FROM AWARD WINNING WRITER/DIRECTOR BENJAMIN MEYER TO WORLD PREMIERE IN HOLLYWOOD AT DANCES WITH FILMS
(Hollywood, CA May 21, 2015) FOOLS, a film by Benjamin Meyer, will have its World Premiere screening Saturday, May 30 at 5:00pm at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood & Highland in competition at the Dances With Films festival, which runs May 28 – June 8. FOOLS, Meyer’s feature directorial debut, is a Romantic Drama filmed in Chicago about two strangers who start a relationship in a most unconventional way.
The film stars Mary Cross, Michael Szeles, Rebecca Spence, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Tony Fitzpatrick, Danny Goldring and Maury Cooper. FOOLS was Produced by Beth Schacter and Dana Scott, with Executive Producers Judith Weatherhead, Ann Daly, and Julie Gibson.
In FOOLS, two strangers brush hands on a crowded Chicago El train. A week later, without exchanging a word, they move in together. He's barely hanging on after being fired, again. She's fleeing an angry roommate. They make it work, the way two strangers can sometimes make strangeness work for them. Together, they fabricate a rich romantic history. But when reality intrudes, they must decide whether what they share is truly love, or just a fantasy.
Award-winning writer/director Benjamin Meyer’s short film WHAT ARE YOU HAVING? won the Grand Prix du Court-Metrage at the Deauville Film Festival (Roman Polanski, jury chair), a CINE Golden Eagle, and Best Short Film at the Abuja International Film Festival in Nigeria.
His prior short, GEORGIE PORGIE won “Best Short Film” at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival and the Seattle Underground Film Festival; “Best Director” at the Georgetown Independent Film Festival; “Best Drama” at the IFP/Chicago Film Festival; and a Bronze Plaque at the Columbus International Film Festival.
He also won multiple festival awards for his prior two shorts, SOLD and BOTHERED. Meyer received his BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan university with High Honors, and received his MFA in Film Production from Northwestern University. As an editor he has worked on feature documentaries and television specials with such award-winning filmmakers as Michele Ohayon, Ondi Timoner, Eddie Schmidt and Peter Stuart. He edited the feature film NORMAL ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR for New Line Cinema. Meyer’s short story (and yourself) was recently published by Mullholland Books as part of their Popcorn Fiction series.
SOURCE: Dave Roberson, Roberson PR