Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BLACKMAIL BOYS premiers to the world

Blackmail Boys, the Shumanski Brother's newest film had its world premiere during September 2010 at the SHOUT Film Festival in conjunction with the Sidewalk Film fest in Birmingham Alabama.

 Bernard was in attendance to be apart of Q & A sessions and meet with the wonderful folks at the festival in the United States.  He also met several famed actors (see right) which he made connections with and conjured plans for future films.

Joined at the Festival by actors Nathan Adloff (below), Joe Swanberg, and Taylor Reed, the film was received very very well.

Blackmail Boys won both the Audience Award and the Jury Award for BEST FILM! Unfortunately Bernard was not at the awards ceremony but the wonderful cast remained present and accepted all awards.

The film then screened at the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and Indie Memphis Film Festival in October.  In Seattle the film screened to a great crowd, including famed director, Lynn Shelton (Hump Day, $5 Cover Seattle), who has spoken very highly of the film, and expressed her love for the Shumanski's.

Adloff, who played Sam in the film, attended the Seattle screening, and had a great time.

In Memphis the film received a Jury Award for its "combination of genre mix and playful indie spirit".   

Shortly after, the film began receiving distribution offers and a rumored deal is in the making.

Stay tuned for more festivals and special screening news here.

                                                              Bernard, and Harry do a Q&A in Memphis

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