Love Birds Acquired by Freestyle Digital Media
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the domestic rights to Love Birds, a new romantic comedy directed by Paul Murphy and written by Nick Ward. The film, which was produced by Alan Harris and Matthew Metcalfe for the General Film Company in New Zealand, is slated for a domestic digital release on June 19th, 2012.
Love Birds, starring Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) and Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Jane Eyre), is a delightful romantic comedy featuring the music of Queen, about a recently single man who finds an injured duck and reluctantly decides to nurse it back to health. This propels him on a new journey of self-discovery that leads him into the arms of a veterinarian who, as a single mother, shows him a new way to look at life.
The deal to acquire domestic rights from Icon International was negotiated by FDM's CEO Susan Jackson. "We are delighted to have acquired this hilarious romantic comedy. Not only does it have great comedy performances and a hilarious duck, the Queen soundtrack brings the film alive," Jackson said.
Freestyle Digital Media's recent slate of releases includes the critically-acclaimed Filipino horror-thriller The Road from director Yam Laranas. In addition, DeadHeads, the acclaimed horror-comedy from directors Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce, Swinging with the Finkels starring Mandy Moore and directed by Jonathan Newman, and Tomorrow, When the War Began directed by Stuart Beattie, which also marked the first feature film to debut on Facebook.