Strike Back Studios In Association with Realization Films to Release Action Thriller “Overrun” Across All TVOD/Digital Platforms & Blu-Ray/DVD
By Staff Reports
Strike Back Studios continues its hot streak with its latest acquisition of the Turbo Panda Productions action thriller “Overrun” the feature film directorial debut from filmmaker Josh Tessier (“The Mandalorian,” “The Walking Dead: Red Machete,” “The Thundermans”) that is planned for a TVOD/Digital platform and Blu-Ray/DVD United States release beginning on August 17th, 2021. International sales are being handled by Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B and presented to foreign buyers at this year’s Cannes Market.
“Overrun” follows former military extraction specialist Marcus Lombardi (Omid Zader ), whose only chance of saving his informant sister and their family is to track down a mysterious briefcase. A stylistic cinematic sibling to cult classics like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Smoking Aces,” and the “John Wick” franchise, “Overrun” offers audiences a thrill ride filled with martial arts action work and epic gun fights. “Overrun” stars Omid Zader (“3 Days to Kill, “Vice,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness“), Johnny Messner (“Tears of the Sun,” “Believers,” “The Whole Ten Yards”), Bruce Dern (“The Hateful Eight,” “Nebraska,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon”), William Katt (“The Greatest American Hero,” “Carrie,” “The Other Side of the Wind”),Nicholas Turturro (“The Longest Yard,” “NYPD Blue,” “BlacKkKlansman,”), Jack Griffo (“Seal Team,” “The Thundermans,” “Alexa & Katie”), Christopher Troy (“SWAT, “Knight Squad,” “K.C. Undercover”), Haley Strode (“Wendell and Vinnie,” Gangster Squad,” The Astronaut Wives Club”), and introducing Chelsey Goldsmith.
“I love finding hidden indie gems like “Overrun” that are fun summer action movies that appeal to a wide audience with a diverse cast and crew behind it,” states Strike Back Studios President, Noor Ahmed.
Strike Back Studios have been successfully collaborating with indie filmmakers on a number of successful releases since the company launched with the US theatrical release in 100 markets in September 2020 for the critically acclaimed “The Dark Divide.” This incredibly diverse slate includes film festival darlings, a groundbreaking music LGBTQ documentary, an exhilarating award-winning sci-fi thriller, punk rock documentary odyssey and the greatest literary mystery of all time who actually wrote the works of Shakespeare . Next up are the directors’ cuts of both the cult classic “Quit” and film festival smash “Welcome to Happiness,” and following successful limited releases – the upcoming wide releases of “White Elephant” and “Film Fest” later this summer.
“Making this film has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives, bringing together this incredible array of talent. The story was specifically constructed to ensure that each character had their own unique quirk which we can’t wait for audiences to experience,” shares director Josh Tessier.
The Turbo Panda Productions action thriller “Overrun” was directed by Josh Tessier; written by Josh Tessier, Roberto Ahumada (“Vampire Dad,” “Ghosted”), Victoria Gonzalez (“Diary of a Future President”), and Craig R. Key (“Irrational”), produced by Omid Zader, Josh Tessier, Roberto Ahumada, and Justin L. Anderson (“Exit to Hell,” “Breakdown Lane; with an original score from composer Dustin Stonebrook (“Boston Girls,” Decomposing Tony Maslow”), cinematography by Gevorg Juguryan (“Guardian Angel,” “The Oath”), and edited by Brady Hallongren (“Never and Again,” “The Christmas High Note”).