Short Term 12 Is A Wonderful Film That Can Be Found On Blu-ray & DVD This January

short term 12I did plenty to try and promote Short Term 12 during its limited release late in the summer (Review HERE), but still wish it got more notoriety.  It does not hurt that it is currently up for many different critics and film group awards, with maybe some chances at Oscar, but we will see.  Regardless, the Brie Larson-starring drama is definitely worth checking out and can be seen on Blu-ray and DVD on January 14th.  Developed out of similar experiences from writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton, the film is based around a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens and issues involving them, as well as her own life.  If is a fine film to seek out and you can read on to learn more about this upcoming release.

IFP Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Actress Winner Brie Larson

Best Female Lead & Best Supporting Male Nominations
for the 2014 Spirit Awards


The National Board of Review Top 10 Independent Films

“Brie Larson is a revelation… ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST PERFORMANCES. An exceptional film in every way.”




– Chicago Sun-Times








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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Today, Traction Media, Animal Kingdom and Cinedigm are proud to announce that Destin Daniel Cretton’s universally acclaimed and award-winning SHORT TERM 12 will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray™ starting January 14, 2014.

After much success on the festival circuit and winning the SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Awards – Narrative Competition, Cinedigm released SHORT TERM 12 on August 23, 2013 in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to over 100 top markets with $1,000,707 B.O. to date.

Most recently, the film received the 2014 Spirit Award nomination for Best Lead Actress for Brie Larson, Best Supporting Male Actor for Keith Stanfield and Best Editing. Additionally, Brie Larson was just awarded Best Actress at the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards.


SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street), a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens.  She’s passionate, tough, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom).  But Grace’s difficult past, her fierce independence – and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility – create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink.  How this couple overcomes those challenges is what makes this film an entirely unique love story.  Grace and Mason come to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth, humor, and family in unexpected places along the way.

In his Los Angeles Times Review, Kenneth Turan proclaims  “A WONDER. EXCEPTIONAL, MOVING AND INTIMATE. Honestly earns every bit of its emotional impact.”  New York Times critic Manohla Dargis says the film is “A DELICATE INTENSITY OF FEELING… a terrific, completely persuasive Brie Larson…” Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly declares “GRADE A: A drama of astonishing emotional purity.”

SHORT TERM 12  has a running time of 96 minutes and is rated R for language and brief sexuality.

Bonus features not rated. DVD and Blu-Ray™ special features include Over 30 Minutes of Bonus Features include Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurette, Making the Music Featurette, Cast and Crew Screening featuring The Shivers, Short Term 12: The Original Short Film, Trailers, Teasers and Outreach Partners.

To learn more about the film, please visit http://shortterm12.com/



ANIMAL KINGDOM was founded in September 2012 to develop, produce and finance feature films, television and digital content.  The company’s first feature was writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12, starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek and Keith Stanfield.  The company is currently in post-production on David Robert Mitchell’s IT FOLLOWS and in production on Ariel Kleiman’s PARTISAN.


Traction Media is an independent film production, packaging and sales repping company founded in 2002 by the partners of entertainment law firm, Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder, LLP.  Working with both emerging filmmaking talent and established veterans, Traction develops, packages, produces and sets up financing for projects, in addition to representing the sale of distribution rights for finished films.


Over the past decade, Cinedigm has led the digital distribution revolution that continues to transform the media landscape. In addition to its pioneering role in transitioning movie theatres from traditional film prints to digital distribution, Cinedigm continues to advance worldwide cinema modernization with its suite of software products allowing exhibitors and distributors to manage their newly digital businesses with efficiency, insight and certainty. And, as the leading distributor of independent content in the world, Cinedigm collaborates with producers and the exhibition community with unequalled transparency to market, source, curate and distribute quality content across all digital platforms to targeted and profitable audiences.


Street date:                   January 14, 2014
Pre-book:                      December 3, 2014
Catalog #:                     88130052000
UPC:                               025192215254
Run time:                      96 Minutes
Rating:                           R
SRP:                              $34.95
Format:                         Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:               Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:                            5.1 DTSHD-MA



Street date:                   January 14, 2014
Pre-book:                      December 3, 2013
Catalog #:                     88130051000
UPC:                              025192215247
Run time:                     96 Minutes
Rating:                          R
SRP:                              $29.95
Format:                        Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:               Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:                            Dolby Digital 5.1

SHORT TERM 12 will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray™ starting January 14, 2014.  You can pre-order your copy here:

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