Writer-director Matt Atkinson spoke with Solzy at the Movies last week ahead of the release of the Hitchcockian comedy, Room for Rent. Congrats on the upcoming VOD release of Room for Rent. Matt Atkinson: Thank you so much. How did you get the idea for this Hitchcockian comedy? Matt Atkinson: My parents—years ago when I still lived at home, I think this was sort of right at the end of high school, I was moving…"Matt Atkinson talks Room for Rent"
As is the case every year, there’s a number of films premiering during the festival circuit but don’t see a release until the following year. In some instances, this could be because of how long it takes to acquire a distributor. If some of these films had gotten an official theatrical release, make no mistake that they’d have found a spot in my top 20 films of the year and maybe even the top ten.…"The Top Unreleased Films of 2017"
Selected for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Room for Rent is a film that should be seen as a lesson for lottery winners when it comes to dealing with finances. Matt Atkinson makes his feature debut as the writer/director of Room for Rent, a film that could very well be an AirBNB or Craigslist horror story brought to life. Atkinson directs from a script that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. It’s not a horror film per…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Room for Rent"
The Chicago Comedy Film Festival unveiled their lineup on September 1st ahead of the long holiday weekend. Feature films: Everybody Has An Andy Dick Story (77 Min, USA) Special Unit (102 Min, USA) Room for Rent (89 Min, Canada) For the Love of George (89 Min, USA) Something Out of Nothing (45 Min, USA) Love in Moreno Valley (80 Min, USA) Shorts: Alyssa Needs Gay Friends (4 Min, USA) Bob and Vargus (Webisodes, USA) Breakdown…"Lineup announced for 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival"