Ensemble comedy-drama DIVINE ACCESS to World Premiere at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival and trinity of other festsPosted 02.Apr.2015 by TPSC
Film will also have its Texas premiere at The Dallas International Film Festival, WorldFest-Houston and West Coast Spotlight premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
LOS ANGELES, CA – TPSC Films is pleased to announce the World Premiere and Trinity of notable festival screenings for the upcoming Steven Chester Prince film Divine Access.
The film stars Billy Burke (Revolution, Twilight series) and an all-star ensemble including Gary Cole (Veep, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights), Patrick Warburton (Ted, Family Guy, Rules of Engagement), Joel David Moore (Avatar, Savages), Sarah Shahi (Bullet to the Head, Person of Interest), Dora Madison (Dark Places, Friday Night Lights), Barak Hardley (Raising Hope, Community) and Adrienne Barbeau (Argo).
The script, written by Steven Chester Prince, John A. O’Connell and Michael Zagst sees Billy Burke’s Jack Harriman becoming an instant spiritual celebrity after humiliating Gary Cole’s Reverend Guy Roy Davis on a public-access TV show. While on the road speaking his brand of truth, forces both natural and supernatural lead him to question whether he has a deeper calling.
The Sarasota Film Festival, one of the fastest growing and most visible regional film festivals, will premiere Divine Access in competition this April. “We’re excited to have the World Premiere of Divine Access at this year’s Sarasota Film Festival,” says Michael Dunaway, Director of Programming for Sarasota Film Festival. “Steve Prince shows that he’s not just a pretty faced actor, or an accomplished producer — he’s a damned fine director as well. The loose, Big Lebowski-meets-Life of Brian vibe is sure to resonate with our audience, and of course the film has a lot on its mind beneath all the craziness. It’s one of my favorite films in this year’s lineup.”
Shot in Austin, TX the film holds true to its roots with a special screening at The Dallas International Film Festival and in competition at the 48th annual WorldFest-Houston Film Festival, where it has also been nominated for a prestigious REMI award.
West Coast premiere will be held late April at The Newport Beach Film Festival where it screens as one of only ten coveted spotlight films. “We’re extremely excited to have DIVINE ACCESS as a part of our Friday Night Spotlight program, both for its strong ties to Newport Beach through natives like Kevin Matusow and Patrick Warburton and because it’s one of the funniest films we screened this year,” says Max Naylor, Director of Features Programming for Newport Beach Film Festival.
The director, producers, writers, and select starring cast members will attend each festival.
Director Steven Chester Prince is no stranger to the big screen. He has been an active member of the industry for two decades as a writer, producer, actor, and stuntman. “The response has been incredible. I can’t wait to get it in front of the audiences at these great festivals,” says Prince.
Divine Access was lensed by Julie Kirkwood and produced by The Traveling Picture Show Company’s Kevin Matusow, Carissa Buffel and Steven Chester Prince, Blackball Entertainment’s Billy Burke, and Terry G. Jones. Executive producing are Clay Glendenning and Jeff Way for G-Men Media.
ABOUT TPSC FILMS
Formed in 2012, TPSC Films is the film division of its parent company The Traveling Picture Show Company. TPSC Films, an award-winning production and financing company, is located in Los Angeles, CA, under the direction of Kevin Matusow Carissa Buffel and Steven Chester Prince.
TPSC Films’ first picture The Quiet Ones, a co-production with Hammer Films and Exclusive Media was released theatrically in 2014 by Lionsgate Films. It was followed up by the release of A Walk Among The Tombstones, a co-financing partnership with Cross Creek Pictures, starring Liam Neeson. TPSC is currently in post production on the film February starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton.
For further information about TPSC Films please visit www.tpscfilms.com
ABOUT G-MEN MEDIA
G-Men Media is a media production company focused primarily on feature film and commercial broadcast content. Founded in early 2012 by Clay Glendenning and Jeffrey Way, G-Men utilizes the latest digital technologies available to reduce costs and accelerate workflow for clientele. While providing complete postproduction services, G-Men also offers full production capabilities and development, such as it’s latest feature film, Divine Access.
For further information about G-Men Media, please visit www.gmenmedia.com.
ABOUT SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
Held annually in Sarasota, FL., The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. Entering our 17th year, we’re proud to bring the best new and veteran independent filmmakers to our Festival with local and kid-friendly programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community
ABOUT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions, the Festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.
ABOUT DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by the Dallas Film Society, is an annual film festival, which takes place in Dallas, Texas April every year.
ABOUT WORLDFEST HOUSTON
WorldFest-Houston is one of the three original international film festivals in North America, after San Francisco and New York. It was founded in 1961 as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society. WorldFest/Cinema Arts became a competitive International Film Festival in 1967 and presented its first edition in April 1968. It is the only international film festival in North America to be dedicated completely to independent films, as it does not accept films from the major studios. The festival was founded by producer/director Hunter Todd to present a film festival for independent filmmakers.