SXSW Indie Thriller TWO STEP Finds Itself A Home ...

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SXSW Indie Thriller TWO STEP Finds Itself A Home ...
Alex R Johnson's Two Step is the sort of film that too often slips between the cracks, a critically acclaimed festival favorite from a promising young director that proves hard to market thanks to a largely unknown cast and so simply slips away. Except that's not happening here thanks to Traverse Media stepping up to bring the film to audiences across North America.

LOS ANGELES -- Talent management, production and film distribution company Traverse Media today announced the acquisition of Director Alex R. Johnson's award-winning thriller TWO STEP.  A festival favorite, for distribution across North America.

TWO STEP is a throwback Texas thriller in which the lives of James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against the wall, violently collide. Kicked out of college, James visits Grams, his only remaining family, who dies shortly after his arrival. He finds consolation in the company of Grams' neighbor, Dot, a dance teacher, as he figures out his next move. While settling Grams' affairs, James learns she's been the victim of the 'Grandparent Scam', in which someone posing as James has been slowly bilking her out of thousands. But before James can go looking for the culprit, he shows up at the front door, desperate for money. The culprit, Webb, has his own problems in the form of Duane, who has ordered Webb to pay an old debt or else. And if Webb can't get it from Grams, James will have to do - no matter who stands in his way.

Traverse Media will orchestrate a limited theatrical release of TWO STEP in 2015, followed by a wide release on internet and cable VOD. Director Alex R. Johnson said of the deal, 'I'm incredibly excited to be working with Traverse. From our very first conversation it was clear that they truly loved the film and were going to work hard for it.'

Jason Tyrrell, Director of Acquisitions and Distribution for Traverse Media said, 'TWO STEP is one of the most riveting films to come out of the festival circuit in 2014, and every moment of the fantastic imagery and powerful performances stick with you long after the credits roll. We are thrilled to help bring Alex's vision to a wider audience in the coming year. '

After premiering at the 2014 SXSW film festival, TWO STEP went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the New Hampshire International Film Festival and the Best Narrative Feature award at the Flyaway Film Festival. It has also played at the International Film Festival of India, Cucalorus Film Festival, Vancouver International, Reykjavik International and many more.

For more information on the film and its release, please visit

Check out the trailer below!

TWO STEP - TRAILER from Alex R Johnson on Vimeo.

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