Anchor Bay Press Release: Hiding (DVD)

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    Teen Girl Must Begin a New Life While Keeping Her Dark Past a Secret in Hiding

    Ana Villafañe Stars in Her First Feature Film Alongside Jeremy Sumpter and Tyler Blackburn in Debut Blu-ray™ and DVD Release from

    Anchor Bay Entertainment – June 26, 2012


    Beverly Hills, CA – There’s a new girl in town, but she’s not who she seems to be…. Hiding, an all-new Blu-ray™ and DVD release from Anchor Bay Entertainment, will have viewers on the edge of their seats, as they follow the story of a brave young girl who must cope with much more than typical teenage angst. The nail-biting thriller stars Ana Villafañe (“Los Americans”) in her debut feature film role as Alicia Torres, who is forced to relocate from her big city home to a small town following the gruesome murder of her parents. Now in the Witness Protection Program, Alicia must find a way to accept her new identity, even as she’s haunted by images of her parents’ murder. Written by Brian Hurwitz, directed by Thomas J. Wright and co-starringJeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights,” Peter Pan (2003), Soul Surfer) and Tyler Blackburn (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Days of Our Lives”), the premiere release hits retail stores nationwide, June 26, 2012.

    Hiding is a dynamic story filled with thrilling twists and turns that also captures many of the everyday challenges of growing up,” said Erin Carter, Executive Director of Brand Marketing for Anchor Bay Entertainment. “The talented young cast delivers a memorable performance that will keep audiences engaged throughout all the exciting action.”

    Alicia Torres (Ana Villafañe) was a typical New York City teenager until her parents were murdered and she becomes a key witness in the trial against the son of a notorious crime boss. She has no choice but to enter the Witness Protection Program – and leave everything she knew and loved behind. From the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, Alicia must move to the tiny town of Longview, Montana and adopt a new identity as Josephine Russo or “Jo.” Beyond these drastic changes, Jo has to abide by a strict set of new rules. She is now posing as an Italian-American girl from Seattle and is no longer allowed to speak Spanish or to be in contact with anyone from her previous life (no cell phone, no Facebook, no email) – nothing that could give away her true identity. At an age when most kids are just starting to understand who they really are, the only thing Alicia can't be is herself.

    At her new school, Jo meets Jesse (Tyler Blackburn), the enigmatic artist who represents what she left behind, and Brett (Jeremy Sumpter), the “all-American” boy, who stands for everything she’s expected to become. But as Jo tries to put together the pieces of her new life, the secret that even she doesn’t know is that the hit man hired by the crime boss behind her parents’ murder is looking for her – and the real fight for her life is about to begin.

    About Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.

    “Hiding” DVD

    Street Date: June 26, 2012

    Pre-Book: May 30, 2012

    Catalog #: AF25113

    UPC #: 0 1313 25113-9 9

    Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

    Retail Price: $22.98

    Genre: Thriller

    Rating: Pending

    Run Time: 96 minutes

    Year: 2012

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