Press Release 06/30/2015

June 30, 2015

 

For: Immediate Release

 

Re: “We’ve Got Balls” award-winning full-length feature comedy launches on top digital platforms

 

Contact: Shannon Dugger at (714) 550-9900 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cell: 714 271-2140

 

WE’VE GOT BALLS’ BOWLING COMEDY LAUNCHED ON TOP

DIGITAL PLATFORMS; SOON TO BE AVAILABLE ON CABLE VOD

Ree-invent Films and Distributor Indie Rights Celebrate Major Launches

Santa Ana, Calif.— Indie Rights, which specializes in the distribution of quality independent films, and who chose eight-time film festival award winner

“We’ve Got Balls,” for its 2015 spring line up of film releases, reports that the film is now available on six major Internet retailers. 

 

       According to Cherie Kerr, writer/producer/director, the family friendly film is now available on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Xbox, Vudu and Playstation. Indie Rights CEO, Linda Nelson, says the film will be available on cable VOD within the next two weeks. “We’re so excited with the release on all these formats,” she said. “This is a very funny comedy and the bowling community across the country has truly embraced this fun and positive story.”

     

    “We’ve Got Balls” is a quirky 92-minute comedy feature film with a storyline that centers around a small town trying to save a bowling alley from destruction by a filthy-rich land developer—a greedy mogul who wants to build a gambling casino on the land on which the bowling alley sit

 

 “We’ve Got Balls,” which debuted as an Official Selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival in late April, 2012, went on to six other film festivals garnering eight awards in total. The film picked up: "BEST COMEDY" at the Movieville International Film Festival; "BEST COMEDY – FEATURE," "OUTSTANDING CAST PERFORMANCE," and "FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR" at the 2013 Action on Film International Film Festival; an “AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD,” a “BEST FEATURE - BRONZE AWARD,” at the All Sports International Film Festival; a Silver Remi for “BEST FILM TRAILER,” at the World-Fest Houston International Film Festival; and an “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” from Indie-Fest International.  “Though the film has been seen before sell out crowds at all the festivals where it has screened, it is now available for sale and streaming via the aforementioned platforms world-wide. “We are thrilled to be working with Linda Nelson and her team. They are doing a fantastic job getting the film in wide Internet release,” said Kerr.

 

Kerr went on to say, “This film really is a rallying cry for many bowling centers across the country that are trying to stave off a still-wavering economy. We want people to know that bowling is more than just a game, it is a family and community expeience that brings people together.”

 

Bowling centers are sharing the film’s launch with their patrons; one even holding a tournament. The Saint Lucie, Florida Bowling Lanes, Saint Lucie Lanes, begins its “We’ve Got Balls” bowling league on July 1, 2015.  Kerr and the Balls team donated costume pieces and prop memorabilia from the film as prizes for the winners of that tournament. “Christine Vitoli and her energetic team have worked very hard on this event,” Kerr said. “We hope they have a blast mastering the ‘over the shoulder, under the arm’ bowling maneuver, featured in the film.”

 

Nelson launched an aggressive social media campaign with the film’s May 26, 2015 rollout. Since then, it has done very well. “We finally have a way to reach a very specialized niche to get behind our indie films so that they can then find a broader audience,” she says. “As a result, we have scored big in winning the hearts of many bowling centers across the country.”

 

Kerr, a founding member of the famed L.A. Groundlings, and the founder and Artistic Director of the Orange County Crazies, says “Balls,” her first feature-length comedy film, promises to garner many laughs as it imparts a tender message.

 

Starring in the film are: Gary Austin, co-founder and creator of the L.A. Groundlings, and a long time friend and former performing partner of Kerr’s; Andrew Dickler (“Douchebag” 2010); Toni Alexander; Tyler Strateman; Eric Halasz; Eric Satterberg; and Dane Posey. Actors in supporting roles include: Craig Nelson, Lynne Stewart, Phyllis Katz, Tamar Stevens, Paul Maher, Tony LaHood, Barry Weisenberg, Jose Valdez, Nick Dopuch, David Goldman, Dave Osborn, Jay Abdo, Patrick Downey, Bill Reed, Stanley Hendrickson, Gary Forman, Lew Crouse, and Kylie Rogers. Kerr also assembled a cast of background players numbering more than 150.

