New York, NY – March 28th, 2011 – “Down This Road” directed by Vinz Feller to premier April 23rd , 7:00pm at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
“Down This Road” is a tender melodrama about two lost souls: A pre-teenager (Brandon Ratcliff) seeks out his estranged dad (Paul Calderon) after fleeing his mother’s workplace with a wad of stolen bills. His dad becomes aware that reconnecting with his son and sharing their pain, is better than facing life alone, ultimately.
The short had its European premier earlier this year at the Solothurner Filmtage and won an award for Best Fiction at the 30th Black Maria Film Festival. This short was inspired by a feature film currently in development and due for release in 2012.
Vinz Feller by way of Europe is an accomplished director, having won several awards for his work including mentions from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBR), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Swiss Department of Cultural Affairs. His previous work has been praised and screened at numerous film festivals, worldwide. He directs commercials and narrative films [both in Europe and the US], and is a partner at TWIN Productions [reputable commercial production company based in Europe].
Feller says of the short, “It’s about a tragic loss that one family experiences. It examines the results of grief and the pursuit of happiness. I believe in second chances, I believe in redemption, and I believe that we can learn to be better human beings even in the most difficult situations of our lives.”
“Vinz is one of the brightest, most talented guys on the block. I expect to see many more fine films from him in the years to come.” –Ron Bozman, Academy Award winning producer “Silence of the Lambs.”
“Simply, Vinz is a consummate artist, whose work is both poetic and raw.” –Susan Batson, Producer “Raisin in The Sun.”
“Vinz has an astute visual sensibility and a unique inner voice he freely pulls from. All of his films are engrossing. I’m looking forward to seeing more from this talented filmmaker. –Victor Syrmis, Chairman Arclight Films.
If that isn’t enough, Feller recently won the Honolulu Film Award – www.honolulufilmawards.com/General/Awards/2011CompetitonWinners/tabid/435/Default.aspx.
For more information about this film and upcoming public screening dates, visit http://www.facebook.com/downthisroad.
For ticketing information, visit http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets/.
For more information on Director, Vinz Feller, visit http://www.vinzfeller.com
TRIBECA 2011//PHOTOS BY ATSUCHI