The distributor has raised p&a funds to release the film on Oct 27 in more than 90 theatres.

D&E Entertainment will handle the theatrical release and ARC Entertainment will distribute on VoD, DVD and Blu-ray. Archstone Distribution is handling international sales.

Oren Kaplan makes his directorial debut on the story of deaf UFC fighter Matt Hamill and his journey to win a national collegiate championship. Deaf actor Russell Harvard stars alongside Raymond J Barry. Joseph McKelheer and Eben Kostbar wrote and produced.

The Hammer is that rare film that tells a good story while employing a storyline featuring not one but several talented actors who are deaf,” Oscar winning actress Marlee Matlin said. “The deaf characters ring true and the producers have wisely avoided cliché portrayals of deaf characters as victims.