1091 Pictures and Foster Productions will release the romantic comedy “Back to Lyla” with a star-studded cast on VOD on June 28
“Back to Lyla” Actor/producer Gonzalo Martin who plays Mark shares a moment at the piano with Hassie Harrison who plays Lyla.
“Back to Lyla,” which will be available on Amazon, iTunes and more, features cast members from TV shows like “Yellowstone,” “9-1-1,” “Shameless” and “All Rise.”
— Guillermo Noriega, who wrote the screenplay for “Return to Lyla”
HOLLYWOOD, CA, USA, June 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Film studio 1091 Pictures and Foster Productions will release the star-studded romantic comedy “Back to Lyla” on June 28, 2022. The feature film features a talented, award-winning cast who have starred in numerous hit TV series. The film will be released on several Video on Demand (VOD) platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, DirecTV, etc.
‘Return to Lyla’, which stars Hassie Harrison as Lyla, is a heartfelt yet hilarious story about a young man named Mark, played by BAFTA-winning actor Gonzalo Martin, who discovers he could die soon and relies on a group of outrageous childhood friends to embark on a journey to find the end long after Lyla, the love of his life, is gone. Mark learns along the way that life and dreams are usually better than expected.
In addition to star actor and producer Martin and lead actress Harrison (“Yellowstone”, “Tacoma FD”, “The Iron Orchard”), the film stars Emma Kenney (“Shameless”, “The Connors” ) as Rebecca, who serves as the film’s main antagonist; Tracie Thoms (“Truth Be Told,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Dr. Nolan; Chris Lee (“Hamilton,” “Legacies”) as Preston; and much more.
The film was directed by America Young, a highly accomplished up-and-coming director who made her directorial debut with “The Concessionaires Must Die!!”, which was produced by comic book legend Stan Lee. Young’s experience includes coordinating stunts for major studios, such as Warner Bros, Netflix and Lifetime. Since transitioning to a director, Young has found great success directing the digital series “Whatta Lark,” as well as episodes of TV series such as “Blindspot,” “Kung Fu,” and “Legacies.” She also directed the pilot for the upcoming Apple TV+ series “Surfside Girls.” Young also received the 2020 Humanitarian Award from the University of California, San Diego for showcasing women in the film industry. “Return to Lyla” will be her second directing work on a feature film.
“The production of this film was very empowering for women and Latin American culture, which played a significant role in the development and production of ‘Back to Lyla.’ Many of the cast and crew come from diverse cultural backgrounds, which brought another exciting dynamic to the film.America was an incredible director who understood the vision for our story and helped us bring it to life on screen. She was a real treasure to have at the helm as a filmmaker,” said executive producer Maria Jose Michelucci.
“We were fortunate to have such a phenomenal cast, a visionary director and exceptional producers who made this experience special and brought the film together,” added Guillermo Noriega, who wrote the screenplay for “Back to Lyla”.
The film’s producers included Young, herself and first producer Martin, as well as Ana Menendez, Julie Bersani and Graham E Sheldon.
“This project was the embodiment of what amazing producers are like. Maria Jose had the vision and the foresight to see the promise of the film. She guided and emotionally supported us throughout production. Gonzalo discovered the script and showed incredible knowledge learning on the fly. He put the pieces together and took us through like a seasoned professional. Julie was extremely resourceful in Los Angeles, a notoriously difficult city to shoot. Graham joined the project and secured us a successful deal with a highly revered distributor for the film, and has been our sanity throughout the process. It makes me proud to have had the experience of working with a cast and a such incredible team,” said Young.
Lev Avery-Peck, director of acquisitions for 1091 Pictures, brokered the deal to acquire “Back to Lyla” with producer Graham Ehlers Sheldon on behalf of Foster Productions. The film was also produced by Black Poppy Productions, Mayday Productions and Stand Up 8 Productions. 1091 Pictures is the movie studio that also acquired “No Ordinary Love,” “Runt” and the Kevin Smith documentary “Clerk” last year.
The feature will be released on June 28 on digital streaming platforms such as Amazon, iTunes and VUDU, and on cable/satellite television including AT&T, DirecTV and Verizon.
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Official “Back To Lyla” Trailer – Available on iTunes, Amazon and all VOD platforms June 28