Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Paper Boys" World Premiere - Elbow to Elbow!

"Paper Boys" has finally opened to an elbow-to-elbow crowd at Atlanta's Plaza Theatre. It's World Premiere comes only a week after winning an "Indie" Award from the Indie Fest, an industry-only jury festival, ranked in the top 10. The exhibition went off without a hitch despite last minute mixdowns to it's rich soundtrack and improvements in its visual effects; completed only the night before.

Most of the cast, crew and their fans were there to celebrate and from all reports it was a crowd pleaser despite some parents getting a few surprises from the relatively mature content as the film deals with a main character who faces major choices on how to handle the first chapter of "adult" life after a non-stop abusive father relationship. We hope all took the positive messages from some rather harsh, realistic situations that many teens deal with regularly in today's ever-more-complex world.

The Producers, Bryan E. Hall, J. Howard Bach, Kevin Christopher and Emily Bach would like to thank all who attended the performance and especially to those who came to the festive afterparty at Manuel's.

Most people have no idea what remains in the battle for an independent film to get wide distribution, but the actors and crew have done a great job in creating a product for many to enjoy!

Please visit the Facebook site for tons more photos from the event.

ATLANTA, Ga.—Aware Production’s has won an Award of Merit from The Indie Fest for its feature film, “Paper Boys.” The film will have it world premiere in Atlanta in June. Filmed in Atlanta, Lake Westpoint and Powder Springs, Georgia. , the film’s foundation is exceptional cinematography, state-of-the-art HD tech specs and a rich original score by Benjamin New. The smart and attractive cast use this springboard for the presentation of a wide latitude of emotional tones from laughter to tears. Writer/Producer/Director/Cinematographer Bryan E. Hall, USC Film Masters Grad, put the project together from inception to finished product, collecting Atlanta’s best talent and artisans. 15 years from script to screen, it is something the first time filmmaker “only wants to do once in a lifetime, if that.”

“Paper Boys” stars newcomer Louis Lavdas in the lead role of the film as Sean Sanders, the son of a violent father who, at 18, has done his best to survive. Sean's character falls into a common trap, the escape from reality by using drugs. The film begins as Sean prepares to leave rehab and to live with his best friend’s family instead of his dysfunctional family. The rest of the film is driven by the conflict between Sean’s self-destructive tendencies and his passion for life. Supported by an ensemble cast, “Paper Boys” moves seamlessly from seriousness to “Tom-Foolery”. Sean and his best friend, Steve (David Hall) and a crew of teenage door-to-door salesmen are led by a young sales manager/mentor/philosopher, Ray Keats, starring Christopher Whitley.

“We are pleased at the level of recognition our film has received as it has yet to have its public premiere. The Indie Fest is a closed competition screened and judged only by industry professionals in Southern California ,” said Bryan. “We have also had very good response from international distributors but the tail cannot wag the dog and we have to give preference to domestic distributors first, then parcel it out.”

The Indie Fest recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry. Information about the Indie Fest and a list of recent winners can be found at http://www.theindiefest.com/. In winning an Indie, Aware Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., Chairman of the Indie Fest, remarked, “The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were exceptionally pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

“Paper Boys” has it world premiere Saturday night, June 20th at the Plaza Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. For tickets and information, please visit the film site (http://www.paperboysmovie.com/).


Aware Productions (http://www.awareproductions.com/) has been around for more than 20 years but this film marks its entry into feature film entertainment. Having produced commercials, music videos, PSAs, and artistic projects of various lengths, Aware Productions has worked with many well known musical and acting artists. At the helm, Bryan E. Hall has several other full-length projects in various stages of development.


Aware Productions
Bryan E. Hall, Executive Producer, 404-579-0905

Kevin Christopher, Co-executive Producer and Editor, 404-325-3355

J. Howard Bach, Co-executive Producer, 404-931-3738

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