‘The Other Kids’

(Pictured above: ‘The Other Kids.’ Source: Youtube screenshot)

Online cinema service Flix Premiere will debut The Other Kids on Saturday, October 28.

Written, directed and edited by Chris Brown, The Other Kids is described as a “highly unorthodox hybrid of fiction and documentary.” Presented as “a bold new take on the high school movie,” The Other Kids explores “the real pressures that American high-schoolers face every day… from love and death to questions about citizenship, family and sexuality.”

The performers are “real, small-town teens who mined their personal experiences and struggles to create their characters.” The cast includes Savannah Bailey, Hunter Gilmore, Kai Kellerman, Sienna Lampi, Natasha Lombardi, Joe McGee, Isaac Sanchez and Abby Stewart.

The Other Kids on Flix Premiere is a collaboration with Brown and Darren Dean, who was producer for such films as The Florida Project and Tangerine.

Here Selig Film News’ Gadi Elkon interviews Brown about the genesis of The Other Kids:

In May, Flix Premiere announced it would invest $50 million to fund five to 10 original film productions over the next two years for release exclusively on its service. In addition to direct submissions, projects such as The Other Kids are to be selected from film markets at global festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival. The Other Kids won numerous awards on the festival circuit.

Flix Premiere shows independent films from global film festivals that haven’t received theatrical distribution. Every 10 to 14 days, Flix Premiere introduces new movie exclusives, including dramas, comedies, documentaries and animated films.

You can peruse its library at flixpremiere.com/now-showing and flixpremiere.com/red-carpet, as well as pending releases at flixpremiere.com/coming-soon.

Flix Premiere’s pricing structure appears to have changed. Originally, individual films could be purchased for $4.99.  Now Flix has a more traditional subscription model, with three options: $4.99 per month, with the first month free; $24.99 every six months, with a free month included; and $49.99 for the year, including two free months.

Flix Premiere can be viewed via desktop, mobile and connected-TV devices, including iOS and Android apps, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Stick.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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