Studio Soho Distribution Unveil The Trailer And Poster For Jeremy Hersh’s Thought-Provoking Drama THE SURROGATE Ahead Of July Release
Studio Soho Distribution are pleased to present SXSW favourite, THE SURROGATE, a contemporary and thought-provoking drama, coming to cinemas July 9th.
A sensitive insight into the complex issues surrounding surrogacy, THE SURROGATE follows Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29-year-old web designer, who is excited to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, “Halston”, “Slave Play”). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.
The film received wide critical acclaim during its programming at numerous film festivals around the world, including SXSW 2020, São Paulo International Film Festival, and Gotham Film Festival. Earlier this year Jasmine Batchelor was nominated for a Breakthrough Actor award at the IFP Gotham Awards.
Writer and director Jeremy Hersh has received widespread praise for his smart moral drama, with its approach to conflicting and deeply problematic dilemmas.
Offering a perceptive and thoroughly absorbing spotlight on important issues, THE SURROGATE is not to be missed when it comes to cinemas on Friday July 9th.
Follow THE SURROGATE on Facebook: @TheSurrogateUK, Twitter: @TheSurrogateUK and Instagram: @TheSurrogateMovie
THE SURROGATE WILL BE RELEASING IN CINEMAS FROM JULY 9TH
About Studio Soho Distribution
Studio Soho Distribution (Studio Soho) is a boutique film releasing company based in Portland Mews, Soho, offering Theatrical, Home Entertainment and Television Sales for Independent Feature Films, produced in the UK and Internationally. The company utilises the country’s premium DVD sales team and works with The DDA Group to bring personalised marketing campaigns across its slate. SSD’s first feature, 'Mum’s List', was released in November 2016 across 120 screens, launched at number 1 on Amazon, number 3 in the new releases’ DVD chart for all retailers, and subsequently sold to both Sky and BBC.
Every project is given a unique and innovative marketing strategy. Although not exclusively, Studio Soho look for titles which have an element of ‘true story’ and may deal with social issues. Uniquely, Studio Soho always releases titles theatrically, ensuring producers see their films on the big screen, as they are intended for and also helps future home entertainment and broadcast sales.
Studio Soho strive to create captivating and cutting-edge release strategies, illustrated in their release of BAFTA nominated ‘Pili’ and multi-award winning ‘My Feral Heart’. Studio Soho have since gone on to theatrically release both James Dearden’s 'Surviving Christmas with the Relatives' on wide release and the multi-award-winning film 'Undocument'. As Covid-19 hit the UK in March 2020, Studio Soho was about to release 3 films into cinemas. Changing strategy to focus on releasing digitally through Lionsgate, Studio Soho released SXSW 2020 film ‘Come As You Are’, a true story about three young men with disabilities who hit the road on a quest to lose their virginity, on Premium VOD with Curzon Cinemas and across all major platforms. Obtaining 4 and 5 star reviews across the board and lead film of the week in major newspapers, it went on to successfully release on download to own, TVOD and DVD. Other releases were: the officially sanctioned documentary, ‘Masterati – 100 Years Against All Odds’, actor Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut dark thriller, ‘Back Roads’ and multi award winning immigration drama, ‘Undocument’.
The UK distributor has several other international titles releasing in cinemas from July. Forthcoming releases include the ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’ (Oscar Nominee), ‘Here We Are’ (Cannes In Competition), The Big Hit (winner of ‘Best Comedy’ at the European Film Awards), Akilla’s Escape (Toronto Film Festival), One Of These Days (EFM), Australian Comedy ‘Never Too Late’ and Swedish drama ‘Tigers’.
Studio Soho is fast developing a strong reputation for releasing films with important social messages, often based on real life stories, helping them to receive the attention they deserve. Through innovative and specialised marketing campaigns and an abundance of care, a wide range of important films are reaching their audience.
Located in the heart of Soho’s creative district, Studio Soho is just one of the companies under parent company, Film Soho, which are housed in an impressive period building at 1-4 Portland Mews, Soho. The other companies include: krADR, which boasts the largest dedicated ADR sound stage in Central London, Soho Talent and Captain Dolly, development and production companies, post production facility, Film Post, as well as international distribution company Studio Soho.