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“Prepare to have the wind knocked out of you...in a good way!”
John Robideaux - Robideaux Marketing
“...an inspiration for everyone...it gives hope for living life to its fullest."
Phillip C. DeMio, MD - President, American Medical Autism Board
“Poignant, warm, sad, touching, and totally delightful.”
Derek Kavanagh - Producer, Dances with Wolves
"Based on a true story, Different Drummers is one of those uplifting films that makes you want to go out and live life with everything you’ve got, while also leaving a tear in your eye." Misty Layne - Rogue Cinema
"This is a story of friendship and faith and working toward change. We are pleased to award it our Dove Seal.
You will want to walk to the beat of these Different Drummers." The Dove Foundation
Different Drummers Synopsis
The school science fair is approaching - an event that takes place once a year on Parent Night. Lyle is unable to find a partner for his science project due to his reputation for recklessness (the year before he stuffed fireworks into a homemade volcano). Lyle befriends David as a last resort. In one of their first conversations, David informs Lyle that their teacher is about to die and states that the source of this sad revelation is God. When their teacher does die, a doubtful and confused Lyle feels he must find out for certain if God exists. When he doesn't get the answers he's searching for from Mr. Merrick or his parents, he decides to take matters into his own hands.
A pact is made, and when Lyle begins to twist the rules in a desperate attempt to give David some of his own excess energy, they come face to face with life's most transcendent and painful truths - and Lyle's question is ultimately answered, in a way he never could have imagined.
This movie is recommended family entertainment by The Dove Foundation and has been rated family-approved and faith-friendly for all ages.
Dec 3, 2013 - MDA
Different Drummers joins forces with the Spokane Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a local annual fundraiser known as the MDA Lockup. Local celebrities are put "in jail" and held there until they raise their own bail. We're proud to announce that Brayden Tucker, the co-star of Different Drummers is, as of this moment, officially in jail. We encourage everyone to make a contribution so he will be out in time to enjoy the premiere of his movie!
Nov 20, 2013 - Accolades
Different Drummers received notification from the International Accolade Competition of an award of Merit for Family/Children Features. The Accolade Competition has been a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices in film-making for ten years. The Accolade is an international awards competition which has recognized productions from all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Nov 15, 2013 - MPAA Rating
Different Drummers received its official rating of PG from the Motion Picture Association of America. Tracey Downs, the Senior Rater at MPAA was kind enough to explain why we weren't able to achieve a G rating. The wording they decided on was "rated PG for thematic elements, some mischief and brief smoking. By way of explanation, the elements that the wording refers to are the wheelchair ride, the janitor smoking his pipe, and some adult discussions that take place.
Nov 6, 2013 - AFM
Co-Directors Lyle Hatcher and Don Caron attended the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA where they met Different Drummers' International Distributors, Rod Hopping and Brendan Styles. Negotiations are underway with potential US Theatrical Distribution companies
Oct 18, 2013 - New Artwork
Rod Hopping, our distributor at Heritage HM, just sent a sample of some new artwork for the Different Drummers branding. We'd like to get some feedback on the change, so please let us know what you think by weighing in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/differentdrummersmovie
And by the way, while you're there, give us a like if it wouldn't be too much trouble. Thanks! We're trying to get to 5,000 likes by the end of the year, in time for the January 10 theatrical release date.
Oct 16, 2013 AMC Website
Different Drummers now has an official presence on the AMC website with the poster, the trailer and the synopsis and the release date of January 10, 2014. No ticket purchases available yet but that is coming soon, very soon. You can check it out here: Different Drummers at AMC.
Oct 13, 2013 - Fandango
Different Drummers is now represented on the Fandango Website: trailer, synopsis and poster. You can sign up for a FanAlert on the Different Drummers landing page if youw ant to know when tickets come available. The opening will be on January 10, 2014 at the River Park Square AMC in Spokane, WA. Different Drummers on Fandango.
Oct 11, 2013 - Countdown
The countdown clock has officially started, ticking away the seconds from now until Different Drummers opens with its theatrical release at the AMC Riverpark Square in Spokane, WA on Friday January 10, 2014 - nine years after the project began and 15 months after the first day of shooting in October of 2013.
Oct 5, 2013 - In Theaters
Different Drummers will kick off it's theatrical release in Spokane, WA on Friday January 10, 2014 at the AMC Riverpark Square Theaters. Watch for news on when and where to buy tickets as well as future updates on Different Drummers in other cities. Different Drummers at AMC.
Oct 4, 2013 - Public Speaking
Lyle Hatcher, co-author and co-director of Different Drummers will be the featured keynote speaker at the third annual Wellness Celebration and Rally, taking place October 10, 2013 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane WA.
The event will fature fahsion makeovers, a runway luncheon (gluten-free and vegetarian options available with advance purchase), silent auction, raffles, vendor booths and more. This event is sponsored by the Spokane-Eastern WA Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors.
For tickets or more information contact Helen Pavlischak - 509-939-0696 - email@example.com or Jennifer Valerien - 509-869-3828 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. Tables for 10 can be reserved for $350.
Oct 3, 2013 - Kindle Version
THE KINDLE VERSION of Different Drummers is now available at Amazon.com. It is identical the original edition of th book except it doesn't have the photos or the table of contents. We've offered a sharing feature with the Kindle version that allows you to share the book with friends and family for only 99 cents per share.
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Oct 2, 2013 - Soundtrack
NOW AVAILABLE: The Soundtrack to Different Drummers is now available for download on iTunes, both the full album and individual tracks. You can also audition the tracks to enable you to find the one you're looking for.
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For those of you who prefer the "old-school" approach where you buy an actual CD (sorry no vinyl) you can also do that at CDBaby.com. Also, if you don't have iTunes and don't want it you can audition and download individual tracks on CDBaby as well.
Visit our page on CDBaby by clicking the link below:
Different Drummers Soundtrack on CDBaby.com
Oct 1, 2013 - Paperback
The paperback version of the book Different Drummers is now available on Amazon.com. This second edition of the book, in paperback is identical to the Hardbound Collectors Edition with an updated cover that matches the movie poster.
The collectors edition hardbound copies with the original covers are now only available directly from the directors at speaking engagements and other public events.
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Different Drummers paperback on Amazon
Sept 30, 2013 - Distribution
Today Different Drummers LLC signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Heritage HM, a distribution company based in Australia. The Heritage tagline is "Movies change people, people change the world!" For us, that says it all.
Check back for updates on the Spokane Theatrical Release date and theatrical showings in other cities. More information coming soon.
Visit Heritage HM online at MoviesChangePeople.com