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  • Devolver Digital Films to Release
    Home, James
    A Critically Acclaimed Feature-Length Romantic Drama
    Directed By Jonathan Rossetti
    Digital VOD Release: August 12, 2014

    If home is where the heart is,

    what happens when your heart says to leave home?

    LOS ANGELES, CA – June 30, 2014 – Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the digital VOD release of the critically acclaimed romantic drama, Home, James, directed by Jonathan Rossetti. The award-winning feature-length film follows James, an aspiring photographer, who falls for Cooper, a hard-drinking socialite, while working his day job as a sober driver. Consumed by a whirlwind romance, the couple is forced to choose between their dreams and their hearts, knowing it won’t be easy either way. The digital VOD (Video on Demand) release is scheduled for August 12, 2014 through Devolver. Home, James will be available via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation, Xbox, VUDU, Distrify, Vimeo on Demand, VHX, Google Play, and others. The film will also be released on cable VOD on September 2, 2014. For additional information, please see www.homejamesthemovie.com.

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    Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the story follows James (Rossetti), an aspiring local photographer whose recent rejection from a major gallery has left him questioning his talent. While working his unfulfilling day job, he falls for Cooper (Kerry Knuppe), a hard-drinking Tulsa socialite. James and Cooper are quickly consumed by a whirlwind romance that at first inspires and instills confidence in James, but ultimately threatens to derail him. In the end, they both must decide whether to pursue their dreams or each other, knowing that it won’t be easy either way.

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    Home, James, written by Rossetti and Julie Gearheard, was shot on location in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was funded through a successful $50K Kickstarter campaign. The cast of up and coming actors, Rossetti (James), Knuppe (Cooper), Rick Dacey (Mike), and Gearheard (Sam), is complemented by Hollywood veterans Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes, The Island) and Marshall Bell (Stand By Me, Capote, Nancy Drew) in the supporting roles of Anita Massie and Larry. Mary Beth Babcock, who plays herself in the film, was named Oklahoman of the Year 2011 by Oklahoma Today magazine. The soundtrack features unreleased music by Aqueduct, original music composed by Noah T., and features a song by The Brobecks. Home, James won the Best Oklahoma Feature award at the 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival, in competition with Nick Cassavetes’ Yellow.

    Credits
    Director: Jonathan Rossetti
    Screenwriters: Julie Gearheard, Jonathan Rossetti
    Producers: Julie Gearheard, Jonathan Rossetti, Colin Moran, Erin Anne Williams
    Director of Photography: George Su
    Editor: Karoliina Tuovinen

    Jonathan Rossetti, Director, Co-Writer, & “James”  –
    Jonathan Rossetti is a graduate of the Conservatory Program at the Atlantic Acting School in New York City and the Advanced Program in Los Angeles, where he was taught by David Mamet, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, and others. He has appeared in many films and shorts including The Fall of 1980, Spartan, Redbelt, Smoke, Mirrors, and on television in The Unit. On stage, Rossetti has appeared off-Broadway in Keep Your Pantheon (Atlantic Theater), 10×20 (Atlantic Theater), the World Premiere of Keep Your Pantheon in Los Angeles (Center Theater Group), and many performances of LIVEworks with Acorn Pictures, among others. Happily married to Alyx Rossetti, he currently resides in Los Angeles, but his heart will always belong to Tulsa.

    Devolver Digital
    Based in Austin, Texas, Devolver Digital distributes independent video games and guides indie filmmakers through digital distribution and film promotion. Devolver Digital’s outspoken passion for independent games, developers, and fans has earned the company no minor measure of game industry notoriety. With its expansion into film, which was announced at South by Southwest 2013, the company applies that same fiercely creative devotion and digital content expertise to support and celebrate indie filmmakers and projects. Co-Founder and Partner Mike Wilson says his own experience as a filmmaker seeking distribution led him and his partners to expand Devolver Digital into film. That experience has guided the company’s focus on “hand-crafted” strategic partnership and personal attention in distributing the titles on the label to a full range of digital and cable VOD platforms.

    Links
    • Film’s Devolver Page – http://www.devolverdigital.com/films/view/home-james
    • Official Site – www.homejamesthemovie.com
    • Trailer – vimeo.com/66603128
    • IMDb – www.imdb.com/title/tt2617142
    • Facebook – www.facebook.com/homejamesthemovie
    • Twitter – twitter.com/homejamestulsa

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    For more information, photos, a screener, or to schedule an interview, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201, lynn@greengalactic.com.

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    “A small, gentle riff on the eternal tug of war between small towns and big dreams … if Home, James were a postcard, it would definitely say, ‘Wish you were here.’”

    – Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

    Home, James is a fine example of making more with less.”

    – Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

    “Though Cooper says at one point, ‘This place isn’t bringing out the best in me anymore,’ the contrary proves true for its writing/directing duo who not only created a strong showcase for themselves, but for their home state as well.”

    – Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast

    “A stirring, emotional, hilarious and — most importantly — honest vision of the complexities and deceptive simplicity of love and the bliss of finding one’s place in the world.”

    – Tony Beaulieu, Renegade Cinema

    “Rossetti proves to be a talent, in front of and behind the camera.”

    – Joe O’Shansky, The Tulsa Voice

    “Tulsa has never looked more vibrant on film than it does in Home, James …”

    – Michael Smith, The Tulsa World

    Home, James is levelheaded about the affairs of the heart, making for a deeper love story than the genre generally offers these days.”

    – Jamie S. Rich, The Oregonian

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