CINEQUEST PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Notable Films Receiving Distribution After Cinequest Premiere

Narratives

  • East Side Sushi, dir. Anthony Lucero (Sony Pictures)
  • I Love You Both, dir. Doug Archibald (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Midnight Clear, dir. Dallas Jenkins (Lionsgate)
  • The Hamiltons, dir. Mitch Altieri, Phil Flores (Lionsgate)
  • Temps, dir. Ryan Sage (FilmBuff)
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff, dir. Mitch Altieri (Indican Pictures)
  • The Necessities Of Life, dir. Benoit Pilon (IFC Films)
  • The Skeptic, dir. Tennyson Bardwell (IFC Films)
  • Buddy Solitaire, dir. Kuang Lee (Gravitas Ventures)
  • Sold, dir. Jeffrey D. Brown (Matson Films)

  • Love Is All You Need?, dir. Kim Rocco Shields (Genius Produced)
  • Dependent’s Day, dir. Michael David Lynch (Freestyle Digital)
  • Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends, dir. Quincy Rose (Gravitas Ventures)
  • Portrait of a Zombie, dir. Bing Bailey (Studio Canal/One Eyed Films)
  • Mimesis, dir. Douglas Schulze (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
  • Lost Solace, dir. Chris Scheuerman (Raven Banner Entertainment)
  • Blood Car, dir. Alex Orr (TLA Releasing)
  • Twenty Millon People, dir. Michael Ferrell (Factory Film Studio)
  • All About Dad, dir. Mark Tran (Cinequest Distribution)
  • The Art of Travel, dir. Thomas Whelan (First Look)

  • I'm Yours, dir. Leonard Farlinger (Entertainment One)
  • The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, dir. Paul Bunnell (Strand Releasing)
  • Search Engines, dir. Russell Brown (Indican Pictures)
  • ToY, dir. Patrick Chapman (Gravitas Ventures)
  • We Go On, dir. Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton (Lightyear Entertainment)
  • Wake, dir. Ellie Kanner (E1 Entertainment)
  • Forgetting the Girl, dir. Nate Taylor (RAM Releasing)
  • Sherman's Way, dir. Craig Savaadera (Int'l Film Circuit)
  • Tokyo Sonata, dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Regent Releasing)
  • On the Doll, dir. Thomas Mignone (Peace Arch)

  • El Camino, dir. Erik Weigel (Lifesize Entertainment)
  • The Harsh Light of Day, dir. Oliver Milburn (Left Films)
  • Small Time, dir. Joel Surnow (Anchor Bay Entertainment)
  • The Anniversary, dir. Valerie Buhagiar (Global Genesis Group)
  • The Center, dir. Charlie Griak (R3 International)
  • As It Is In Heaven, dir. Joshua Overbay (Cinema Purgatorio)
  • Eternity: The Movie, dir. Ian Thorpe (VFRPR)
  • It Was You Charlie, dir. Emmanuel Shirinian (108 Media)
  • Know How, dir. Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza (First Run Features)
  • Loaded, dir. Chris Zonnas (Marvista Entertainment)
  • Love in the Time of Monsters, dir. Matt Jackson (Indican Pictures)
  • Return to Zero, dir. Sean Hanish (Lifetime Television)

Documentaries

  • Invisible Strings: The Talented Pusker Sisters, dir. Agnes Sos (HBO)
  • Dear Zachary, dir. Kurt Kuenne (Oscilloscope Pictures)
  • The Brainwashing of My Dad, dir. Jen Senko (Gravitas Ventures)
  • God Knows Where I Am, dir. Jed Wider, Todd Wider (BOND360)

  • Bite Size, dir. Corbin Billings (BOND360)
  • Bel Borba Aqui, dirs. Burt Sun, Andre Costantini (Oscilloscope Pictures)
  • Critical Condition, dir. Roger Weisberg (PBS)
  • Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, dir. Jesse Vile (Kino Lorber)
  • Witch Hunt, dir. Don Hardy, Dana Nachman (MSNBC Films)
  • Family Inc, dir. Emily Ting (Seventh Art Releasing)
  • Monster Camp, dir. Cullen Hoback (Lifesize Entertainment)
  • The Nature of Existence, dir. Roger Nygard (Walking Shadows)

Actors Discovered from Cinequest Films



  • Ben Affleck (Last Call) – Argo, The Town
  • Gil Bellows (Love and a .45) – Ally McBeal, The Agency
  • Isaach De Bankole (The Keeper) – 24, Casino Royale
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Sweet Jane) – The Dark Knight Rises, Inception
  • Laurel Holloman (Blossom Time) – The L Word, Gigantic
  • Michael Imperioli (Sweet Nothing) – Sopranos, The Lovely Bones
  • Brit Marling (Boxers and Ballerinas) – Arbitrage, Another Earth

  • Jennifer Morrison (Flourish) – House, M.D., Once Upon a Time...
  • Paul Rudd (The Size of Watermelons) – Role Models, I Love You, Man
  • Mira Sorvino (Sweet Nothing) – Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic
  • Peta Wilson (The Sadness of Sex) – Nikita, Mercy
  • Rene Zellweger (Love and a .45) – Jerry MacGuire, Chicago

Directors Discovered at Cinequest

  • Brad Anderson (The Darien Gap) – Next Stop Wonderland, The Machinist
  • Gavin Hood (A Reasonable Man) – Tsotsi, Wolverine
  • Julio Medem (Tierra) – Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Sex and Lucia
  • Greg Pak (Robot Stories) – now a major writer for Marvel and DC Comics

  • Bryan Singer (Public Access) – Usual Suspects, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Jan Sverak (Kolya) – Oscar-nominated director
  • Sophia Takal (Gabi on the Roof in July) – director of breakout indie Green
  • Gary Winick (Sweet Nothing) – 13 Going On 30, Letters to Juliet