The Crooked Eye Press Release Example

Announcement touting film’s latest success in festival circuit.
Industry: Entertainment

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Hit The Fan Productions Announces L.A. Premiere Of
The Crooked Eye In Dances With Films Independent Film Festival

The latest short film from Hit The Fan Productions, The Crooked Eye, will have its Los Angeles premiere on June 9, 2009 at 5 p.m. at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 as a part of the Dances With Films Independent Film Festival. Chosen by the festival to be a part of an exclusive block of CGI shorts, the film will be discussed by a panel from the Visual Effects Society prior to the screening. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased via the Dances With Films website at

Dances With Films supports and celebrates the true independent film spirit by mandating that only films without celebrity actors, writers, directors or producers will be selected for festival competition. Despite being narrated by Academy Award Winner Linda Hunt, The Crooked Eye was accepted because of the independent nature of the production, which was adapted for the screen, directed and edited by an unknown artist, D.C. Douglas. In addition to Mr. Douglas, just three special effects technicians created the CGI environment of the 18-minute film.

Starring Fay Masterson (Eyes Wide Shut) and Katherine Boecher (Heroes), The Crooked Eye follows a quiet woman through her daily drudgery one St. Patrick’s Day. A surreal journey that drifts through memories of a recently unraveled marriage, The Crooked Eye dreamily connects the guilty moments that made her world so unreliable. Adapted for the screen, The Crooked Eye is based on the short story of the same name, written by Betty Malicoat.

Having already received rave reviews from the FilmWorks Festival in Fresno, Ms. Malicoat’s town of residence, The Crooked Eye is playing up and down the West Coast this month, most notably at the prestigious Palm Springs International ShortsFest at the end of June. The short film will also screen at the Reno Film Festival and SSG Summer Shorts Festival and has already won an award for best narration from the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. To date, the film has been selected for ten festivals, both domestic and international.