   

Set in the fictional town of Fountain Springs (pop. 52), numerous Orange County locations were used for the shoot including Fountain Valley’s Fountain Bowl, Intercommunications offices at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island, Santa Ana’s Double Tree Hotel, the De Pietro Performance Center, River View Golf Course, and an historic Victorian home in French Park.

 

 With its poignant and relevant social message, and family-friendly laughs, the film is appropriate for most audiences.

 

 For more information, please visit: www.wevegotballsmovie.com or “We’ve Got Balls” Facebook page.  Interested parties may also call Ree-invent’s offices at 714 550-9900.                                                        

Bowling Centers Around the Country

For the past few weeks, our team has been reaching out to bowling centers across the country to check the movie out. The response has been great! Many centers have kindly thrown their support behind “We’ve Got Balls” and are helping us spread the word to bowling enthusiasts around the country. Below is a list of all the centers that support us. Be sure to stop by for a few games if you’re ever in the area!

Boondocks Food & Fun - Colorado; Northglenn, CO


https://www.facebook.com/BoondocksColorado 

Boondocks Food & Fun - Utah; Kaysville & Draper, UT
https://www.facebook.com/BoondocksUtah

Bowlium Lanes, Mountclair, CA
https://www.facebook.com/Bowlium


Buena Lanes; Ventura, CA

https://www.facebook.com/BuenaLanes


Cave Springs Harvest Lane - Saint Peters, MO

https://www.facebook.com/cavesprings.lanes

Cowtown Bowling Palace, Fort Worth, TX
https://www.facebook.com/CowtownBowlingPalace


Holiday Lanes, Bossier City, LA 
https://www.facebook.com/HolidayLanesBowl?fref=ts

Jupiter Lanes, Jupiter FL
https://www.facebook.com/jupiterlanes?fref=ts


Kingspins Bowl-Starlite, Seymour, IN
https://www.facebook.com/StarliteBowl


Lafayette Lanes, Lafayette, LA
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Layfette-Bowling-Alley/142867862465130?rf=157758780940278


Magic Bowl, Twin Falls, ID
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magic-Bowl/120573037954021

Saint Lucie Lanes, Port Saint Lucie, FL 
https://www.facebook.com/saintlucielanes?fref=ts


Super Bowl Lanes; Canton, MI
https://www.facebook.com/Super.Bowl.in.Canton.Mi


Surf Bowl - Oceanside; Oceanside, CA
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Bowl-Oceanside/160399717402102


Playdrome Lanes, Toms River NJ
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Playdrome-Lanes/132227383482669?fref=ts


Port Jeff Bowl, Port Jefferson Station, NY

https://www.facebook.com/bowl.port.jeff?fref=ts
 

Westminster Bowling Supply, Westminster, CA 
http://www.balldoctor.com/

April 29, 2015 Press Release

April 29, 2015

For: Immediate Release

Re: “We’ve Got Balls” award-winning full-length feature comedy released on Google Play—More Digital Formats to follow

Contact: Victoria Zolfarelli at (714) 550-9900 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘WE’VE GOT BALLS’ BOWLING COMEDY RELEASED ON FIRST OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS
“Balls” distributor, Indie Rights, Google Play first to offer family-friendly comedy
Santa Ana, Calif.— Indie Rights, which specializes in the distribution of quality independent films, and who chose 8-time film festival award winner “We’ve Got Balls,” for its spring line up of film releases, says the film has just been released on Google Play.

According to Indie Rights CEO, Linda Nelson, the film will soon be launched on other digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Playstation, Xbox and others on or about May 26th. On July 21, it will be available on cable VOD.

“We’re so excited to see the film out there,” says writer/producer/director Kerr. “It became available two years to the day of when it debuted at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, Calif.

According to Indie Rights and Ree-invent Films, the film is off to a rousing start with many bowling alleys across the country jumping onboard for the launch.
     
“We’ve Got Balls” is a quirky 92-minute comedy feature film with a storyline that centers around a small town trying to save a bowling alley from destruction by a filthy-rich land developer—a greedy mogul who wants to build a gambling casino on the land on which the bowling alley sits.

