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"Overrun" movie comes out Everywhere - August 17th!!
Strike Back Studios In Association with Realization Films to Release Action Thriller "Overrun" Across All TVOD/Digital Platforms & Blu-Ray/DVD
Strike Back Studios In Association with Realization Films Brings the Revenge Thriller to Audiences Everywhere August 17th
(Los Angeles, CA—June 30, 2021) Strike Back Studios continues its hot streak with its latest acquisition of the Turbo Panda Productions action thriller "Overrun" the feature film directorial debut from filmmaker Josh Tessier ("The Mandalorian," "The Walking Dead: Red Machete," "The Thundermans") that is planned for a TVOD/Digital platform and Blu-Ray/DVD United States release beginning on August 17th, 2021. International sales are being handled by Bleiberg Entertainment's genre label Compound B and presented to foreign buyers at this year's Cannes Market.
"Overrun" follows former military extraction specialist Marcus Lombardi (Omid Zader ), whose only chance of saving his informant sister and their family is to track down a mysterious briefcase. A stylistic cinematic sibling to cult classics like "Reservoir Dogs," "Smoking Aces," and the "John Wick" franchise,
"Overrun" offers audiences a thrill ride filled with martial arts action work and epic gun fights. "Overrun" stars Omid Zader ("3 Days to Kill, "Vice," "Star Trek: Into Darkness"), Johnny Messner ("Tears of the Sun," "Believers," "The Whole Ten Yards"), Bruce Dern ("The Hateful Eight," "Nebraska," "The Peanut Butter Falcon"), William Katt ("The Greatest American Hero," "Carrie," "The Other Side of the Wind"),Nicholas Turturro ("The Longest Yard," "NYPD Blue," "BlacKkKlansman,"), Jack Griffo ("Seal Team," "The Thundermans," "Alexa & Katie"), Christopher Troy ("SWAT, "Knight Squad," "K.C. Undercover"), Haley Strode ("Wendell and Vinnie," Gangster Squad," The Astronaut Wives Club"), and introducing Chelsey Goldsmith.
"I love finding hidden indie gems like "Overrun" that are fun summer action movies that appeal to a wide audience with a diverse cast and crew behind it," states Strike Back Studios President, Noor Ahmed.
Strike Back Studios have been successfully collaborating with indie filmmakers on a number of successful releases since the company launched with the US theatrical release in 100 markets in September 2020 for the critically acclaimed "The Dark Divide." This incredibly diverse slate includes film festival darlings, a groundbreaking music LGBTQ documentary, an exhilarating award-winning sci-fi thriller, punk rock documentary odyssey and the greatest literary mystery of all time who actually wrote the works of Shakespeare . Next up are the directors' cuts of both the cult classic "Quit" and film festival smash "Welcome to Happiness," and following successful limited releases – the upcoming wide releases of "White Elephant" and "Film Fest" later this summer.
"Making this film has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives, bringing together this incredible array of talent. The story was specifically constructed to ensure that each character had their own unique quirk which we can't wait for audiences to experience," shares director Josh Tessier.
The Turbo Panda Productions action thriller "Overrun" was directed by Josh Tessier; written by Josh Tessier, Roberto Ahumada ("Vampire Dad," "Ghosted"), Victoria Gonzalez ("Diary of a Future President"), and Craig R. Key ("Irrational"), produced by Omid Zader, Josh Tessier, Roberto Ahumada, and Justin L. Anderson ("Exit to Hell," "Breakdown Lane; with an original score from composer Dustin Stonebrook ("Boston Girls," Decomposing Tony Maslow"), cinematography by Gevorg Juguryan ("Guardian Angel," "The Oath"), and edited by Brady Hallongren ("Never and Again," "The Christmas High Note").
About Turbo Panda Productions, LLC:
Turbo Panda Productions is a Los Angeles based production company established in 2013 by Omid Zader and Josh Tessier. Turbo Panda Productions specializes in a wide variety of production and development in every genre of film and television. Some of the company's most recent credits include the film The 2nd, Starring Ryan Phillipe, Casper van Dien and Jack Griffo, the Lifetime Original film The Christmas High Note and live segments of Sesame Street were also recently produced by Turbo Panda Productions. Turbo Panda Productions has multiple partners throughout the film industry including Brady Hallongren, the founder of their Post-Production company, Rocket Panda Post. Turbo Panda Productions encompass the full service needs of Independent to large scale productions on a wide range of platforms.
About Strike Back Studios:
Strike Back Studios is a joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures. These three companies have been steadily creating incredible independent film success stories. Strike Back Studios is a unique new studio, who will first look to partner with other distributors on projects they are producing/financing. They will also be able to distribute projects themselves directly to all major exploitation platforms. The goal is to work with producers from the earliest stages of development & production on up. They are embracing the true tenants of film collaboration and are bringing them to global audiences.
The distribution partnership is helmed by President Noor Ahmed who has been instrumental behind a number of independent gems from classics like "Thank You For Smoking" & "Brick," to more main stream hits like "The Twilight Saga," "Looper," "Don Jon," "The Big Sick," "Get Out" and recent Critics Choice Documentary Awards winner "Ali & Cavett: The Tale of The Tapes."
Public House Films had previously partially financed the Sundance hits "The Kindergarten Teacher" & "Madeline Madeline" in 2018. In 2019, they executive produced the documentary "Framing John DeLorean" released by IFC Films and Universal and most recently produced "The Dark Divide" with David Cross & Debra Messing. Hideout Pictures had previously financed "The Jay & Silent Bob Reboot" and "3022" both released by Saban Films in 2019. They are executive producer on "Ted K." that premiered at the Berlin Film Fest in 2021 and sold to Neon, which stars Sharlto Copley in an exploration of Ted Kaczynksi's life in in the years leading up to his arrest as The Unabomber.
Realization Films first feature project is "Disrupted" and are in post-production on the documentary feature "Buried" that focuses on the Alpine Meadows avalanche in the Lake Tahoe area in 1982. All 3 companies partnered with the production company TBVE on the documentary "The United States of Insanity" that is in post-production and follows the rap group Insane Clown Posse and their loyal fan base the Juggalos.
Strike Back Studios is focused on addressing the growing concerns from producers with regards to the distribution of independent features. The company will work with producers early on in the production process to develop unique and innovate marketing/promotional strategies for their release. This will save producers from having to rely on taking their project to a film festival with the hope of a major sale to make them financially whole. Strike Back Studios still wants to screen projects at film festival but make the screening part of the distribution release strategy vs sales strategy. Current Strike Back Studios titles available for global audiences can be found at strikebackstudios.com