Act 13 has announced today that it will be bringing the indie film INSIDE THE RAIN to people’s homes via numerous TVOD, AVOD and SVOD platforms on an immediate basis.
Following its exclusive NYC engagement on March 13th – where it grossed the highest per theater average in the US for the weekend – INSIDE THE RAIN was booked in theaters in the top 40 US markets, including AMC Theatres and Regal, just as theaters shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an unusual move, the producers of the film are arranging for viewers to watch their choice of transactional, subscription or free (ad-supported) services commencing as soon as services can ingest the content, expected to be within the coming days. Platforms expected to offer the film include iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, Prime Video, Pluto TV, Tubi, Crackle, Vudu, Sling TV, Stirr, Xumo and many others.
Aaron Fisher, director, writer and star of INSIDE THE RAIN states, “We have been so touched by the outpouring of people waiting to see this film. What is important to us is that these audiences who have been so eager to watch the film are able to do so – either via transactional, subscription, or free ad-supported platforms.”
The award-winning movie centers on bipolar college student, Ben Glass, (Aaron Fisher) who is expelled from school and determined to prove his innocence with the help of a moonlighting sex worker, he meets Emma Taylor, (Ellen Toland). The film also stars Rosie Perez, Eric Roberts, Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze. Although INSIDE THE RAIN is a work of fiction, Fisher, who suffers from bipolar disorder, took the last 10 years of his life and infused his own experiences into this 90- minute movie.
INSIDE THE RAIN received excellent critical reviews and is rated 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. “Variety calls “INSIDE THE RAIN” “fresh and audacious,” the New York Times said ‘Inside The Rain’ switches erratically between comedy and drama…the movie’s strange, inconsistent rhythm ultimately works as a reflection of Ben’s manic and depressive states,” and San Francisco Chronicle calls the film an “Assured, offbeat comedy. Aaron Fisher shines both behind and in front of the camera.”
In addition to U.S. streaming, the film will be available to stream internationally in territories includingCanada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Italy, with more territories planned.
College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses – he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” – and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?
INSIDE THE RAIN is a wincingly funny rom-com-drama, anchored by off- kilter performances by co-stars Fisher and Toland. The colorful ensemble cast includes Rosie Perez as a tough love shrink, Eric Roberts as an unhinged film producer, and Catherine Curtin and Paul Schulze as the long-suffering parents. The ultimate underdog film and proof that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
INSIDE THE RAIN is produced by George LaVoo and presented by Act 13 in association with Killer Films. It is executive produced by Christine Vachon, Danny Fisher and Javier Gonzalez. The director of photography is Josh Fisher.