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THE STARS COME OUT AS 2015 SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS – RUNNING THURSDAY MAY 14 THROUGH THURSDAY MAY 21 IN NYC

THE STARS COME OUT AS 2015 SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS – RUNNING THURSDAY MAY 14 THROUGH THURSDAY MAY 21 IN NYC

WHAT: Opening Day Meet-And-Greet with Filmmakers at Premiere of the 2015 SOHO International Film Festival

WHO: Sean Young (Blade Runner, Ace Ventura), Zach Grenier (Fight Club), Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods), Richard Kind (Spin City), Eric Roberts (The Dark Night) and more…

WHEN: Thursday, May 14th from 3:00PM-6:00PM continuing throughout the night and up to Thursday May 21st each day at selected times visit www.sohofilmfest.com for full details.

WHERE: Village East Cinemas: 189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street, New York, NY 10003 www.villageeastcinema.com

WHY: The SOHO International Film Festival, which proudly carries the “Made in NY” logo from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Television and Broadcasting is a vehicle to help the economy of the city, enhancing the festival’s sense of pride while boosting filmmaking and tourism in the Big Apple. They are dedicated to celebrating the art of long and short form cinema created from the latest digital technology while still embracing the original goal and incredible storytelling. Founded in the epicenter of New York’s most artistic district, by Jorge Ballos in 2009, the festival is has provided a unique and powerful platform for filmmakers to gain exposure and potential distribution. SIFFNYC is committed to exhibiting domestic and international films, focusing on dynamic, visionary cinema that creates extraordinary experiences.



HOW: For credential requests, please contact Rick Eberle at 516-729-6872 or email rick [AT] rickeberle.com

 2015’s ATTENDING ACTORS include:

Name

Known For & Recent Work

Richard Kind

Known for: Spin City (1996)

Recent: Inside Out, Love Is Dead

Robert Clohessy

Known for: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Avengers (2012)

Recent: My Cross to Bear, Blue Bloods

Sean Young

Known for: Blade Runner (1982), Ace Ventura (1994)

Recent: The Networker, Leaves of the Tree

Stephen Baldwin

Known for: The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996)

Recent: Faith of Our Fathers, Hoovey

William Forsythe

Known for: The Rock (1996)

Recent: The Midnight Man, The Networker

James McCaffrey

Known for: Rescue Me (2004-2011)

Recent: Sam, I Dream Too Much

Zach Grenier

Known for: Fight Club (1999)

Recent: The Good Wife, Free the Nipple

Joe D’Onofrio

Known for: Goodfellas (1990), A Bronx Tail (1993)

Recent: The Networker, Enchantments

Ethan Phillips

Known for: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Island (2005)

Recent: February, The Switch

Phyllis Sommerville

Known for: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Recent: The Good Wife, Daredevil

Beth Grant

Known for: No Country for Old Men (2007), Rain Man (1988)

Recent: The Mindy Project, The Bridge Partner

Kristen Vangsness

Known for: Criminal Minds (2015)

Recent: Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

Lance Kinsey

Known for: Police Academy 4, 5, 6

Recent: Come See Me, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Natalie Carter

Known for: The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Recent: Ella at the Library, The Challenger

Stephen Kunken

Known for: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Recent: Bridge of Spies, The Affair (TV Series)

Catherine Combs

Known for: The Blind Side (2009)

Recent: Mania Days, Later Barry

Gunner Wright

Known for: J. Edgar (2011)

Recent: Review, Highway to Dhampus

Bryan Batt

Known for: 12 Years A Slave (2013), Mad Men (2007)

Recent: The Palooka, Artists Die Best in Black

Gabrielle Miller

Known for: Down River (2013)

Recent: Good Witch, Jeremy

Joseph R. Gannascoli

Known for: The Sopranos (1999), Men In Black 3 (2012)

Recent: An Act of War, Chasing Taste

Natalie Knepp

Known for: Bridge and Tunnel (2014)

Recent: Alto, Sam

Tara Spencer-Nairn

Known for: Degrassi: The Next Generation

Recent: The Day Santa Didn’t Come, Corner Gas: The Movie

Christian Coulson

Known for: The Hours (2002)

Recent: Those Who Wander, Know Thyself

Sean Kleier

Known for: Homeward (2014)

Recent: Happyish, 20-Something

Tom Pelphry

Known for: Tiger Lily Road (2013)

