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Quiver Acquires Coming-of-Age Adventure/Drama 1-800-HOT-NITE



Quiver Distribution announced today 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), 1-800-HOT-NITE stars Dallas Dupree Young (“Cobra Kai”, The Royal), Gerrison Machado (“The Power”), Mylen Bradford (“Abbott Elementary”), and Ali Richey (Low Low).

Producers include Nick Richey, Ali Richey, Zach Mann, Nathan Presley, Trevor Lee Georgeson, Phoenix Vaughn, Ben Jagger, and Warren Pereira. Executive Producers include Mark Mathias Sayre, Adam Merino, Mary Aloe, Andrea Bucko, Ryan Isaacson, Jason Marzano, Chai Mann, and Joy Mann.  The film is a Halfway Crooks production in association with Lexicon/Aloe Entertainment/Sugar Rush Pictures.  Larry Greenberg negotiated the deal on behalf of Quiver with Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.

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 the 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 in the Spring, and most recently claimed the Audience Award for Fusion Features at Dances with Films 25 in Hollywood.

“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; SXSW Midnighter 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.

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