In "Bible Storyland", Los Angeles art dealer Harvey Jordan, feeling trapped in his life and fearing his mortality, embarks on an epic quest to uncover the mysteries of a never-built 1960's theme park. Along the way, Jordan's story serves up an engaging exploration of the intersection of pop culture and religion, as it humorously illustrates the challenges of modern life and long-term relationships. Director Stephanie Hubbard layers stop-motion animation and classic cinema into this fun, quirky documentary as she explores a myriad of interrelated subjects.
“We’re very honored and grateful to the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival for this award", enthused Hubbard. "We made and shot the film here in Southern California, and we believe Los Angeles audiences will love it. People don't usually think of documentaries as fun, weird and uplifting,” she says, "but this one is!" Hubbard is an award-winning documentary editor whose films have won festival awards worldwide, and whose TV shows have aired on PBS, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.
"Bible Storyland" features retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix, a grandson of Jack Haley (“The Wizard of Oz”), and Jordan's wife, the prolific voice actor Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron), among others. Jordan’s journey through retro-Americana brings to light little known history related to Disneyland, “The Wizard of Oz”, and Old Hollywood. View the trailer and more at www.BibleStorylandMovie.com.
SCREENING: Monday, December 3rd at 5pm at the New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90036. For tickets and more information, visit www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com.
CONTACT: Sheila Huettl (323) 208-2629, Stephanie Hubbard (323) 202-5645, Harvey Jordan (818) 802-0378, Info@BibleStorylandMovie.com
IMAGES: Concept artwork from “Bible Storyland” available to the media upon request.
About the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF)
The 9th Annual HRIFF will return to the New Beverly Cinema December 3-12, 2012, to screen their largest and most extensive program to date. Over 70 films from emerging filmmakers and accomplished Hollywood names (including Bryce Dallas Howard and Ron Howard) have been selected for this showcase of the best in new and classic independent cinema. For more information, visit www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com.