The distributor has acquired North American rights and will handle international sales on Garrett Bradley’s New Orleans-set feature directorial debut.

Below Dreams (pictured) premiered at Tribeca 2014 and follows a trio of adults in the Big Easy as they pursue, work, stardom and love.

108 Media plans to release the film in Los Angeles on April 10 and New York on April 17 followed by VOD release on April 21. 108 Media also handles international sales.

Below Dreams was produced in New Orleans and supported by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.

Abhi Rastogi and Nick Burton of 108 Media negotiated the deal with RJ Millard of Obscured Pictures on behalf of the film-maker.

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