Inner-City Drama ‘Five Star’ Gets Distribution from XLrator

Five Star
Nathan Fitch

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to inner-city drama “Five Star,” which won the best editing award for a narrative feature at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“Five Star,” directed by Keith Miller from his own script, stars James “Primo” Grant and John Diaz. The film centers on Grant, a member of the Bloods gang since he was 12, taking the son of his slain mentor under his wing and versing him in the code of the streets in East New York.

The film, which has played in more than 30 festivals, will be released on XLrator Media’s Pace multicultural releasing label this summer. Producers are Daryl Freimark, Luisa Conlon and Miller. Russell Miller exec produces.

Scott Foundas of Variety gave “Five Star” a strong review following its Tribeca premiere, calling it “low-key but powerfully affecting.”

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin on behalf of the filmmakers.

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