Getting Out was solely financed from personal savings from shooting to post to distribution. After pursuing film-making for nearly 20 years, I wrote a a script I felt could be pulled for little-to-no money and then posted a casting call on a Michigan acting website (where the film was shot). Once I locked down a cast/crew, I moved to Michigan and without knowing this cast/crew personally, I finally met them and we brought this movie together.
Since its completion last year, it has gone on to 15 festivals so far with screenings at festivals in Las Vegas, Detroit, Kansas City and Hollywood to name a few. It has also won 11 awards as of now. It was finally released July 3rd on the following platforms -
Dish Network - Cox - Charter On Demand - Verizon - SuddenLink - Mediacom - Insight - RCN - WOW! - Rogers On Demand - Shaw - EastLinktv - iTunes - Google Play - YouTube - Vudu - Amazon Video - Xbox Video
I plan on using my earnings from this picture to make my next feature early next year.
About Getting Out
Two friends desperate for money, a crumbling crime figure, a psychotic hit man and a deceitful vixen. When their worlds collide, they are met with dire consequences. As plans start to unravel and lives become expendable, each person starts to seek their own fortune whether it's money, love or vengeance. Who can they trust?
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