World Premières of IndiePix Studios Productions at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
New York, US – 21 April, 2009 – IndiePix
- Two new independent films – 'Entre Nos' and 'P-Star Rising' – première at one of the leading festivals in the USA. Please click here and here for images
- 'P-Star Rising' also screening in the Tribeca 'Drive-In' at the World Financial Center Plaza, to an audience of 6000 – free of charge, sponsored in part by The Electric Company, a Public Television Production
- IndiePix Studios is working to ensure these new works from the independent film community reach broad audiences
, the Internet-based distributor of independent films, presents the World Premières of the first two IndiePix Studios Productions at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. As Executive Producer, IndiePix Studios has supported 'P-Star Rising' and 'Entre Nos' because of their powerful, reality-based story telling and talented, experienced production teams. To date, IndiePix Studios has invested directly, secured additional financing and organised premières at the leading New York festival – for both films – to ensure the platforms for their coming general releases, domestically and internationally.
Independently produced films are suffering from reduced funding and limited distribution opportunities. The world première presentations of IndiePix Studios' two new films at this year's Tribeca Film Festival highlights IndiePix's firm commitment to breaking down the barriers that separate artists and audiences. "With our production technologies, secure funding and Internet-based distribution techniques we work to bring important voices to thousands," said Bob Alexander, President of IndiePix. "Whether it's at a huge outdoor event, such as Tribeca, or on screens in homes around the world, independent films are now getting the acknowledgement they deserve. Yet funding remains a problem, and a worry, for the industry. Slumdog Millionaire, for example, which became a global favorite and Oscar award-winning film, struggled to find production funding and even then was almost left on the shelf due to a lack of distribution offerings – getting a film out in front of an audience is not easy."
Ryan Harrington, Head of IndiePix Studios, said: "IndiePix is so pleased to have been able to help these fantastic films get to where they are today. There could have been no better way for these films to make their first appearance than at the Tribeca Film Festival because New York City itself is a main character in both 'P-Star Rising' and 'Entre Nos'. The Tribeca Film Festival has been an ideal launch pad for new independent films and it is films like these that have really put IndiePix Studios on the map as producers of high-quality productions and a secure source of funding and support."
Alongside its screening dates at the festival, 'P-Star Rising' is also going to be shown at the Tribeca 'Drive-in' at the World Financial Center Plaza free of charge. Ryan Harrington continued: "The Tribeca 'Drive-in' screening is going to be one of the highlights of the festival for IndiePix. To have 6000 adults and children watching one of our productions is going to be incredible. This screening will also introduce independent film to an entirely new audience from within the local New York communities. I couldn't be happier about this."
Harrington noted that both films are represented by sales agents and IndiePix is currently in talks with distributors around the world. "I am pleased that we can be central to the production of these films and be fully involved in their introduction to the global independent film community."
'P-Star Rising' is a non-fiction film about a single-father who is determined that his nine-year-old daughter will become a rap star and redeem his own deferred dream. Priscilla Star Diaz, age 15, is today a lead actress on the acclaimed PBS television show The Electric Company, and an accomplished and rising performer of popular urban music in the United States, Latin America, Japan, and other countries around the world. Directed and produced by Gabriel Noble and produced by Marjan Tehrani, this film has been in production for nearly five years.
'Entre Nos', written and directed by Paola Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte, is an international co-production with the Film Fund of the government of Colombia. Ms. Mendoza starred in the Sundance, Grand Jury Prize winning film, Sangre de mi Sangre, and in the gritty urban tale On The Outs, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance and the Jury Special Prize at Deauville, France. 'Entre Nos', inspired by a true story, follows Mariana and her two young children in their first few months in Queens, New York, as they fiercely carve a space for themselves in the aggressively indifferent streets of the big city. Michael Skolnik and Joseph La Morte are the producers.'P-Star Rising' will be screening on Friday April 24 at 6.45pm and 'Entre Nos' on Saturday April 25 at 6.00pm. Tribeca 'Drive-in', located at the World Financial Center Plaza, opens at 6.00pm on Saturday April 25. Programme details are available from the Tribeca Festival web site.
Please visit www.tribecafilm.com
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IndiePix is a New York-based distributor that delivers a highly-curated collection of the best Independent Films from around the world. Offering a hand-picked catalogue of over 3,000 independent film gems – art-house, foreign, and documentary – the IndiePix team selects the best titles from the international festival circuit. Avenues for distribution include IndiePix's patented Burn-to-Own technology, delivery of DVD by mail, retail and theatrical.
The company is committed to supporting the Independent Film industry through its production arm, IndiePix Studios, and its unique business model that returns the highest share of sales straight to the filmmaker.
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