Jean-Claude Van Damme Action Thriller We Die Young To Open 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival

Jean-Claude Van Damme Action Thriller We Die Young To Open 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival

The upcoming 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival™ is announcing its slate of World Premieres. This year's festival runs February 7-11, 2019 in the town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Mammoth Film Festival™ will unleash the Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer WE DIE YOUNG as its Opening Night Gala World Premiere film on Thursday February 7. WE DIE YOUNG is an action thriller directed by Lior Geller (award winning short Roads) and stars Van Damme, David Castañeda (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, End of Watch), and Elijah Rodriguez (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Book of Life). Last year's inaugural festival drew headlines for being "the biggest first year film festival ever organized" and this year's lineup and events aim to repeat and expand the momentum.

Additional World Premieres include AIRPLANE MODE, a comedy written by Logan Paul, Jake Paul, David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell which follows Logan Paul as he travels to the world's biggest social media convention and must overcome his fear of flying. The cast includes some of the biggest names in social media including: Chloe Bridges, Amanda Cerny, King Bach, Nick Bateman, Roman Atwood, Casey Neistat, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Arielle Vandenberg and Brittany Furlan. David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell directed. The internet is about to crash!

The World Premiere of BURNING KENTUCKY, set in the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family in this Bethany Brooke Anderson written and directed project starring Emilie Dhir, John-Piper Ferguson, Nathan Sutton, Nick McCallum and Augie Duke.

The World Premiere of CONFESSIONAL from Brad T. Gottfred, a triller written by Jennifer Wolfe. After two mysterious deaths on a college campus, seven students are lured to a confessional booth to talk about everything they feel, everything they know, everything they did. Starring Annalisa Cochrane, Jake Short, Jess Gabor, Lucas Adams, Marcus Scribner, Paris Bereic and Vanessa Murano.

Bookending it's incredible festival run at MammothFF that began at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival is Joe Penna's thrilling survival film ARCTIC starring Mads Mikkelsen and Maria Thelma Smaradottir. A film you don't want to miss.

The US Premiere of ACQUAINTED, the Natty Zavitz written and directed drama starring Giacomo Gianniotti, Laysla De Oliveira, Rachel Skarsten, Jonathan Keltz and Adelaide Kane. Produced by Adelaide Kane this story follows old acquaintances that run into each other at a bar, they each begin seeing each other and question their own respective long-term relationships.

THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS, On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald 'Butch'DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. This is their story directed by Daniel Farrands starring John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Paul Ben-Victor and Rebekah Graf.

As previously announced the MammothFF slate also includes:

The LeBron James Production Company co-produced episodic THE CROSS OVER: THE STORY OF LAURENCE MOSES BRYANT starring Lamorne Morris, Maverick Carter, Darian Michael Garey, and J. Mallory McCree, short films including CARTE BLANCHE from Director Eva Dolezalova starring Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Jordan Barrett, Johnny Whitworth, and Ali Fazal, THE BLAZING WORLD Director Carlson Young, and DADDY'S PLAYGROUND Directed by Mitch deQuilettes and starring Francesca Eastwood.

Mammoth Film Festival™ is the passion project of Actor and Filmmaker Tanner Beard. Festival founders are Beard, Tomik Mansoori, and Theo Dumont. Categories include U.S. Narrative feature films, U.S. Documentary feature films, International Narrative Feature Films, Action Sports, Virtual Reality, and Short Films and Indie Episodics. Beard states: "I've picked one thing up from attending film festivals all over the world, ranging from the most humble to the largest and most prestigious, and they all have one thing in common. They all celebrate the magic of creation on screen - with those who make stories, love stories, and admire the craft. To bring some of the elements of what some of my favorite festivals have meant to me to a town like Mammoth Lakes for a second consecutive year and what it has to offer in destination, style, content and quality will be sure to make Mammoth Film Festival: Take 2 one not to miss."

More on the World Premieres and Features

WE DIE YOUNG
Director: Lior Geller (Roads)
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, David Castañeda, Elijah Rodriguez
Logline: Jean Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier) shines in this gritty action thriller set in a crime-ridden barrio of Washington, DC. When ruthless drug lord Rincon and his MS-13 gang recruit 10-year-old Miguel to work as a runner, big brother Lucas is desperate to keep Miguel safe. Fleeing for their lives, the boys are rescued by a veteran with PTSD, Daniel (Van Damme), who helps them find their revenge. Finally, on the wedding day of Rincon's sister, the ghetto explodes with violence...

ARCTIC
Director: Joe Penna
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen and Maria Thelma Smaradottir.
Logline: A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of MAKING IT out alive.

AIRPLANE MODE
Directors: David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell
Cast: Logan Paul, Chloe Bridges, Amanda Cerny, King Bach, Nick Bateman, Roman Atwood, Casey Neistat, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Arielle Vandenberg and Brittany Furlan.
Logline: Airplane Mode is a comedy written by Logan Paul, Jake Paul, David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell which follows Logan Paul as he travels to the world's biggest social media convention and must overcome his fear of flying. All of Logan's worst nightmares come true when the passengers refuse to switch their phones to airplane mode, causing the plane's controls to go haywire and electrocute the pilots. Amidst the chaos, Juanpa Zurita (Logan's foreign exchange brother) has one goal: to lose his virginity or die trying. It's up to Logan to overcome his fears, defeat a Russian psychopath on the loose, and save the day.

BURNING KENTUCKY
Director: Bethany Brooke Anderson
Cast: Emilie Dhir, John-Piper Ferguson, Nathan Sutton, Nick McCallum and Augie Duke.
Logline: Set in the foggy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family.

ACQUAINTED
Director: Natty Zavitz
Cast: Giacomo Gianniotti, Laysla De Oliveira, Rachel Skarsten, Jonathan Keltz and Adelaide Kane.
Logline: The story follows old acquaintances that run into each other at a bar, they each begin seeing each other and question their own respective long-term relationships.

CONFESSIONAL
Director: Brad T. Gottfred
Cast: Annalisa Cochrane, Jake Short, Jess Gabor, Lucas Adams, Marcus Scribner, Paris Bereic and Vanessa Murano.
Logline: After two mysterious deaths on a college campus, seven students are lured to a confessional booth to talk about everything they feel, everything they know, everything they did.

THE AMITYVILLE MURDERS
Director: Daniel Farrands
Cast: John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Paul Ben-Victor, Rebekah Graf.
Logline: On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald 'Butch' DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, Deleo claimed that "voices"in the house commanded him to kill.

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