Morning View Films is proud to announce that TLA Releasing has acquired North American and United Kingdom rights (theatrical, TV, Home Video (incl. DVD), EST, DTO, PPV, VOD, DTR, streaming, all other internet, new media, ancillary) for David Lewis’ frisky, Eighties-themed sex comedy, LONGHORNS, which recently made its World Premiere at Frameline35: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. The film is set to play Outfest 2011 with two sold-out screenings and another just added with the complete cast scheduled to attend. LONGHORNS will make its East Coast debut at the Philadelphia QFest 2011, with additional festivals to follow.
The deal was negotiated between Derek Curl, President and CEO of TLA Releasing, director David Lewis of Morning View Films and producer Lewis Tice.
“TLA is thrilled to release David Lewis’ first refreshingly frisky, unabashedly gay and sweet comedy to our audience,” says Derek Curl, President and CEO of TLA Releasing. “With Mr. Lewis’ previous films, Rock Haven and Redwoods, in our current catalog, the acquisition demonstrates the company’s dedication to supporting our filmmakers.”
The Eighties-themed, sex farce tells the story of Kevin (Jacob Newton), a "straight" college boy who likes to rope his fellow school mates into creative male-bonding sessions. But he gets his lasso in a bunch when he encounters Cesar (Derek Villanueva), an openly gay student. Kevin’s heart starts to flutter for the young man, setting off a chain of events where sexual identity comes into question and a weekend fueled by beers, straight porn and sexual frustration will lead to multiple bed-hopping and questions about which side of the fence some of these “Longhorns” sit on!
The comedy also stars Dylan Vox (“The Lair”), Stephen Matzke (Go Go Reject), Kevin Held, Katrina Sherwood, Sophia Revelli and Bonnie Marion. Directed and written by David Lewis, the film is produced by H.P. Mendoza (Fruit Fly, Colma: The Musical) – who also edited and composed original music - and Lewis Tice (BearCity), with Frazer Bradshaw (Everything Strange and New, Sundance ’09) serving as Director of Photography.
"We couldn't be more happy to be working with TLA Releasing again as they have been like “family” over the years,” says writer, director David Lewis. “TLA is ahead of the curve in film distribution - from designing creative release strategies to broadening their multi-territory roll-outs and embracing modern, multi-platform distribution methods- I know that LONGHORNS is in good hands!"