Challenged in love, strangled at work, and tormented at home, Joel Slater (played by Torem, a newcomer to the screen, with the savvy and intensity of a seasoned actor who delivers one hook after another) searches for a way to juggle all three with the help of three large, clumsy and loveable rescue dogs. Despite his love for his four-legged friends, Joel looks to save his relationship with girlfriend April (Brener) in any way he can – even by giving up his dogs for adoption. His final decision and the path to it—which he reaches through his best friend (Knight), dog trainer (Scolari) and others—give Joel a new “leash on life.”
Torem started writing the film with the truth: losing his Dad after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. “Following my father’s passing,” he explains, “the simplest decisions became overwhelming – I had spiraled to a bottomless pit of grief. Focusing on LETTING GO provided an opportunity to find clarity and share a unique cathartic experience with others.”
“We like to say ‘we rescue them’ but it’s really our pets who rescue us,” Torem continues. Writing, directing and acting in the film, Torem used a number of production techniques during the production. The hand-drawn animated diary advances the narrative and the film’s four-legged stars Dragon (a St. Bernard), Ted (a half-coyote)
Torem concludes, “It’s never too late to find happiness and peace of mind, even if sometimes it comes in unexpected shapes, species and sizes. I hope this film will inspire others to help themselves by helping each other.''
LETTING GO streets and is available through Video on Demand and several Internet streaming outlets beginning October 2. DVD SRP is $19.99 but is available now for pre-sale at 50% off. LETTING GO is distributed by Osiris Entertainment.
The DVD release comes with special features including:
· Teaser trailer
· Theatrical Trailer
· 25 Deleted Scenes
· Marketing Promos
For more information on LETTING GO including interviews, screeners and final DVD copies, please contact Platform Media Group. Production notes, stills, clips and trailers are available on: http://lettinggothefilm.com/
No MPAA Rating
Total Running Time: 83 Minutes
Language: English; Genre: Thriller
NTSC Region 1; 16.9 widescreen
Dolby 5.1 Surround