Cinedigm Releases the Hilarious Comedy CANADIAN STRAIN Available Now on Digital and DVD
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Glass House Distribution announces
their third release of a multifilm deal with the comedy from our
neighbors to the north CANADIAN
STRAIN, which made its world premiere to enthusiastic
audiences at the Whistler Film Festival. The film garnered further
praise at the Oakville Festival of Films and Art in Ontario.
CANADIAN STRAIN is set to
release in the U.S.A. today on Digital and DVD.
Written and directed by Geordie Sabbagh and produced by Ashleigh
Rains, the film stars Jess Salgueiro, Naomi Sniekus, Nelu Handa,
and comedian Colin Mochrie (Who’s Line is it Anyway).
But this movie is no Cheech and Chong knockoff – it’s about
hilarious but painfully real situations that could have, may have
risen from one seminal moment in Canada – the legalization of
cannabis. "The film started with a simple question -- what happens
to all the dealers when weed becomes legal?" said Sabbagh. The
award-winning director then answers his own question, "Only in
Canada would the answer be the government takes over and they
didn't even say they were sorry."
CANADIAN STRAIN follows
cannabis dealer Anne Banting (Salgueiro) who thought, now that it’s
legal, she could finally stop looking over her shoulder. Instead,
she’s looking for a job. Her customers have left her for the only
legal dealer in town, the government, and a decade as a dealer
isn’t something she can put on her CV, even with pharmaceutical
level knowledge. Everyone thinks Anne hasn’t grown up and it’s time
to move on, even though her passion is helping others. Now with no
money, no direction, and some worthless weed, she’s forced to
confront the system while trying to hold on to what she loves.
Dealing was never hard… until they made it legal.
Jessica Salgueiro really shines in the starring role, bringing
wit, humanity and gravitas to the role of a criminal suddenly out
of a career. Her growing body of impressive work includes recurring
roles on award-winning series Workin’ Moms on Netflix and The Boys
“We fell in love with this irreverent comedy as soon as we first
screened it,” says Tom Malloy, President of Glass House
Distribution. “We knew it was special and would find audiences, but
in the time of Covid, this movie is even more timely and
FILM DETAILS Distribution
Company: Cinedigm Film Release: September 29, 2020
Running Time: 79 minutes Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Subtitles: English
SDH Genre: Comedy Rated: R Written by: Geordie
Sabbagh Directed by: Geordie Sabbagh Starring: Jess
Salgueiro, Naomi Sniekus, Nelu Handa, Colin Mochrie Embeddable
Trailer: https://youtu.be/UCBqaIu34pU Facebook:
For twenty years, Cinedigm (CIDM) has been at the forefront of
the digital transformation of entertainment. Today, Cinedigm
continues that mission by providing content, channels and services
to the world’s largest media, technology and retail companies. Our
content aggregation and distribution services power the world’s
leading digital platforms and retailers. Cinedigm’s Digital
Networks group provides channels and services that entertain
consumers globally across hundreds of millions of devices. For more
information, visit www.cinedigm.com.
ABOUT GLASS HOUSE
Glass House Distribution is an international distribution
company specializing in feature films and television. Founded by
Malloy and Bryan Glass in September of 2015, Glass House has grown
to a major player in the world of film and TV sales, attending
markets at Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Mipcom and AFM in Los Angeles.
Glass House’s original series “Dropping the Soap” won an Emmy for
Star Jane Lynch for Best Actress in a web series or comedy.
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