PRLog - Nov. 28, 2012 - LOS ANGELES -- Coming soon to Netflix, Remembering Phil is a Kafka-esque independent feature starring Nicholas Turturro, Joanne Kelly and Dan Castellaneta, and introducing Christina Murphy. It was previously featured at numerous film festivals and acquired for distribution by Filmworks Entertainment. This new Netflix deal is an exciting development for its production company, Prevalent Films, and promises to expose the film to its broadest audience yet.
Remembering Phil - now available through Netflix
In addition to Netflix, the film can also be purchased or rented in HD through iTunes, and is available for sale on Amazon.com and other retail merchants.
The film's trailer can be viewed at: http://www.prevalentfilms.com/
When television writer Phil Winters returns from vacation, it seems as if nobody is aware he’s ever existed. Early signs are easily rationalized:
Meanwhile his electricity, phones and bank accounts are cut off. Not even his psychiatrist remembers him. In session, the doctor triggers flashbacks that bring to light Phil's life choices and add to his growing sense of unease.
Desperate to find some sense of validation, Phil goes to a bar and is ignored by everyone... except a mysterious young woman, Debbie, who claims to be his daughter from a college fling. Phil knows it’s ludicrous, but is drawn to her nonetheless. Who is she? And what does she want from him?
Phil Winters must soon face his fears and confront the compromises of his life, with his very existence hanging in the balance. Part Hollywood insider satire, part metaphysical character study, Remembering Phil strikes a hauntingly dark comic tone on both fronts.
Lead actor Nicholas Turturro ("Phil Winters") has been a prolific presence on the American film and television scene for the past two decades. A multiple Emmy Award nominee for his work on NYPD Blue, he has also worked alongside Adam Sandler in the action comedy The Longest Yard and is currently starring in the CBS drama Blue Bloods alongside Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck.
Joanne Kelly (Julia, Phil’s estranged wife) is the co-star of the hit SyFy Channel series, Warehouse 13. A magnetic actress, she has attracted millions of dedicated fans.
Dan Castellaneta is beloved by tens of millions as the voice of Homer Simpson, as well as a veteran of Chicago’s Second City and the Tracey Ullman Show.
Other members of the stellar ensemble cast include newcomer Christina Murphy (Dance Flick), Steve Valentine (A Christmas Carol, Crossing Jordan) and Peter Dobson (Forrest Gump).
Remembering Phil features a strikingly original score, available on CD, performed by LA’s top jazz musicians.
"The music has a life of its own." – nationally renowned music critic Don Heckman in The International Review of Music: www.irom.wordpress.com
Composed by Nic. TenBroek and recorded in a small group setting, it features world class jazz artists Bob Sheppard, Todd Cochran, John B. Williams, Roy McCurdy and Michael Wolff. The music highlights the story and mood, and reflects the ensemble cast of the film.
More soundtrack info at: http://www.prevalentfilms.com/
Remembering Phil is the first feature from Prevalent Films, an independent production company based in Santa Monica, California and founded by writer-producer Michael Katz.
The director, Brian Smith, is a veteran of the worlds of commercials and music videos, having helmed dozens of short form projects and is proud to have made his independent feature debut with Remembering Phil. Brian has also served as producer, co-producer or executive producer on more than a dozen feature films and earned membership in the Writers Guild of America through his work as a screenwriter.
Writer-producer Michael Katz is an accomplished author and screenwriter, whose television work includes writing credits for CBS' Early Edition and Picket Fences, as well as a number of optioned screenplays. He has also published three comic mystery novels, Murder Off The Glass, Last Dance In Redondo Beach, and The Big Freeze.
For more information, please visit the Prevalent Films website at: http://www.prevalentfilms.com
or contact Michael Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org