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Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2014) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. rights to recent TIFF Premiere Modern Day Western "Big Muddy" starring Canadian Screen Awards Best Actress nominee Nadia Litz ("After the Harvest", Monkey Warfare, Love That Boy), Canadian Screen Award Winner Stephen McHattie (300, Watchmen, A History of Violence), Independent Spirit Award nominee James Le Gros (Vantage Point, Drugstore Cowboy) and Justin Kelly ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"). "Big Muddy" was co-produced by Angel Entertainment and Aiken Heart Films, with Writer/Director Jefferson Moneo. This marks the 7th consecutive year of monterey media's acquisition of a TIFF Premier film. The deal was inked between Producer Bob Crowe of Canada's Angel Entertainment and monterey media's Scott Mansfield with an early 2015 theatrical release planned.

Described by Toronto Film Scene as "A touch of No Country For Old Men and a little bit of Fargo", the film received a strong reception at TIFF

"4 Stars. A beautifully cinematic and delightfully devilish tale. It's a tense and surprising mystery. There is a criminal on the run, a manipulative, saucy vamp with a past, and some imposing cowboys... and of all them have guns." - Scene Creek

"A good Western is always thrilling and even more so with a modern day crime twist. With guns blazing and riders streaking across the rough terrain, this will certainly have wonderful appeal to the multitude of fans of the genre .", commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About Big Muddy
An outlaw tale played out as a modern day murder ballad, Big Muddy follows grifter Martha Barlow who must come to terms with her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime. On the run to survive, she must dodge her sociopathic revenge-seeking former flame, and attempt to reconcile with her son's dangerous and long forgotten father in order to protect her estranged family.

About monterey media Inc.
monterey media is celebrating 30 plus years as an exclusive distributor of quality films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated or won the Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, and NAACP Image Award, and includes film premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as being included on the late Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

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