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My Suicide Sweeps Italian Premiere!

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“ROME — U.S. helmer David Lee Miller’s incisive teen dramedy “My Suicide” was the big winner at Italy’s 39th Giffoni Film Festival, the unique children’s event with 1,500 kids from 40 countries as jurors.” –Variety

In the Generator 16+ category, My Suicide won Best Film, Audience Award, and the MyMovies user’s choice award. And finally, Giffoni awarded My Suicide the Golden Gryphon for Best Overall Film!

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Regenerate and Teen Line Presents “MY SUICIDE” screening in Los Angeles

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Following its win of “Best Feature – Futurewave Program” at the Seattle International Film FestivalMY SUICIDE will screen in a special benefit event for teen-oriented non-profit groups Regenerate and Teen Line.

The event will take place Friday, June 26th, at the Skirball Center in the prestigious Brentwood section of Los Angeles. The screening itself is at 7:30, while there will be a VIP reception prior to the screening at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $25 dollars for the screening, and $125 dollars for the screening and VIP reception.

A Q&A with the cast and crew follows the screening. For more information and to order tickets, visit Teen Line’s order page.

Other than checking out our kick-ass and critic and audience pleasing flick, this screening also helps out two organizations that are making a difference in the lives of youth. What are you waiting for??

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Tickets Selling Fast for the West Coast Premiere of “My Suicide” at the Newport Beach Film Fest

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We’ve screened in Berlin, Austin and New York…now MY SUICIDE, Regenerate’s acclaimed first feature film, finally comes to Southern California. Please join us on Friday April 24th, at 8:30 pm for MY SUICIDE’S West Coast Premiere at the Newport Beach International Film Festival!

A number of the film’s stars will be strutting down the red carpet (including a Twilight surprise), and you know were going to rock the after party. So please, click here to buy your tickets now as the screening is expected to sell out soon. See you there!

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“My Suicide” Makes its Northern California Debut At the San Francisco International Film Festival

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On the heels of top awards and sold out crowds at festivals in Berlin, Austin and New York, the feature film “MY SUICIDE,” directed by Stanford grad David Lee Miller, will make its NorCal debut at the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival. The Festival will screen more than 150 films from around the world, host a rash of parties, such as Midnight Awards with Evan Rachel Wood and Elijah Wood, honor film icons including Robert Redford and Francis Ford Coppola, and celebrate Bay Area film culture, including MY SUICIDEcreated in part by Bay Area filmmakers Gabriel SundayEric J. AdamsJordan Miller, musicians Jesse Adams and Zun Zun, and one of Variety’s “ten top producers to watch”Todd Traina.

For tickets and information, visit fest09.sffs.org or call 925-866-9559.

MY SUICIDE screening times:

Friday, May 1, 6:00PM

Tuesday, May 5. 1:00PM

Wednesday, May 6, 9:00PM

All screenings at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

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“My Suicide” Sweeps GenArt Film Festival!

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Whew, it’s been a crazy busy 2009 so far for the Regenerate Crew and their little film that could, My Suicide!

After a star-studded North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March (including a special live performance by band Blue October), MY SUICIDE swung over to the Big Apple for the 14th Annual GenArt Film Festival…

…where it managed to win not only the Jury Award for Best Feature Film, but alsoAudience Award for Best Feature, as well as the Stargazer Award for star Gabriel Sunday (honoring the best performance by an emerging talent)!!!

For more information, check out the awards coverage at Cinematical

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“My Suicide” Wins Crystal Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival!

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Regenerate Films’ MY SUICIDE successfully world-premiered in the Generation 14plus program of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, and managed to take home the program’s top prize, the Crystal Bear for Best Feature!

Here’s a pic of the Regenerate and MY SUICIDE crew with the prestigious award:

My Suicide Crew wins Crystal Bear

For more information on the win, check out Variety’s article here, and stay tuned for more info, including videos from the award ceremony!

See also: Official My Suicide Website

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“MY SUICIDE” SCREENING ON OCT. 4TH!

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Hosted by Mariel Hemingway

The screening will showcase a near-final-product cut of My Suicide and will benefit REGENERATE FILMS; the media arm of REGENERATE.

Assigned seats are $20.00 and $100.00 and may be secured by calling 805-497-7691 and asking for Tina and/or Shae. There is a $2.50 service charge on each order. Tickets may also be secured on this site by clicking the “DONATE” button. Please remember to note how many tickets you are purchasing and remember to feel free to donate more. Seating is assigned on a first come, first served basis and all sales are final.

