Phone Sex Operator Turned Vigilante in
SENSATIONAL NEW FILM "BARRACUDA"
Maverick Entertainment Group is releasing its new sensational feature film "Barracuda", an award winning action adventure social message film, which focuses on one woman's campaign to bring sex offenders to justice when the law fails. “Barracuda” will be available on VOD and Direct TV in October 2013 and on DVD in December 2013.
Starring as Summer, nicknamed "Barracuda", after her exploits draw national attention, is acclaimed filmmaker Christy Oldham, who also wrote the screenplay, produced and co-directed the multiple award winning film.
"Barracuda exposes the secret and often criminal sexual lives of normal, professional men. While Barracuda is fictional, it's truthful. The story is partly based on phone conversations that I heard from actual callers when I took a job as a phone sex operator a few years ago to pay rent. Adversity leads to genuis while prosperity conceals it" said Christy.
The films protagonist tracks down a number of sex offenders (escaped rapists, pedophiles, and murderers) in her vintage 1966 Plymouth Barracuda car. The Lead Cast includes:
Shane Woodson, Terrence Flack, Pippa Hinchley, Elina Madison, Will Beinbrink, Kaden Graves and David Castro.
"Barracuda" is a real eye opener, as registered sex offenders total nearly 750,000 in the US alone. Whereabouts of 20% of these sex offenders are unknown at any given time. Filmed in various locations in Los Angeles and Louisiana, the film has a cast of over 200 actors. It took five weeks to film "Barracuda" and 4 years to complete. Shot on the Red One Camera, by award winning Director of Photography, Marco "Cowboy Bill" Naylor. The film is a Mercury Rising Films and DemiGoddess Pictures production in association with record company, Romantic Realist Records and distributed by Maverick Entertainment Group. It was co-directed by Shane Woodson who also has a co-starring role. Original music was composed by Emir Isilay. The film was edited by veteran editor Robert Pergament (Grease, Blind Date).
"Barracuda" was honored with an 'excellence in filmmaking' award at the 2011 Las Vegas International Film Festival. "Barracuda", nominated for three awards including Best Picture, made its premiere screening at the 2011 Burbank International Film Festival at the AMC movie theater in Burbank, CA. It won Best Feature Film in Burbank, Best Picture at The Flint Film Fest in Michigan, OUTSOLD studio movies at The New Orleans International Film Fest and Danny Glover honored the duo with a Best Picture award at the Mississippi International Film Fest in Jackson.
Oldham has several projects on slate. Oldham's production company, DemiGoddess Pictures, will produce 'The Summer of Terror' , a film that she wrote about the victims of the south Louisiana serial killer and she is also partnering with Photomundo International Entertainment to produce a zombie comedy starring Tara Reid.
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About Maverick Entertainment Group
Privately held Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent movie distributor with a reputation for consistently releasing niche genre films major studios often overlook. In its 16th year, Maverick has amassed a library of almost 400 independent genre films that it releases across multiple platforms including DVD, Video on Demand and Television through its direct relationships with the key players of each platform including Redbox, Wal-Mart, iNDemand, iTunes and Amazon Instant. Doug Schwab founded Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc., in 1997.
About Christy Oldham
Acclaimed Indie filmmaker, Christy Oldham is the founder of Demi Goddess Pictures, a Los Angeles based film production company and is also the co-founder of Mercury Rising Films. She has written, produced, directed and starred in numerous, award winning feature films that are in world wide distribution. Oldham's film, 'Barracuda', a vigilante thriller, made rounds at various film festivals and gained critical acclaim which earned her 3 Best Picture awards at The Mississippi International Film Festival, The Flint Film Festival and The Burbank International Film Festival. Look for 'Barracuda' on VOD and DVD the fall of 2013. Originally from south Louisiana, Christy is also an avid animal activist and painter. She resides in Los Angeles.