BROWN’S CANYON, the comedy-drama about five people at turning points in their lives, will debut on VOD and will be available to rent and own on digital HD across global internet and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on January 29, 2019. Freestyle Digital Media is the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios.
BROWN’S CANYON tells the story of two life coaches who head into the Utah mountains to lead a mindfulness retreat, only to have their own lives unravel over one awkward weekend. Mindfulness practitioners Allison and Stephi hope to resuscitate their careers by hosting a women’s retreat at an isolated mountain location. When Allison’s husband Thom, reeling from a financial disaster, and his sidekick Billy, arrive unexpectedly, the zen dreams begin to unravel. A mudslide, an earring, and a bowl of spoiled chili conspire against them, forcing everyone to re-examine their own messy lives. Sometimes, one weekend changes everything.
BROWN’S CANYON was written and directed by John Helde and produced by Lisa Every, Jenn Ruzumna, and John Helde. BROWN’S CANYON features an ensemble cast including: Lisa Every (‘Stephi’), Jenn Ruzumna (‘Allison’), Sara Thiessen (‘Pat’), Carter Rodriquez (‘Thom’), and Eric Jordan (‘Billy’).
“BROWN’S CANYON was developed collaboratively with the cast, which is fairly unusual in the world of narrative movies,” said filmmaker John Helde. “I love this process because it gives me the opportunity to work with the cast for a much longer period, and because it brings the energy and spontaneity of multiple creative minds to the story.”