In addition to the screening of MY SUICIDE, the evening will include:

  • The premiere of Regenerate Film’s newly produced short film which brags incessantly about how cool Regenerate is
  • A Question and Answer session with the director, stars and key personnel of My Suicide
  • Gobs of Yummy, heavy and plentiful Hors D’oeuvres and gallons of fine vintage wines
  • A No-host bar
  • A Silent Auction of the Following Items:
    • Three and Six Night Stays in Luxurious Mammoth Mountain Condominiums
    • A High Quality, Steel String Guitar by Epiphone
    • An Ancient, Highly Decorated Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Panel (Hidden for 5 Decades in a Cave in the Himalayas to Elude Communist Cultural Revolutionaries)
    • Hair Grove Gift Basket (Hair Products and Services)
    • Moyen and Co. Jewelers Gift Card ($500)
    • Dr. Azar Gift Card ($500 Toward Cosmetic Treatment Such as Botox, etc.)
    • Front Row L.A. Lakers Tickets
    • Wyatt Earp Signed Poster
    • Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and Groundhog Day Signed Scripts by Harold Ramis
    • Autographed Musical Memorabilia from The Cure, Papa Roach, Soulja Boy and Rise Against
    • Weezer Duffel Package
    • Great Photography Including a Very Rare Edward Curtis, Mojave Water Carrier (11×15) from 1903.

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“My Suicide is today’s “Catcher in the Rye”, speaking for today’s generation in its storytelling, tone, honesty, humor, self-reflection and social commentary. It is audacious and entertaining while offering direction, comfort and solutions. Blending animation and live action, heart, humor and music, it delivers a fabulous film experience.”
Julia Pistor, Nickelodeon Producer of Lemony Snicket, Spiderwick Chronicles, The Rugrats & SpongeBob Movies

“In all my years working in the field of suicide prevention, this is the most exciting film concept I’ve ever seen.”
-Dr. Edwin Shneidman, the world’s leading authority on suicide prevention & Founder of the American Association of Suicidology.

“My Suicide” is a romantic teen comedy with a powerful suicide awareness and prevention subtext. Currently Unrated, we anticipate My Suicide will receive an “R” rating due to language, subject matter, brief nudity and authenticity. Had the filmmakers elected to include scenes of gratuitous violent destruction and mass-murder by large automatic weapons to tell a story of wanton ethical lapses, perhaps we could have gotten a PG

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REGENERATE ENLISTED TO BATTLE TEEN DRIVING CELL PHONE ABUSE

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You’ve seen’em. Tools texting while they drive. Maybe you’re one of them. Talking on the cell, while switching iPods to find just the right song. Statistics show that talking on a cell phone while you drive is bascially the same as being plastered on tequila. A bad idea.

Distraction is one of the main causes of teen car crashes, and cell phones are a big part of that. To put that message across to young drivers, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation commissioned Regenerate to develop a public service campaign that combats distraction and the idiocy of cell phone use while driving.

As part of the city wide “Watch the Road” campaign, the result is a thirty-second PSA directed by veteran Regenerator Jordan Miller, narrated by actor Gabriel Sunday, and starring cast members from the “My Suicide” feature film that Regenerate helped develop. Narrated like a 1930s documentary, the PSA sarcastically features three dangerous cell phone scenarios – all of which result in disaster.

The completed spot will soon be distributed to teenagers throughout Los Angeles area schools. It communicates a message that’s becoming a national call to action – Focus on the road, or become a statistic.

And get ready California, because the state has followed New York City and Chicago by outlawing cell phones in drivers’ hands. Starting next July, drivers will no longer be allowed to hold phones and drive. They must utilize a hands-free speaker phone or a Blue Tooth system.

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SF PREMIERE OF NEW PUNK ROCK FILM TO BENEFIT REGENERATE

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On Friday May 4, 2007, San Francisco will salute punk rock music past and present with the official premiere after-party for the documentary film Punk’s Not Dead directed by Susan Dynner and co-produced by San Francisco native Todd Traina and his production company Red Rover Films. As part of the 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival, the documentary will be screened at the Kabuki Sundance Theater followed by an exciting after-party benefiting REGENERATE and the Nick Traina Foundation.

Event highlights include a sponsored bar, live music and a high-level donors reception with celebrity guests: Robin WilliamsLars Ulrichof Metallica, Fat Mike of NOFX, Adrian Young of NO DOUBT, Shane WestVanessa Carlton.

Featuring a live performance with The Germs and Penelope Houston of the Avengers.This special evening promises to be a great celebration of punk music and an especially poignant night for producer Todd Traina to honor the memory of his brother Nick Traina whose passion for punk music inspired the making of this film. Todd Traina is also one of the producers of MY SUICIDE, the new film directed by Regenerate founder David Lee Miller.

The Nick Traina Foundation supports youth and adults with mental illness, specially targeting musicians who suffer without adequate mental heath care.

To purchase tickets on-line:
Groove Tickets

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