Austin Nichols from "Glory Road" and Makin Akerman from HBO's "The Comeback" Star in New DVD Released Indie Film, "The Utopian Society"

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"The Utopian Society" director, John Aguirre, said, "keeping on a tight 11 day shooting schedule was challenging, but with stellar talent on board like Austin Nichols and Malin Akerman, it wasn't so much tough, as it was fun." Malin and Austin are the kind of actors every director wants to work with. When it's time to work, they dive into their characters with total abandon to self ego, then, when off camera, they know how to bring the party on. The crew loved being around those two all day long. The director net Malin Akerman when she was flown out by Disney to screen test for Rob Schneider's, "The Hot Chick". The role went to Rachel McAdams but John stayed in touch with Malin knowing he would eventually cast her as the affected sorrity snob Tanci, in "The Utopian Society", once it got financed. "The Utopian Society" was a temendous hit on the festival curcuit, it was selected in over 40 festivals and secured distribution deal through ProActive Entertainment. Starring : Austin Nichols(Wimbledon, Glory Road, Day After Tomorrow), Malin Akerman (The Comeback, The Visiting), Kelvin Yu, Kristin Ariza(The Unit), Mat Hotstetler, Samia Doumit Directed By John Aguirre. LOGLINE: Six college students have one night to complete their class' final project. The only problem is...they all hate each other. (comedy/drama) for more info ;

Director John Aguirre shoots film on a tight 11 day schedule that tours country in 40 festivals securing distribution deal with ProActive Entertainment.

"The Utopian Society" feature film, centers around Six College students from diverse backgrounds that 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 fresh young cast featuring : 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 just wrapping up a co starring role 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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