Quiver Distribution announced today that they have acquired the North American rights to urban coming-of-age adventure/drama 1-800-HOT-NITE, which will be released on November 4, 2022. The sophomore feature film from award-winning writer/director Nick Richey (Low, Low), 1-800-HOT-NITE stars Dallas Dupree Young (“Cobra Kai”, The Royal), Gerrison Machado (“The Power”), Mylen Bradford (“Abbott Elementary”), and Ali Richey (Low Low).
Producers include Nick Richey, Ali Richey, Zach Mann, Nathan Presley, Trevor Lee Georgeson, Phoenix Vaughn, Ben Jagger, and Warren Pereira. Executive Producers include Mark Mathias Sayre, Adam Merino, Mary Aloe, Andrea Bucko, Ryan Isaacson, Jason Marzano, Chai Mann, and Joy Mann. The film is a Halfway Crooks production in association with Lexicon/Aloe Entertainment/Sugar Rush Pictures. Larry Greenberg negotiated the deal on behalf of Quiver with Mary Aloe of Aloe Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
From the moment police break down Tommy’s (Young) door and arrest his father, his world is turned upside down. Faced with a parentless future, Tommy escapes child protective services’ custody with his best friends Steve (Bradford) and O’Neill (Machado) into the LA streets—packed with men trying to rob them, cops chasing them, a python, a fist fight, a first kiss and phone sex. Throughout it all, Tommy keeps calling the 800 number, as he feels the woman on the line (Ali Richey) is the only adult he can confide in. By the end of the night, the boys’ brotherhood breaks down as they cross the threshold into adulthood.
The film had its world premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in the Spring, and most recently claimed the Audience Award for Fusion Features at Dances with Films 25 in Hollywood.