Raising Buchanan to play at Harkins Shea 14 for a one-week exclusive engagement starting Sept 27!

Raising Buchanan will have an exclusive one-week run at Harkins Shea 14 Friday, September 27-Thursday, Oct 3. Showtimes are currenthly scheduled for 2 pm and 6:45 pm.
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Harkins Shea 14
7354 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-948-6555
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Help us make this run a success! We would greatly appreciate any assistance you could give in helping to spread the word:
  • Send an e-mail out to your mailing list. The square icon can be downloaded HERE. The poster/flier can be downloaded HERE.
  • Post the photos on your social media and link/tag to us @RaisingBuchanan on Twitter and Instagram and @RaisingBuchananMovie on Facebook. Share/retweet the posts from the Raising Buchanan accounts.
  • Organize a “YOUR GROUP” night at the movies and encourage your friends/social/professional associations and groups to attend on a night of your choice (or go on their own if they can’t attend the night you designate for the group.)
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.harkins.com/locations/shea-14
Trailer: https://youtu.be/pbkNVgwm8LU
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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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

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Raising Buchanan World Premiere at Phoenix Film Festival 2019

Raising Buchanan, a dark comedy that Amanda Melby produced and stars in, will make its World Premiere at the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival.

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.

Raising Buchanan screens:

Friday, April 12 at 5:25 pm   INFO  | TICKETS

Saturday, April 13 at 11:05 am   INFO | TICKETS

Sunday, April 14 at 4:20 pm   INFO  | TICKETS

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.

Now in its 19th year, the Phoenix Film Festival is Arizona’s largest film festival.  Every year they host nearly 300 films, hold filmmaking seminars, parties and amazing events for over 27,000 attendees during 11 daysat the Harkins Scottsdale 101.  For more information about the Festival: http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/feature-films-2019

Follow Raising Buchanan online:

https://raisingbuchanan.com

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

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

https://www.twitter.com/raisingbuchanan

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Raising Buchanan is Complete

Raising Buchanan, the dark comedy from writer-director Bruce Dellis, that Amanda Melby produced and starred in, is now complete. Shot in late 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona, the film stars René Auberjonois as President James Buchanan, Amanda Melby as Ruth Kiesling, Cathy Shim as Meg, Terence Bernie Hines as Philip Crosby, Robert Ben Garant as Lancaster Guy and M. Emmet Walsh as Larry Kiesling.  Raising Buchanan has been submitted to a number of established film festivals around the country.  In addition, Producer Joe Gruberman and Amanda Melby will be at the AFM (American Film Market) in Santa Monica Nov 2018.

raisingbuchanan.com for more details.


Amanda Melby in “The Herd”

Amanda Melby stars as Claire in “The Herd,” at Theatre Artists Studio November 25-December 11.

THE HERD By Rory Kinnear

It’s Andy’s 21st birthday and preparations for the party are under way. But Andy and his caregiver are running late. As his family gathers, two unexpected guests appear, straining the delicate family dynamic. A regional premiere!

Directed by Judy Rollings, The Herd is a wonderful play about family, secrets,

alienation and reconciliation; a touching look at how both our love for and distress with each other binds us together.  The production features the talents of Studio Members Maureen Dias as Carol, Patti Davis Suarez as Patricia, Amanda Melby as Claire, and Michael Fleck as Brian, with guest artists Al Benneian as Ian and Brady Weber as Mark.

The Herd runs from November 25 – December 11, 2016.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 | Sundays at 2 pm

$25 General Admission | Tickets

Theatre Artists Studio 4848 E Cactus Rd #406 Scottsdale AZ 85254

(faces Paradise Village Pkwy, N of Olive Garden)

www.thestudiophx.org | 602.765.0120

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Candid Camera in Scottsdale

Candid Camera: 8 Decades of Smiles! With TV host Peter Funt

Sat, Apr 9, 2016

8:00 pm

Single: $59, $39, $29

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“Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt,” has pleased audiences nationwide.  Peter’s hilarious stage comedy is blended with a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from the show’s funniest moments. Created by Peter’s father, Allen Funt, Candid Camera is the only entertainment program to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades – from Allen’s start on TV in 1948, through Peter’s acclaimed run on TV Land last year. Using Candid Camera’s vast library, Peter showcases decades of fun and reveals what happened behind-the-scenes when the cameras weren’t rolling.

This special one-night-only show features many Candid Camera sequences photographed in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area.

 

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Amanda Melby in “The Weir”

Amanda Melby stars as Valerie in “The Weir,” at Theatre Artists Studio February 26-March 13.

THE WEIR By Conor McPherson

In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own…

Directed by Carol MacLeod. Starring AMANDA MELBY, Michael Fleck, Brad Allen, Steven Fajardo and Tom Koelbel.

 

February 26-March 13

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30

Sundays at 2 pm

$20 General Admission

www.thestudiophx.org 602.765.0120

Theatre Artists Studio 4848 E Cactus Rd #406 Scottsdale AZ 85254 (faces Paradise Village Pkwy, N of Olive Garden)

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Photo by Mark Glucksman

 

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