LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) kicks off the month of February with two new movies that explore the challenging dynamics of relationships: the coming-of-age road tripper Grantham & Rose, starringJake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters),
Golden Globe Award-nominee Marla Gibbs (Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, The Jeffersons), and Gotham Award-winner Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma, Dear White People); and the bitter sweet love story Meet My Valentine, starring Scott Wolf (Perception, V, Party of Five) and Courtney Ford (Murder in the First, True Blood, Dexter). Both movies are available for the first time digitally and on demand.
Putting a fresh new twist on the pillar of American cinema–the road trip movie–MVDE'S Grantham & Rose explores the unique relationship between a tough teen in incarceration and the feisty, elderly volunteer determined to connect with him. Jake T. Austin stars as Grantham, a tough, tattooed 17-year-old who has just entered juvenile detention. Clashing with his fellow inmates, he's noticed by Rose (Marla Gibbs), an elderly volunteer who mentors some of the boys. Just as tough, but also wise and unpredictable, Rose recognizes something special in Grantham and offers him an outrageous proposal–accompany her on an undisclosed journey, and she'll spring him from the detention facility. At first, Grantham thinks Rose is crazy. Crazy like a fox, Rose sneaks him out of detention under everyone's noses and off they go. Along the way, the two clash ferociously, as well as change each other in ways they could never have anticipated. Tessa Thompson plays Wallis, a wayward girl with her own set of issues that joins the unexpected traveling companions and presents a potential love interest for Grantham. Grantham & Rose is directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) from a script written by Ryan Spahn (He's Way More Famous Than You) who also appears in the film, and is executive produced by Michael Urie who is best known for his roles in Partners and Ugly Betty. The film was an Official 2014 Selection of New York No Limits Film Series and received two nominations at the Cleveland International Film Festival, as well as a Jury Award Nomination at the Lighthouse International Film Festival.
- Grantham & Rose premieres on February 10, 2015. It will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Vudu, as well as on demand with AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Vubiquity.
Love reawakened just in time to say goodbye is the story behind MVDE's Meet My Valentine, a bittersweet love story. When Tom (Scott Wolf) learns he has terminal cancer, he decides to find a replacement husband for his wife, Valentine (Courtney Ford), and a father for his 8-year-old daughter, Phoebe, before it's too late. Unbeknownst to Valentine, Tom sets up an online dating profile for her, but realizes that he doesn't know much about her anymore. So, to find a perfect match for his wife, Tom endeavors to get to know her, and along the way, remembers why he fell in love with her all those years ago... just in time to say goodbye. Meet My Valentine premieres on the ION network on February 6 prior to its digital and on demand release February 7. Brian Herzlinger (My Date with Drew) serves as director from a script he co-wrote with stand-up comedian Jay Black (How Sweet It Is), which is based on a story by Brady Smith (The Long Lunch); both Black and Smith are also featured in the film.
- Meet My Valentine will be available on February 7, 2015 on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and Vudu.
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MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE) launched in 2014 as a division of MarVista Entertainment—a Los Angeles-based leading independent global producer and distributor of film and television programming with a library featuring over 2,000 hours of high quality entertainment content across a broad range of genres.
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