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A special screening of AREA 9 Productions' documentary "SWAN" and after-party at the Action On Film International Film Festival on July 24, 2010 in Pasadena, CA will benefit Lung Cancer Foundation of America.
- (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2010 - At the Action On Film International Film Festival VI, AREA 9 Productions will present "SWAN," a charity event to benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation Of America. The event -- which will be hosted by Executive Producer Ed Bernero and the cast of the popular CBS television show, "CRIMINAL MINDS" (celebrating its sixth season this fall) -- will take place on Saturday, July 24th.
The evening's festivities will begin at 6:00 pm, featuring a special screening of "SWAN, one man's journey," an inspirational biographical documentary on the development of award-winning filmmaker Andy Swan's life, career, and his passion and commitment to filmmaking.
"SWAN" highlights the creative and mental processes of filmmaking and the many layers of persistence and determination needed to achieve your dreams. It showcases Andy Swan's body of work, as well as features interviews with some of the industry's top filmmakers and actors talking about their growth experiences in the business and how Andy's drive and determination sets him apart from others.
The documentary will be followed by an after-party. Musical guests will include DISHWALLA's JR Richards, J Chris Newberg & Tyler Collins among others. Special displays from CREATURE EFFECTS and props from various AREA 9 Productions films will also be featured.
In February 2010, just as his career was beginning to take off, 34-year-old writer/director Andy Swan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, a total shock as Andy was never a smoker. Through his drive and determination, coupled with cutting-edge cancer treatments and tremendous support from his family, friends and colleagues, Andy has a bright future ahead. Andy is a partner in AREA 9 Productions. He is married to Jen Swan and is the father of 3-year-old, Nicholas.
Before the screening, guests will have chances to win a $1,000 scholarship to Video Symphony, the Hollywood Institute, A day on the set of "Criminal Minds" , a 7 day stay in Orlando Florida from Global Resort Home ( *airfare not included)among other prizes.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.aoffest.com. Prices are $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Purchase early as seats are limited. Proceeds will go to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America.
The Action On Film International Film Festival is one of the nation's most progressive independent film festivals showcasing over 500 features, shorts, documentaries and screenplays. AOF International Film Festival has been named "One Of The Top 25 Festivals Worth the Fees" by MovieMaker Magazine.
AREA 9 Productions consists of partners Al and Zadrina Eisenmann, Andy and Jen Swan, and Jason Bernero. AREA 9's first official project, done in 2007 was the award winning short film "ALTERNATIVE," followed by award winning short film "CHAMBERS STREET". At this year's AOF they bring a full-length feature documentary called "Swan" about Andy Swan's journey to live his dream. As part of their slate of films, AREA 9 Productions starts pre-production in August on their feature film "CAUGHT ON TAPE", starring DB Sweeney, written and directed by Andy Swan and Jason Bernero, which will premiere next year.
Lung Cancer Foundation of America was established to provide the necessary and critical funding for creative and leading edge lung cancer research programs. The poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research. LCFA's mission is to save lives by dramatically increasing the five-year survival rates for all stages of lung cancer, the nation's leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. http://lcfamerica.org/