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The newly created Film Festival Week – LA will be held April 11-19,2012 in Hollywood, CA, at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood (Chaplin Building).

Organizers programmed selections for ITN DISTRIBUTION FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; LA FILM, TV & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; INDEPENDENT FILM QUARTERLY FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL; NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYIFF).

FILM FESTIVAL WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:

ITN DISTRIBUTION FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

ASHES: The story of two brothers from the inner city whose lives are unraveling. As one plummets deeper into mental illness, the other, Ashes, copes by throwing himself into the dangerous New York underworld. Cast: Ajay Naidu, Piper Perabo, Faran Tahir, Heather Burns, Debargo Sanyal, Firdous Bamji, Maurice Carr, Peter Macon, Reena Shah, Samrat Chakrabarti, Wayne Kasserman.
Directed by Ajay Naidu. 77min. Feature Drama.

MASTERMINDS: A legitimate businessman named Rocket sets up a sophisticated underground scheme to steal from criminals, so that he may avoid legal ramifications.
Cast: Tila Tequila, Nick Hogan, Tray Chaney, Luke Marr, Darius Willis. Directed by David Keary, 90 min. Feature Drama/Crime/Action.

NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE: Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this compelling documentary tells intimate stories of anarchist chocolate-maker, Mott Green, founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company Co-operative and independent cocoa farmer, Nelice Stewart. Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani. 67min. Documentary.

LA FILM, TV & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

GOD DON’T MAKE THE LAWS: In a town frozen in time, a boy with a past comes for a girl with no future. This is the picturesque Village of Rockwell where nobody gets sick; nobody ages, and nobody dies due to a tragic bus crash that took the lives of the 1977 undefeated Rockwell High School Basketball Team. Cast: Paul Sorvino, Bruce Davison, Ella Rae Peck, Lucas Salvago, Robert Prescott
Directed by David Sabbath,100 min. Drama.

JOURNEY TO JAMAA: A true and deeply moving account of the difficult and often dangerous journey two orphaned children are forced to make to find their only remaining family. Directed by award-winning producer Michael Landon Jr. and produced by World Vision.42:02min. Short Film/Family/Drama/Cultural.

VEGAN 101, SEASON 2: The second season stars Oscar-nominated actor, Eric Roberts as Dr. Eaton Wright, in a hilarious look at what happens when Dr. Wright takes the vegan lifestyle by storm with this TV show “Eating Right.” Cast: Eric Roberts. Music by Keaton Simons.
Directed by Joanne Rose. Comedy.

INDEPENDENT FILM QUARTERLY FILM & WEBISODE FESTIVAL:

MONT REVE: Marco della Riva, an Italian student at the elite Swiss boarding school, Mont Reve, is not your ordinary guy. A fierce athlete and secretly a writer, he is quite the trouble maker and of course a ladies man. But when Marco’s eyes set upon Divina V. Rawling, a British classmate and dancer with a perfect record and lineage extraordinaire, his charm is tested.
Directed by Rocky Collins and Lynn von Kesting. Cast: India Irving and Mario Rivelli. 116min. Romantic Comedy. Featuring music by George Michael, Sting, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Otis Redding, Boyz II Men, Jamie Foxx, The Pointer Sisters, Pino Daniele, Corneille, Etta James, Neri Per Caso and more!

SEBASTIAN: Miranda Barnes (Meadow Williams) is a tragic yet gallant
figure. Stunning events rapidly awaken strength and spiritual awareness essential for her survival. Is Sebastian an angel sent from God or a psychopathic serial killer. Directed by Gregori Martin. Cast: Meadow Williams, Daeg Faerch, Betsy Rue, Dee Wallace. 107 min. Sci-Fi/Action.

DEAD GRANDMA!: A young college student named Andy finds himself in a world of trouble when his grandma comes back from the dead to help him find love.
Directed by Will Kindrick. Cast: Jon Heder, Matt Heder, Beverly Welsh,
Chase Bingham, Don Lucas, Michael Coady, Nicholas Zaharias, Shannon
Mary Dixon, Umberto Riva, Will Kindrick. Family Comedy.

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYIFF):

ACTORS ANONYMOUS: Rehabilitating actors back into society using a 12-step program.
Directed by Bryan Stratte. Cast: Rene Ashton, Sally Kirkland, Lorenzo
Lamas, Charlene Tilton, Brian Krause, Deena Dill, Lou Pizarro, Wally
Campo, Paul Witten, Shawna Craig. 22min. Television/Comedy.

MILF MONEY: A dramedy about three single, suburban moms who turn to prostitution to keep their heads above water.
Directed by Aaron Priest. Cast: Missi Pyle, Patrick Muldoon, Brian Krause, Rene Ashton, Deena Dill. 22min. Television/Drama/Comedy.

HUBRISTIC: The rise and fall and lesser rise and greater fall of Tristan Stanfield.
Directed by Owen Stanley. Cast: Coleman McClary and Tom Christensen.
75 min. Comedy.

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