Out Today by The Orchard: March 10th, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to The Orchard’s new weekly segment Out Today by The Orchard. Every Friday we’ll go over our favorite new releases from music and film just in time for your weekend playlist and movie night plans. Without further ado, let’s get to it.
In a collaboration of video production teams all over the globe, BalconyTV films live performances with beautiful in nearly every scenic city you can think of. The BTV team is releasing their fifth compilation of stellar live performances with Live From The Outside, Vol. 5. featuring performances by Emily Kinney, O’dett and Little Brother Eli (which you can see below). If you dig live recording, check out the album here.
Film Festivals: Exciting & Essential Resources
Film festival season runs from January through May, with a few outliers heading into the fall. This is the busiest and arguably most important time for the acquisitions team as the bulk of our theatrical film slate will be acquired at these events. While most of the work that goes into prepping for film festivals is the same (tracking the films, making schedules for who will see what, organizing slate calls with sales agents, trying to screen films early), each fest has it’s individual set of characteristics and is valuable to us for different reasons.
The Orchard Welcomes “Super Dark Times”
Smack in the middle of film fest season, The Orchard is proud to announce the acquisition of Kevin Phillips‘s debut feature Super Dark Times. The film premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands and stars Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan and Elizabeth Cappuccino.
Super Dark Times follows two teens in the mid-1990s named Zach and Josh. As we all know, the teenage years can be tough. However, for these two kids, this coming of age story is far from ordinary. After they witness a bloody accident, the boys take a pact to stay quiet about what they’ve seen. In an attempt to keep their secret safe Zach and Josh find themselves in a whirlwind of fear and violence. An aptly titled film indeed.
A Series For Women, By Women to Inspire: INSTANT LOVE
Today is International Women’s Day, and also marks the debut of the INSTANT LOVE series by in-house label Instant Records, led by The Orchard’s founder and producer Richard Gottehrer and copilot Allison Zatarain.
INSTANT LOVE is a bi-weekly digital single series of famous love songs that were originally sung by men about women, reimagined with female vocalists. The songs apply to mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, lovers, and everything in between. INSTANT LOVE represents the evaporating gender roles in our society and supports feminism, girl power, the LGBT community, and offers empowerment and unity in a volatile political landscape. And it’s never been done before.
Sync Team Year in Review: Stranger Things, Gotham & More
Finding top notch television can be an arduous task – not to mention time consuming. By the time you’re ready to settle in and start the first episode, it’s already around regret-what-you-ate-for-dinner o’clock. Well, look no further: Below, you’ll find three of the sync department’s favorite TV shows from 2016!