Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2007
Slice of Americana Films, LLC, finalized an agreement with Maverick Entertainment Group Inc. for the domestic and international release of its feature-length film, Consignment, a fast-paced ride through the violent drug trade at the street level. The movie will be distributed via the Maverick Urban label. Consignment is represented by Mark Steven Bosko of The Bosko Group.
Consignment writer and director Sid Kali combined fierce action, provocative characters, and authentic dialogue in his debut feature film, which features Jerome A. Hawkins, Tim Beachum, James E. Hurd, Jr., Arnita Champion, and Jesse James Youngblood.
Consignment is the explosive and violent story of Tommy, a Virginia drug dealer who is fed up with the dangerous world in which he has been living. Frequent panic attacks and the desire to go legitimate with his new wife begin to dull the street instincts that have allowed him to prosper working for sadistic drug kingpin, Detroit Mike. When Tommy shows weakness, Detroit Mike makes plans to have him killed. In need of fast cash to go straight Tommy hooks up with his cousin Carmelo, a reckless drug dealer in California. The pair quickly get in over their heads, taking a large shipment of crystal meth on consignment from a ruthless Latino gangster. Double-crosses, a series of brutal murders, and an old secret from his wife's past force Tommy into a lethal showdown with Detroit Mike. In this business you don't go legit. You just go.
Writer and Director's Creative Viewpoint: Sid Kali
During the start of Consignment we had the creative mind set that we were not going to shy away from showing how crime and violence impacts lives. We knew the story and dialogue had to be authentic to the culture of the street to create an emotionally charged urban drama. We shot Consignment in a style made for audiences that want fast-paced crime dramas packed with action, authentic language and strong characters. One scene that was especially challenging was capturing the intensity of a person on drug-and-alcohol fueled mind trip. Our editor/CGI effects specialist, Tim Beachum, worked magic with the scene to visually heighten the impact and draw viewers in.
About Slice of Americana Films, LLC Slice Of Americana Films Site
Slice Of Americana Films is dedicated to producing gripping independent cinema. Writer/Director Sid Kali is working to deliver urban films that are hard-hitting with powerful story lines. Featuring a diverse cross section of talent that are not afraid to take on roles that deal with strong subject matters. They are backed by innovative film crews and dedicated producers that rely on a blue-collar approach to film making.
About Maverick Entertainment Group
Maverick Entertainment Group Inc. (MEG) Maverick Entertainment Group is a leader in the domestic home video arena, specializing in the acquisition and distribution of Urban, Latino-theatrical, Horror and Christian genres. Founder and President Doug Schwab, a 26-year veteran in the film and distribution industry, has cemented the eight-year-old company as the leading entity for these fast growing markets with over 400 distributed films in the U.S. under the labels Maverick Platinum, Maverick Latino, Fusion Films, Creep FX and Maverick Spirit. Recent titles include such video hits as 30 Miles, Tears of Kali, My Big Phat Hip Hop Phamily, Murder on the Border and the must-see mobster flick, This Thing of Ours.