Local film scene heating up with new flicks - VIDEOS
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • November 30, 2012 @ 11:05am
Causing a buzz in the film industry, Buffalo and Western New York are quickly becoming go-to spots to shoot and produce.
Formed in 2007, Idle Entertainment has kept Matt Lorentz and Bobby Gott busy with producing and directing. The local production company has been pretty successful as of late with their projects as well. According to an interview with Metro WNY, they have “won numerous awards and accolades, including winning best film, best screenplay and best use of location in the 2010 Buffalo 48-Hour Film Project. Their film, titled “48 Hours to Live,” went on to place 16th overall internationally and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.”
Idle Entertainment‘s most recent projects, “BOYD” and “Broken Wings” were both filmed and produced locally in the Buffalo and Western New York area.
You can catch a screening of the two films at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Hamburg Palace Theater (31 Buffalo St., Hamburg). Tickets for the double feature are $7 and can be purchased online through the BOYD website, or at the Red Dragon School of Martial Arts inside the McKinley Mall.
According to producers, “From director Matt Lorentz and producer Bobby Gott, “BOYD” is a classic coming of age story about a group of friends who should have come of age 5 years ago, set against the 2003 northeast blackout. Starring Christopher Marriott, Christopher Brechtel, Christopher Scherr and Kyle Scritchfield in their breakthrough roles, “BOYD” follows a group of 20 somethings as they embark on a journey with equal parts debauchery and self-discovery.
Featuring the sights and sounds of Western New York, “BOYD” is an unforgettable experience that reminds us all what it feels like to be stuck in a rut and how much fun you can have getting out of it.”
Take a look at the trailers from the films below:
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