Freestyle Digital acquires Marcus Mizelle’s “Chameleon” for May Release
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to the crime thriller feature CHAMELEON. CHAMELEON will be available to rent and own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on May 19, 2020.
Executive Produced by Jillian Longnecker (VICE, PHANTOM THREAD, BOOKSMART, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK), CHAMELEON tells the story of two ex-cons who scam L.A. trophy wives and their rich older husbands. Recently released ex-con Patrick is unable to find a legitimate opportunity to get ahead and stumbles back into a life of crime when unpredictable Dolph, whom he owes for protection while in prison, pays him a visit. Patrick and Dolph begin a series of scams that involve seducing and kidnapping Los Angeles trophy wives in order to extort money from their wealthy husbands. But their latest victim, Rebecca, is not who she seems. Rebecca threatens to ruin everything just when Patrick has had a change of heart and is ready to call it quits.
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Written, directed, and produced by Marcus Mizelle, CHAMELEON features an ensemble cast including Joel Hogan (‘Patrick’), Donald Prabatah (‘Dolph’), Alicia Leigh Willis (‘Rebecca’), Jeff Prater (‘Frank’), Acelina Kuchukova (‘Annette’), Daniel Tolbert (‘Peoples’), Fernanda Hay (‘Mariana’), Allison Rose Williams (‘Jenna’), and Andrew Golov (‘Jimmy’). Executive Producers are Jillian Longnecker (VICE, PHANTOM THREAD, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, BOOKSMART, END OF WATCH) Paula Marcus (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) and Dustin Taylor (ACTOR FOR HIRE).
The film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theater and took home the Best Cinematography award at the Orlando Film Festival. “CHAMELEON is essentially about deception and how it leads to alienation,” said filmmaker Marcus Mizelle. “I wanted to tap into the desperation people with limited opportunities feel and contrast that against the unappreciative folks who have too much.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire CHAMELEON with Bryan Sweet of APL Film.