New York, NY, USA (August 19, 2013) — Producers Distribution Agency (PDA) announced today it will be releasing Randy Moore’s directorial debut ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW in the U.S. this fall, in partnership with Abramorama and digital entertainment curator FilmBuff.
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, a “bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth,” was one of the most provocative films to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Drew McWeeny from Hitfix called it a “surrealist treat” adding “it is not possible this film exists.”
PDA is an alternative theatrical distribution model best known as the company behind the Academy Award nominated documentary EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP.
“An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist and darkly comic nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.”
According to Stephen Zeitchik in a January 19, 2013 LA Times Article: “. . . with the help of an extremely small Canon camera and some very game actors and crew, the director began shooting a movie guerrilla-style.
“The result of Moore’s quixotic dream is ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, a Surrealist, genre-defying black-and-white film that was shown for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival . . . and that was primarily shot across the vast expanses of Disney theme parks in Orlando and Anaheim. There is Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin and Space Mountain, Tiki Room and teacups, princesses and a Main Street parade. At one point, Epcot Center blows up.”
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW will be released theatrically in select cities across the country beginning October 11th at the IFC Center in New York. The film will also be available via FilmBuff on VOD day and date with its US theatrical release on all leading On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, YouTube, XBOX, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW was produced by Soojin Chung and Gioia Marchese. Chung also edited the film. Lucas Lee Graham served as cinematographer.