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Apr 3, 2020

Good Deed Entertainment partners with Kino Marquee for Virtual Theatrical Exhibition of EXTRA ORDINARY on April 3


Cranked Up Films, the genre-leaning arm of Good Deed Entertainment, announced that they have partnered with Kino Lorber to continue with the theatrical expansion of supernatural comedy “EXTRA ORDINARY” via the arthouse distributor’s newly launched Kino Marquee Virtual Theatrical Exhibition platform.


“Extra Ordinary,” which started its theatrical launch in non-exclusive partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, to much critical and audience fanfare, can now reach audiences across the US in the comfort of their homes while still supporting local cinemas beginning April 3.

Tickets can be purchased through the continually expanding list of 150+ theatrical partner sites, including newly announced, Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theater chains.

“EXTRA ORDINARY,” which has been building buzz as an up-and-coming cult classic, follows Rose (Maeve Higgins), a sweet small-town Irish driving instructor, who is gifted with supernatural abilities.

Rose tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests, but when Christian Winter (Will Forte), a washed up rock star who has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness, puts a spell on a local teenager, her terrified father, Martin Martin (Barry Ward) asks Rose to help save his daughter.

Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy, and be home in time for a light snack.

Filmed on location in Ireland, the debut feature from co-writers and directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman, initially opened in theaters on March 6.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Kino Lorber in this exciting new initiative which supports Independent Cinemas while also taking advantage of new, forward-thinking distribution models. In this difficult time, it’s important to us to be able to support local businesses while also making independent content readily available to audiences while they’re at home,”Scott Donley, CEO and Founder of Good Deed Entertainment, said.
“In extraordinary times what a pleasure to discover a cinematic treat that earns that same name with guffaws. This welcome association with Good Deed furthers the mission of Kino Marquee as a catalyst to keep worthy films on virtual screens, with revenue boost to independent cinemas and an emotional boost for national audiences in dire need of some Extra Ordinary laughs,” Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber’s CEO, said.
The film stars comic actress Maeve Higgins, an Irish comedian who is contributing writer for The New York Times who has done stand-up all around the world. Her latest book “MAEVE IN AMERICA” was published by Penguin in 2018. Her podcasts include “MAEVE IN AMERICA: IMMIGRATION IRL,” and “MOTHERS OF INVENTION” and also hosts the “MY BEST BREAK-UP” podcast on “HELLO SUNSHINE,” the American media company founded by Reese Witherspoon.

The film co-stars Barry Ward as Martin Martin. Barry recently appeared in the recurring role of Sawyer in “BRITANNIA,” a new television series for Sky. Last year he also appeared in “SAVE ME” (Sky TV) opposite Lennie James and in Netflix’s highly successful series “THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD.” Ward is currently appearing in the co-leading role (opposite Tom Vaughan Lawlor) in “MAZE,” written and directed by Stephen Burke which is now available on Netflix.

The film also stars notable comedic actors Will Forte (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, NEBRASKA) and Claudia O’Doherty (TRAINWRECK, LOVE, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER).

“EXTRA ORDINARY” is produced by Katie Holly (CITADEL, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP), Yvonne Donohoe (STRIKING OUT), Mary McCarthy (MR FOLEY, SIX SHOOTER) and Ailish Bracken (THE QUEEN OF IRELAND, A MOTHER BRINGS HER SON TO BE SHOT).

The film is produced by Blinder Films, in co-production with Umedia, and financed by Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures.

About GOOD DEED ENTERTAINMENT
Good Deed Entertainment (GDE) is an Ohio and Los Angeles-based independent studio dedicated to producing, financing, and distributing quality entertainment for feature films, television, the worldwide web, and tomorrow’s anticipated platforms. GDE’s original productions include Nightmare Cinema and Coyote Lake. Its distribution slate, in addition to the Academy Award nominated, Loving Vincent, and Spirit Award Nominee, To Dust, includes the upcoming Audrey Hepburn documentary, Audrey, the WWII action-thriller, Enemy Lines, and Award-Winning Comedy, Lucky Grandma. gooddeedentertainment.com/

About CRANKED UP FILMS
Cranked Up Films is the genre-focused brand of the American multimedia production and distribution company, Good Deed Entertainment (GDE). Genres include, but are not limited to, high-concept horror, grounded sci-fi and speculative fiction. CONFINEMENT and 27 TIMES are productions set for 2020, and the current distribution slate includes NIGHTMARE CINEMA, COYOTE LAKE and RIOT GIRLS. http://crankedupfilms.com/ About BLINDER FILMS Founded in 2006, Blinder Films have had their films screened at numerous international festivals including Sundance, Slamdance, Palm Springs, Berlin, Rotterdam, SXSW, Tribeca, Seattle, Toronto, and London. Recent projects include Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come To Daddy, starring Elijah Wood, which premiered at Tribeca, Extra Ordinary, a supernatural comedy starring Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Claudia O’Doherty and Will Forte, which had its world premiere in the Narrative Feature Competition at SXSW 2019; as well as feature documentaries A Dog Called Money, featuring PJ Harvey, which world premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2019, directed by photographer Seamus Murphy; Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, a documentary on the musical and fashion icon, directed by Sophie Fiennes and released in the US by Kino Lorber; and A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot directed by Sinead O’Shea. Upcoming releases include Vita & Virginia which chronicles the passionate relationship between liteary innovator Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, starring Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini and directed by Chanya Button and upcoming productions include The Racer directed by Kieron J. Walsh starring Louis Talpe, Tara Lee, Matteo Simoni and Iain Glen and Chris Baugh’s Boys from County Hell. Previous productions include Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale, Citadel, horror from writer/director Ciarán Foy (Sinister 2) and award-winner at festivals including Galway Film Fleadh, PiFan, Celluloid Screams, and Neuchâtel and SXSW; and Sophie Fiennes’ documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, featuring Slavoj Žižek. Principals are director Kieron J. Walsh and producer and Managing Director Katie Holly. www.blinderfilms.com About KINO LORBER With a library of over 2,800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. Recent theatrical releases include Cannes-winners Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne’s Young Ahmed, and Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles’s Bacurau. In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Carlotta USA, Adopt Films, Greenwich Entertainment, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library.

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