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Hannover House pacts with H&T Films for theatrical release of Alison Eastwood drama, “Battlecreek”

Hannover House pacts with H&T Films for theatrical release of Alison Eastwood drama, “Battlecreek” starring Bill Skarsgård      


The film also stars Paula Malcomson, Delroy Lindo and Claire van der Boom, and tackles the physical and emotional scars that sometimes limit life’s choices.   


(New York) Indie distributor Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE) has announced the upcoming theatrical release of the Alison Eastwood drama, “BATTLECREEK.” Set in the fictional, southern town of Battlecreek, Mississippi, the film explores the drama and romance between Henry, a reclusive young man (portrayed by “IT” superstar Bill Skarsgård), and a mysterious young woman, Alison, on the run from an abusive past (played by Claire van der Boom). Henry suffers from a rare skin condition that requires him to stay out of the sunlight. But through their blossoming romance, they learn from each other that letting go of the past can be the greatest challenge of all. “BATTLECREEK” will open in major markets beginning November 3.

 

(PHOTO CAPTION): Bill Skarsgård and Claire van der Boom fall into a serendipitous romance in the powerful new drama, “BATTLECREEK” from director Alison Eastwood. Opens in theatres on Nov. 3 from Hannover House.   “We are very excited to be working with Alison, Connie, Mike and their entire team on this film’s theatrical release,” said Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. “Co-Executive Producer Stephen Hintz brought the film to our attention, and Ellen Pittleman of Hybrid Entertainment was helpful in structuring a releasing plan and strategy that achieved all of our mutual goals. Fans of Bill Skarsgård should enjoy seeing him in this very empathic, likable role as ‘Henry,’ and will cheer as the character is brought out of his shell and into a full romantic bliss with the enchanting Claire van der Boom. It’s a delightful and moving film that we feel should connect deeply with audiences,” he concluded.


“I hope people can enjoy the film on multiple levels,” said director Alison Eastwood. “I still believe that people want to see stories about real human beings, and not just superheroes and aliens. I hope that I captured these characters well enough that people can go on their journey with them until the end.”   


“BATTLECREEK” was written by Anthea Anka (“Alleycats”), and directed by Alison Eastwood (“Rails and Ties”). Producers were Constance L. Hoy (“Dead Man”, “Near Dark”) and Alison Eastwood. The Director of Photography was Kristian Dane Lawing (“Quest for Honor”) and the original score was composed by Kyle Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby”). Other notable crew members include Production Designer Linette Shorr (“Raising Arizona”) and Academy Award nominated Editor Gary Roach, ACE (“Wind River”, “American Sniper”). Executive Producers were Michael Wallace, Stephen Hintz and Rick Hill. 


Hannover House, Inc. is a full-service media company, specializing in the production and distribution of quality, independent feature films. The company was founded in 1993 and has been operating and growing continuously for over 24-years, building and managing a film library of more than 450-titles. Key theatrical chains carrying Hannover House releases include (alphabetically): AMC, B&B, Carmike, Cinemark, Cineplex Entertainment, Harkins, Malco, Marcus, National Amusements, Regal Entertainment Group and Santikos. Key home video retailers carrying Hannover House DVD or BluRay releases include: Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Costco, Family Video, K-Mart, Netflix, Redbox, Sam’s Clubs, Target and Walmart Stores, Inc.  


  Title Fact Sheet - BATTLECREEK  


Prod. Year: 2016 / USA Opening Date:  Friday, November 3, 2017 – Key markets in USA and Canada Genre’: Drama / Romance Producers: ALISON EASTWOOD (“Poolhall Junkies”), CONNIE HOY (“Raising Arizona”, “Dead Man”, “Near Dark”).  


Prod. Year: 2016 / USA Opening Date:  Friday, November 3, 2017 – Key markets in USA and Canada Genre’: Drama / Romance Producers: ALISON EASTWOOD (“Poolhall Junkies”), CONNIE HOY (“Raising Arizona”, “Dead Man”, “Near Dark”).  


Running Time: 97-minutes Format Specs: 1:1.85, Dolby Stereo 7.1 / DCP (JPEG 2000) MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated – Anticipate PG-13 Language: English (with English closed-caption tracks)  Distributor:  Hannover House DCP Lab: DELUXE / DCDC Distribution of DCP’s Booking Contact: Eric Parkinson, Eric@HannoverHouse.com / 818-481-5277  


Link to Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMSP6i7KrHE 

Official Site:  www.BattlecreekFilm.com 


Synopsis: Henry is alone, living with his overprotective mother in a small southern town called Battlecreek. Henry has a rare skin disease and must avoid sunlight. He lives his life at night – hanging out at the diner, working the night shift at the gas station, and swimming in the creek under the moonlight. In the solace of his bedroom, he paints landscapes of far-away places he longs to visit. Henry is trapped by his own self-doubt, until he meets Alison. When Alison’s car breaks down in Battlecreek as she’s passing through the town, she must get a job at the diner to pay for the repairs. Henry is immediately drawn to the mysterious girl. Alison shows Henry that he can live a life he thought impossible even at the cost of losing his mother and freeing him from the past. But Alison has a dark past of her own that she is struggling to escape. Despite their romantic attraction, Henry’s physical wounds and Alison’s emotional trauma ultimately prove that some scars never heal. This inspiring and touching film shows that destiny is a path of one’s own choice.