New Film Release: "Single" Available Ahead of "National Unmarried and Single Americans Week" in the U.S. (September 20-26, 2009)

New York, NY, September 16, 2009 --( “Single” - a film produced and directed by Richard Atkinson and Jane Scandurra and distributed by Osiris Entertainment - was released today and is available through major online retailers including,, and Netflix as well as major retail outlets nationwide.

Coincidentally, it’s a little known fact that the 3rd week of September each year (Sept 20-26 in 2009) is officially observed as “National Unmarried and Single Americans Week” initiated in 1980 to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contribution to society - like accounting for $1.6 trillion in U.S. consumer spending.

100 million adults in the USA are single and for the first time ever the majority of US households are headed by an unmarried person. The film takes an in-depth look into the influences behind this generational shift. The story unfolds as thought provoking and often humorous experts, singer/songwriters, comedians and “real people” describe how life today has become more complex, intense and demanding, and that finding and maintaining a lasting relationship has never been more challenging:

The accelerated evolution of women in recent years has resulted in more lifestyle choices for both men and women.
We live in a youth obsessed, instant gratification, attention-deficit world.
Media and technology have heightened our expectations of finding the “perfect” partner and maintaining the “perfect” relationship.

Juliet Huddy, nationally syndicated talk show host on Fox TV described “Single” as “a really cool , cool documentary” during an interview with co-producer, Jane Scandurra. Tiffanie Greene, influential film critic writing for online review site, described “Single” as “brilliantly done.”

Public viewers have been equally quick to respond enthusiastically. “Whether you are single, married, widowed or divorced, you will see yourself in this documentary,” said Vickie B., a single 30-something from NY who attended a screening. “The game has certainly changed and it’s reassuring to know many of us are experiencing the same thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat.”

Philip J., a single man in his mid thirties, of CT, made his parents watch the film. “Now they’ve stopped asking me why I’m not married.”

Officially selected at the 2008 New York New Filmmakers Festival and included in the Berkshire International Festival Sunday Series, the film was picked up by Osiris Entertainment of Chatsworth, California for US and international distribution.


Running Time: 97 minutes
Produced by Osiris Entertainment LLC in association with Go Pictures and Films LLC
Written, Produced and Directed by Richard Atkinson and Jane Scandurra
Web site and trailer:
Original Music Performed By: Sera Buras, Elza, Ignacio Uriarte, The Heaves, Mrs. Robinson, Phil Mann Band, and Jim Caparelli
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Suggested Retail Price: $19.98
Full Screen/Color/English language
Special Features: Director and Producer Interviews, Behind the Scenes Photos, Original Music Soundtrack, Television Features from PBS and iChannel.
Distribution Inquiries: Osiris Entertainment at (818) 576-1030
Media Inquiries:

Go Pictures and Films, LLC
Jane Scandurra / Richard Atkinson
Prefer initial contact via email.