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
Tickets | Info
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

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

 


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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OUROBOROS playing at the 2015 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL!

Amanda Melby stars in “Ouroborous,” a sci-fi drama about a Scientist (Melby) who inadvertently discovers time-travel.  Nancy Mercurio plays the future version of Melby’s character Dr. Faye O’Neill.  Paul DeNigris wrote the script for Melby and Mercurio with student UAT Alex Broderick directing.

It screens on Saturday, March 28 at 11:15 am AND Sunday, March 29 at 4:45 pm at Harkins Scottsdale 101.

Saturday screening link

Sunday screening link

IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED TO GET TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME!

Production Stills can be seen on UAT Digital Video’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/UATDigitalVideo

www.AmandaMelby.com

www.PhoenixFilmFestival.com

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“KERRY AND ANGIE” PLAYING ON SHORTS TV AND SHORTS HD (DirecTV)

KERRY AND ANGIE has been selected for programming on SHORTS TV and SHORTS HD channels in Europe and the US.

It has played already on the US Channel and is also scheduled on 17 and 26 December.  www.shorts.tv

DirecTV – Channel 573For full details visit channel site here
AT&T U-Verse – Channel 1789.For full details visit channel site here

Amanda Melby directed the short film KERRY AND ANGIE.

www.AmandaMelby.com


“KERRY AND ANGIE” -AUDIENCE FAVORITE AT THURROCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

KERRY AND ANGIE played at the Thurrock International Film Festival Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4 pm as part of the “International” Shorts program.  It was nominated for “Best International Film.”

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At the awards ceremony on Saturday, September 28, “Kerry and Angie” was awarded “Audience Favorite” award.

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Director Amanda Melby was present to accept the award.

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For more information on the festival: http://thurrockfilm.co.uk/schedule.htm#undefined

For more information on Amanda Melby: www.AmandaMelby.com


“KERRY AND ANGIE” IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE THURROCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

KERRY AND ANGIE plays at the Thurrock International Film Festival Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4 pm as part of the “International” Shorts program.  It is also nominated for “Best International Film”

 

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Thurrock International Film Festival
Thameside Theatre
Orsett Road,
Grays, Essex
RM17 5DX

 

Friday, September 27, 2013

International category screening – 4pm Thameside Theatre
The best films entered into the festival in the International category of the short film competition. (Tickets £3)
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Awards Ceremony – 7pm Thameside Theatre
Join us as we celebrate the best short films of Thurrock International Film Festival 2013.  Winning filmmakers will be presented with trophies and prizes. (Tickets £3)
BOOK TICKETS

 

 

Amanda Melby directed the short film KERRY AND ANGIE.

www.AmandaMelby.com