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Knuckle Draggers, a delightful romantic comedy

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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

Paul J. Alessi Interview: Knuckle Draggers Producer

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Fresh off his “Best Actor” award at the Reel HeART International Film Festival in Toronto this past Saturday night (June 27th), Knuckle Draggers Producer/Actor Paul J. Alessi was gracious enough to take the time to answer a few questions for our readers in this exclusive interview Q&A. Alessi plays the co-lead role as Kyle, an abrasive divorced man who offers his “expert” advice on relationships to his struggling brother Ethan (Ross McCall).

Knuckle Draggers is an independent film with a talented ensemble cast (undoubtedly several future stars of film will come out of this group) that is currently… READ MORE

Award-winning indie comedy Knuckle Draggers to screen at Toronto’s ReelHeART Film Fest

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The indie comedy Knuckle Draggers will be screening at the ReelHeART Film Festival as an official closing night film this Saturday, June 27th, at 7:15pm.

The indie comedy – which has already nabbed two “Rising Star” awards at the DelRay Beach Film Festival – stars Ross McCall, Jillian Murray, Omar Gooding, Jennifer Alden, Melissa Ordway, Justin Baldoni, Sarah Laine, Danielle Nicolet, Lisa Waltz, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Katrina Law, Tom Kiesche, Sara Sanderson, Amie Barsky and Karrie MacLaine.

Knuckle Draggers was writer and directed by Alex Ranarivelo, and produced by Paul J. Alessi, who plays the main character’s misogynist brother Kyle in the film.

Here’s the synopsis for Knuckle Draggers:… READ MORE

Newport Beach Film Festival Photo of Some Cast

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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27 April 2009 – Newport Beach, CA – Paul J. Alessi producer/actor, Katrina Law, Amie Barsky, Jolane Lentz and Serah D’Laine. “Knuckle Draggers” Premiere at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival held at Edwards Cinemas. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

In this photo: Paul J. Alessi (photos), Katrina Law (photos), Amie Barsky (photos), Jolane Rae, Serah D’Laine (photos)

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27 April 2009 – Newport Beach, CA – Paul J. Alessi, producer/actor, Ross McCall and Danielle Nicolet. “Knuckle Draggers” Premiere at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival held at Edwards Cinemas. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

In this photo: Paul J. Alessi (photos), Ross McCall, Danielle Nicolet

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27 April 2009 – Newport Beach, CA – some of the cast & crew of Knuckle Draggers. “Knuckle Draggers” Premiere at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival held at Edwards Cinemas. Photo Credit: Kyle Vogt/KyleClicks Photography

In this photo: Sara Sanderson, Amie Barsky (photos), Serah D’Laine (photos), Krystal White, Reuben Steinberg, Alex Ranarivelo (photos), Brandon Olive, Paul J. Alessi (photos), Justin Baldoni, James Owens, Brian Guest, Steven Gaswirth.com, Chase Jezowski

ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Knuckle Draggers will also be screening at the ReelHeART International Film Festival (RHIFF) in June 2009