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The Stars Come Out as 2015 SOHO INTL Film Festival Begins Thursday May 14

The Stars Come Out as 2015 SOHO INTL 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 (April 27, 2015) – 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 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 USA



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

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

For media requests, please contact Rick Eberle at 516-729-6872 or email rick@rickeberle.com

About the SOHO International Film Festival:

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 ‐ 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.

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