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April 1, 2013 - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all United States & Canada rights to director (and Slamdance Film Festival co-founder) Dan Mirvish’s Between Us -- a dark ensemble comedy exploring the bittersweet friendship between two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tarnished by money, sex, success and children. Starring Golden Globe nominee Julia Stiles (Silver Linings Playbook, The Bourne Trilogy, "Dexter" and newly released It’s A Disaster), Taye Diggs ("Private Practice", Chicago, Rent), Golden Globe nominee Melissa George ("In Treatment", "Grey’s Anatomy", "Alias", 30 Days of Night, "Hunted") and Tony Award nominee David Harbour ("The Newsroom," End of Watch, Revolutionary Road, The Green Hornet). Honored at over 20 film festivals in 7 countries and Grand Jury Winner at the Bahama Film Festival, Between Us will open theatrically summer 2013.

"Dan Mirvish's Between Us at Slamdance was one of most powerfully acted intense and funny dramas I've seen in a long time."
- Richard Rushfield, BuzzFeed

"A bitter sardonic pleasure."
- Ray Pride, Movie City News

"Julia Stiles delivers a searing performance in Dan Mirvish's Between Us"
-Greg Ptacek, Monsters and Critics

"Thanks to a surprisingly strong cast, which includes Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs, Mirvish transforms this film into a captivating tale of two couples dealing with their evolving lives and marriages,and how the tables can turn in just a few years."
- Jory Carroll, SLUG Magazine

About Between Us
In this darkly comedic drama, two couples reunite over the course of two incendiary evenings where anything can happen. Grace and Carlo are a newly married New York couple who visit their old friends Sharyl and Joel in their huge Midwestern home. But despite their wealth, the hosts are in a violently destructive marriage. In an ironic twist, two years later, the couples reunite in New York, but now the tables are turned as the young couple struggles with their marriage, parenthood and financial woes, only to discover that their old friends are even more successful and much happier than they were before.

Written by Joe Hortua and Mirvish and produced by Mike S. Ryan, Hans C. Ritter and Mirvish, the film was executive produced by Brent Stiefel at Votiv Films, in conjunction with Bugeater Films, Greyshack Films and Skyscraper Content. The deal was negotiated by monterey media's Scott Mansfield with ICM Partners, which represents Stiles, Diggs, George and Harbour, and Robert S. Seigel on behalf of the filmmakers.

About monterey media
monterey media inc. is celebrating 30 + years as an exclusive distributor of quality motion pictures and programs. Specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films, and actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, monterey media films have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Award. Our films include premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW and the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

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