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Circle of Bones: All Star Filipino Film Gets US Theatrical Release in 10 Major Cities  

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Circle of Bones, an independent horror/action film written and directed by award-winning Filipino filmmaker Vincent Soberano is showing in US theaters starting October 22, 2021 in ten major cities.

Released by Vertical Entertainment and represented by Safier Entertainment, it is produced by IndieGo Pictures Entertainment in cooperation with CMB Films and Blackburst Studios.

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The movie is in Tagalog and English language and was filmed in Panglao, Bohol and Cainta, Rizal.

“Circle of Bones” is based on Vincent Soberano’s unpublished book, “Yawa” – a tale of local superstitions and modern-day urban legends of the Visayas region. Set in the picturesque island of Panglao, Bohol, the story is told by a lone survivor of a mysterious cult suspected of mass murders and human sacrifices.

Soberano recounts how the story was developed while he was on location hunting for a different film. “I get my inspiration for stories usually in the most unexpected ways,” he recalls. “I was location-hunting for another movie and I stumbled into a cult temple in Bohol. Curious, I started asking around and based on stories from the locals, I came up with the new plot for Circle of Bones.”

Sarah Chang as Karen Wu

Hollywood action star Sarah Chang rounds up the cast with Filipino stars Jana Victoria, Marela Torre, Ian Ignacio and Epy Quizon, with a cameo of the iconic Joel Torre.

Marela Torrs as Agent Luciana Ramos

“This movie is uniquely Filipino and features sights and stories never before seen by the US audience,” says Jared Safier, one of the executive producers and a 4-time Emmy Award winning producer. “I’m confident it will do well in the US market, both theatrically and on streaming platforms.”

 

This is the first time a Filipino movie has been released theatrically in the United States, Canada and the UK by Vertical Entertainment, a top-ranked film distribution company based in Santa Monica, California, and founded by producers Richard B. “Rich” Goldberg and Mitch Budin in 2012.

Following its theatrical release, the film will also be released on VOD, on platforms such as Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, etc.

“Having a Filipino-made, independent genre film get a theatrical release throughout the U.S. is a huge achievement for me,” director Vincent Soberano says. “It gives me great pride as a Filipino filmmaker that I’ve gotten this far to represent Filipino films in the U.S. mainstream market. Next step, worldwide distribution!”

 

Indeed, under the brokerage of Safier Entertainment, “Circle of Bones” is poised for worldwide distribution after its North America and UK releases. For more information, please contact: Jared@SafierEnt.com

The initial theatrical listing* for the October 22 release is as follows:

 

DMA

 

Theater

 

City, St

 

Zip

 

Open Date

 

NY

 

Kent Theater

 

Brooklyn, NY

 

11230

 

10/22/2021

 

LA

 

Galaxy Mission Grove

 

Riverside, CA

 

92508

 

10/22/2021

 

CHI

 

Emagine Portage

 

Portage, IN

 

46368

 

10/22/2021

 

PHL

 

Westown Movies

 

Middletown, DE

 

19709

 

10/22/2021

 

DAL

 

Galaxy Grandscape

 

The Colony, TX

 

75056

 

10/22/2021

 

HOU

 

SMG Pearland

 

Houston, TX

 

77075

 

10/22/2021

 

DET

 

Emagine Rochester Hills

 

Rochester Hills, MI

 

48307

 

10/22/2021

 

SEA

 

Galaxy Theatres Monroe

 

Monroe, WA

 

98272

 

10/22/2021

 

MIN

 

Emagine Lakeville

 

Lakeville, MN

 

55044

 

10/22/2021

 

ORL

 

SMG Sunset Walk

 

Kissimmee, FL

 

34747

 

10/22/2021

 

 

 

The digital platforms (TV and streaming) are as follows:

 

 

 

Cable/Sat/Telco:

Comcast/Xfinity

Directv

Cox

Charter / Spectrum / Time Warner

Dish

Verizon

AT&T Uverse

Frontier

Smaller regional providers

 

 

 

Digital:

iTunes

Amazon Prime Video

VUDU (Fandango)

Google Play

 

Redbox On Demand

Microsoft Movies & TV

*Additional theatrical venues will be added after the initial release.

 

 

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