Vision Films is pleased to announce they are set to release Award-winning indie feature film Hello, My Name is Frank on VOD nationwide on May 17, 2016 for Tourette Awareness Month, in association with TAA (Tourette Association of America). The film, which premiered last year at the Newport Beach Film Festival and won the award for Best Dramatic Feature at the Manhattan Film Festival, is the story of a sweet and lovable recluse with Tourette Syndrome who is thrust into a new world when he is dragged on a road trip with three teenage girls. Hello, My Name is Frank is a modern-day Wizard of Oz meets Little Miss Sunshine and Rain Main a road trip taken by Frank and his companions that causes them all to grow, bond and come into their own.
Hello, My Name is Frank is the first feature from Award-winning writer/director Dale Peterson (Hard to Come By, Im Gonna Do it Until the Day I Die). With the screenplay by Margaret Kerrison and Christine Bartsch, the film stars Garrett M. Brown (Uncle Buck, “Kick-Ass,” American Crime Story, “The People Vs. O.J Simpson), YouTube star and singer/songwriter Hayley Kiyoko (“Insidious: Chapter 3”, CSI: Cyber), Rachel DiPillo (Jane the Virgin, Chicago Med), Mary Kate Wiles (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Bridge and Tunnel), Travis Caldwell (The Gates, “Criminal Minds”), and Tess Harper (Crimes of the Heart, Breaking Bad).
Frank (Brown) is a reclusive 59-year old man with Tourette Syndrome who is left despondent following the death of his long-time caregiver. Recognizing this, the caregivers teenage daughter Laura (DiPillo) drags a reluctant Frank along on a life-changing road trip with herself and her two friends rebellious Alisa (Kiyoko) and God-fearing Kim (Wiles). What follows is a journey that sees the characters bond, learn, grow, and come into their own. This heartfelt dramatic comedy tackles its subject matter with a respectful yet humorous tone.