Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready featured in newly released Stroller Gangs
Comedy series written and directed by Emmy Award-winning actor Tom
Heyou Media, Inc., a new media content aggregator company founded by
actor and filmmaker Tom Skerritt is already showing signs of fast
momentum and acceptance of its new media business. The Seattle company
announced today that it has secured its first round of financing and
that its web series, “Stroller Gangs” is now available for viewing on
Amazon Prime Video through the Amazon Video Direct self-service
distribution platform. Today’s announcement marks the first of many
distribution platforms to be leveraged for Heyou Media content.
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Tom Skerritt's Heyou Media comedy web series, Stroller Gangs is now available on Amazon Prime Video (Photo: Business Wire)
“Heyou Media is feeling the buzz from all of the interest and traction,”
said Tom Skerritt, Heyou Media Founder and Chairman. “Entertainment and
technology industries see the value and are quickly resonating with our
mission and unique approach. An alternative media revolution is
burgeoning and our company creates a viable new media and visual
entertainment content business to produce, aggregate, curate and
distribute outstanding content from around the world.”
“Stroller Gangs,” based on true stories, is a comedy web series that
follows a pack of Seattle quad-shot latte moms who push strollers while
they push the limits into unending raucous shenanigans. Viewers can find
the show at http://a.co/aosEuH5
“You don’t want to mess with this posse,” added Skerritt. “Stroller
Gangs’ story lines are already receiving positive feedback from a
growing number of viewers – all without any promotion done to date.”
Distribution of the series on Amazon Prime Video through Amazon Video
Direct is the first of many key partnerships to be forged by the
company. However, Skerritt stressed that Amazon is critical to Heyou
Media’s distribution strategy, because of its extensive reach and scale,
as well as the ability to attract a premium audience with Amazon Video.
“Amazon brings global, high-quality infrastructure combined with a large
fan base and focus on excellent customer service,” said Skerritt.
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis sits on the Heyou Media advisory board
and underscores the importance that music adds to the Heyou Media
vision. Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the
Seattle rock band’s Mike McCready is featured in one of the “Stroller
“It’s awesome to be connected to what will be another significant
creative marker and movement,” said Curtis. “Like what happened with the
innovative music that erupted from Seattle, Tom’s Heyou Media offers an
exciting vehicle for all forms of interesting content and will bring
dynamic ways to highlight the abundance of creative talent in our
Heyou Media also met its financing goals for its first round of fund
raising through a variety of undisclosed investors.
The initial fund amount was not unveiled, but the company stated that
the monies would be used to support productions, marketing, content
acquisition and distribution deals, according to Skerritt.
“Heyou Media presents another significant reason to put Seattle on the
map,” added Curtis.
An Emmy Award actor, director and writer in the entertainment industry,
Skerritt is recognized for his work in the award-winning films M*A*S*H,
TURNING POINT, ALIEN, TOP GUN, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
and CONTACT; innumerable television shows, the 16-Emmy Award CBS series,
PICKET FENCES; and Broadway productions. Skerritt founded The Film
School in 2003 and in 2012, the RED BADGE PROJECT, a storytelling
program for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
About Heyou Media
Founded in late 2016 by Tom Skerritt, Heyou Media, Inc. (www.heyoumedia.com)
is an aggregator of new media visual entertainment content, including
music, theatrical long-form, short-form video, web series, virtual
reality and special interest videos. Heyou Media is focused on curating,
creating and distributing web content from around the world. In addition
to the recently announced award-winning “Widow Walk,” Heyou Media is
co-producing David Guterson’s “East of the Mountains,” Skerritt’s
PTS-focused “What We Came to Be” and will continue to produce the
“Stroller Gangs” web series.
Heyou Media, Inc. is based in Seattle, Washington.
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For Heyou Media, Inc.,Teresa Fausti, 425-503-5674Teresa@fausticommunications.com