On July 26th, 2010, My Suicide was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Odessa International Film Festival in Ukraine. David Lee Miller (Writer/Director), Gabriel Sunday (Actor/Editor), and Sarah Miller (Producer) accepted the award in the beautiful Odessa Opera House.
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Narration by Gabriel Sunday…Opening Animation by Arvin Bautista
Regenerate Films’ “My Suicide” has just been awarded the Silver Lei Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2010 Honolulu International Film Festival. This brings the total of international film awards to nineteen!
[PRESS Release —November 11, 2009]
Festival Circuit Winner to be Part of Pontifical Council for Culture Event on Saturday, November 21.
David Lee Miller, award-winning writer/director of the teen dramedy My Suicide, has been invited to attend a unique cultural meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday, November 21, 2009 in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.
The event marks the 10th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Artists in which the Holy See put into writing its enthusiastic support for artists and their search for spiritual and religious inspiration. Once again, the Papacy is seeking to create “a precious and significant occasion of renewed dialogue between the Church and artists in different fields.” Miller will join the historic gathering, which will occur on the 45th anniversary of a similar event that took place with Pope Paul VI.
“To receive an invitation for an event of this magnitude is truly humbling, and one of those life experiences I know I will never forget,” said Miller. “It is truly an honor for our film to be included in the diverse company of such world-renowned artists.”
My Suicide recently came to the attention of the Holy See after winning the Crystal Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and after sweeping the Giffoni International Film Festival in Southern Italy, where it won Best Film, the Jury Grand Prize, the My Movies Best Feature and the Audience Award for Miller’s fascinating look into the psyche of an American teenager. The groundbreaking film has since won 16 international festival awards in the last several months and has sparked repeat viewings wherever it plays. The film plans to release nationally in 2010.
“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
Following its win of “Best Feature – Futurewave Program” at the Seattle International Film Festival, MY 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??
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!
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 Sunday, Eric J. Adams, Jordan 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.
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