Posted: May 26, 2020 Filed under: Films, Films - Festivals | Tags: Amanda Melby, Bruce Dellis, cathy shim, cheese board productions, entertainment, film, filmphx, gofilmaz, IFP Phoenix, IFP/PHX, Joe Gruberman, m. emmet walsh, onthearizonaset, Phoenix, Phoenix Film Festival, PHOENIX FILM FOUNDATION, rene auberjonois, terence bernie hines, TV
In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old Ruth Kiesling (Amanda Melby) 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 (René Auberjonois) hoping to ransom him for a nice windfall –– but she’s surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in getting him back.
Raising Buchanan was filmed in and around the greater Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona areas in October, 2017. It was written and directed by Bruce Dellis and produced by Joe Gruberman and Amanda Melby. The ensemble cast boasts 28 speaking roles and stars René Auberjonois, Amanda Melby, Cathy Shim, Terence Bernie Hines, Robert Ben Garant, and M. Emmet Walsh.
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