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Friday, June 09, 2006


The feature film Act One, which recently claimed Best Narrative Feature in the hometowner category at 2005’s Indie Memphis Film Festival and screened for two weeks in full engagement at Malco Theatres, is now available on DVD home video. Act One is the latest award-winning film from Old School Pictures, a Memphis filmmaking collective that has been making movies together since 1998.

The Act One DVD has been mastered through a professional dual-layer replication process – the same method of disc production that has become the industry standard in Hollywood. In addition to the film itself, the Act One DVD boasts an abundance of special features to complement the movie including:

- Motion menus
- Dolby Digital 2.0
- Scene Selection
- Feature Commentary with director Brad Ellis and writer/actor Allen Gardner
- Feature Commentary with lighting designer John Moore, producer Mark Norris, and director of photography Matt Weatherly
- ‘One More Take’ – Behind the Scenes of Act One featurette
- Deleted Scenes with optional director commentary
- Audition Reel
- Outtake Reel
- Photo Slideshow with commentary by photographer Michael Norris
- News Channel 3 “Live at 9” interview with Mark Norris and Matt Weatherly
- News Channel 3 “Live at 9” interview with Brad Ellis and Allen Gardner
- Time Warner TV spots
- Q107.5 Radio Interview with Brad Ellis
- Movie Review by Film Commissioner Linn Sitler

The discs are available at $15 each, a price that includes both tax and shipping. You can purchase the DVD by visiting www.oldschoolpictures.net, or by contacting mail@oldschoolpictures.net.

This romantic comedy-drama stars Allen Gardner – who also wrote the screenplay – and Bettina Adger of Los Angeles, as well as stage actors Casey Cannon and Joey Watson of Memphis. The film also features a cameo by local character-actor Jerry Chipman of 21 Grams.

The film was directed and co-produced by Brad Ellis who, along with co-producing partners Mark Norris and Matt Weatherly of Old School Pictures, previously won the Hometowner Narrative Feature category at the 2002 Indie Memphis Film Festival with their thriller, The Path of Fear. Featuring over 50 speaking roles and utilizing locations all within Memphis, Act One is a light-hearted yet moving story about a young man, Kevin Hansen, and his journey into adulthood.

More information on Act One or the cast and crew of Old School Pictures can be found at www.oldschoolpictures.net.

Brad Ellis, Director – Old School Pictures
(901) 229-0753 E-mail: brad@oldschoolpictures.net
Brian Churchill, Co-Producer – Old School Pictures
(901) 754-6675 E-mail: churchillstudios@aol.com


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