Raising Buchanan Festival and Awards Update – September 2019

Raising Buchanan, a dark comedy that Amanda Melby produced and stars in has played in multiple film festivals and garnered some excellent awards and praise!

WORLD PREMIERE

2019 Phoenix Film Festival

Screened April 12, 13 and 14, 2019

WINNER:  Best Arizona Feature

WINNER: Arizona Filmmaker of the Year:

Joe Gruberman (Producer)

 

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EAST COAST PREMIERE

2019 Manhattan Film Festival

Screened May 3, 2019

WINNER: Best Dramedy Feature

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CONNECTICUT PREMIERE

2019 New Haven International Film Festival

Screened May 17, 2019

WINNER: Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Role: Amanda Melby

WINNER: Best Original Screenplay: Bruce Dellis

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TENNESSEE PREMIERE

2019 Franklin International Indie Film Festival

Screened: August 15, 2019

WINNER: Best Comedy Feature

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EUROPEAN PREMIERE

2019 ROFL Film Festival, Madrid

Sept 12-13, 2019

Screening: September 13, 2019

WINNER: Best Feature

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

September 14, 2019

Raising Buchanan Trailer – Phoenix Film Festival /World Premiere

NOMINEE: Amanda Melby, Talent- Performer/Narrator

WINNER: Bruce Dellis, Writer- Short Form

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Filmed in and around the greater Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona areas in 2017, the film boasts a remarkable ensemble cast of 28 speaking roles.  Bruce Dellis is the writer-director and Joe Gruberman also produced with Melby.  René Auberjonois, Amanda Melby, Cathy Shim, Robert Ben Garant, Terence Bernie Hines and M. Emmet Walsh are the main cast.

Synopsis: In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling is not exactly “living the dream.” She’s a donut shop employee with anger issues. Ever the opportunist and desperate for money, she “steals” the body of President James Buchanan hoping to ransom him for a nice windfall –– but she’s surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in getting him back.

Follow Raising Buchanan online:

https://raisingbuchanan.com

https://www.instagram.com/raisingbuchanan/

https://www.facebook.com/raisingbuchananmovie/

https://www.twitter.com/raisingbuchanan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx2PWV6runLlL133-BfpG5A?view_as=subscriber

 



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