PHILADELPHIA- Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Israel Luna's brazen revenge film "Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives" following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The deal was struck between Breaking Glass Pictures CEO Richard Wolff and Eastgate Pictures President Ronna Wallace. The film will arrive in theaters via a series of screenings throughout the Halloween season prior to its DVD/VOD release in November.
"Trannies" stars Nip/Tuck's Willam Belli as a member of a transgender sisterhood that is violently bashed and left for dead. Following the bloody mayhem, the surviving ladies regroup, go after their attackers, and prove that it takes balls to get revenge. The body count and provocative performances are only two of the reasons that "Trannies" is sure to be a cult classic.
"It's hard to imagine a film that more perfectly suits our company than ‘Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives,'" says Wolff. "Since it has a mixture of horror and LGBT themes, plus comedic appeal, it plays to the demographics of all of our film labels."
Breaking Glass Pictures President Richard Ross is considering all the possibilities for what will be a flagship title. "This title cleverly moves between genres -- appeals to the horror crowd, thriller fans, the indie audience, and basically anyone who has ever felt victimized. It's fierce!"
"Trannies" made headlines after GLAAD described it as "anti-transgender" and requested that it be pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival. Nevertheless, the film went on to play at the festival and garnered high praise from critics. Awards the film has won includes Audience Award and Best Overall Film at the Q-Cinema Film Festival and Official Selection at the Seattle International Film Festival and the QFest Philly Film Festival. Riding its notoriety, the film has been invited to over twenty more festivals, including the New York City Horror Fest, Austin Film Festival, Tampa LGBT Film Fest, and ImageOUT Gay Fest in Rochester.
Director Luna is still in awe that "Trannies" has made such an impression.
"We've gotten people yelling at the screen booing the villain, people cheering for the girls saying things like "kick their ass," Luna said. "I never expected this to be such a reaction-type of film, but I'm so happy that that's what the fans have made it!"
About Breaking Glass Pictures: Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolff and Richard Ross, Breaking Glass Pictures is a cutting-edge, globally connected media company based in Philadelphia, PA. The company focuses on the acquisition and distribution of films, television programs, and documentaries that seek to push the envelope and explore new cinematic territories.
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