You go, Chris Co! You go!!
Given the fact that it received a standing ovation after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, we're not too surprised!
Chris Colfer's film debut - as an actor AND screenwriter - Struck By Lightning has been acquired by Tribeca Film for distribution, and plans to release the coming-of-age comedy to theaters in late 2012, as well as a simultaneous release via OnDemand, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Xbox, and Samsung Media Hub!
Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, says:
“Showcasing his remarkable talents not only as an actor but as a writer and storyteller, Chris Colfer infuses this reinvention of the high school comic-drama with such spirit and joy that he almost makes us fondly nostalgic. Rousing, fresh, superbly acted by a strong ensemble, and wonderfully directed by Brian Dannelly, we are delighted to be partnering with Chris and his fellow filmmakers to share this new take on a classic genre for a new generation.”
And Brian Dannelly elaborates:
"I was hoping Struck by Lightning would end up somewhere like Tribeca Film, because I watch films all the time on demand. It’s exciting that an independent film like ours can now be seen by so many people—instantly—at the same time the film is premiering in theaters.”
Such a fantastic way for Glee and film fans alike to see this, especially when they wouldn't have been able to otherwise (if it was only debuting to a limited theatrical release)!
We couldn't be MORE thrilled for Chris, and everyone else involved!
We cannot WAIT to see this movie! How about U??
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