MONTEREY MEDIA PICKS UP ALLY WALKER'S FEATURE FILM DIRECTING DEBUT "SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING"
Los Angeles, CA (July 22, 2015) - monterey media has acquired all North American rights to SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING, it was announced today by the company. Written and directed by actress Ally Walker ("Sons of Anarchy"), the comedic, soulful drama stars Adrian Grenier (ENTOURAGE), Selma Blair (HELLBOY), Bailey Chase ("Longmire"), Drea de Matteo ("The Sopranos," "Sons of Anarchy"), Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24"), and Joshua Rush (MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN), and will hit U.S. theaters late autumn. Sig De Miguel, Larry Rattner, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, and Walker produced.
Eli McAllister (Rush), our eleven-year-old hero, is on a quest. He is also setting out to win The Fiesta Cup, a local bowling tournament. Joining him is his famous fashion designer uncle, Sean McAllister (Grenier). Sean hasn't spent time with his family - specifically his father - for years. But now he has come home to bid farewell to his older brother, Eli's father. Thrown into the tournament as his ailing brother's substitute, Sean clashes with his father as old wounds are opened. But instead of reliving the past, they pull together to bowl their best for Eli who stands to lose so much. Funny, sweet and soulful - SEX, DEATH AND BOWLING takes us on a journey to learn that the secret to life is loving what you have - even if it is just a split.
The deal was negotiated with Circus Roads' Glen Reynolds and Irwin M. Rappaport, and monterey media's Scott Mansfield.
"Ally has done a wonderful turn in her feature directing debut giving us a compelling story, a family and a heart-warming piece of Americana," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner, monterey media.
This is Walker's feature film directorial debut after previously helming the foster care documentary FOR NORMAN: WHEREVER YOU ARE. She will next be seen in "Longmire" on Netflix this fall.
Walker is repped by Domain Talent and Framework Entertainment.
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