January 3, 2017- Brookhaven, NY -Gemelli Films today announced that its debut film written and directed by Candice Cain, the college comedy “What Happened Last Night” (WHLN), will be distributed on home entertainment in the United Kingdom by Safecracker Pictures in early March. The UK release will be one month behind the DVD and VOD release of the film throughout the USA and Canada by GVN Releasing through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
WHLN depicts the hilarious plight of two strangers who wake up together and then piece back their night in the style of a flashback. It was produced by an all-female production team at Cain’s Gemelli Films. The movie features a large and diverse ensemble cast, with 18 women in principal roles including Amber Rose.
“After completion of our national theatrical release in the USA, we are delighted to pass our movie to Safecracker Pictures for home entertainment distribution throughout the United Kingdom. Our little independent movie has gone from baby steps to playing in the big leagues. Getting an international distribution deal with Safecracker beyond gratifying and exciting. It is a tremendous recognition of the work of the talented cast and crew,” said Cain.
WHLN has been a darling on the film festival circuit, racking up award after award. At the 2016 Hudson Valley International Film Festival where 110 films were featured, WHLN was honored with three awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film (Amber Rose), and the Audience Award. In June, WHLN was awarded Best Feature and Best Cinematographer (Jon Mercer) at the Innovative Film Awards. The film has also screened in the Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
With four songs in contention for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, WHLN is gaining global recognition. Cain notes that WHLN fills a void in the comedy genre with millennials. “It has resonated extremely well with audiences who have seen it in the US and Canada so far and we are thrilled that it is starting to make strides internationally.”
About Gemelli Films
Led by CEO Candice Cain, Gemelli Films is an all-female production company based in Long Island, NY. “What Happened Last Night” is its first feature production and is scheduled to be released in US and Canada this year. Currently in pre-production is the drama “Live to Tell”.