‘Darcy’ Starring Gus Birney and Johnathan Tchaikovsky Will Make its World Premiere Debut at 2017 Twin Cities Film Fest
Debut Feature Film From Co-Directors Heidi Philipsen-Meissner and Jon Russell Cring
Screening Held October 24th Followed by Q&A with Filmmakers and Lead Cast
NEW YORK (September 29, 2017) – Personae Entertainment’s first feature film, the coming-of-age drama, DARCY has been made an Official Selection at the 2017 Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) taking place October 18 – 28th in St Louis Park, Minnesota. Known for being the premiere film festival in the Midwest, TCFF showcases exceptional independent cinema and promotes industry talent and thought-provoking content. DARCY is slated for its world premiere on October 24, 2017 at the Showplace ICON Theatre,1625 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416A at 5:30 p.m. and a special Q&A will follow DARCY with both filmmakers, Heidi Philipsen-Meissner and Jon Russel Cring, as well as executive producers Niko Meissner and Stephanie Dillon, and Lead Actress Gus Birney and Lead Actor Johnathan Tchaikovsky.
DARCY is the feature film debut by co-directors Heidi Philipsen-Meissner and Jon Russel Cring, which brought together Executive producers Niko Meissner, Stephanie Dillon (“Stay, Then Go”), Kathryn McDermott (“Spiderman”); and Director of Photography Tracy Nicole Cring (“The Night We Met”).
The film presents the first feature film debut for Gus Birney, of TV’s "The Mist” as the lead role. The 17-year-old newcomer is the daughter of veteran New York actors Reed Birney (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Constance Shulman (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”).
Billed as “A girl’s awakening in the sunlight of harsh reality,” DARCY is a coming-of-age tale about an innocent teenage girl living with her parents in a seedy motel on the edge town who meets a stranger that changes her world.
The ensemble cast includes Johnathan Tchaikovsky (“Keep The Change”) and Paulina Singer (“The Wilde Wedding”) David Thornton (“The Notebook/Homeland”), and Bernadette Quigley (TV’s “Mr. Robot”).
“We are excited to hold the world premiere at Twin Cities Film Festival and its audience,” said Philipsen-Meissner. “We have an amazing group of people who put their heart and soul into this film and the end result is nothing short of breathtaking and compelling for those who love powerful cinema and multi-faceted characters.”
DARCY also features original music from Gus Birney as well composers Brian Gallio, Connor Noetzel and Shane Noetzel.
Festival ticket sales for TCFF members will be available September 25th and to the general public on October 1st. Passes are available now for purchase at www.twincitiesfilmfest.org.
Film critics and members of the press are invited to screen the film, DARCY. Co-directors and cast are available for interviews; please contact MSophia PR for further information.
The official website for DARCY is at www.DarcyMovie.com.
Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/XlT5dCmVd2E
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_L8qIiXQ7nX6CLma8FPYKg
Press kit available upon request
Darcy – Synopsis:
Darcy is an idealistic fifteen-year-old, living on the edge of town in her family's motel where the justice system dumps its trash. The prostitutes, the addicts, the malcontents inside each room have their own stories and secrets and her fate is interwoven with theirs. When an alluring stranger enters her world, Darcy finds herself with a choice to make: Remain in the world she knows, or move forward into an unknown future.
DARCY is a Personae Entertainment production.
Cast: Gus Birney, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Paulina Singer, Bernadette Quigley, David Thornton, Jon David Casey, Heidi Philipsen-Meissner, Lawton Denis, Joe McKenna, Denny Dale Bess, Ray Faiola, Cameron Mitchell Williams, Nando Del Castillo and Wayne Pyle.
Co-Directors: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner and Jon Russell Cring; Co-screenwriters: Jon Russel Cring and Tracy Nicole Cring; Producer: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner (P.G.A.); Executive Producers: Stephanie Dillon, Niko Meissner, Kathryn McDermott; Associate Producer/Co-Writer/Director of Photography Tracy Nicole Cring; Associate Producer/Casting Director Caroline Sinclair; Associate Producers: Michael H. Back, Heidi Eklund; Composer: The Afternoon Edition; Storyboard Artist:Robert Castillo.
Run Time: 91 min; Genre: Drama; Rating TBD; Year: 2017; Language: English; Country of Origin: United States; Format: Red 4k; Sound: Dolby.
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