Danielle Mcrae Spisso), Lilly is completely isolated. When she crosses paths with a charming stranger, Tom (Sam Brittan), at the park, she feels hope for the first time in months. Tom sweeps Lilly off her feet and invites her on a romantic weekend getaway. However, things take a disturbing turn when Lily discovers that Tom has an unusual appetite for tears… and will stop at nothing to get them.


TEARSUCKER will have its World Premiere on June 25th, 2023 at the Chattanooga Film Festival, which has been deemed by Southern Living magazine as "The Sundance of the South" and named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine.

Directed by Stephen Vanderpool, TEARSUCKER was written by Sam Brittan, and produced by Sam Brittan, Robert Campbell, and Stephen Vanderpool. The ensemble cast features Allison Walter (’Lilly’), Sam Brittan (‘Tom’), Emily Yetter (‘Jenny’), Danielle McRae Spisso (‘Deb’), and Matthew W. Roberts (‘Mark’).


"Tearsucker is a unique, layered film meant to both entertain and provoke a discussion,” said writer/producer and lead actor Sam Brittan. “While the movie is stylish, super fun, and creepy as hell, it also grapples with the very real subjects of trauma and abuse - so each person who watches it is going to experience the film in their own unique way."

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire TEARSUCKER directly with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films.



About Freestyle Digital Media

The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi, BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Doran, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser.


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Eric Peterkofsky
Allen Media Group/Freestyle Digital Media
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