Tribeca 2012 Preview: Trailer and Poster for 'Free Samples'
Jason Ritter and Jesse Eisenberg star in the comedy from Film Harvest, which also has the documentary "Fight Church" in production.
Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg and Halley Feiffer star in the comedy Free Samples, which will have its world premiere Friday, April 20, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Written by Jim Beggarly and directed by Jay Gammill, the Spotlight feature follows a law school dropout with a terrible hangover as she interacts with the people of Los Angeles over one long day from inside an ice cream truck.
THR here exclusively hosts the film's trailer (below) and one sheet.
The film was produced by Film Harvest's Joseph McKelheer and Eben Kostbar (Godspeed, The Hammer), whose thriller The Aggression Scale just had its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Anchor Bay Films acquired rights to Scale in February. Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content is repping sales on Samples.
The three-year-old Film Harvest also has begun production on the documentary Fight Church, directed by Bryan Storkel and Daniel Junge, who won an Academy Award this year for his documentary short Saving Face. The film will investigate the world of Christian ministries that cross over with mixed martial arts. Kostbar and Mckelheer's work with the MMA community while producing The Hammer, about deaf UFC fighter Matt Hamill, led to the new nonfiction film.
“We met the central character of Fight Church during the filming of The Hammer and thought he had a dynamic and thought provoking story to tell," said Kostbar.
Film Harvest also is developing The Thompsons, a sequel to Lionsgate's 2006 horror flick The Hamiltons.