Miami-based World Wide Urban Distribution Set to Release Urban Films to an International Audience
Miami, FL (PRUnderground) October 19th, 2017
The creation of World Wide Urban Distribution is a collaboration between Daniel Wuthrich and Florida Film House Executives Marco Mall and Blademil Grullon. Realizing they were of like minds when it comes to creating opportunities for new age urban filmmakers, the next natural step was to form a relationship to take their vision to the next level. The result, World Wide Urban Distribution was born. Led by Daniel Wuthrich who was able to lean on 25-years of experience, relationships, knowledge and technology, World Wide Urban Distribution is set to release the first three films to national and international theaters. “It only took two years,” says Mr. Wuthrich. “These movies had to be tested and so when the audiences at the Urban Film Festival gave them a favorable review, we knew we’d found quality content to wow audiences all over the world.” Florida Film House and the Urban Film Festival are major suppliers of urban content to the distribution company that will be featured at the American Film Market in Santa Monica this November and the European Film Market in Berlin in 2018.
Daniel Wuthrich was the Executive Director of Distribution for Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Walt Disney. Under his leadership, his team was the first to break the billion-dollar mark in international box office revenue and was number one international film distributor six years in a row. Mr. Wuthrich has been credited with releasing such notable box office hits like The Lion King, Armageddon, Pulp Fiction and many more.
World Wide Urban Distribution is currently in talks with Ster-Kinekor to be the aggregate for African American films that screen in Africa. Ster-Kinekor is a South African cinema company known for building high quality cinema multiplexes. Films like faith-based comedy Love & Reality will release in 2018. Houston-native Mr. Boomtown’s feature film Candy, which debuted in this year’s Urban Film Festival days after Hurricane Harvey ravaged his community, is in talks with World Wide Distribution to release his film. And, documentary Miles In The Life is next on the roster of releases. It tells the tale of Black Mafia Family, a drug trafficking organization founded in the 80’s by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory. Love & Reality is a Florida Film House production.
A Miami Love Story, produced by Florida Film House, is scheduled to release February 23 in tribute to Dominican Independence Day. The distribution deal with TriCoast Worldwide is thanks the Urban Film Festival premiere in 2016. Head of TriCoast Worldwide Strath Hamilton has been a partner in the effort to expand viewership for urban films for years. “My company’s mission is to develop and distribute emerging, relevant and engaging content to audiences across all viewing platforms. A Miami Love Story is a modern day, urban “Romeo & Juliette” love story. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?”
Mr. Mall recalls, “Last year we went to Berlin’s International Film Festival. The goal was to learn and discern if there is a market for urban films. It seems there is and we want to be at the forefront of that movement in addition to helping to stimulate the film industry right here in our backyard.” In addition to several distribution deals, Florida Film House recently announced the intent to produce three films in Miami with Romeoland headed by Master P and Romeo Miller.
About Florida Film House
Florida Film House is a team of passionate filmmakers working together to tell the stories of their community to educate and inspire the world. With over 700 productions, working with countless brands and celebrities, Florida Film House is in direct response to growing the international market for new urban content. The capital made from filming is reinvested into acquiring the necessary resources to underwrite the majority of expenses to develop their content. Florida Film House is a vertically integrated company that makes content from creative writing, producing, film, post-production and international sales. Focused on building an ecosystem that will offer superior film production services to the public, give back to the community by educating the youth through the 1st Take youth film program, minimizing financial risk with Worldwide Urban Distribution, and exposing those works of art through Urban Film Festival and Filmwire.net. Florida Film House is the beacon of the new generation of filmmakers.