SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR MATTHEW ESPINOSA STARS
IN THE ROMANTIC TEEN DRAMA
DVD Arrives September 13, 2016 Including Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Gag Reel
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Two teens from very different worlds discover that they have a lot more in common than they ever imagined in the romantic drama BE SOMEBODY, arriving on DVD September 13, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Social media superstar Matthew Espinosa stars as teen pop star Jordan Jaye, who just wants to live like a regular teenager. When he’s chased down by some excited female fans, he finds a perfect hideout and a reluctant new friend in a small town high school art student named Emily Lowe (Sarah Jeffery, Descendants). Over the course of several days, the two embark on an unexpected journey of friendship, first love and self-discovery — proving that maybe opposites really do attract.
Espinosa, who makes his feature film debut in BE SOMEBODY, has more than 18 million followers on social media and more than 1 billion loops/views on Vine. BE SOMEBODY also stars Tava Smiley (“General Hospital”), Caitlin Keats (Kill Bill: Vol. 2), LaMonica Garrett (“Sons of Anarchy,” “The Game”) and Allison Paige (“Days of Our Lives,” “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”).
The BE SOMEBODY DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16×9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD includes the feature film in standard definition, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and a gag reel.
Studio71 present “Be Somebody.” Starring Matthew Espinosa, Sarah Jeffery and Allison Paige. Edited by Will Torbett. Production designer Anthony Stabley. Costume designer Angela Solouki. Music by Bowie Dinkel & Kelvin Pimont. Director of photography Eve M. Cohen. Executive producers Matthew Espinosa, Andrew Reyes, Carrie Morrow, Joshua Caldwell and Jeff Levin. Produced by Gary Binkow and Amee Dolleman. Co-producer Angelique Hanus. Written by Lamar Damon. Directed by Joshua Caldwell.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Run time: 86 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG for thematic elements, some suggestive comments and mild language
Canadian Rating: G