Recent: #Luck Numbers, Sam

Antoinette LaVecchia

Known for: Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Recent: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Taxi Brooklyn

John Gallagher (Director)

Known for: The Deli (1997)

Recent: Sam, Enchantments

Brock Harris

Known for: Breathe In (2013), Gone Missing (2013)

Recent: Goliath, Sam

Jordan Baker

Known for: Escape From L.A. (1996), Another Earth (2011)

Recent: The Americans, Madame Secretary

Sarah Scott

Known for: The Artist (2011)

Recent: Soaked In Bleach, The Flames of My Love

Jon Lindstrom

Known for: True Detective (2015)

Recent: Castle, Gridlocked

Cady McClain

Known for: All My Children (2013)

Recent: The Young and the Restless, As The World Turns

Sharon Lawrence

Known for: NYPD Blue (1993)

Recent: The Bridge Partner, Matador

Richard Di Gregorio

Known for: Australia On Trial (2012)

Recent: Hangry, The Curable

Regi Huc

Known for: The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Recent: Madame Secretary, Leaving Circadia

Larisa Polonsky

Known for: Leaving Circadia

Recent: Unforgettable, Woven

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– ORIGINAL RELEASE –

SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS THURSDAY MAY 14

Festival Brings Top Independent Films, Writers, Producers, Directors and the Stars that make them to a Discerning NYC Film Audience

New York, NY- From May 14 – 21, 2015 the SOHO International Film Festival returns to NYC for seven days of films at Village East Cinemas located at 189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street in New York City (212) 529-6998 www.villageeastcinema.com

Among the many titles in this years competition will be the NY Premiere of Darrett Sanders Mystery/Comedy “Kill Me, Deadly” starring Kristen Vangsness, Joe Montegna, Lesley-Anne Down and Paul F. Tompkins of VH1’s “Best Week Ever”, preceded by

Writer/Director Chris Ordal’s short film “Grace” starring Marisa Vitali and “The Good Wife”s Zach Grenier, which kicks off Opening Night; Bittersweet coming-of-age drama “The David Dance” by Aprill Winney with Don Scime and Guy Adkins; the comedy drama “Frank vs God” by Stewart Schill starring Henry Ian Cusick of TV’s “Lost”; Lance Kinsey’s “All Stars” which features John Goodman, Fred Willard, Angela Kinsey, Richard Kind, Illeana Douglas, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Michael Hagerty. Director Chandler Wild’s “Mount Lawrence”- a documentary about a young man who bikes 6,500 miles to Alaska to scale an unnamed mountain and name it after his adventure-seeking father who’d committed suicide.

Adding to the excitement of the event, many of the selected films will hold Q & A sessions with cast & crew members following each screening; along with panels, social events, and other networking opportunities for everyone involved. Leading figures from all disciplines of the film industry including distributors and media will also be in attendance.

Known for bringing the most influential titles in indie cinema, short films and documentaries from countries such as Australia, India, Nepal, Canada, Australia, France, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turkey, U.K., and of course, the U.S. to their patrons, the festival will be screening several World Premieres like Australian gangster dramedy “Hangry” by Dir. Sophie O’Connor, starring Chris Broadstock and Eddie Coupe alongside Director Brendan Gabriel Murphy’s Comedy “Lucky Number” with Tom Pelphrey and actor/rapper Cliff “Method Man” Smith. Other high profile premieres include SOHO Film Fest alumni, Guy Davies with his film “Sick To My Bones”; Jillian Corsie’s documentary “Trichster” about the disorder trichotillomania; a directorial debut short by well-known Canadian actress Gabrielle Miller and John Gallagher’s “The Networker” featuring stars Sean Young, William Forsythe, Stephen Baldwin and Alysia Reiner; other premieres include Director Steven Hurst’s “Busted”- an Australian drama about a man building up the courage to chase the woman of his dreams, starring Allister Chick and Emma Monk; Rick McFarland’s “Highway To Dhampus” shot in Nepal with Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gunner Wright, Suesha Rana, Raj Ballav Koirala; and Elias Plagianos’ “The Man From The City” with Robert Clohessy and “Blade Runner”s Sean Young. “Every year, the festival attracts more premieres and this year is not an exception. This is a true testament on the trust that the filmmakers put upon our festival and what drives us to do whatever it takes to provide the indie filmmakers a proper stage to showcase their film.” says Sibyl Santiago, Executive Producer and Head of Programming for SIFFNYC. :  “We pride ourselves in being a filmmakers’ festival.”

