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Los Angeles, CA (December 10, 2014) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights to the award-winning thriller "The Living" starring: Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods, Donnie Darko), Jocelin Donahue (Insidious: Chapter 2, and the upcoming Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups), Independent Spirit Award nominee Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips, The Purge, Whiplash), Joelle Carter ("Justified", Jessabelle, American Pie 2) and Kenny Wormald (Footloose, Clerks II). The deal was negotiated between Producers Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois and John Snyder and monterey media's Scott Mansfield. Winner of the Best Dramatic Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival and Winner of the Best Picture Stubbornly Independent Award at the Tallgrass Film Festival an early 2015 theatrical release is planned.

"I was fortunate to serve on the Jury at Tallgrass where I encountered this wonderfully created thriller full of surprises and compelling performances.", commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "The Living"
Awakening from an alcohol induced black out, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he seeks her forgiveness, she struggles with a possible future together. Absent a father's protection, her brother's humiliation over not being able to defend his sister quickly turns to hate. In desperation, Gordon seeks out and hires an ex-con to kill Teddy setting forth an unstoppable sequence of shocking events. Redemption, revenge, forgiveness, inhumanity interweave in an ill-fated tale of life and unforeseen circumstances.

About monterey media Inc.
monterey media celebrates over 30 years as an exclusive distributor of quality independent films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely curated 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, 14 TIFF Premiere's over the last 9 years, premieres from Sundance, 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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