FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA RELEASES FOREIGN FAMILY MOVIE “MAKE A WISH” ON JUNE 28TH

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The family fantasy-fairy tale MAKE A WISH is now available to rent/own on all North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, starting on June 28, 2024

Turkish Family Fantasy Fairy Tale Debuts on North American VOD Platforms and DVD on June 28, 2024

This story was bigger than anything and so powerful. I’m so proud of this beautiful film, and excited that Freestyle will spread the wonderful, impactful message that MAKE A WISH inspires.”

— Filmmaker Meta Akkus

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 28, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has released the family fantasy-fairy tale MAKE A WISH, which is now available to rent/own on all North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, starting on June 28, 2024.

MAKE A WISH is a coming-of-age story about a boy (Kaan) who wants to know how wishes come true, Kaan leads a very beautiful and happy life in the countryside until one day when he learns that his family will move to Istanbul. This news upsets him. He does not want to leave his friends and his beloved rowing team behind. Kaan needs to do something to stop this journey. Finally, he finds the solution in a book that his aunt has given him as a gift, called “Make a Wish” about a boy, Berke, who is bullied at school and learns to confront and overcome his tormentors. Berke lives in the magical, golden citadel town of Mardin (a UNESCO heritage site on Turkey’s Syrian border). Through this book, Kaan uncovers the secret of how to make his wishes come true. It encourages him to think that whatever he wants is already his and by ‘making a wish’ he can choose it to be part of his reality. It makes Kaan believe that he is the master of his own destiny.

Produced and directed by Meta Akkus, MAKE A WISH was co-written by Akkus & Avni Tuna Dillgil, from an original story by Meta Akkus. The ensemble cast features Mehmet Turan Dogan (‘Kaan’), Ihsan Berk Aydin (‘Berk’), Yusuf Kemal Kilkis (‘Hasan’), and Almira Tuana Albay (‘Lara’). John W. Beach of Gravity Squared Entertainment served as Executive Producer.

MAKE A WISH is director Meta Akkus’ first feature film, having previously won Best Cinematography at the Children’s International Film Festival, Best Foreign Film at the LA Femme International Film Festival and at the London Independent Film Awards, where Akkus also won Best Director.

“I knew it was going to be challenging to shoot with so many kids at the border of Syria and Turkey, but this story was bigger than anything, so powerful that I had no other choice but to make it,” said filmmaker Meta Akkus. “I am so proud of this beautiful film, and the whole team is excited that Freestyle Digital Media has come on board to spread the wonderful, impactful message that MAKE A WISH inspires.”

Filmmaker Meta Akkus is represented by John W. Beach of Gravity Squared Entertainment. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire MAKE A WISH through filmmaker Meta Akkus and John W. Beach of Gravity Squared Entertainment.

MAKE A WISH trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdeQoUNqJxs

About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi- platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, satellite, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record, and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE ROAD DOG starring comedian Doug Stanhope, SURVIVE starring HBO’s GAME OF THRONES star Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins, the music documentary profiling blues guitar legends Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan, BROTHERS IN BLUES, DEAR ZOE starring Sadie Sink from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, Jessica Capshaw and Theo Rossi. Other Freestyle Digital Media titles include BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal, the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush and the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Eric Peterkofsky
Allen Media Group/Freestyle Digital Media
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