LOS ANGELES, CA – September 11, 2018 – Gunpowder & Sky, the global content studio, and Allied Vaughn, the Media On Demand distribution company, announced today that they have partnered to release Gunpowder & Sky’s summer hit Hearts Beat Loud on DVD, Blu-Ray, and in a Blu-Ray/CD bundle on September 11. The Blu-ray, featuring a Spotify soundtrack code, and DVD will be available at e-commerce retail locations including,,, and through Netflix. The Blu-Ray/CD bundle will be exclusively available on, marking the first-ever exclusive movie bundle.  Gunpowder & Sky and’s exclusive package will include the Brett Haley fan favorite film, and the explosive Keegan DeWitt original soundtrack, produced by Milan Records. The special Blu-Ray/CD bundle will also include extras such as an exclusive performance, never-before-seen footage, behind-the-scenes footage, and more.

Hearts Beat Loud premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and screened as a special presentation at Austin’s Paramount Theater at SXSW. The film was released theatrically on June 8th, nabbing that weekend’s #1 per-screen average.

In Hearts Beat Loud Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”, The Little Hours) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope) star as a father and daughter living in Red Hook, Brooklyn who become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college. The star-studded cast also includes Ted Danson (“The Good Place” and “Fargo”), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents) and Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, “United States of Tara”).

Hearts Beat Loud was produced by Park Pictures, Burn Later Productions and HK Productions with Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater as producers. Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin, Frank Brenner and Nick Offerman executive produced.


Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.

In 2017, Gunpowder & Sky released numerous films and series, including The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, which premiered to sold-out audiences in NY and LA, and nabbed the highest per screen average for its opening weekend. Gunpowder & Sky was also responsible for the Herbalife exposé documentary, Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one documentary in the iTunes store; Ben Young’s Hounds of Love, which won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature; and Spotify’s most viewed series, Drawn & Recorded. In partnership with HBO and Blumhouse Productions, Gunpowder & Sky also released two horror films, Totem and Like, Share, Follow. Separately, the company also launched DUST, the first premium, digitally-distributed sci-fi brand showcasing thought-provoking visions of the future from both established and emerging filmmakers.

Most recently, during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival the company acquired the North American rights to Brett Haley’s (I’ll See You In My Dreams, The Hero) Hearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the bonding powers of music, and premiered Summer of ’84, the latest thriller from award-winning directors RKSS. Simultaneously, Trevor Stevens’ directorial debut, Rock Steady Row also premiered and won narrative feature jury and audience awards at the Slamdance Film Festival.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler, Floris Bauer, The Chernin Group and AT&T.


Allied Vaughn is the recognized industry leader in the distribution of film, music, and other content on DVD, Blu-ray and CD.  The company’s media services connect content from major film studios, broadcast networks, distributors and filmmakers with a global network of consumers, retailers, and emerging distribution channels. Allied Vaughn’s Content Management services includes metadata and taxonomy development, governance, and digital asset migration services for corporate and entertainment clients.