Freestyle Digital Media Acquires Social Drama ‘Global Harmony’ and Thriller ‘The Ghost Trap’

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to the drama-thriller “The Ghost Trap” and the social drama “Global Harmony,” the company announced during the Cannes Film Market. Allen Media also recently unveiled plans for a third installment in its successful “47 Meters Down” shark franchise.

“The Ghost Trap” (pictured) is the story of a young lobsterman who is forced to choose between right and wrong when his girlfriend suffers a traumatic head injury when she is swept off his boat by a rogue wave and rival lobstering family sabotages his gear, sparking a deadly trap war.

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The film stars Zak Steiner (“Euphoria”), Greer Grammer (“Deadly Illusions”), Sarah Catherine Hook (“First Kill”, “The White Lotus”) and Steven Ogg (“Westworld”). James Khanlarian makes his feature directorial debut, directing from K. Stephens’ script, which is based on the book she authored by the same name, with Khanlarian Entertainment producing. The producers for “The Ghost Trap” include Peter A. Couture, Simon Fawcett, Larry Mortorff, Greer Grammer, Zak Steiner, James Khanlarian and K. Stephens.

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire “The Ghost Trap” through Alex Nohe at Blood Sweat Honey. The film will be available to rent or own on all digital HD internet, cable and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, this fall through Freestyle Digital Media.

“We’re excited to be partnering with the amazing team at Freestyle to bring ‘The Ghost Trap’ to audiences across North America,” said director and producer James Khanlarian. “‘The Ghost Trap’ is a unique film filled with thrilling twists and turns brought to life on the big screen by an amazingly talented cast that will have audiences glued to the screen throughout a captivating ride.”

“This movie is not about saving the world from giant monsters, zombies, or nuclear war,” said producer Peter Couture. “It’s about people like you and me doing real work, making mistakes and facing the challenges before them.”

Starring Morgan David Jones (“Molly’s Game”) and Rasha Bilal (“Hard Broken”), “Global Harmony” tells the story of Richard Foster, a wealthy, award-winning journalist who leaves behind his family’s business empire to create the Global Harmony Foundation, putting his inherited wealth into a new life’s mission: to promote equality, justice and global unification.

Richard, his wife, and the daughter they adopted after Richard found her mother in a difficult circumstance, move to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, historically known for receiving refugee children from poor nations. However, as Richard and his team prepare for a massive global conference, a crime ring is planning to thwart their plans.

Directed by Fabio Massa and written by Massa and Diego Olivares, “Global Harmony” was produced by Matthew Stegemiller, Fabio Massa and Rocco Buongiorno. The film features an ensemble cast including Jones, Bilal, Maria Garza Cucinotta (“Il Postino/The Postman”), Tomas Arana (“Gladiator,” “The Hunt for Red October”), Randall Paul (“Eyes Wide Shut”), Fabio Massa (“Mai per Sempre”), Denny Mendez (“Trading Paint”) and Enrico Lo Verso (“Hannibal”).

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire the film’s North American VOD rights with Glenn Kendrick Ackermann, who represents worldwide rights through his company V International Media, on behalf of the filmmakers. “Global Harmony” will be available to rent or own on all digital HD internet, cable and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, in early 2025.

“Making ‘Global Harmony’ has been an incredibly important personal, as well as professional experience for me, and working with actors from many different nationalities and cultures provided me the literal world of inspiration I needed to create this movie,” said filmmaker Fabio Massa.

“Having this opportunity to direct and embrace ‘Global Harmony,’ a film that brings awareness to the very important social issues of illegal child trafficking and humanities need for substantially increase global cooperation, and to do so in such an enchanting and historically important southern Italian Mediterranean island called Lampedusa, is an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life,” he continued. “I am truly excited and proud of our new collaboration with Freestyle Digital Media, who will bring ‘Global Harmony’ and its critically important social message to North American viewers early next year.”

Last week, Allen Media Group also announced it’s teaming up again with James Harris and Mark Lane’s Tea Shop Prods. for the third installment of “47 Meters Down,” the shark-infested franchise that has grossed over $110 million globally. Series creator Johannes Roberts and screenwriter Ernest Riera, who wrote the first two films, have co-written the third installment, “47 Meters Down: The Wreck,” which will be directed by veteran horror director Patrick Lussier (“My Bloody Valentine”). FilmNation Entertainment is launching world sales in Cannes. Production will begin in the fall.

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