April 7, 2020

Freestyle Digital Media acquires urban crime drama ‘Dope Fiend’ for August release

Urban Crime Drama Hits North American VOD Platforms on August 29th

Los Angeles, CA – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired the North American rights to the urban crime drama. DOPE FIEND debuts on VOD through Freestyle Digital Media on August 29, 2017.

DOPE FIEND tells the gritty story of crooked business developers with fiendish plans to take over the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed-Stuy through gentrification. Money, drugs , and violence are used to manipulate the lives of three warring families, forcing them to address their ills or face destruction.

Written and directed by Ron Elliot, Dope Fiend features a cast that includes: Andra Fuller (Profit), Malik Yoba (Velo), Hisham Tawfiq (Prince), Tobias Truvillion (Big G), and Marquise Jackson (Lil Bam).

DOPE FIEND pulls back the curtain and gives viewers a peek at the dark underbelly of the gentrification process in today’s Brooklyn,” said writer/director Ron Elliot. “While there are positive aspects to the gentrification occurring in American cities, Dope Fiend shows there are also many negative aspects which affect the long-term residents of these neighborhoods.”

Freestyle Digital Media Manager of Acquisitions, Miguel Johnson, negotiated the acquisition with DOPE FIEND writer/director Ron Elliot and Executive Producer Shawn Lindsay.

DOPE FIEND official web page: www.dopefiendthemovie.com

DOPE FIEND trailer: 

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