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Emile Hirsch’s ‘Motel Life’ Launches Random Media Slate

Rob Williams tapped as senior VP

“The Motel Life,” starring Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning, heads the slate unveiled by newly minted distributor Random Media, launched by veteran executive Eric Doctorow.

Random, which is aiming to care out a niche in the home entertainment space, also has hired former Indomina Media and Netflix exec Rob Williams as senior VP and head of acquisitions.

Random signed a multi-year distribution deal with Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment in June.

“The Motel Life,” baased on Willy Vlautin’s novel, is directed and produced by Gabe Polsky and Alan Polsky. Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson also star.

Slate includes “Guardian of the Highlands,” an animated film voiced by Sean Connery and Alan Cumming star about an aging, skateboarding veterinarian who saves a fugitive beaver; “Around the Block,” starring Christina Ricci, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival; “For Those in Peril,” which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival; “The Secret Lives of Dorks”; “The Last Supper,” from  director Lu Chuan; the documentary “$ellebrity; and “Meth Head,” starring Lucas Haas.

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