WHAT: The life-affirming film OCTOBER BABY launches DVD and Blu-ray sales nationwide Sept. 11 building on the surprising success of its theatrical run, opening at No. 8 in the nation against THE HUNGER GAMES and other big-budget movies, although opening on half as many screens. OCTOBER BABY ranked No. 3 in per screen average sales. The film earned more than $5.3 million at the box office, appeared on page A-1 of the New York Times and was named among Entertainment Weekly’s “15 Most Impressive Box Office Performances for 2012.”
ARRANGE INTERVIEWS WITH ‘OCTOBER BABY’ CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
WHO: A production of Jon and Andrew Erwin and American Family Studios with Provident Films. DVD and Blu-ray distribution in the Christian retail market is through Provident Distribution, while Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment distributes to all other domestic distribution channels.
WHEN: DVD sales start Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
WHY: OCTOBER BABY tackles a hot-button subject with sensitivity, drama, romance and humor. Exploring the value of every life, OCTOBER BABY shines light on the little-known reality of survivors of attempted abortions. (SeeEveryLifeIsBeautiful.com for actual survivor stories.)
SYNOPSIS: As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before her first lines, she collapses. Countless medical tests all point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to discovering that she was actually adopted . . . after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered and confused, Hannah embarks on a journey with Jason, her oldest friend. In the midst of her incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah sees that life can be so much more than what you have planned.
ADDITIONAL STORY IDEAS:
- Surprise debut for exciting young creators—With OCTOBER BABY first-time feature film directors and brothers Jon and Andy Erwin continue their storybook success. The brothers, well known as award-winning music video directors, made a splash with their film debut, drawing praise, criticism and controversy. Jon Erwin co-wrote the screenplay, with first-time screenwriter Theresa Preston, who also co-wrote October Baby the novel, which released Sept. 1.
- Shari Rigby, who plays the character of Hannah’s birth mom, was moved by the script to come to grips with abortion’s impact on her life. And actual abortion survivors offered support for the film. (SeeEveryLifeIsBeautiful.com.)
DIRECTORS Andrew and Jon Erwin
John Schneider (Smallville, The Dukes of Hazzard)
Jasmine Guy (A Different World)
Chris Sligh, American Idol finalist in his feature film debut
Shari Rigby (NOT TODAY, The Bold and the Beautiful)
WRITTEN BY Jon Erwin, Theresa Preston
To learn more, visit: OctoberBabyMovie.net