“We’ve Got Balls,” which debuted as an Official Selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 29, 2013, went on to six other film festivals garnering eight awards in total. The film picked up: "BEST COMEDY" at the Movieville International Film Festival; "BEST COMEDY – FEATURE," "OUTSTANDING CAST PERFORMANCE," and "FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR" at the 2013 Action on Film International Film Festival; an “AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD,” a “BEST FEATURE - BRONZE AWARD,” at the All Sports International Film Festival; a Silver Remi for “BEST FILM TRAILER,” at the World-Fest Houston International Film Festival; and an “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” from Indie-Fest International.  “Though the film has been seen before sell-out crowds at all the festivals where it has screened, it is now available for sale and streaming on Google Play and soon via various other platforms world-wide. “We are thrilled to be working with Linda Nelson and her team to get ‘Balls’ into the marketplace,” enthuses filmmaker, Cherie Kerr of Ree-invent Films. “They are a dynamic team who are helping to make Ree-invent’s first movie a success.”

Nelson has launched an aggressive social media campaign for the film’s release. “We finally have a way to reach a very specialized niche to get behind our indie films so that they can then find a broader audience,” she says. “We have been reaching out to many bowling centers and fans across the country who are already spreading the word to all their patrons, friends and others.”

Kerr, a founding member of the famed L.A. Groundlings, and the founder and Artistic Director of the Orange County Crazies, says “Balls,” her first feature-length film, promises to garner many laughs as it imparts a tender message.

Starring in the film are: Gary Austin, co-founder and creator of the L.A. Groundlings, and a long time friend and former performing partner of Kerr’s; Andrew Dickler (“Douchebag” 2010); Toni Alexander; Tyler Strateman; Eric Halasz; Eric Satterberg; and Dane Posey. Actors in supporting roles include: Craig Nelson, Lynne Stewart, Phyllis Katz, Tamar Stevens, Paul Maher, Tony LaHood, Barry Weisenberg, Jose Valdez, Nick Dopuch, David Goldman, Dave Osborn, Jay Abdo, Patrick Downey, Bill Reed, Stanley Hendrickson, Gary Forman, Lew Crouse, and Kylie Rogers. Kerr also assembled a cast of background players numbering more than 150.
   
Associate Producers include Shannon Dugger, Will Garrison and Eric Anderson.  Lou Carlozo, composed the original score for the film, with additional music provided by B-Funk’n.  John Primm of DV Post, who shot some of the film, remained on the post-production team to lend his talents to editing both the film and several versions of the trailer. Line producer Ken Duchamp, supervising producer Theresa Joseph, and unit production manager Shadia Sepehrenia played a huge part in their respective roles on the pre-production team. Directors of Photography: Chris Warren, Bobby Bragg, and John Primm.

Set in the fictional town of Fountain Springs (pop. 52), numerous Orange County locations were used for the shoot including Fountain Valley’s Fountain Bowl, Intercommunications offices at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island, Santa Ana’s Double Tree Hotel, De Pietro Performance Center, River View Golf Course, and an historic Victorian home in French Park.

With its poignant and relevant social message, and family-friendly laughs, the film is ideal for most audiences.

For more information, please visit: www.wevegotballsmovie.com or “We’ve Got Balls” Facebook page.  Interested parties may also call Ree-invent’s offices at 714 550-9900.  KerrPR is happy to set up interviews with Linda Nelson of Indie Rights, Writer/director Kerr or any of the cast members.

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    Gary Austin
  • Andrew Dickler
    Andrew Dickler
  • Eric Halasz
    Eric Halasz
  • Dane Posey
    Dane Posey
  • Eric Satterberg
    Eric Satterberg
  • Gary Foreman
    Craig Nelson
  • Phyllis Katz
    Phyllis Katz
  • Dave Osborne
    Dave Osborn
  • Gary Foreman
    Gary Forman
  • Kylie Rodgers
    Kylie Rogers
  • Tamar Stevens
    Tamar Stevens
  • Tyler Strateman
    Tyler Strateman
  • Toni Alexander
    Toni Alexander
  • Paul Maher
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