Emmy Nominated Director Becky Smith's First Feature Film breaks MethodFest Attendance Records

Romantic Comedy "16 to Life" Sells Out and Bursts onto Independent Film Scene. Emmy nominated writer/director Becky Smith's romantic comedy "16 to Life" had ecstatic audience, and several not-so-ecstatic fans who were turned away from sold-out film.
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March 31, 2009 - PRLog -- Method Fest's Saturday night premiere of Emmy nominated writer/director Becky Smith's romantic comedy "16 to Life" had an ecstatic audience and several not so ecstatic fans who couldn't get in to see the film.  Theater management was sighted grinning from ear to ear.

"We had to turn over 50 people away for our sold-out screening of "16 to Life" on Saturday. We could have sold 100 more tickets for the film.  So much energy.  The buzz screening of the festival thus far and the first "sold out" screening in MethodFest history," said Don Franken, MethodFest Film Festival founder.

"The red carpet was lit up with the terrific cast of 16 to Life which included Hallee Hirsh, Theresa Russell, Jaime Gomez, and Will Rothhaar.  The director, and entire cast attended the Gala following the screening at Mercedes Benz of Calabasas and
sizzled under the photographers lights against the step and repeat," stated fest exec. director, Don Franken

Writer/Director Becky Smith says, " 16 to Life" got the kind of reception you dream about as a filmmaker.  "Possibly my best moment was when a young woman came up to me after the festival screening and said 'This is now my favorite movie!' "

A few distribution executives were spied in the back rows of the theatre, equally charmed as the rest of the audience.

Emmy nominated television director Becky Smith's first feature film "16 to Life" was chosen by MethodFest as the premiere film for its Sat. March 28 screening at the Regency Theater in Agoura Hills, CA.  The film stars Hallee Hirsh, Mandy Musgrave, sultry veteran screen actress Theresa Russell, Jaime Gomez, Queer Eye's Carson Kressley, Shiloh Fernandez and Will Rothhaar.

"16 to Life" is a romantic comedy of small town misfits. Kate, a rural American teen, is turning 16 and has never been kissed. Kate is obsessed with books on eclectic subjects, currently the Cultural Revolution in China.  Kate's angst about sexual inexperience and guilt will drive a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays.  Before the clock strikes midnight, Kate and her best friend Darby will discover more about love than most 16 year-olds can imagine.  And Kate will learn what a 16-year old American girl has in common with a 16-year-old Chinese girl half a world, and a cultural revolution away.   http://www.16tolifethemovie.org

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About Becky Smith and Waterdog Films - Waterdog Films is the production moniker of Emmy nominated writer/director Becky Smith. Smith was nominated in 2004 for an Emmy in directing (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), the same year the show won an Emmy, and has directed numerous series and pilots for networks including MTV, MTV2, NBC, Fox, Disney Channel, PBS, Fuse and ABC Family. Her documentary onTitle IX, “In the Game,” received numerous awards, including Best Television Documentary of the Year from Women in Radio and Television.

Smith is a Professor in the UCLA School of Theatre, Film & Digital Media. She received her Masters degree in film from Stanford University. She is an alumna of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women.
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