“Sweet” Man Gets Best Actor Nomimation

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Film noir, "Sweet Deadly Dreams" gets "Best Picture" and "Best Actor" nominations at Script to Screen Film Festival.

Actor Steven Man was elated to get the news from debuting director, Dr. Walter Stewart that "Sweet Deadly Dreams", Stewart's directorial and writing debut, was nominated for both Best Picture and Best Actor at the Script to Screen Film Festival, being hosted in Tulsa, Oklahoma October 13th through 16th, 2005.

Man plays Taylor, a burned-out, ex-military hero who is just trying to make a buck, but lands in the midst of a murder, a missing manuscript and a father he never knew. In classic film noir fashion, Stewart brings the nuances of the Golden age back with the dark mood, style and tone of the film; elements so well known and loved in the classic detective movies of yesteryear. In creating the character of Taylor, Man researched many classic noir films of the past finding common, salient traits among them, "...when film noir started it was just after the war, and the mood was anxious, pessimistic, cynical, disillusioned and dark - which is exactly what Taylor was feeling - everything was bleak, particularly the present and his future."

A former successful business owner, with a dark and checkered past, Man made the transition to being a full time actor about five years ago, bringing with him the angels and demons that make him the intense, yet sensitive performer he is today. Man's previous film, "Savage Island" has won seven Best Picture awards and many more 'Official Selection" nods. "I have been very fortunate to be welcomed as a new actor to the scene - playing the many roles has given me a great opportunity to get outside of myself and create entirely new personas - which I think, in many ways, at the end of the day - are just extensions of my own being."

In making "Sweet Deadly Dreams", Dr. Walter Stewart had an inside track; he is a Professor of film noir studies at UCLA, Los Angeles. With such in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, Dr. Stewart brought to life the characters he knows so intimately. As in era itself, Sweet was made on a tight budget with a tighter shooting schedule, held together by Producer Erik Dehkhoda, but with an all star cast including John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop I, II, Midnight Run), Bill Cobbs (Sunshine State, Enough, The Bodyguard), J.A. Preston (A Few Good Men, Air Force One, Narrow Margin), Roscoe Lee Browne (Babe, Treasure Planet, Logan’s Run, Mambo Kings), Quinn Redeker (Deer Hunter), Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame and the infamous former Mrs. Howard Hughes, Oscar Nominee, Terry Moore.

Founded in 1999, by independent filmmakers, ShironButterfly and Oscar Ray the Script to Screen Film Festival's mission is to provide a platform to showcase low budget (under one million dollars) and to champion the 'Bare Bones Auteur'; the relentless individual who shepards a project from it's conception, straight through to its completion and ultimate success. Now in it's sixth year, the festival has participants from every corner of the globe and importantly the eye of international distributors, who see it as a key source of new, exciting product and talent.

On behalf of "Sweet Deadly Dreams" and Director, Dr. Walter Stewart, Steven Man will be attending the Script to Screen festival and will be on a special panel, "Indie Film Stars", along with Producer, Erik Dehkhoda.

For more information on Steven Man, please contact Michelle at (310) 600-0575; for more information on writer/director/producer Dr. and for more information on the Script to Screen Film Festival, please contact ShironButterfly Ray by telephone at 918-391-1313 or 918-616-1335.

Quick shots: http://www.stevenman.net, http://www.sweetdeadlydreams.com, http://www.imdb.com

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