Zombies Invade West Coast For "Brain" Food
West Coast Premiere at Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival
July 18, 2009
Mandela Village Arts Center
1357 Fifth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Film Classics Productions is proud to announce that its debut feature film, "Doctor S: The Movie"), has been selected to screen at the 15th annual Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival; this screening will be the film’s West Coast premiere.
The horror comedy, written and directed by Bryan Ortiz and produced by Michael Druck, centers on a mysterious scientist (Rick Carrillo) and a cheerleader (Alicia Shaddeau) who battle a zombie outbreak in the town of Crystal Oaks. Originally written and shot as a fictitious trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s "Grindhouse" trailer competition, and then expanded to feature length, "Doctor S: The Movie" had its first screening in 2007; the film (in an extended cut) recently won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 San Antonio Film Festival. With regular October screenings, "Doctor S: The Movie" is on its way to becoming a Halloween staple.
“We’re thrilled that 'Doctor S' is going to be screening on the West Coast, especially at the Brainwash Festival," says Ortiz. "An old-fashioned drive-in movie at a ‘drive-in’ movie festival – how awesome is that?”
For more information on "Doctor S: The Movie", please visit the film’s official website, www.doctorsthemovie.com, or find the film on MySpace, Facebook, and the Internet Movie Database.
• Film Classics Productions was formed in 2006 by writer/director Bryan Ortiz, then a student at the University of the Incarnate Word, and producer Michael Druck, then a talent agent.
• In just three years, the company has produced a series of popular and award-winning films; in addition to "Doctor S: The Movie", other fan favorites include the short films "Compose", "Spiral" (winner of the Independent Spirit Award at the 2008 Seguin Film & Arts Festival), "Goodbye Digital or The 5 Stages of Grief in Digital Dating" (winner of the NALIP-SA Spring 2007 Film Slam, the Student Film Competition at the 2007 Seguin Film & Arts Festival, and the Latifilm.com Valentines Film Contest), "Last Chance" (winner of two awards in the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project in 2007), and "Four Minutes Till The End" (which, in addition to winning numerous awards, recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival).
• Individually, Ortiz has been spotlighted on television (on KENS’s Eyewitness News and KABB’s Fox News at Nine and Fox News First), on radio (on KSYM), and in print (in the Austin Chronicle, Conexion magazine, the San Antonio Current, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Logos, the student newspaper of the University of the Incarnate Word); Druck has appeared in the San Antonio College campus newspaper, The Ranger. Together as the Film Classics team, they were recently featured on the cover of 210SA magazine to promote "Doctor S: The Movie".
• For more information on the Brainwash Drive-in Bike-in Walk-in Movie Festival, including a schedule of films and screening times and information on ticket prices, please visit www.brainwashm.com.
Nikki Young or Lee Hurtado
PrimaDonna Productions, Inc.
8603 Crownhill Blvd., Suite 30
San Antonio, TX 78209
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