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SnagFilms has acquired the exclusive U.S. distribution rights to Decoding Deepak, directed by Deepak Chopra's son Gotham Chopra, and will debut the film "day-and-date" for U.S. audiences on October 5 in select theaters, on Video on Demand via cable and satellite providers, and on digital platforms. The film premiered to critical praise at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival.
Decoding Deepak, a NALA Investments production, is a one-year odyssey of "discovery" by filmmaker/journalist Gotham Chopra of his father - Deepak Chopra, one of modern media and pop culture's most ubiquitous figures.A
It has been said that "no man is a hero to his butler." AReflecting a son's love and a journalist's skepticism, Decoding Deepak is Gotham Chopra's occasionally irreverent and alternatively intelligent year-long road trip with his father Deepak. All throughout, Gotham compares the spiritual icon for millions to the very human man known to his family. While a friend and resource for the rich and famous (including Lady Gaga, Oprah and Bill Clinton) and a multi-platform oracle for a worldwide fan base, Deepak Chopra is both a contradiction and cipher to his son. Ultimately what emerges is a picture of a Deepak Chopra who is often more dad than demigod.
"We loved Decoding Deepak from its first screening, as have festival audiences around the country," said SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen.A "A unique and personal film, it will appeal to follower and skeptic alike, and we are excited to bring it to American film audiences this fall across a broad range of platforms. Fans and film lovers will be able to draw inspiration from this story whether they watch it in a movie theater, on video-on-demand, on television or DVD."A
"I'm so thrilled to partner with SnagFilms to bring this project to such a wide audience," Gotham Chopra offered. "Now when my father kills me for putting a camera behind the curtain, it will not all have been in vain."
Deepak Chopra responded, "When you look into a mirror you don't always see what others do. To decode someone is to unravel many perspectives. Gotham did a good and honest job."
Decoding Deepak will be released on the same day in theaters in major markets and nationwide on VOD and digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, VUDU and Xbox Live by SnagFilms, one of the world's leading digital distributors of independent films.A Paladin will handle theatrical distribution on behalf of SnagFilms.AAA
Decoding Deepak is presented by NALA Investments in association with Houseblend Media.AA It is a Gotham Chopra Film, directed and written by Gotham Chopra, executive produced by Emilio Diez Barroso and Darlene Caamano Loquet produced by Gotham Chopra, Scott Carlin and Mark Rinehart.
For more information on Decoding Deepak, visit snagfilms.com/decodingdeepak and facebook.com/decodingdeepak.
About SnagFilms: SnagFilms features free, sponsor-supported, on demand viewing of more than 3,000 award-winning, fiction and non-fictionAtitles from some of the greatest names in film. SnagFilms' curated collection is viewed on its own site and a digital network of more than 110,000 affiliated sites and webpages worldwide, including partners such as Comcast's XfinityTV.com, Hulu, the Starbucks Digital Network, IMDb, AOL/Huffington Post, hundreds of non-profits, special interest sites and blogs aEUR" and via its applications for tablets, including Apple's iPad (AirPlay-enabled), Amazon's Kindle Fire, Blackberry Playbook and other Android-based tablets; Android smartphones; OTT platforms Roku, Boxee and Western Digital; connected TVs and blu-ray players from Sony, Panasonic and Vizio, and soon to launch on connected TVs and blu-ray players from Samsung.AA SnagFilms' titles have been featured on more than 3.5 billion pageviews across its network. A
SnagFilms also offers selected titles via pay video on demand with Comcast, iN Demand (including Time Warner Cable, Cox and Bright House Networks), Verizon's FiOS and DIRECTV, as well as on iTunes, Hulu Plus, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox Live, Google Play, YouTube Movies, and will soon be launching on DISH Network and Samsung Media Hub.AASnagFilms was named one of the fastest growing technology companies in Washington, DC area. Gizmodo has named SnagFilms as a "Best iPad App," OVGuide has twice named SnagFilms a Top Site, and MovieMaker Magazine named SnagFilms to its annual list of "50 Best Websites for Moviemakers." The SnagFilms family also includes Indiewire, for more than 15 years the web's top source of news, reviews and information about independent film - and winner of the 2012 Webby Award as the top film and movie site.
About Paladin: Formed by veteran film industry executive Mark Urman in the fall of 2009, Paladin's maiden release was the highly acclaimed drama, "Disgrace," starring John Malkovich. Since then the company has been involved with a broad and varied slate of films including Tennessee Williams' "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans; Jeb Stuart's "Blood Done Sign My Name," starring Nate Parker and Ricky Schroder, "The Greatest," starring Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, and Carey Mulligan;A "Handsome Harry," starring Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, and Campbell Scott; the Bollywood extravaganza, "Kites," starring Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, along with its alternate American version, dubbed "Kites: The Remix," supervised and presented by Brett Ratner; Drake Doremus' "Douchebag;" Malcolm Mowbray's "Meeting Spencer," starring Jeffrey Tambor and Jesse Plemons; Margaret Whitton's "A Bird of the Air," starring Rachel Nichols and Jackson Hurst; and, most recently Susan Seidelman's "Musical Chairs," and Taika Waititi's prize-winning "Boy."A Documentary releases include Tom Shadyac's highly successful "I AM," along with such festival award-winners as "Connected," "Love Etc.," and, more recently, Morgan Spurlock's "Mansome," and the current release, "Otter 501."
About NALA Investments: NALA Investments, LLC, isAan investment company with operations across various industries including communications, transportation, consumer products, real estate, technology, media and entertainment. It manages a portfolio comprised of multiple investment asset classes primarily in the United States and Mexico.A
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