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We have a brand new exclusive clip from the new indie film The Wheeler Boys, which will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Friday, June 25. If you don't live in L.A., Netflix is also streaming the film for free starting at 8 Pm Pt on June 25 through Sunday, June 27. You can after 8 Pm Pt this Friday to watch this new film online for free. In the meantime, you can watch our exclusive clip from this new film, which features Portia Doubleday and Lorenzo James Henrie.
The Wheeler Boys is a bittersweet coming-of-age story of respect won and lost and the truth behind illusions. Smart, awkward high school freshman Ted, nicknamed Bug, (Lorenzo James Henrie) lives with his abusive, paralyzed father Ron (Bill Campbell) and his older brother Truck (Alex Frost). Truck and his friends call themselves "The Kings" - high school royalty - and Ted, »
It's been a busy year for The Wheeler Boys writer/director Philip G. Flores. Since winning Film Independent's Netflix Find Your Voice competition last year, Flores has been on quite a ride going from script to screen in less than 12 months. Flores, an alumni of Film Independent's Screenwriters Lab, sat down with Film Independent Director of Talent Development Josh Welsh to talk about The Wheeler Boys and its upcoming world premiere later this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
By Josh Welsh
You've been extremely busy since we last interviewed you, just before the Screenwriters Lab began. It's a broad question, but how have these last months been for you?
Making this film has been the most incredible experience of my life. It's been amazing to see a story you've been dreaming up in your head forever comes to life, first on set, and now during the post-production process. »
HollywoodNews.com: Netflix, Inc. and Film Independent (Find) celebrate the premiere of “The Wheeler Boys,” a film written and directed by first-time filmmaker Philip G. Flores, winner of the “Netflix Find Your Voice” filmmaking competition.
“The Wheeler Boys” will debut on Friday, June 25, when the general public can watch it instantly and for free at Netflix and it premieres at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times Netflix members and non-members alike can enjoy “The Wheeler Boys” streamed from Netflix for 48 hours beginning at 8:00 p.m. Pacific on Friday, June 25 to 8:00 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, June 27 at www.netflix.com/findyourvoice. Netflix members with unlimited plans will also be able to instantly watch the movie right on their TVs via a range of popular consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix.
As the winner of the “Netflix Find Your Voice” competition, Mr. »
By Steve Pond
You won’t need to be in downtown Los Angeles to see “The Wheeler Boys” when it premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 25.
Film Independent and Netflix announced on Friday that the drama from first-time director Philip G. Flores will be available for free streaming on Netflix at the same time as its festival screening, which will take place on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. Pacific.
“The Wheeler Boys” will be available free of charge for 48 hours, and can be viewed by Netflix members and non-members alike. Members with unlimited plans can a »
- Steve Pond
The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival is set to run June 17-27 in a brand new location. Oh, it’s still in L.A, but it’s moving across town, from Westwood — where it’s been held the past few years — all the way over to Downtown.
The main “hub” for the fest will be the new L.A. Live complex, but there will also be screenings at other locations, such as the Downtown Independent and Redcat theaters. The city is really trying to build downtown up into a major arts and culture hub, so the festival moving there fits in with that agenda. Film Independent, the organization that runs Laff, also runs the annual Independent Spirit Awards, an event that also moved downtown — from Santa Monica — this year.
On Bad Lit, I tend to like to put up festival lineups that include days and times of screenings. However, since I »
- Mike Everleth
5 items from 2010
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