NZ Fantasy Short Launches on U.S. Content Platform REVRY
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AMBLIN-INSPIRED FANTASY SHORT ‘BROKEN GLASS’ LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON REVRY
3 October 2016: Seriously Entertainment’s New Zealand made fantasy short Broken Glass launches on LA-based LGBTQ content platform REVRY as an exclusive. Written and Directed by Chaz Harris, the film was a featured title in the Family & Kids section on Vimeo OnDemand. REVRY picked up the film due to its distinctly Amblin vibe and the success of Netflix series Stranger Things.
Broken Glass is a family fantasy short about 12 year old Max Petersen who is being bullied at school and has an abusive father at home. Escaping to his fort in the woods one day, Max encounters a mysterious creature that soon changes his life forever.
When asked about the inspiration for the film, Harris said: “This film was originally inspired by the J.J. Abrams film Super 8 which Paramount NZ allowed us to screen at our world premiere. I loved Stranger Things, so it’s great to see others embracing the same influences and doing their own thing with it too.”
On taking the film beyond an online audience, Harris said: “I originally imagined this film might be shown in schools to tackle teen bullying which I experienced myself as an LGBT teen growing up. This short is an origin story for a family fantasy feature I’ve written called The Glassmaker that explores the same themes in more detail. The story of Broken Glass demonstrates in metaphorical terms that sometimes bullies do just as much harm to themselves as they do to others. We’re looking at ways we might be able to extend the film’s reach and I look forward to working with REVRY to achieve that going forward”
REVRY is a groundbreaking streaming service bringing together specially curated content. Created by and for the LGBTQ and allied communities, REVRY provides a subscription service to a library of carefully selected short, medium, and long-form LGBTQ content for easy consumption at home or on-the-go.
“REVRY believes in storytelling that extends beyond just the queer experience, creating opportunities to bring the visions of our content partners to life, and connecting them with the community through authentic storytelling,” said Damian Pelliccione, founder and CEO of REVRY, “We believe that stories change the world, and we work with our partners to shine a light on the amazing stories of our community and empower them to tell their tales to a larger audience.”
Available on the new Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, and on the web, REVRY is available for only $4.99USD a month or $54.99USD per year with a 30 day free trial available at www.revry.tv
Broken Glass launches globally on REVRY from Monday 3rd October 2016.
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