XLRATOR MEDIA TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST EPISODIC SERIES “24 HOUR RENTAL” ON ITS MACABRE SPECIALTY GENRE LABEL EXCLUSIVELY TO DIGITAL OUTLETS

The series will have its U.S. Premiere on Hulu on October 30th before going to other digital platforms

LOS ANGELES (September xx, 2015) – XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the edgy Canadian T.V. series 24 HOUR RENTAL from Reel One Entertainment. The 13 half-hour episodes will premiere October 30, 2015 exclusively on XLrator Media’s MACABRE Collection on Hulu before going to other platforms in 2016.  

“It’s The Sopranos meets Clerks in this over-the-top gangster satire that pushes the boundaries of mainstream television and is tailor-made for binge watching” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “We are making 24 HOUR RENTAL available exclusively for digital distribution starting with Hulu, and will aggressively market the series to build a national audience of discerning fans who readily seek edgy smart programming on the top digital platforms.”

24 HOUR RENTAL was created by Frank Massa, directed by George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine), co-written by Al Kratina and Mihalka, and stars Romano Orzari (Turbo Kid), Adam Kenneth Wilson, Aaron Berg, Vlasta Vrana, Mike Smith (Trailer Park Boys) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator). It was produced by Reel One Entertainment, Kim Yu and Neil Bregman and executive produced by Tom Berry, George Mihalka and Eris Salvatori. 

“Reel One Entertainment is extremely excited to partner with XLrator Media to introduce 24 HOUR RENTAL to the U.S. market.  The show’s unique mix of crime story and comedy should attract two diverse but strong fan bases,” said Tom Berry, CEO of Reel One Entertainment. 

24 HOUR RENTAL follows former Mafia boss Tracker (Romano Orzari), who having barely avoided early retirement in a shallow grave, now operates a seedy video store. Struggling to stay afloat in the Internet age, Tracker runs his shop as a front for a host of petty crimes, from fencing jewelry to peddling dope cut with Drano and desperation, all in hopes of returning to power.

In addition to 24 HOUR RENTAL, the XLrator Media’s MACABRE collection on Hulu will add three new genre films in October: Poker Night starring Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Titus Welliver and Beau Mirchoff, Feed the Gods and Strange Blood

The deal was negotiated by Reel One Entertainment’s Tom Berry and Sebastian Battro with XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon.

 

ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA, LLC

One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2015. Its recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley’s JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix and SXSW hits HOUSEBOUND and THE MULE. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels and the PACE multicultural film label. The company previously released such diverse films as THE MACHINE, CBGB, AMERICAN MARY, STORM SURFERS 3D, BANSHEE CHAPTER, IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD and FIVE STAR.

 

ABOUT REEL ONE

Reel One is a leading independent producer and distributor of highly commercial television content with offices in Canada (Montreal and Vancouver) and in Los Angeles (USA) and London (UK). The principal business of Reel One is the development, financing, production and distribution of television films and series catered to international audiences. Reel One has grown to become a leader in the marketplace serving as a primary content provider of television movies to broadcasters all over the world. Reel One prides itself on being at the forefront of creative and technological changes in the industry while building strong relationships that allow it to be one of the most prolific and solid companies in the television independent sector. Veteran entertainment executive Tom Berry is the CEO of Reel One.