October 29, 2001
Upcoming Features on the Independent Film Channel (IFC)
“The Poor & Hungry," an independent motion picture written and directed by our client Craig Brewer will be shown for the first time on the Independent Film Channel on November 21st. This wonderfully entertaining movie won the top prize for Best Digital Feature at the Hollywood Film Festival where it received rave reviews. It was shown at a number of other festivals and was released theatrically at the Malco Theater in Memphis, Tennessee where it has generated more than twice the receipts of competing films including "The Cell" and "Blood Simple."
"The Poor & Hungry" is a fictional story of a car thief in Memphis who falls in love with one of his victims - a young cellist. The picture features an incredible performance by actress Lindsey Roberts who is also one of our clients.
Also, showing next month on the IFC is “Mugshot” by our client by renowned photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin. The film shared the top award at the Hampton's International Film Festival.
The Hollywood Reporter said: "Mahurin's feature debut highlights his signature camera work, which gives the effect of a quivering selective focus, granting this part thriller-part identity picture a formal intensity and authority rarely seen in otherwise economically beleaguered independent films." This visually stunning drama is the story of a white photographer whose life is taken over by one of his attackers after an amnesia-inducing mugging.