After a 3+ year battle over release rights, distributor Wild Eye Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to the long-awaited, award-winning, true crime shocker My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous (retitled Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer for VOD, PPV, Cable) from controversial director Shane Ryan (“Amateur Porn Star Killer” and the upcoming “The Owl in Echo Park”). Written and directed by Ryan, My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous stars Katie Marsh, Demi Baumann, Teona Dolnikova, Alex Damiano and Kaliya Skye. Ryan Nicholson (“Live Feed,” “Hanger,” “Gutterballs”) along with Alisha Rayne and actor Kevin Gage (Michael Mann’s “Heat”) produced the film.
Told through a blend of found footage, documentary style, first-person and classical cinematography, the film is the inspired-by-true-story of Alyssa Bustamante, the 15 year old girl accused of stabbing, strangling, and slicing the throat of her 9 year old neighbor in what news and court case described as a ‘thrill killing.’ The film which has left festival crowds “haunted” and “shaken” and hailed by critics as a “Brutal, heartbreaking masterpiece…” shocker “My Name Is ‘A’ By Anonymous” recently completed its festival run coveting numerous awards including “Best Art House Film” at the Pollygrind Film Festival. Wild Eye will release the complete, uncensored version this fall.
My Name is ‘A’ by Anonymous is set to be released on DVD September 23, 2014 and soon after on PPV under Alyssa: Portrait of a Teen Killer. The DVD includes two additional cuts of the film.