Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American DVD and VOD rights to the fantasy romance movie ADAM & THE WATER. ADAM & THE WATER will be available to rent/own on DVD and digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms starting on April 4, 2023, through Freestyle Digital Media.

ADAM & THE WATER tells the story of Adam, who, riddled by his own inhibitions and fears, is trapped in the mundane existence of 9 to 5 life in New York City. Nearing the brink of personal and mental collapse, he meets Eva. As she enters Adams’s life, the void starts to dissipate, and a new, ethereal world guides him toward self-realization. Will Adam succumb to the crippling reality he has created for himself or rise to a free and accepting one? This surreal debut from filmmaker Matthew Appleby is an intimate exploration of mental health, dependence on technology, relationships, and the conflicting worlds of fantasy and reality.

Written and directed by Matthew Appleby, ADAM & THE WATER was produced by Appleby, Matt Consalvo, and Ben Dally. ADAM & THE WATER stars Qado as ‘Adam’ and Elisa Alemparte as ‘Eva.’ ADAM & THE WATER won the “Best of Fest” Award at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival, “Best Romantic Drama Feature” at the Manhattan Film Festival, and “Best Micro-Budget Feature” at the Paris Independent Film Festival.

“There are very intense effects on our mental health that result from our fast-paced, competitive, information-heavy way of life,” said filmmaker Matthew Appleby. “Endless hours on our phones, online dating, social media apps, money and career determining our overall value, and constant comparison with our peers… all of these have an effect. ADAM & THE WATER explores the pressures of finding success, the difficulties in feeling satisfied with our everyday lives, and how society’s expectations can break us.”

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire ADAM & THE WATER directly with the producers.

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About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media GroupFreestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi, BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Doran, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser.

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