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

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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

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

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

https://www.twitter.com/raisingbuchanan

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‘SMALL HAPPYS’ IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE 2011 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

‘SMALL HAPPYS’ (Amanda plays “Lisa”) is an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival!

The 11th Annual Phoenix Film Festival is March 31-April 7, 2011 at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatres.

“SMALL HAPPYS” was Directed by Lee Quarrie, Written and Produced by Jean Georgianni, Produced by Joe Gruberman, DP Webb Pickersgill, Edited by Lee Ann Cone. It stars Amanda Melby, Jennifer Pflazgraff, Sally Ann Francis and Tamara McDaniel.  Aaron Seever and Kirby Soderberg round out the cast.

Full crew and cast credits can be found on imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1834880/fullcredits#cast

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MELBY TO PLAY LISA IN SHORT ‘SMALL HAPPYS’


Director Lee Quarrie, Producer Joe Gruberman and Writer Jean Georgianni tap Melby to play Lisa in short film SMALL HAPPYS. The dramedy shoots 2-days in February.

 

 

 

 

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