2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival Sets Josh Duhamel's Directorial Debut THE BUDDY GAMES
The upcoming 2nd Annual Mammoth Film Festival is announcing another round of major additions to its film lineup ahead of this year's festival which runs February 7-11, 2019 in The Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Co-Founders are Theo Dumont, Tomik Mansoori and President of the Festival, Tanner Beard. Beard says, "We all felt a heavy pressure to compete with last year's incredible lineup and we couldn't be more excited with the quality and strength of the 2019 MammothFF showcase. We've gone out of our way to make 'Take2' twice as big as our inaugural year."
Mammoth Film Festival will World Premiere Josh Duhamel's highly anticipated directorial debut THE BUDDY GAMES starring Olivia Munn, Dax Shepard, Kevin Dillon, Nick Swardson, James Roday, Dan Bakkedahl and Jensen Ackles as the Closing Night Gala Film. The film tells the story of a group of friends who reunite every year to play the Buddy Games - a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they heal old wounds, right past wrongs, and figure out the true meaning of friendship.
The festival will world premiere digital music series BROKEN GROUND, the directorial debut from multi-platinum recording artist and actor Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner. Also written and produced by Xzibit, the series follows once prominent west coast rapper James Savage (Jayo Felony) upon his release from prison as he seeks answers from the man who put him behind bars, sabotaging his career. The cast features Anthony Michael Hall, Anna Hutchison, Sticky Fingaz and Slink Johnson. Another screening is the World Premiere of the Scott Haze directed short documentary LEXINGTON AND VINE which follows Mark Foster and indie pop band "Foster The People" on tour with their third studio album. And a special screening from director Rollo Jackson, STILL STORCH based on multi-award winning musician and producer Scott Storch.
As previously announced, the Jean-Claude Van Damme headlining WE DIE YOUNG is the festival's Opening Night Gala World Premiere Film on Thursday February 7 with Eva Dolezalova's World Premiere short CARTE BLANCHE starring Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Dylan Sprouse, Johnny Whitworth and Jordan Barrett.
February 8th and on, more notables include: The World Premiere of the long-awaited AIRPLANE MODE starring internet sensations Logan Paul, Chloe Bridges, Amanda Cerny, Brittany Furlan, Jake Paul, Juanpa Zurita, Lele Pons, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Nick Swardson, Stephen Guarino, and Arielle Vandenberg. Directed by David Dinetz & Dylan Trussell. BURNING KENTUCKY from director Bethany Brooke Anderson will have its World Premiere along with the US Premiere of Natty Zavitz' ACQUAINTED starring Giacomo Gianniotti, Laysla de Oliveira, Jonathan Keltz and Adelaide Kane. World Premiere of CONFESSIONAL, starring Paris Berelc, Vanessa Marano, Marcus Scribner, Annalisa Cochrane, Jess Gabor and Brandon Larracuente directed by Brad T. Gottfred.
World Premiere Shorts include: Steve Waite's THE CROSSOVER: THE STORY OF LAURENCE MOSES starring Lamorne Morris. Nino Mancuso's YOU'RE ACCEPTED, Grant Mellon's BêTISE, James Berry's KILLER BLACK starring Will Britton, Gil Freston's THE BIG BREAK with David Shabtai, David Arquette, Isabelle McNally, Thomas Cocquerel, and Brittany Furlan. THE DELTA GIRL from Jaclyn Bethany starring Isabelle Fuhrman and Caitlin Carver.
Documentary Features include: Vice's AMERICAN RELAPSE from filmmakers Pat McGee and Adam Linkenhelt. MIND OVER MATTER from Sebastien Paquet starring from the band KORN James 'Munky' Shaffer, Brian 'Head' Welch, Jonathan Davis, and Brandon Mendenhall. UMONHON IYE THE OMAHA SPEAKING from filmmaker Brigitte Timmerman and edited by Academy Award winning editor Scott Conrad. Steve Bellamy's BEYOND SKIING EVEREST. Lenny Kravitz's EMPOWERING SMILES, a short documentary on how he and his team bring "smiles" back to his hometown. Scott Haze's MULLY. Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude's GENERAL MAGIC and the Jeremy Grant directed NORTH OF NIGHTFALL.
Also excited to announce Festival Manager, Alexandra Chando's launch of HER VOICE, a division of Mammoth Film Summit, dedicated to being a part of the advancement and achievement of Female Filmmakers. Shannon McIntosh, Ngoc Nguyen, Skyler Samuels, and Kat Graham are set to debut the first Interactive Panel Discussion with Chando to host.