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West Side Story Review 'Dazzling, & truly a throwback to old classic musicals/filmmaking'

Movie Review: #ManFromReno Takes The Viewer On An Interesting & Rather Bumpy Journey

Man from Reno  takes the viewer on an interesting and rather bumpy journey down many shady twists followed by intrigue around every corner. In an age where comic-book superheroes rule the box office and strange erotic stories have recently dominated indie film festivals it’s refreshing to come across a spin on much lacking neo-noir thrillers. Man from Reno takes the viewer on an interesting and rather bumpy journey down many shady twists followed by intrigue around every corner. The popular and well-established Japanese author Aki Akahori, played by Ayako Fujitani, runs away during her most recent book tour to enjoy a solo-holiday in San Francisco, California. Shortly after checking into a hotel in the city she finds herself being pursued by a handsome, tall, dark stranger, Kazuki Kitamura. The man charms his way into her bed and takes up residence in her hotel room until he mysteriously disappears as quickly as he arrived. Meanwhile, in a smaller town south of San Francisco

GRAVITAS VENTURES ACQUIRES @ManFromFromRenoFilm

GRAVITAS VENTURES ACQUIRES DAVE BOYLE'S INDEPENDENT SPIRT AWARD NOMINATED THRILLER ' MAN FROM RENO ' Independent Spirit Award Nominee and Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winner "Man From Reno" opens in theaters March 27, 2015. Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures, has announced the acquisition of North American rights to filmmaker Dave Boyle's atmospheric thriller MAN FROM RENO which has been nominated for the "John Cassavetes" prize at this year's Independent Spirit Awards (to be held February 21st at 2pm PT / 5pm ET). Commenting on his company's acquisition of the film Mr. Gallagher said, "We are honored to continue our collaboration with Dave Boyle on his award winning Man from Reno. His stylish and assured filmmaking have gained a considerable audience and we are excited to help new fans discover this film." MAN FROM RENO is already a multi-award winning film, having scored accolades and trophies f

DAVE BOYLE'S "MAN FROM RENO" WINS LOS ANGELES FILM FEST

The film wins BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARD. Filmmaker Dave Boyle's cross-cultural mystery MAN FROM RENO received the Best Narrative Feature Award today at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film follows a Japanese crime novelist (Ayako Fujitani) as she investigates a murder in San Francisco. MAN FROM RENO was produced by Ko Mori of Eleven Arts Inc and written by Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, and Michael Lerman. The film also stars veteran actor Pepe Serna (SCARFACE) and popular Japanese film & television star Kazuki Kitamura (THE RAID 2). Making its world premiere at this year's LA Film Festival, MAN FROM RENO received high praises from festival attendees and critics alike this week and became one of the festival favorites selling out both screenings. Director Dave Boyle's reaction: "It's an incredible honor and a wonderful surprise to receive this award. The LA Film Fest experience has been so wonderful, and I didn't think it could get any better. I

Clip From Dave Boyle's Upcoming Thriller MAN FROM RENO

New clip from MAN FROM RENO . In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral is driving home through the fog one night when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book--a potboiler in her world-famous "Inspector Takabe" series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveller from Reno who is staying in the same hotel. Her new lover, Akira Suzuki, is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions... MAN FROM RENO is directed by Dave Boyle (WHITE ON RICE & SURROGATE VALENTINE) and stars Ayako Fujitani (TOKYO!), Pepe Serna (SCARFACE), and Kazuki Kitamura (THE RAID 2 & KILL

SURROGATE VALENTINE SXSW Film Festival

Tiger Industry Films, the boutique production and distribution collective today announced the release plan of its new film SURROGATE VALENTINE via movies-on-demand platform of major national cable systems, including Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Dish Network, and Direct TV. Premiering at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, the film will be available for a limited time on DVD during the festival run and on VOD starting fall of 2011. The creative team behind SURROGATE VALENTINE previously released director Dave Boyle's comedy WHITE ON RICE in 2009 theatrically (with co-distributor Variance Films) and on DVD. While embracing the popular VOD platform, Tiger Industry Films will also make a limited number of DVDs available for purchase during the film's festival run. The team is excited to bring its new film to a wider audience and look beyond the traditional release plan of an independent film. SURROGATE VALENTINE is Boyle's follow up to WHITE

SURROGATE VALENTINE Video And SXSW Screening Information

SURROGATE VALENTINE directed by Dave Boyle (WHITE ON RICE) & starring musician Goh Nakamura has released a music video currently being featured on YouTube Music Home Page. In the comical & capricious, black-and-white SURROGATE VALENTINE directed by Dave Boyle (WHITE ON RICE), TV star Danny Turner (Chadd Stoops) tags along with a rising San Francisco musician (Goh Nakamura, as himself) to research a role. Becoming immersed in Goh's life and love, Danny learns where rock-star fantasy meets harsh indie-musician reality. For SXSW Screening Date/Time: Click Here Watch the video after the Jump... ABOUT GOH NAKAMURA Goh Nakamura is a San Francisco Bay Area based musician who writes ditties about parking tickets, impossible crushes and faraway dreamlands. With one foot in the traditional troubadour world and another in the digital age, he performs at venues small, large, and virtual, to an enthusiastic and ever growing audience. A fortuitous 2007 feature on YouTube&#