2020 Cinequest Film Festival

We are very excited to share with you our amazing slate of films heading to the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA this March!

We are very excited to share with you our amazing slate of films heading to the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA this March! Each film will be having their World Premiere at the festival in the Drama, Thriller, and Comedy award categories!

Please find info on the three films below. If you are interested in setting up interviews with our directors and talent, or interested in a review, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

The Mimic | US, Comedy

Synopsis: Based on a true story, this clever, intriguing, and hysterically funny feature follows the main character – ‘the Narrator’ (Thomas Sadoski) who is befriended by his young new neighbor ‘the Kid’ (Jake Robinson), after he joins the local newspaper team. Obsessed with the idea that the Kid may be a sociopath, the Narrator goes to extreme lengths to uncover the truth about him, and his wife, who he ultimately begins to fancy. Between long walks down the street, a twisted dinner date, and a car drive gone terribly wrong, the Narrator gets closer and closer to the truth about the Kid. But the truth, as he finds, is anything but what he expected it to be.

“I wanted to introduce audiences to an alternate character dynamic which has yet to be portrayed under comedic scrutiny on screen, and yet, he lives among us all.” – director Thomas F. Mazziotti. 

THE MIMIC will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA. 

RT: 81min | Not Yet Rated
Genre: Comedy | US

THE MIMIC is written and directed by Thomas F. Mazziotti. Produced by Benjamin Cox, co-produced by Bonnie Blue Edwards, and executive produced by Stephen Foreht and Paul Jarrett. Edited by Benjamin Cox and Kala Mandrake. Cinematography by Tim Gillis and music by Lauri Koivisto.

Screening Schedule (limited press tickets available):
Saturday, March 7 @ 4:30pm – California Theatre, San Jose (premiere screening)
Monday, March 9 @ 7:00pm – Century 20, Redwood City
Wednesday, March 11 @ 4:45pm – California Theatre, San Jose
Saturday, March 14 @ 6:15pm – Century 20, Redwood City

Fox Hunt Drive | US, Thriller

Synopsis: Alison, a down-on-her-luck young professional, spends her evenings trying to make ends meet as a ride-share driver. While wrapping up her shift, she decides to take on one last passenger – only to find herself in unexpected danger when she discovers the mysterious stranger is not who he appears to be. 

Alison is cajoled into taking the fare against her better judgement, and when she discovers blood-stained jewelry and a gun in her passenger’s bag, she begins to fear that she may not make it out of this trip alive. Through a twisted and unsettling turn of events, Alison appeals to her enigmatic passenger for help. In over her head, she fights to get through the night by covering her tracks, avoiding the police, and ultimately discovering who her inscrutable passenger truly is.

In this villainous thriller, director Drew Walkup perfectly captures the eerie and chilling risks one takes when getting in a car with a stranger. Compounded with brilliant performances from Lizzie Zerebko and Michael Olavson, FOX HUNT DRIVE will keep you on the edge of your seat until the heart stopping end.

FOX HUNT DRIVE will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA. 

RT: 86min | Not Yet Rated
Genre: Thriller | US
Website: http://foxhuntdrive.com/
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8295468
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @FoxHuntDrive

FOX HUNT DRIVE is directed by Drew Walkup and written by Adam Armstrong and Marcus DeVivo. Produced by Alejandro Treviño. Edited by Drew Walkup. Cinematography by Anthony C. Kuhnz and music by Patrick Logothetti. A REBL HQ production. 

Screening Schedule (limited press tickets available):
Friday, March 6 @ 7:00pm – Century 20, Redwood City (premiere screening)
Monday, March 9 @ 9:30pm – California Theatre, San Jose
Tuesday, March 10 @ 9:00pm – Century 20, Redwood City
Thursday, March 12 @ 1:30pm – California Theatre, San Jose

Take Out Girl | US, Drama

Synopsis: Tera Wong, a desperate 20-year-old Asian girl, drops out of college to help work at her family’s failing restaurant. With her mother suffering from back injuries, and unable to seek medical care at the expense of closing the restaurant, Tera decides to take matters into her own hands and parlays her Chinese food delivery expertise into a profitable drug hustle. Financially trapped in a crime and violence-filled Los Angeles territory referred to as the ‘Low Bottoms’, Tera seeks help from a local drug kingpin, Lalo. With the cash rolling in, Tera intends to move her family restaurant to the suburbs and go clean. But after a series of tragic events, the dream Tera built on a foundation of lies comes crashing down, only to realize that she and Lalo have more in common than she could have ever imagined. 

Director Hisonni Johnson effortlessly captures the struggles that minority and low-income families deal with on a day to day basis. Showcasing storylines of systematic oppression of the working class, lack of access to adequate healthcare, the war on drugs, and addiction, TAKE OUT GIRL is a timely and gritty story of one girl’s fight for survival. 

TAKE OUT GIRL will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival.

RT: 98min | Not Yet Rated
Genre: Drama | US

TAKE OUT GIRL is directed by Hisonni Johnson and written by Hedy Wong and Hisonni Johnson. Produced by Melissa Del Rosario, and executive produced by Hisonni Johnson, Hedy Wong, and Alberto Triana. Edited by Alberto Triana and Sam Zapiain. Cinematography by Hisonni Johnson and Alberto Triana, music by James Von Boldt and Zaiaku. 

Screening Schedule (limited press tickets available):
Saturday, March 7 @ 9:05pm – Century 20, Redwood City
Monday, March 9 @ 9:30pm – Hammer Theatre, San Jose
Friday, March 13 @ 8:50pm – Century 20, Redwood City
Sunday, March 15 @ 2:45pm – Hammer Theatre, San Jose

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