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:
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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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 Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 6-9:30 pm as part of “Phoenix Loves Sci-Fi.” Tickets are $5.
DATE: Thursday, July 2, 2015
TIME: 6:00PM – 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus
555 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets are $5, and proceeds benefit the Phoenix Film Foundations youth education program. TICKETS