NL- LIB writer N’jaila is covering the red carpet and will review this film. We should have an article afterward.
Art House Film Crumble to Premiere at the New York Film & Video Festival Saturday, July 24th
Film produced by Discipline FilmWorks, the film company of actress and producer Brittany Andrews
New York, NY – The sexy independent thriller Crumble will have its world premiere at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival at Village East Cinema on Saturday July 24, 2010 at 6:10pm, on Screen 3. The film has already been well received by critics and garnered major nominations for “Best Short Film” and “Best Director.”
Crumblestars Steven Bauer, who is best known for his role opposite in Al Pacino in Scarface. The film was written by Renata Bialkowska and produced by AVNHall of Fame actress Brittany Andrews and David Karges. Ms. Andrews production company Discipline FilmWorks is the production entity behind the film.
Brittany Andrews was drawn to the film by its strong statement about empowerment of women and exploitation of their sexuality. Films that inspired the making of Crumble include Thelma and Louise, Eyes Wide Shut and Requiem for a Dream. The narrative unfolds as a refined upper class trophy wife Lorna (Oksana Lada) loses her seemingly perfect husband Mike (Raymond Hamlin) to sordid affairs and dark addictions. Lorna is then lured into the seedy New York Cityunderground scene run by Reda (Steven Bauer) who is a sleazy pimp on the streets. Lorna boldly lets go of her inhibitions, faces her demons and empowers herself through an unlikely relationship with a prostitute named Bianca (Alexandra Grossi).
Crumbleis one woman’s journey through self-discovery and eventually out of the box that has imprisoned her for so many years. Anchored by greed, lust, addiction, and chaos, his truly gritty tale pays homage to the underworld of New York Cityand ends with a surprise twist sure to please even the most discerning fan of the genre.
Bialkowska approached Golden Globe nominated actor Steven Bauer to play the role of the ruthless and dark antagonist named Reda. Bauer, best known for his role as Manolo opposite Al Pacino in Scarface immediately took a liking to the script and his complex character. Bauer has appeared in over 100 films including Traffic, Thief of Hearts, and Primal Fear. The female protagonist, Lorna, is played by Ukrainian beauty Oksana Lada, who is best known for her recurring role in “The Sopranos” and was recently in the Sundance nominated film Cold Souls.
Brittany Andrews and her production company Discipline Filmworks came on board after Andrews read the script and fell in love with it. “This film has a lot of grit and sexuality, which I love. It also has many twists, and appeals to the market that my budding mainstream production company wants to tap into.”
NYIIFVF’s Founder and Executive Producer Stuart Alson says “Crumble is a compelling and well made film with an outstanding effort from a first time director and an unforgettable performance by newcomer Alexandra Grossi, who plays Bianca.”
For more information please go to www.crumblethemovie.com. The film festival will take place July 22nd-29th 2010and is a competitive film event that screens 250 diverse films from all over the globe. Film Tickets are priced at $12 and can be purchased through www.nyfilmvideo.com. Tickets for Crumble will also be available at the Village East Cinema during the festival.