Comedy Dynamics has acquired the feature film Lost Holiday and will release it through the Comedy Dynamics network, their hybrid distribution system composed of Comcast, Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, YouTube and more, along with a limited theatrical release.
Home for the holidays with nothing to do, Margaret, a young social worker, and her high school best friend get in over her heads when they try to solve the kidnapping of a Washington DC socialite.
Lost Holidaystars Kate Lyn Sheil (The Sound of Silence, Golden Exists, House of Cards), William Jackson Harper (Midsommar, The Good Place, Paterson), Keith Poulson (Mercury Plains, Wild Canaries) and Josh Leonard (Blair Witch Project, Togetherness, Humpday), as well as voiceover from Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, Our Idiot Brother, Cars 2). Written and directed by Michael and Thomas Matthews, the film includes original score by James Iha and was included in the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival, as well as 2019’s Rotterdam International Film Festival.”
Screen Anarchy said the film “Brims with energy and shenanigans (while) beautifully combining boozy comedy with character and crime,”
Film Inquiry called Lost Holiday“An utterly delightful, lively DIY crime caper that captures the reluctance of accepting adulthood,”
“Although it’s rooted in comedy, Lost Holidayis reminder to everyone that one wrong move or bad decision can leave you wishing it was all a bad dream,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
The deal was negotiated by Anna Roberts of Comedy Dynamics and Ryan Kampe of Visit Films.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards in 2019.