Recently, Quiver Distribution announced that they have acquired the North American rights to urban coming-of-age adventure/drama 1-800-HOT-NITE, which will be released on November 4, 2022. The sophomore feature film from award-winning writer/director Nick Richey (LOW, LOW) stars Dallas Young (Cobra Kai, THE ROYAL, Mixed-ish), Gerrison Machado (The Power), Mylen Bradford (Abbott Elementary), and Ali Richey (LOW, LOW).
Producers include Nick Richey; Ali Richey; Zach Mann, for Halfway Crooks Entertainment; Trevor Lee Georgeson; Ben Jagger; Warren Pereira; Nathan Presley; and Phoenix Vaughn. Executive Producers include Mary Aloe, Andrea Bucko, Ryan Isaacson, Chai Mann, Joy Mann, Jason Marzano, Adam Merino, and Mark Sayre. Larry Greenberg negotiated the deal on behalf of Quiver with Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment.
From the moment police break down Tommy’s (Young) door and arrest his father, his world is turned upside down. Faced with a parentless future, Tommy escapes child protective services’ custody with his best friends Steve (Bradford) and O’Neill (Machado) into the LA streets—packed with men trying to rob them, cops chasing them, a python, a fist fight, a first kiss, and phone sex. Throughout it all, Tommy keeps calling an 800 number, as he feels the woman on the line (Ali Richey) is the only adult he can confide in. By the end of the night, the boys’ brotherhood breaks down as they cross the threshold into adulthood.
The film had its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this spring, and most recently claimed the Fusion Features Audience Award at Dances with Films (DWF 25) in Hollywood. The film screens next at Filmocracy Fest III, in person at Lumiere Cinema at 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90211 on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 9:45 PM PDT. The film also screens digitally at the hybrid fest from 7:00 AM PDT on Thursday, July 14 through 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, July 17. Ticketing options here (in-person) and here (digital).
“Nick’s distinct vision deftly captures the thin line between youth and adulthood,” said Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman. “With an exceptional up-and-coming cast paired with a fresh, heartfelt script, this urban odyssey is sure to provide lessons, laughs, tears, and lays bare the often-awkward memories of one’s own adolescence.”
Quiver Distribution recently acquired Steve Pink’s intimate relationship drama THE WHEEL, starring Amber Midthunder and Taylor Gray, and SXSW Midnighters Audience Award-winning horror feature BITCH ASS, from Bill Posely; and announced an early 2023 release of BECKY 2: THE WRATH OF BECKY, the sequel to the 2020 sleeper-hit horror-thriller BECKY, starring Lulu Wilson and Seann William Scott.