Comedy Dynamics has announced they’ve acquired Jeffrey Scott Collins’ award-winning romantic comedy feature, Poor Greg Drowning, and will release it through the Comedy Dynamics network, their hybrid distribution system composed of Amazon Prime Video, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, Comcast, YouTube and more on August 11, 2020.
Written and directed by Collins, the edgy comedy is about a love addict named Greg, whose girlfriend left him for their couples’ therapist. Depressed, heartbroken, and unemployed, Greg must find a roommate to help pay rent. But Greg scares all potential roommates away, except for a girl named Peyton who moves in and whom Greg falls madly in love with.
Graham Sibley (On Becoming A God in Central Florida, Blush, Dark/Web) is joined by Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop, Be Cool, A Haunted House), Christine Woods (Hello Ladies, Perfect Couples), George Basil (Crashing, Wrecked, Flaked), Marguerite Gioia Insolia (Mad Men), and Jenny O’Hara (Mystic River, Devil) in Jeffrey Scott Collins’ riveting romantic comedy.
“Graham Sibley deliver[s] a standout performance in this hilarious and heartbreaking comedy drama” said Culture Vultures. “With its sharp wit and great central performances, Poor Greg Drowning is one of the most memorable romantic comedies in quite some time.”
Poor Greg Drowning has garnered numerous awards on the festival circuit, including a Special Jury Prize at The Florida Comedy Film Festival, Best Feature Comedy at the Queens World Film Festival, and Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress awards at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.
“I am beyond thrilled to have found such a perfect home for our film in Comedy Dynamics. Brian and his team have been responsible for creating a wealth of top-notch comedic content over the years, and I am eternally grateful that they have embraced my slightly awkward and twisted sense of humor. Huge thank you to them, as well as the entire PGD team. We are very excited for our summer release and to hopefully provide some joy and laughter during this difficult time” said writer and director Jeffrey Scott Collins.
“Anyone who’s ever loved or been loved can relate to this dynamic romantic comedy,” said Brian Volk-Weiss.
This acquisition deal was negotiated by Anna Roberts of Comedy Dynamics and Tiffany Boyle and Geoff Lee of Ramo Law.
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, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, 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 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. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.