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SEED&SPARK RELEASES DIVERSE SLATE OF FILMS INCLUDING TITLES FROM NATALIE PORTMAN, ROBIN WRIGHT AND OTHER UNDERREPRESENTED FILMMAKERS

Projects written, directed and produced by women, people of color and queer filmmakers

LOS ANGELES. Dec. 11, 2018 – Seed&Spark, an online platform that offers crowdfunding for independent movie and television creators and a streaming subscription service for audiences that emphasizes diversity and inclusion, has released 12 new titles, including 7 Seed&Spark exclusives. Among the newly released titles are “The Dark of Night,” the directorial debut of Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright; “The Seventh Fire,” produced by Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman; and “Prestige Ingredients,” starring Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”).

The titles just released are:

The Dark of Night
Drama, thriller short; Seed&Spark exclusive
• One dark and stormy night a woman on her way to a job interview in Chicago finds shelter from a violent downpour at an isolated diner where shifting tensions and unexpected alliances end in tragedy. Directed by Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) in her film directorial debut.

The Seventh Fire
Documentary feature; Seed&Spark exclusive
• When Rob Brown, a gang leader on a Minnesota reservation, is sentenced to prison again, he must confront his role in bringing violence to his Ojibwe community. However, his seventeen-year-old protege, Kevin, dreams of becoming the most feared gangster. The film was executive produced by Natalie Portman (“Jackie”).

Prestige Ingredients
Comedy, drama, romance short
• A stifled, young Hollywood actress (Alia Shawkat, “Arrested Development”) slips into a world of mouthwatering delicacies, sweet heartache, and bitter tears when she takes an unlikely job with an inspired rebel chef in Paris.

Buried Above Ground
Documentary feature
• Over a six-year period, the documentary tells the stories of three Americans battling the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, including an Iraq War veteran, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee and a child abuse and domestic violence survivor.

417 Miles
Drama, foreign, LGBTQ feature; Seed&Spark exclusive
• On a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, two college best friends reunite over a decade later only to discover a few things about themselves and each other.

The Dinner Scene
Comedy short; Seed&Spark exclusive
• In a cafe somewhere, a solitary screenwriter battles frustration and self-doubt to craft the most dramatically juicy scene between a couple at dinner that she can.

Imber’s Left Hand
Documentary feature; Seed&Spark exclusive
• This documentary tells the inspiring story of Jon Imber, who remains determined to continue his work as an artist despite living with ALS. Thanks to the support of his partner, Imber’s heroic resolve leads to the creation of more than 100 portraits. This is an incredible story about overcoming great obstacles to do what you love.

Facing Fear
Documentary, LGBTQ short
• In this Oscar-nominated film, the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime collide, by chance, 25 years after the incident that dramatically shifted their lives. They embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges them to grapple with their beliefs and fears.

Penalty
Drama, foreign, sports short
• In a wide-open field in the middle of nowhere, a group of guys play a seemingly innocent game of football, but with each point scored, it becomes apparent that there’s much more at stake than simply winning.

For Muriel
Comedy short; Seed&Spark exclusive
• When Elaine and Helen, two ladies pushing 70, and their younger friend Jenn plot to rob a bank, they turn to some of Hollywood’s greatest classics to model their heist on.

Life After
Drama, LGBTQ short
• When Nisha, a single mother, travels to New York City to clear out her daughter Zara’s apartment, she learns a surprising detail about her only child. With help from her best friend and a stranger, Nisha uncovers the truth about her daughter’s life.

Stop the Pounding Heart
Documentary/narrative; Seed&Spark exclusive
• Sara, a 14-year-old girl from a devoutly religious family of goat farmers, begins to question her future when she meets Colby, a young bull rider, in this mesmerizing documentary-narrative hybrid. A Cannes Film Festival selection.

Seed&Spark is an online platform that offers crowdfunding for independent movie and television creators, a streaming subscription service for audiences and educational events for creative talent. Crowdfunding projects and streaming content on Seed&Spark emphasize diversity and inclusion with more than 70 percent coming from women, people of color and LGBTQ talent. The streaming subscription service, available on Apple TV, Roku or online using any device, offers a highly curated library of award-winning movies and television shows with subscribers having the option to pay what they can every month. Since the company was founded in 2012, more than $16 million has been raised for over 1,100 movies and television shows, boasting a campaign success rate averaging 80 percent which is the highest of any crowdfunding platform in the world. Seed&Spark also holds more than 125 educational events every year across the country to help content creators get their projects produced and distributed. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles. More information can be found at www.seedandspark.com.

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