Frozen Slapstick Epic HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS Thaws onto Streaming April 15th


Hundreds of Beavers Hits Streaming This April

Following Critical Acclaim and Sold Out Shows

on North American Theatrical Tour

Underground Frostbitten Epic Bows on Prime Video

and Apple TV April 15th via FilmHub

Debuts April 19th as an SVOD Exclusive on Fandor



Recent Reviews:


“You’d do well to satisfy your craving for knockabout lunacy by checking out Hundreds of Beavers, as visionary as any indie in many a moon, and a dam site (ahem) more fun.” — Los Angeles Times


“this ingeniously home-made lark never runs out of steam.” — Variety


“A marvel of slapstick invention that in terms of pure unbridled creativity puts most big-screen comedies to shame.” — The Daily Beast


“You don’t get great physical comedy accidentally…In its dedication to its own premise, Hundreds of Beavers reaches the kind of purity of purpose usually only found in middle-school stick-figure comics or ancient Flash animations” — Paste Magazine


“Part Guy Maddin, part Chuck Jones — a constant delight.”

— Alonso Duralde


Los Angeles, CA–Hundreds of Beavers is excited to announce their streaming launch on April 15. The film, which emerged as one of the festival circuit’s most unexpected gems of recent years, is coming to VOD and Fandor as a national tour continues. Hundreds of Beavers will be available for rental and purchase on Prime Video and Apple TV nationwide through FilmHub starting April 15, 2024. Other major TVOD platforms will follow. The frostbitten epic comedy will be available as an SVOD exclusive on Fandor beginning April 19.


The spring streaming release puts a cap on an exciting winter for Hundreds of Beavers, which took on a self-distributed theatrical release across the United States and Canada shortly after the new year and continuing through the digital debut.


Producer Kurt Ravenwood enthused, “We’re very excited to be working with FilmHub for our premium rentals and purchases, because with FilmHub, indie filmmakers get 80% of the rental and purchase dollar: more money directly to the artists. We see this as a viable model for self-distribution of indie films.”


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The Fandor deal was negotiated by Tzu-Chin Yu of Acquisitions, on behalf of Cineverse and Kurt Ravenwood of Trapper LLC on behalf of the filmmakers. Eric Rowe, Director of Programming at Cineverse said, “Hundreds of Beavers is a perfect example of why independent cinema continues to be so vital. With so much sameness being produced, its daring design, constant inventiveness, and deliriously entertaining conception draw from past and present cinematic lore to deliver something truly unique (and hilarious). The entertainment industry still relies on strategic risk, and this kind of out-of-the-box creative vision, which could be described as silent film homage meets slapstick comedy, is an ideal film for Fandor viewers looking for bold, creative, and entertaining films.”

Reuniting the team that brought Lake Michigan Monster to audiences in 2019, Hundreds of Beavers stars Ryland Brickson Cole Tews as the intrepid hero of this frostbitten inventive epic, co-written by Tews and Mike Cheslik making his feature directorial debut.


Hundreds of Beavers made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in 2022 and has gone on to critical and audience acclaim as a return to physical comedy and a real life 8-bit video game, recently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Hundreds of Beavers has earned critical acclaim at festivals around the globe, including Fantaspoa, the Fantasia International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, Popcorn Frights, the Sydney Underground Film Festival and FilmQuest.


The filmmakers have taken home a number of awards including Best Narrative Feature at the Kansas City Film Festival International, the Oxford Film Festival, the Capital City Film Festival, and the Wyoming International Film Festival. Cheslik took home Best Director at Wyoming and the Phoenix Film Festival, as well as Best Comedy Feature at Midwest Weirdfest. At Mexico City’s Morbido Film Festival, Hundreds of Beavers won the coveted Bronze Skull Award. Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival awarded the film the Bronze Audience Award for Best International Feature.

In this silent supernatural epic, a drunken applejack salesman is thrust into the frigid wilderness. Can he go from Zero to Hero, become North America’s greatest fur trapper, and defeat hundreds of beavers?


For more information, visit Official Website




Mike Cheslik
Ryland Brickson Cole Tews



Mike Cheslik


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I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. Though it's difficult to answer this question when asked, I'd say my favorite movie is “The Big Chill.” I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and I adore animals, especially elephants. I live in Arizona and feel it's an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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