Content Media partners with Defy Media on "Higher Power

Content Media closed a deal today with DEFY Media, the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, to partner on “Higher Power” - the new SFX driven Sci-Fi feature film from Lorenzo di Bonaventura,producer of the blockbuster “Transformer” franchise, “Salt,” and the “GI Joe” franchise.

With mind blowing special effects and a compelling new character “Higher Power” is “X-Men” meets “Chronicle” – the story of a true everyman who risks his life to save his daughter, and ends up with powers beyond his wildest imagination.

Content financed the movie with multi-platform powerhouse DEFY Media, whose unparalleled reach to a key millennial audience of more than 125 million monthly viewers, coupled with the company’s ability to directly engage with consumers across its multiple top ranking brands and social channels, adds marketing clout for “Higher Power” on a level rarely seen in the independent film world.

Directed by Matthew Santoro (visual effects artist for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “300”), from a script by Julia Fair (“Alien Raiders”), “Higher Power” stars Ron Eldard (“Sleepers”, “Black Hawk Down”, Super 8”), Colm Feore (“The Chronicles of Riddick”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Jordan Hinson (“Kevin From Work”, “Eureka”, “Hank”), Austin Stowell (“Whiplash”, “Dolphin Tale”, “Love and Honor”) and Jade Tailor (“Karma”).

Producers are Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Greg Siegel, Evan Cholfin and Ross M. Dinerstein of Campfire. Content’s Jamie Carmichael is Executive Producer.

Content’s Carmichael said, “Matt has created a mind blowing Sci Fi thrill ride with “Higher Power”, and we are extremely excited to have such accomplished partners as Defy, Campfire and Lorenzo di Bonaventura.”

DEFY Media President Keith Richman commented, “We’re thrilled to team with Content Media on “Higher Power”, further expanding long-form content offerings that deliver on the passions of our audience, and giving distribution partners the unique ability to leverage our powerful global media network to fuel the film’s release.”

“Higher Power” is the latest addition to Content Media’s impressive international sales slate.

-Jazmene Davis
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