Ak-Chin Indian Community and UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle to Host Nationwide Premiere of “Running Deer”

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Acclaimed short film “Running Deer” to premiere June 1st,2013, starring newest X-Men cast member, Booboo Stewart as well as Jon Proudstar and Q’Orianka Kilcher.

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Ak-Chin Indian Community and the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle are proud to announce the national premiere of “Running Deer”. “Running Deer” is a short film set in a Native American community and follows the life of a high school cross country star who faces a barrage of personal struggles the day before the most important race of his life. The movie features Booboo Stewart of the “Twilight Saga” and the most recent actor cast in “Xmen Days of Future Past”; Q’orianka Kilcher, who starred as Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s “The New World” and Jon Proudstar, creator of the first Native American comic book “Tribal Force.” This premiere will be open to the public at no cost.

”Running Deer” was directed by Brent Ryan Green, written by Jeff Goldberg, and produced by Toy Gun Films. It was shot on location in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas in October 2012.

Toy Gun Films will present a free Filmmakers Workshop to the Ak-Chin community on Friday, May 31st. Brent Ryan Green, Director, and Jeff Goldberg, Writer, invite the children of the Ak-Chin community to UltraStar, giving them the opportunity for a Q&A and to learn about the film industry through a slideshow explaining different aspects of film making.

Booboo Stewart and Jon Proudstar will be in attendance at the premiere on June 1st at 5pm. After the premiere, a Q&A will be held with the stars in attendance as well as the Director and Writer. There will be a short autograph and photograph session following.

A local Maricopa High School Broadcast Journalism class will be given the opportunity to interview Booboo Stewart and Jon Proudstar via phone prior to the premiere, as well as a Marketing class will have the opportunity to interview the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle VP of Operations, Adam Saks, prior to the premiere.

WHAT: Running Deer Premier WHO: Director: Brent Ryan Green Writer: Jeff Goldberg Celebrity Guests: Booboo Stewart and Jon Proudstar
WHERE: UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle 16000 Maricopa Rd Maricopa, AZ
WHEN: June 1st, Red Carpet Arrivals 4:30pm, movie premier 5pm.

For further information or to schedule an interview with the celebrity guests, Toy Gun Films or UltraStar, please contact Christine Holtz at Phoenix Marketing Associates at CHoltz(at)phoenixmarketingassociates(dot)com.

About Toy Gun Films:

Toy Gun Films is an independent film production company based out of Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. Brent Ryan Green and Jeff Goldberg founded the company in 2009 and its films have won multiple awards from film festivals around the world. For more information about Toy Gun Films, please visit http://www.toygunfilms.com.

About Ak-Chin Indian Community:

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 937 tribal members.

About UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle:

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, an enterprise of the Ak-Chin Community, is operated by California-based UltraStar Cinemas. UltraStar Cinemas is recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema. They are the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of their locations. The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle features “One stop, non-stop entertainment.” Guests experience adventure, competition, entertainment and relaxation all conveniently located under one roof. The Multi-tainment Center features state-of-the-art digital theaters, bowling, dining, sports lounge, live entertainment, laser tag and arcade gaming as well as corporate and private event facilities. 16000 Maricopa Rd. Maricopa, AZ


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Phoenix Marketing Associates

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