The distributor’s presence will boost theatrical plans as first time director Matthew Lillard and producer Whitewater Films line up a campaign through The Vans Warped Tour and this summer.

At this stage the filmmakers said they had surpassed their goal to raise more than $150,000 on Kickstarter, which will be used to enable bespoke screenings across the US through

Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary and Billy Campbell star in the story of an overweight teenage boy who is plucked from a suicide bid by a charismatic high school dropout. The film is based on K L Going’s novel.

The film won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at SXSW this year.