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Family Film ‘How to Beat a Bully’ Goes Worldwide with Indie Rights
 
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The filmmakers of the award-winning family comedy, "How to Beat a Bully" are excited to announce they have signed for worldwide distribution with distributor, Indie Rights.  The perennial family film favorite is now available to almost 60 foreign territories throughout the world on Amazon.

"How to Beat a Bully" is considered a "perennial" favorite, because bullies have been with humanity since Neanderthal days!  Although many movies on the topic of bullying are sad or distressing, "How to Beat a Bully" uses humor to approach the difficult experiences that so many children and teens find themselves dealing with today. Many educators and psychologists agree that humor can be a positive and effective way to connect with both children and adults on serious subjects.

The movie  is recommended Family-Friendly by the Dove Foundation and was awarded Best Feature Film at the L-Dub Film Festival.

The story revolves around a 12-year-old boy who moves to a new town and gets picked on by school bullies. In order to protect himself he fibs and tells the bullies his dad is a hit man for the mob! At first no one believes him, but through a series of misunderstandings, soon the whole town thinks it's true.  That's because his dad is an insurance man who keeps telling people they need "protection" and to take out a "contract"  When the rumor spreads to real mobsters, they capture the dad, who they think is horning in on their territory.  Ultimately, the kid and his friends have to save his dad from the mob.  In the process, they realize the value of being buddies instead of bullies.

Screenwriters Marilyn Anderson and Richard Rossner felt that a clever, fun story could help open conversations about this serious topic in a gentler way than many of the serious and disturbing bully stories that are out there.

They also found that when the topic of bullying comes up, almost everyone has a personal story of how they were bullied.  Anderson was bullied in high school. She said, "A tough girl used to hit me every time I walked down the hall. I put that in the movie as something that happened to the mom. " Co-writer Rossner used his childhood experience when kids used to call him "melonhead"  That's in the film, too.  They indicated these things hurt them as kids, but now they have used it to provide fun and laughter to others.  "It shows that you can get through these difficult times, and come out for the better."

Maybe this little family film can help get children the world over to laugh about… think about… and hopefully talk about how to help stop the bullying everywhere.  Maybe future world leaders will be inspired to create a kinder, gentler world!

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"How to Beat a Bully" is presented by Dream Factory Entertainment. Starring Grant McLellan, Bryan Yoshi Brown, Kade Pait, Ian Tucker, Pearce Joza, Griffen Beebe, Eric Lauritzen, Elise Angell, Vince Donvito, and Micah Lyons, with Amy Lyndon, Pamela Munro, Kim Hamilton, Robert Weiner and Kenn Schmitt. Directed by Doug Bilitch. Written by Marilyn Anderson & Richard Rossner. Produced by Sofia Monroe and Paul Rocha. Executive Producers Robert Dudelson, Stephen Langford, Marilyn Anderson, Jackeline Olivier and Wes Underwood. Musical score by Emmy-Award winning composer, Misha Segal. Songs by REVERSE ORDER, a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. Title song by Chase Rossner. U.S. and Foreign distributor is Indie Rights.

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