(New York, New York--May 21, 2012) New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega is proud to announce the DVD release, through Film Movement, of indie feature film Hello Lonesome starring James Urbaniak (American Splendor), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City), Sabrina Lloyd (Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night), Harry Chase, and Nate Smith. The Spirit Award-nominated film weaves together the worlds of six flawed yet endearing individuals as they explore those age-old human desires: to love and be loved. The film, which received the Best Ensemble Jury Award at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, will be available for purchase in retail locations in the U.S. and Canada and streaming online through iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and Netflix on May 29, 2012.
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The DVD will also include a feature length commentary with the cast and crew as well as director Adam Reid’s award-winning short film “While the Widow is Away” starring Hello Lonesome actors Lynn Cohen and Kamel Boutros. The 19 minute film brings a new meaning to ‘make yourself at home’ as a building superintendent begins to frequent the lush apartment of a lonely widow.
Bodega Executive Creative Director Adam Reid produced, wrote and directed the film in association with Bodega’s partner post production boutique Northern Lights, led by the film’s Executive Producers David Gioiella and Mark Littman with post production by Northern Lights and opening titles designed by partner VFX/Design house Mr. Wonderful. The film’s audio was mixed by partner audio shop SuperExploder with original score created by composer Ted Gannon.
Notes Reid, “Each story in Hello Lonesome is a parable. This is a movie about how the smallest communication can change your life.”
The film follows single urbanite Gordon (Nate Smith) meets Debby (Sabrina Lloyd) online and finds their new relationship put to the ultimate test. Sassy suburban widow (Lynn Cohen) gets much more than she was looking for when she loses her licenses and leans on her vaguely peculiar but quite witty next-door neighbor (James Urbaniak) for support. And in the country, successful voice-over artist Bill Soap (Harry Chase) who lives and works in his underwear starts to make amends for being a lousy father.
The film was also featured at over 25 festivals and won numerous awards:
Jury Award, Best Screenplay, Bend Film
Audience Award, Best Feature, Ashland Independent Film Festival
Jury Award, Best Ensemble, Los Angeles Film festival
Jury Award, Best Feature, Port Townsend Film Festival
New Visions Jury Award, Bahamas International Film Festival
Jury Award, Best Feature, Portland Maine Film Festival
2011 - 93 minutes - USA - In English - 16:9 Aspect Ratio - Stereo - Not Rated - SRP 24.95
About Bodega Bodega Studios is a creative production company based in New York and San Francisco.
We are the passionate nerdy. We develop, produce and distribute award-winning projects in every medium. We make commercials, digital content, promos, feature films, television and music videos.
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About Northern Lights
Northern Lights is a thriving bi-coastal (NY/LA) post production boutique featuring filmmakers and visual artists with a passion for telling stories. From Promax and Emmy-winning TV branding to commercials, film and Internet content, Northern Lights has been a destination for original ideas since 1995.
The company’s award-winning talent is continually creating new ways to interpret footage for all modern delivery platforms. Their unmatched ability to shape ideas into focused content for brands is fed by a creative environment that fosters trying new things and taking risks.
Northern Lights teams up with sister companies Mr. Wonderful for design, Super Exploder for composing and audio post, and Bodega for creative assignments and production. Working together, they’re a powerful one-stop resource that tailors their offerings to each individual client and filmmaker’s needs.
About Mr. Wonderful
Mr. Wonderful is a creative-production studio specializing in concept-driven motion design, branding and effects for television, film, interactive and environmental media. The studio was founded in 2005 on the simple principle that everything can be enhanced with good design. Our backgrounds are diverse, as are our clients. We are illustrators, animators, writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, wood carvers, photographers and directors. We love the creative process. We hate boilerplate. And we look forward to making something wonderful with you.
SuperExploder is the preeminent destination for all things audio. A sound design, music composition and audio mix boutique located in Chelsea. NYC. SuperExploder is led by award-winning mixer/sound designer/composer Ted Gannon and mixer/sound designer Jody Nazzaro, along with Executive Producer Beth Cummins and audio everyman Tony Sprayberry. Also representing composers Peter Fish, David Brent and Michael Carey, these auditory virtuosos offer comprehensive sound services for commercials, promos, radio, feature films, web content and experiential projects. Filter anything through SuperExploder for truly combustible audio.