Based on the Shocking True Crime of Teenage Killer Alyssa Bustamante
After a 3+ year battle over release rights, distributor Wild Eye Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to the long-awaited, award-winning, true crime shocker My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous (retitled Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer for VOD, PPV, Cable) from controversial director Shane Ryan (Amateur Porn Star Killer and the upcoming The Owl in Echo Park). Written and directed by Ryan, My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous stars Katie Marsh, Demi Baumann, Teona Dolnikova, Alex Damiano and Kaliya Skye. Ryan Nicholson (Live Feed, Hanger, Gutterballs) along with Alisha Rayne and actor Kevin Gage (Michael Mann's Heat) produced the film.
Told through a blend of found footage, documentary style, first-person and classical cinematography, the film is the inspired-by-true-story of Alyssa Bustamante, the 15 year old girl accused of stabbing, strangling, and slicing the throat of her 9 year old neighbor in what news and court case described as a 'thrill killing.' The film which has left festival crowds “haunted” and “shaken” and hailed by critics as a “Brutal, heartbreaking masterpiece...” shocker My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous recently completed its festival run coveting numerous awards including “Best Art House Film” at the Pollygrind Film Festival.
The deal marks the second sale already this year for director Shane Ryan, whose other feature The Girl Who Wasn't Missing is also set for release this year, along with the anthology Dysmorphia and a 3rd release of his Amateur Porn Star Killer trilogy in a limited-edition-box-set from Cinema Epoch. Ryan is currently finishing post production of his most recent feature The Owl in Echo Park starring Kevin Gage, is in the middle of filming God Got Ill which dives into the controversial territory of bullies and school shootings, and has been tapped to direct The Birmingham Cycle a high octane revenge thriller written by Eric Pereira (American Girls and the upcoming The Summer I Died) that will begin shooting in 2015, with Zoe Bell and Bianca Bree currently in talks for the two female leads. Shane Ryan can also be seen as the male lead in director Albert Pyun's (Cyborg, Nemesis) upcoming thriller The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper.
My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous is set to be released on DVD September 23, 2014 and soon after on PPV under the title Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer. The DVD includes two additional cuts of the film. Wild Eye is offering, for a limited time only, a chance to view the film early (Worldwide), exclusively on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/ondemand/18531
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