Nick Dalmacy’s Film SCORN Nominated for “Best Picture” at San Diego Black Film Festival

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Nick Dalmacy’s film SCORN was premiered on January 28, 2011 at the San Diego Black Film Festival. An award winning Director, Dalmacy wrote, produced and directed SCORN. SCORN was nominated for “best picture and best drama” at the Film Festival,

SCORN is an outstanding drama with sound story lines and performed by an outstanding cast deserving of this nomination

“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned” is one object of Nick Dalmacy’s film SCORN, which was premiered on January 28, 2011 at the San Diego Black Film Festival. An award winning Movie Director, Nick Dalmacy wrote, produced, directed, and co-edited SCORN. Nominated for “best picture and best drama” at the San Diego Black Film Festival, SCORN was produced by Cortelyou Films, an independent film company based in North Carolina.

The story of SCORN is told in a radio interview flashback from one of the central characters, Kayla (Ayana Smith), a 9-year-old girl. Kayla’s mother, Denise (Tawanda Austin) recently broke up with Jay (Maurice Thomson), her abusive ex boyfriend, who is also Kayla’s father. Denise is a single mother; she works and does her best to protect Kayla from Jay’s constant lies and unreliable promises.

Meanwhile, Sean (John Peebles) who had just inherited a considerable amount of cash, lives and works nearby; he had a recent break up with Melissa (Deborah Ayers) who surprises him with the chocking news of a pregnancy. In this very instance, Sean embarks in a new romance with Denise and, at the news of the pregnancy, his life is in turmoil. The only friend he has is Jamal (Derrell White) on whom he relies to give him sound advice about how to handle this love triangle.

Down the block, live Tasha (Shan), Denise’s cousin, and Marcus (Kyle Lutz). These two high school sweethearts have subjected themselves to a living arrangement marred with mental and physical abuses. Tasha and Marcus remain in this dysfunctional relationship beyond comprehension. The only question that remains is how far the two will go before they destroy each other.

SCORN takes you into the trials and tribulations of young working class Black Americans. In SCORN, the tales of each of the characters, Denise, Ayana, Sean, Jamal, Melissa, Jay, Tasha and Marcus, will unfold until the inevitable determines which path each character will take. SCORN is likewise a series of drama, through which, each character will discover love, pain and long lasting friendship as the story evolves.

Nick Dalmacy’s SCORN runs 88 minutes and truly marks the coming of age as a great movie. According to viewers who attended the festival, “The movie left the audience in awe at the view of obstacles and challenges faced by each of Dalmacy’s character”… “The audience laughed or sighed at intended sections of the movie and was engaged throughout the entire film. At the end, there was rousing ovation…”

Nathaly John who saw trailers of the movie well before SCORN was nominated for Best Picture “knew that this was going to be an outstanding drama with sound story lines and performed by an outstanding cast deserving of this nomination.” “Every viewer will identify with the characters whether young or old,” she added.

Philip Gerard who has seen the movie warns “do expect conflicts and tragedies; but somewhere, as the movie unfolds, there is light at the end of all the tunnels.”

About Nick Dalmacy:

NICK DALMACY (Writer / Director / Editor / Producer)
Scorn marks the directorial debut of Nick Dalmacy. During the 10 years it took Dalmacy to make that movie, he worked on a music video for B-E-Z Entertainment, an independent music label. In 2008, he also wrote, produced, and directed “Genesis: Prelude to SYXX” a short film, which was recipient of the Platinum Reel Award at the Nevada Film Festival that same year. Dalmacy wrote, produced, directed, and co-edited Scorn. He resides in both New York and North Carolina and is currently working on a script for his second feature film.


Phone: 252.414.4083

Email: dalmacyfilms(at)me(dot)com



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