World's First and Most Watched
Gay Travel TV Series Soon on DVD
Alluvial Filmworks to Release Bump!
Featuring Sexy Gay Soap Star Charlie David
Los Angeles (California) – August 31, 2007 – Bump!, the world's first and
most watched gay and lesbian travel television series, will be exclusively
released internationally on DVD by Alluvial Filmworks beginning in
December. Alluvial Filmworksand Bumper
2 Bumper Media, who produces the television series, inked an
ongoing seven-year agreement this month to bring the informative, practical and
entertaining travel adventures of sexy gay soap star Charlie David, acclaimed lesbian
McDonough and model J.R. Anderson to DVD.
The first two seasons of Bump! have aired on OUTtv (Canada), here! Networks (USA), ONO (Spain), EGO (Israel) and Pink TV (France &
Belgium). Bump!, the ultimate gay travel television
series, is an international hit and is currently shooting its third season.
Catering to the discriminating tastes of the gay traveler, each installment of
the series presents a new gay-friendly destination in a stylish and upbeat
format. Viewers are taken on a personal tour of each locale, including
interviews with local celebrities, personalities, gay icons and passersby to
give the viewer an accurate and entertaining perspective they can relate to. Bump! also delves into the
always-intriguing (and often risqué) soci! al scene of the destination. From
coffeehouses, beaches, historical sites, nightclubs, gay shopping, circuit
parties and more, the show explores where and how people connect for fun and
love. Each episode gives a travelogue of the location, covering attractions,
neighborhoods and events - all from a gay perspective.
Viewers can sit
back and relax as the sexy J.R. Anderson (on season one only), the chiseled host
Charlie David and the bubbly Shannon McDonough expertly guide them through a
variety of stunning and enriching locales including Paris, Montreal, Amsterdam,
London, Cancun, Key West, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and many, many
more. Charlie, who was recently named OUT Magazine's annual OUT 100 List of the
year's most interesting, influential and newsworthy LGBT people, is a rising
star in his own right. Most notably, Charlie David can be recognized as the
uber-sexy star of the gay soap Dante's Cove. Shannon has her own impressive past including acting for
the stage and camera as well as a revered playwriting career.
With its release on DVD, Bump!, will become the gay
community's authority for travel information and entertainment. Aside from
watching the series on television, people will be able to purchase the DVDs for
their home collection, plan a trip by renting Bump! from Netflix and other video rental
services — people will even find it in their local bookstore and library's
reference section. Whether viewers are seasoned travelers or just beginning to
explore what amazing gay destinations the world has to offer, Bump! will be the most informative and
entertaining resource available.
Alluvial Filmworks will begin releasing Bump! DVDs in December. Each DVD
release will focus on a particular geographic region. The suggested retail price
of each Bump! DVD will be $19.98. Bump! DVDs will be available at
retail stores throughout the world and online at websites including Amazon.com
Bump! was created,
developed and produced by Bumper 2
Bumper Media, Inc. a joint venture between Pink Triangle Press (www.pinktrianglepress.com) and Peace Point Entertainment
Group (www.peacepoint.tv). More information about Bump! can be found at www.bumptv.com.
Alluvial Filmworks is the independent
film distribution division of Village Lighthouse, Inc., a gay and lesbian
consumer products company. Its library includes feature-length films, short film
compilations, stage shows and television series that the gay community can
relate to and others can enjoy as well. Alluvial Filmworks prides itself in both
recognizing the accomplishments of upcoming talent in gay and lesbian
independent cinema and offering other hard-to-find content through its DVD and
broadcast distribution. And while it boasts having award-winning titles in its
collection, Alluvial Filmworks believes firmly in its mission to share work from
filmmakers whose impressive skills have yet to be widely discovered.
Lighthouse, Inc. is a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer
of gay and lesbian oriented merchandise. Its wholesale divisions, including 10%, PROVOCATEUR and Alluvial Filmworks, distribute greeting
cards, calendars, postcards, magnets, DVDs, cologne, lotion, male pheromones and
other paper products to over 500 accounts internationally. Village Lighthouse's
retail divisions include 10percent.com, the leading online shopping
destination for the gay community, and 10percentGIRL.com, a retail shopping
website devoted to the interests of lesbian women. For more information about
Village Lighthouse and its divisions, visit its corporate website at www.villagelighthouse.com.
Charlie David (Seasons 2 &
Charlie David has been a host for E! Television, NBC,
OutTV, here! TV, Pink TV, EGO, Fine Living and Life Network on such shows as FYE!, SpyTV, Bump! and Crash Test Mommy. Charlie's writing has
been published by National Youth Ambassador,
Adventure Women, Outlooks and BoyCrazy! magazines. A celebrated writer
the Cold Reading Series awarded Charlie 'Best Feature Screenplay' for Mulligans and 'Best Short
Screenplay' for Narcissus.
In 2005, Out Magazine recognized Charlie in their 'Out 100' for outstanding contributions to arts and
culture at their gala in New
York. Formerly in a rock band, Charlie opened for
Destiny's Child, Pink, Snoop Dogg, Rick Springfield and Black Eyed Peas. Charlie
is now focused on film and TV with recent roles in the films, A Four Letter Word and Kiss the Bride, and on ABC's Ugly Betty, Bravo!'s Godiva's, Showtime's Ree! fer Madness, Movie Central/Movie
Channel's award winning Terminal
City and starring in a third season of here! TV's gothic soap
opera, Dante's Cove. www.charliedavid.com
Shannon McDonough (Seasons
Shannon McDonough has appeared recently in ReGenisis, Angela's Eyes, and commercials for
H&R Block, and the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board as well as
the upcoming film Camille staring Sienna Miller, David Carradine and James Franco. Shannon grew up in
trained with famed comedy troupe The Second City before branching out into
television, film and voice work. Shannon is a
performer, writer, and producer who devotes her time to seeing the funnier side
of life. Her writing debut, the dark comedy Ring - about working in a phone sex
office - met with critical acclaim, as did And Every Night's Hot At The Va Va Voom,
a brash and sassy musical about lesbian love in a 1940's New Jersey Burlesque
house. Her other plays, Talking To Mom in
Colour and Southern
Belle were audience favorites at The New Ideas Festival at
Toronto's Alumnae Theatre. Shannon has been
seen on stage in Tony 'n Tina's Weddi!
ng, and recently, Criminal
J.R. (Joseph-Ross) Anderson (Season
J.R. has worked in broadcast media for several years.
Coming from a background of television production, J.R. has assistant directed
for MuchMusic and directed programs and commercials for Toronto Star TV. J.R.
was also Bump's resident party boy. No stranger to the gay circuit scene, J.R.
has performed as a dancer at many parties, including Unity during Toronto Pride.
J.R. has also modeled for television and print commercials. Currently based in
J.R. is now involved in commercial and music video production as a principal of
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