Pinay singer, Nickleodeon actress in soulful, high energy film about friendship, love & music

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NASHVILLE — When rising music star Layne Price heads home to Nashville for New Year’s Eve to break her writer’s block, she discovers that sometimes you find inspiration and love, with a little mystical intervention — where you least expect it, in the charming, holiday RomCom, I Hate New Year’s.

Available for streaming December 4, I Hate New Year’s will be available on demand everywhere, as well as on the Tello Network.

Filmed in Nashville, I Hate New Year’s stars actress/singers Dia Frampton (runner-up in the inaugural season of The Voice and lead singer of the band Meg & Dia) and
Filipino-American Ashley Argota (The Fosters, Lab Rats, Broadway’s The Lion King), as well as groundbreaking actress Candis Cayne (The Magicians, Grey’s Anatomy, I Am Cait, Elementary, Dirty Sexy Money) in a magical, dual role.

Featuring a soulful, high-energy, original soundtrack from award-winning composer Emer Kinsella, with five songs penned by Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander, also known for their collaborations on Jojo’s “Too Little Too Late” and Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break.” Steinberg is among the most successful songwriters of the past 35 years, co-writing five #1 singles on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, including Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Whiney Houston’s “So Emotional,” The Bangles’ “Eternal Flame” and Heart’s “Alone.”

I Hate New Year’s features electric music performances by Frampton (“Flatline,” “Better in the Dark,” “North Star”), Argota (“Hours of the Night”), Frampton and Argota in a duet (“Our One Heart”) and bluesy, Nashville artist and 2015 American Idolcompetitor Gina Venier (“Radio Silence,” “If I Was Your Girl”).

In I Hate New Year’s Experiencing writer’s block, rising music star Layne Price (Dia Frampton), at her Los Angeles manager’s insistence, reluctantly visits mysterious fortune teller Zelena (Candis Cayne), whose flamboyant advice she misconstrues. Heading home to Nashville for New Year’s Eve, a holiday she hates, Layne hits the town with BFF Cassie Holmes (Ashley Argota). While Cassie plans to finally confess that her feelings have evolved into more than friendship, Layne is too focused on “bumping into” her elusive ex to notice. But sometimes you find inspiration and love—with a little mystical intervention—where you least expect it.

From Tello Films and DASH Productions, I Hate New Year’s was directed by Christin Baker from a screenplay by Kathryn Trammell, based on a story by Christin Baker, Ashely Arnold, Danielle Jablonski and Kathryn Trammell. Produced by Christin Baker, Ashely Arnold and Danielle Jablonski. Executive producers are Danielle Thoeni and Jim Thoeni. Co-producer is Stephanie Herman. Director of Photography is Micah Ellars. Music composed by Emer Kinsella. 

Tello Films produces and distributes innovative, high-quality films, series and shorts. Founded by CEO Christin Baker in 2009 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Tello Films was the first network dedicated to telling stories featuring and about lesbian/queer women. Powered by Vimeo OTT, Tello Films network content is available to stream on any device and includes such Emmy-nominated series as Secs and EXECS and Riley Parra and such critically acclaimed films as Season of Love. Wanna see more?  Visit Tello Films at: https://www.tellofilms.com

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