Award-Winning Indie TIGER LILY ROAD Heads to Manhattan Film Festival
Cinefugitivo's award-winning indie, Tiger Lily Road will play its second New York festival in as many months - the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival on June 26th.
Writer/director, Michael Medeiros pursued this female driven dark comedy in light of the large and underserved market for women's stories on the screen. "The women are right here," says Medeiros, in response to recent articles in the media about the lack of meaningful women's roles in film. "If the studios aren't greenlighting these films, then it's up to us and maybe that's a good thing."
In this edgy, modern fairytale two best friends, Annie & Louise capture a handsome drifter who breaks into their house to escape a snowstorm and the law. Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey, is forced to share the snow bound cottage with three generations of women, including Karen Chamberlain (Inside Amy Schumer), Ilvi Dulack (Brilliant Mistakes) and Rita Gardner (the original "girl" in The Fantastiks). Golden Globe nominee, Tom Nardini, Sarah Shaefer (Yelling To The Sky) and veteran, William Hill (Gran Torino) round out the main cast.
TIGER LILY ROAD - 2014 Soho International Film Festival, WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD 2013 Woods Hole Film Festival, BEST SCREENPLAY 2013 Cincinnnati Film Festival. Shot in Litchfield County, CT, written, produced and directed by Michael Medeiros. CAST: Ilvi Dulack, Tom Pelphrey, Karen Chamberlain, Rita Gardner, Tom Nardini, Sarah Shaefer, William Hill. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Nils Kenaston (The Holy Land - Slamdance Grand Jury Award). ORIGINAL SCORE: Milosz Jeziorski. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alan Hruska. This is the first feature for director/actor Michael Medeiros (X-Men First Class, Synecdoche New York, RoboCop2).
PHOTO: Roberto Medeiros