The festival will also New York Premiere an Exhibition screening of the film “SAM” directed by Nicholas Brooks, fresh off its Nashville Film Festival World Premiere,  Executive Produced by Mel Brooks starring Natalie Knepp, Sean Kleier, James McCaffrey, Bryan Batt, Morgan Fairchild & Stacy Keach.

The SOHO Intl Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces.

2015’s Filmmakers and Titles include:

TITLE

First Name

Last Name

COUNTRY:

2094

Ilay

Ron

USA

All in Time

Marina

Donahue

USA

All-Stars

Lance

Kinsey

USA

August Heat

Matthew James

Thompson

USA

Bandito

Evan

Kelman

USA

Beast of Burden

Mateo

Salcedo Cancino

USA

Becoming Bulletproof

Theodore

James

USA

Bis Gleich

Tara Lynn

Orr

USA / GERMANY

Busted

Steven

Hirst

AUSTRALIA

Cat’s Cradle

David

Spaltro

USA

Chasing Yesterday

Joe

Pernice

USA

Chupacabra

Jenny

Joslin

USA

Claudette

Gabrielle

Miller

CANADA

Dirty Laundry Day

Jamil

Lahham

USA

Ella at the Library

Samantha

Garland

USA

Enchantments

Kelsey

O’Brien

USA

February

Jessi

Shuttleworth

USA

Frank vs. God

Stewart

Schill

USA

Grace

Marisa

Vitali

USA

Hangry

Richard

Di Gregorio

AUSTRALIA

Highway to Dhampus

Rick

McFarland

NEPAL / ENGLAND / USA

In An Ideal World

Noel

Schwerin

USA

Kauboji (Cowboys)

Suzana

Pandek

CROATIA

Kill Me, Deadly

John

Money

USA

Later Barry

Will

Cart

USA

Leaves of the Tree

David

Healey

USA/ITALY

Leaving

Debra

Markowitz

USA

Leaving Circadia

Drew

Seltzer

USA

Les Homosapiennes

Tony

Borden

USA

Les Papillons Noirs

Antoine

Blanchet

FRANCE

Let You Help You

David

Meyers

USA

Lonely Planet

Alex

Burunova

SPAIN/USA

Love and a Lug Wrench

Phyllis

Koenig

USA

Lucky Number

Chris

Charles

USA

Mara

Yi

Zhong

USA

Max

Rajesh

Naroth

USA

Mother’s Day

Nico

Raineau

USA

Mount Lawrence

Chandler

Wild

USA

Muted

Rachel

Goldberg

USA

Nando

Andrew

Kovacic

USA / ITALY

Neonlichter

Barbara S.

Müller

AUSTRIA

Ninny

T.J

Collins

USA

No Questions Asked

Mark

Ezousky

USA

Policy of Truth

Gio

Messale

USA

Salbusa

Sukhee

Kang

SOUTH KOREA

Sam

Nicholas

Brooks

USA

Scream Box

Katie

Blair

USA

Sick To My Bones

Guy

Davies

UK

Stealth

Melissa

Hoppe

USA

Stuck

John

Painz

USA

Suddenly

Merav

Elbaz Belschner

USA

Teenkahon

Monalisa

Mukherji

INDIA

The Bridge Partner

Gabriel

Olson

USA

The Crossing

Nathalie

Biancheri

UK

The David Dance

Don

Scime

USA

The Fisherman

Stefano

Pennisi

USA

The Last Ones

Amy

Heidt

USA

The Little Violinist

Yang

Wang

USA

The Man From The City

Elias

Plagianos

USA

The Networker

John

Gallagher

USA

  The Protokon   Anthony   deLioncourt   USA

The Red Card

Dana

Brawer

USA

The Room Rental Scenario 47

Bettina

Bilger

USA

The World of Albert Fuh

Cady

McClain

USA

These Things We Hold

Tony

Glazer

USA

Trichster

Jillian

Corsie

USA

Trio

Youn Jee

Choi

SOUTH KOREA

Ube

Valerie

Martinez

PHILIPPINES

Wanderer

Samantha

Scaffidi

USA

With Child

Titus

Heckel

CANADA

Write With Me…

Hannah

Leshaw

US

For more information on the SOHO International Film Festival, please visit

www.SohoFilmFest.com or follow the festival on Twitter @SohoFilmFest or Facebook.com/SohoFilmFest

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