Faith-Themed Romantic Drama Debuts on North American VOD Platforms and on DVD May 18th

Los Angeles, CA – April 22, 2021 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American VOD rights to the faith-themed romantic drama WITHOUT GRACE. WITHOUT GRACE will be available to rent and own on North American digital, HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms and on DVD May 18, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.

Based on a true story WITHOUT GRACE tells the story of what happens when an unexpected tragedy rocks the lead character, Lucas. This tragedy causes Lucas to question his once strong faith. Lucas is an average, everyday guy that pretty much has everything he ever wanted. He has a good job, a great group of friends, strong faith, and a wonderful relationship with the girl of his dreams.  An unexpected tragedy changes everything and rocks him to his core to the point that he actually questions his once-strong faith. His outlandish friends rally to try and help him find what he has lost in a series of ill-timed and ill-planned events that seem to do more harm than good. The journey that Lucas embarks on is fraught with unexpected obstacles and spectacularly odd encounters that will test his resolve. He begins to find hope and maybe even recapture his faith from the unlikeliest of people that cross his path, but is it enough to make his way back to the man he once was?

Written and directed by Matthew Cichella, WITHOUT GRACE features an ensemble cast including Shannon Brown (‘Lucas’), Heidi Kurzejka (‘Grace’), Hilary Anderson (‘Brooklyn’), and Jimmie Tolliver (‘Mason’). WITHOUT GRACE was produced by Matthew Cichella, John Wesley Norton, Mitch Wright II, Rick Roland, Jr., Suzette Brown, and Dave Block.

“WITHOUT GRACE is truly unique. It’s a romantic drama that has faith based-elements, but yet still appeals to those who do not believe,” said filmmaker Matthew Cichella. “It’s dramatic, yet hilarious at times. It’s the perfect melting pot of everything that is needed to capture the audience in a heart-warming, funny, and good-natured story about faith, hope and love.”

Freestyle Digital Media
negotiated the deal to acquire WITHOUT GRACE with directly with filmmaker Matthew Cichella.



About Freestyle Digital Media

The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, 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 WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include 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, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.