Los Angeles—August 9, 2013—Out of the Closet® Entertainment and Circa87.com present Hidden Hills, a full-length feature film inspired by the films of Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Set in 1964, the movie presents an unusual world. Nearly everyone is gay and married. Straight folks gingerly come out of the closet. Dating interracially is the norm. Aging is desirable. Fat is considered the highest form of
Hidden Hills takes societal conventions and turns them on their heads, even with the unusual way the film will be released—for free—on October 11, 2013, just in time for National Coming Out Day. On that day, the movie will be available for posting to everyone, everywhere—Facebook, YouTube and every conceivable media outlet that wants to present this film to their subscriber lists, homepage traffic, newsletter groups and media galleries.
Starring Ted Trent and Tim O’Leary, the film showcases bright new Hollywood talent including Joy Sudduth (Criminal Minds), Wendy Shapero (Robot Chicken) and Chris Fennessy (Zoey 101) and features a performance and original song by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s.
The movie was written and directed by Dan Steadman (Red Lodge) whose first project, Jesus People: The Movie, is to be released in early 2014 and features Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (The Help). Steadman, also a regular contributor to The Advocate and The Huffington Post, is now focused on writing and directing films with Out of the Closet® Entertainment.
Hidden Hills was financed through a creative partnership with LoftLivingLA.com. The Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate firm’s co-owner, Drew Panico, believes financing independent films helps expand into more creative avenues of advertising and sponsorship opportunities nationally as well as internationally. “We aren’t paying for a 30-second commercial. We are part of the entire film creation and distribution process, and our company has been creatively added to the story line. Knowing that Hidden Hills is going to be given away online for free creates the possibility of a limitless viral campaign for years to come. Money well spent,” Panico stated.
For information, contact publicist Lance Webster at Lance@LoftLivingLA.com or 213-321-2104.
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