Tribeca Film Signs on as US Distributor of
“The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle”;
New York Theatrical Premiere Set for May 12 at Tribeca Cinemas
Director David Russo’s feature debut is one of twelve independent films that have been acquired by Tribeca Film, to be distributed across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand beginning April 21 and a theatrical run May 12-18 in New York City.
Seattle, WA—Northwest Film Forum is thrilled to announce that filmmaker David Russo’s dark, stylish comedy The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, has been selected as one of only twelve films to be distributed by newly created Tribeca Film, supported by founding partner American Express. Dizzle will be released across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand beginning April 21, 2010 and a theatrical release at Tribeca Cinemas on May 12-18, 2010. Director David Russo is scheduled to attend the theatrical premiere.
According to Tribeca, “All 12 titles will be available in up to 40 million homes via cable and satellite systems, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Bright House Networks, RCN, and Bresnan Communications. Subscribers will be able to access all films at affordable price points in the “Tribeca Film” category of their Movies On Demand channel and/or via pay-per-view offerings.”
Says producer Peggy Case, “I loved the script the first time I read it—I’m so glad we were able to bring it to life—now millions of people will have the opportunity to see this weird, miraculous, great little story.”
Director David Russo comments, “It’s exciting to be a part of this new endeavor by Tribeca. I’m really proud of all the hard work that went into making this film a success.”
Little Dizzle premiered to a standing ovation before a sold-out Sundance audience in January 2009, before joining the film lineup at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), Seattle International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and several others. Directed by Seattle filmmaker David Russo, Produced by Peggy Case, the cast includes Marshall Allman, Natasha Lyonne, Tania Raymonde, Tygh Runyan, Matt Smith and Vince Vieluf. The film also includes unique animated sequences by Dutch animator Rosto A.D.
After losing his cubicle job in Seattle, spiritually confused Dory feels like his life is going down the drain. Forced to take a job as a night janitor at a shady research firm, he and his cast-off coworkers are unwittingly used as guinea pigs for new products that are doing strange things to their bodies and minds. Quirky, humorous, and dark, David Russo’s feature debut is a stylish, bittersweet fable about the search for meaning in our throwaway society.
Dizzle was produced in association with Northwest Film Forum as part of its Start-to-Finish program; it also received generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Start-to-Finish is a program to commission a narrative feature film of a Washington-state filmmaker. Using a holistic approach to supporting the filmmaker, the Film Forum aids in the project from conception to preproduction, shooting, post-production, sales and distribution.
Other films included in Tribeca Film’s initial slate include Metropia, directed by Tarik Saleh, and My Last Five Girlfriends, directed and written by Julian Kemp
Dizzle is represented by Visit Films (www.visitfilms.com).
More information about Tribeca Films is available at WWW.TRIBECAFILMS.COM
The official film website is www.littledizzlefilm.com. Updates can be found at the film’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Immaculate-Conception-of-Little-Dizzle/67518538435?