“THE BOONIES is a silly yet fun journey through a night of peril and adventure,” wrote Movies For Reel. “What’s respectable about THE BOONIES is its commitment to its purpose. The movie doesn’t have to be polished or perfect to effectively communicate its deep-seated themes about friendship and camaraderie.”
From award-winner writer/director Brad T. Gottfred (The Movie Hero), THE BOONIES follows five high school seniors – former childhood best friends – who are united by a dead classmate’s cryptic video directing them to embark on a million-dollar treasure hunt inside Boone High School. Through clues given by former classmate, Doug (Calum Worthy), Teddy (Cody Ko), Holly (Andi Matichak), Chuck (Kyle Jones), Stephanie (Lauren Elizabeth) and Elektra (Amymarie Gaertner) must abide by three rules to succeed:
- Rule #1: Stick together.
- Rule #2: No dying.
- Rule #3: Confess your greatest secret.
Along the way, the Boonies must out run the Cheerleader clique, the Outcast clique, and the Silver Skull gang. Will the five frenemies be able to come together long enough to solve the riddle, become millionaires, and learn the reason behind Doug’s demise?
“That’s part of the film’s charm and the group being able to stick together despite the antics of the others, it helps you understand how, 8 or so years ago, they were a tight group. One that, like so many friendships, didn’t seem to survive high school and puberty,” continued Wherever-I-Look.
Will the group survive their last Boonie adventure? Find out for yourself with the trailer here:
TriCoast Entertainment has released THE BOONIES onto digital platforms today, Nov. 11 (Amazon, InDemand, DirecTV, Hoopla, FLIXFLING, Vimeo on Demand, AT&T, Vudu, FANDANGO).
THE BOONIES stars hot Gen-Z stars like Andi Matichak (Halloween), Calum Worthy (The Act, Corporate Animals), Emilio Garcia-Sanchez (The Society), and popular YouTube creators Cody Ko (The Real Bros of Simi Valley), Lauren Elizabeth (Out of My League), and Amy-Marie Gaertner (Dance Camp). Alongside stars Kyle Jones (Damaged Goods), J.J. Nolan (You, The Mindy Project), Blake Boyd (Shameless, Out of Time), Taylor Montana Catlin (Deep Dish Apocalypse, Criminal Minds), Zoe Travis (Minor Alterations), Justin Cone (Glee), Logan Garretson (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Mandy Henderson (Brand New Old Love, Soaked in Bleach), and award-winner Chris Galya (Acting Dead, Dead Trigger). For more information and press inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BOONIES (2019, 87 min.) Directed and written by: Brad T. Gottfred. Producers: Corey Moss, Jason Berger, Amy Laslett, Sarah Dignan, Gottfred. Editors: Mark Marraccini, Monet Malek. Cinematography: Tobias Deml. USA, English. Bold Soul Studios, Complex Networks, TriCoast Entertainment.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Bold Soul Studios, Complex Networks, Kids At Play.
About Bold Soul Studios: Bold Soul Studios is a development and production company focused on youth-driven features and series, both long form and short, scripted and unscripted. The Studio City-based company was founded by producer/digital video veteran Corey Moss and filmmaker/young adult novelist Brad T. Gottfred. Bold Soul Studios recently premiered You’re Not a Monster, the first IMDb scripted/animated series, starring Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet and Ellie Kemper, and have produced multiple features, as well as content for Fuse, AwesomenessTV and Ranker.
About TriCoast Entertainment: TriCoast Entertainment is a premium Domestic Distributor, representing the best of US and international films: in theaters, on VOD, on DVD and TV. Sister company to TriCoast Worldwide and TriCoast Studios, the company is located at the TriCoast Studio facility in Culver City, Los Angeles. Founded by: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.