[01/27/21 - 08:32 AM] Crackle Announces the Exclusive Premiere of Original South African Action Film "Sew the Winter to My Skin," Available February 1 Inspired by true events, the film depicts the epic hunt, capture and trial of the legendary black rebel folk hero, John Kepe, during one of the most racially-charged political regimes in human history.
[via press release from Crackle]
CRACKLE ANNOUNCES THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL SOUTH AFRICAN ACTION FILM "SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN," AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1
The action-adventure film tells the story of indigenous outlaw and legendary hero John Kepe
NEW YORK, N.Y., January 27, 2021 - Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the premiere of epic-adventure drama, Sew the Winter to My Skin, launching on Monday, February 1.
Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, Sew the Winter to My Skin stars Ezra Mabengeza (Miracle at St. Anna, Attack on Darfur), Peter Kurth (A Heavy Heart, Gold), and Zolisa Xaluva (Knuckle City, Kings of Jo'burg).
Inspired by true events, Sew the Winter to My Skin depicts the epic hunt, capture and trial of the legendary black rebel folk hero, John Kepe, during one of the most racially-charged political regimes in human history. Despite the massive Colonial Republic manhunt, the notorious yet charismatic outlaw evaded capture for over a decade while he terrorized white settler farmers in a courageous effort to protect his impoverished community.
"We are immensely pleased to bring this heroic story to our viewers as the latest in Crackle's collection of original programming," said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. "The film's unique style and aesthetic relies heavily on visual and musical elements to recount the profound story."
"We are absolutely delighted that our baby, Sew The Winter To My Skin, has finally found such a wonderful home with Crackle," said filmmaker Jahmil Qubeka. "Crackle's vision and celebration of cinema resonates with our own personal ethos of bringing a quality cinematic experience to discerning audiences, whatever their choice of viewing device. In embracing the future, we see Crackle as a crucial proponent of how movies will be consumed. Cinema helps break cultural barriers to get to the heart of the matter, our collective humanity. Being associated with a brand that evidently shares our love of this great medium is refreshing and absolutely thrilling. "
As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Sew the Winter to My Skin alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Bucket List, Insomnia, Heroes of Lucha Libre, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Corporate Animals, On Point and Going From Broke.
Sew the Winter to My Skin is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.
Crackle linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
CRACKLE PLUS, A CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Crackle Plus owns and operates ad-supported VOD networks Crackle and Popcornflix and garners 50 million streams of its movies and TV shows per month, making it one of the largest AVOD streaming platforms in the U.S. Crackle Plus has over 80,000 hours of content available across all its networks, and premieres at least one original and one exclusive program each month, differentiating it from other AVODs. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) owns Crackle Plus and also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media subsidiary and produces original long and short-form content through Landmark Studio Group, its Chicken Soup for the Soul Originals division and APlus.com. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.
ABOUT SCREEN MEDIA VENTURES, LLC
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmedia.net.