June 30, 2015
For: Immediate Release
Re: “We’ve Got Balls” award-winning full-length feature comedy launches on top digital platforms
‘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.