House Lights Media Partners to Distribute Festival Favorite U.K. Film “The Drummond Will”

House Lights Media acquires North American rights for cross-platform release
May 9, 2011 - PRLog -- House Lights Media Partners (House Lights Media) is pleased to announce the acquisition of festival favorite, “THE DRUMMOND WILL”, directed by exciting British Writer and Director, Alan Butterworth, for Theatrical and Non-Theatrical North American distribution.  THE DRUMMOND WILL is expected to have its North American theatrical debut in June 2011 following a hugely successful festival circuit which saw the film play to packed audiences and has led to critical acclaim from reviewers across two continents.  The announcement of the acquisition was made today by House Lights Media President, Steve Roberts and Senior Vice President, Sandy Moore.

THE DRUMMOND WILL is a British comedy-mystery which reflects its influences from the Ealing Comedies of the 1930’s and the humor of Monty Python.  It follows two estranged brothers, Marcus and Danny Drummond, as they return to the decaying country village of their father, for his funeral.  In settling the affairs of their father’s estate, the brothers find that things are not as they appear.  As the body counts rise, the brothers try to figure out why their father had a stash of cash in his possession.  THE DRUMMOND WILL was praised for its whip smart story telling and was described as “hilarious…an alfresco farce” by Dennis Harvey, Variety, and was labeled “Really, a fantastic film,” by Stewart Nusbaumer, The Huffington Post.  

THE DRUMMOND WILL stars Mark Oosterveen, Phillip James, Jonathan Hansler, Victoria Jeffrey, Keith Parry, Nigel Osner and Jeremy Drakes, THE DRUMMOND WILL was produced by London based, Tobias Tobell.

Sandy Moore, Senior Vice President, House Lights Media, said “We screened this film at the Starz Denver Film Festival and fell in love with the cinematography and how the story emerged.  We’re extremely excited to be launching THE DRUMMOND WILL across all platforms in North America.”  House Lights Media is working with their Canadian arm, Blackrock Films, for theatrical, DVD, VOD and television distribution support throughout Canada.  “We feel that with the experience that Michael Price of Blackrock Films brings to the table, that THE DRUMMOND WILL can expect to have a terrifically successful launch in Canada,” commented Steve Roberts, President, House Lights Media.

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About House Lights Media Partners: House Lights Media Partners, an emerging leader in distribution for independent and innovative filmmaker’s, acquires a wide range of original content including narrative films as well as representing existing brands and films for their library. Founded by home video industry veterans, House Lights Media Partners, through its global operation, acquires, develops and distributes home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and filmed entertainment worldwide. For more information, please visit
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