Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2006
Director John Aguirre shoots film on a tight 11 day schedule that tours country in 40 festivals and secures distribution deal.
The film centers around Six College students from diverse backgrounds are thrown together on a final project to create a "Utopian Society" on paper. they can't stand each other but as they break through their own walls they discover that it's really their differences and secrets that bind them together. Comedy/Drama
The film has been compared to "The Breakfast Club" by audiences around the country. Renowned Director, James Foley(Confidence, Glengarry Glen Ross) who viewed it in Phoenix, said "It had evoked the same emotions he felt the first time he saw "American Graffiti." "The Utopian Society" has a hot young cast featuring Sam Doumit, Austin Nichols and Malin Akerman. Austin has recently been seen starring opposite Jake Gylenhaal in Roland Emmerich's Mega-Film "The Day After Tomorrow" along with starring roles in "Wimbledon, Glory Road, House of Usher and Lenexa One Mile". Malin Akerman has recently been seen as the hot young blond seductress in "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle" as well as co starring opposite Nicole Kidman in "The Visiting".
"Our film has made the rounds at festivals (40+) nationwide and has been received positively at each one". Aguirre said, "I'm not surprised we got a release on the film, the actors were great, their performances were real and sincere and I think anyone who's been to college walks out of the film knowing a bit of each of the characters from their own college experience. It's like everyone on the screen was someone they went to school with".
Awards and Nominations :
Winner - Best First Feature-Wine Country Film Fest
Winner - Best Feature-Independent's Film
Festival (Tampa FL.)
Winner - Audience Choice Award-Texas Film Festival
Winner - Audience Choice Award-Fargo Film Festival
Winner - Best Director - Honolulu Int'l. Festival
Winner - Best Screenplay-Back East Picture Show(NJ)
Winner - Best Long Form Drama-DV Awards(UTAH)
Winner - Best Comedy/Drama-RAD Digital Film
Nominated For Best Acting Ensemble &
Cinematography-Ashland(OR) Film Festival
Nominated For Best Acting Ensemble-Phoenix Film
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