Los Angeles, California (November 10th, 2017) — California Pictures is partnering with the domestic indie label, Ariztical Entertainment, to release three exciting relevant motion pictures, all directed by internationally based female directors.
Kingston Paradise, directed by Mary Wells and shot in Jamaica, vividly deals with the universal struggle to break free of poverty and marks one of the first female-directed Jamaican narratives to be distributed internationally.
Vigilante: The Crossing, directed by Marcia Weekes and shot in Barbados, acutely portrays the boiling pot of racial prejudice, passion, love and hate and is also one of the very first films from Barbados to be distributed internationally. While both films are located in different countries with different social climates, they mirror many of the same issues we are experiencing here in the United States.
Michael Jack Shoel, the chief executive of Ariztical Entertainment, previously acquired Fear of Water, an exciting film directed by UK native, Kate Lane, and shot in England, to complement the already substantial company LGBT catalog and is just beginning to release the film. Fear of Water continues to expand upon the company’s progressive images, viewpoints, and sensibilities and is a coming of age story of two teenage girls whose friendship sparks a sexual awakening despite their very diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Steven Istock, President and CEO of California Pictures looks forward to the growing distribution relationship with Ariztical Entertainment and encourages filmmakers from around the world to continue to share their revolutionary and groundbreaking stories.