Knuckle Draggers is an independent movie from Producer/Actor Paul J. Alessi and Director Alex Ranarivelo that made its world premiere film debut on April 26th, 2009, at a sold out Newport Beach Film Festival. The movie won two “Rising Star” awards at the DelRay Beach Film Festival, including Outstanding Feature by a New Filmmaker/Producer and Best Close-up in a Feature Film. Tonight (June 27th), the movie showed at the ReelHeART Film Festival as an official closing night film. Theatrical release and home video release dates are yet to be determined… READ MORE
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I recently dived into a fantastic film called Knuckle Draggers, a delightful romantic comedy…
Clifford Kiyabu – aka TCW My Thoughts: What makes a man a man? Is it measured in his self confidence, his successes or his toughness and arrogance, or is a man’s true worth of being attractive to the opposite sex measured in his inner sensitivity? whatever the answer may be the one that most men look to is: what do women really want in a man? The answer isn’t as simple as men would hope, nor is it any easier the other way around for their female counterpart which is what really divide men and women into being opposites, men want apples and women want oranges simple as that, right? WRONG! nothing is ever that simple when swimming through these waters, but as the saying goes, ‘opposites attract!’ … READ MORE
What Happened on Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2009 featuring the red carpet world premiere of “Knuckle Draggers”
journeyPod was live and on the Red Carpet last Thursday evening at the 10th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The Opening Night Film, “Lymelife,” featured Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessey, Rory Culkin and Kieran Culkin. While none of those celebrities were present, we did chat with Adam Gregory, star of the television program “The New 90210.” Originally from Cincinnati, Adam now lives in Santa Monica and apparently isn’t much of a foodie. When I asked him his favorite restaurant, he told me “Subway.”
On the Red Carpet, we chatted with Matt Sobel, director of “X to Y” for the inside scoop on the inspiration for his short. Also on the Red Carpet filmmaker Carole Holliday gave us an inside peak at her film, “Witt’s Daughter.” Her 40 minute film is about a father who comes home from the Korean War and meets his three year old daughter. Carole’s inspiration was the movie, “The Gladiator.” Wanna hear more? Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast show.
The festival, in it’s fourth day now, is packed with filmmakers (who in many cases are the writers, directors, and producers), and actors and actresses. While waiting to screen the “Impact of War” shorts, first-time film maker Tomas Solli from Norway and I struck up a conversation. He is the only Norwegian filmmaker at the festival. His film, “Emergency Exit” debuts today. While munching on popcorn in between films, I ran into Paul Alessi and Serah D’Laine, two stars of the much anticipated, “Knuckle Draggers.” I was able to see Sunday’s sold out performance. If you missed it–be sure to catch it the second time around, later this week! ... READ MORE