One of the most intriguing and unusual films to emerge from Sundance last year was Escape from Tomorrow, a guerrilla horror film shot entirely within the Disney theme parks. The remarkable thing about the film was that it was completely shot without Disney's permission on DSLR cameras. The film does not have the most favorable view of Disney, it's more of a scathing satire of the entire consumer culture that Disneyland thrives on. Although the film received favorable reviews, it was doubted that it would any distributor would ever pick it up--until now.
PDA, the distribution arm of Cinetic Media, has picked up the film--and will be releasing it in theaters and VOD on October 11th. It's too soon to tell how many screens Escape from Tomorrow will be show on, but PDA has confirmed that it will at least play in New York and Los Angeles. The cut that will be shown in theaters and VOD is about 15 minutes shorter than the original one.
Escape from Tomorrow follows a man vacationing at the Disney parks with his two young daughters. As the film goes on, the more surreal it becomes as he begins to have hallucinations and track two French girls. The film's director, Randy Moore, has admitted that the film takes an anti-corporate tone as he feels that Disney has fallen away from the company's original direction and ideas. Disney has yet to comment on the production.
To stay updated on Escape from Tomorrow, check out the official website here: http://www.escapefromtomorrow.com/