Paramount Home Media Distribution added The Orchard film release of director Fabrizio Conte's Club Life to its DVD release calendar this past week. The street date selected is Aug. 25.
A very limited theatrical break (to generate critical awareness) yielded ticket sales of $4,444. The ARR comes in at 95 days.
In a story drawn from (suggested by) actual events, the “Turtle” from HBO’s Entourage series, Jerry Ferrara, stars in this indie film production as Johnny D, limo driver, entrepreneur and would-be ladies man. He has to break out of his easy-going comfort zone when his father has a stroke and is confined to hospital care without coverage.
That’s a big nut with the mounting bills, but as luck would have it a Manhattan nightclub promoter named Mark, played by Danny A. Abeckaser, who also co-wrote the script and upon whose experiences the story is based, sees in our boy Johnny an opportunity to generate some cash. With his limo service, he need only find hot chicks(models) and steer them to the clubs that Mark promotes.
The more successful he is at the hustle, the more estranged he is to his family and small circle of friends. With success — and the glamour of it all — comes even bigger problems … and potentially bigger enemies.
Club Life is one of those “don’t look behind the curtain” cautionary tales, because that seemingly innocent peek comes at a very high personal price.