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Best Director Award Presented to Valerie Weiss for film Losing Control from Feel Good Film Festival
House Lights Media congratulates Valerie Weiss as LOSING CONTROL continues to add official festival selections to its growing list of accolades
LOSING CONTROL continues to gain recognition as it is invited to exhibit at a number of prominent film festivals around the country. LOSING CONTROL will be seen next as the opening night film at the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) on September 14, 2011 in Temecula, California. Along with honoring LOSING CONTROL as its opening night film, the TVIFF is recognizing Peter Bogdanovich, Connie Stevens and Virginia Madsen as a few of its industry honorees for their extensive film, television and musical bodies of work. LOSING CONTROL will go on to screen as the closing weekend showcase film at the Tacoma Film Festival on October 9, 2011, the Chicago Comedy Film Festival on October 14, 2011 and the Carmel Art and Film Festival in Carmel, California on October 15, 2011. LOSING CONTROL will also screen at the Philadelphia Film Festival on October 22, 2011. As screening opportunities continue to grow through festival acceptance, a list of screening events can be found at the movies web site at www.losingcontrolmovie.com.
LOSING CONTROL is hailed as a great date movie that melds science, drama, romance and comedy, thereby expanding the “rom-com” audience by appealing to both men and women. Caramie Schnell, Vail Daily, declared “LOSING CONTROL… isn’t your typical rom-com. It’s a smart and funny film.” LOSING CONTROL also was reviewed as “a high energy, funny film,” by Maddy Kadish, The Independent. The film is being honored with a special screening at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC this fall.
Steve Roberts, President, House Lights Media, said, “We’re not surprised that Valerie took the Best Director honors for Losing Control, and it reinforces our decision to distribute this wonderful creative story as told by this very talented up and coming filmmaker. We are certain that the awards and accolades will continue to accumulate for Valerie and “Losing Control.” “It is incredibly rewarding to be honored by a festival that celebrates feel good films. My hope was always that LOSING CONTROL would not only be a smart addition to the rom-com genre but make audiences laugh and leave the theater feeling better than when they came in,” said Valerie Weiss, Writer and Director, Losing Control.
About Losing Control
Losing Control is a smart, original romantic comedy about a female scientist who is determined to apply scientific principles to her love life, thereby gaining proof that her boyfriend is “the one.” Starring a host of Hollywood’s up and comers as well as established character veterans, LOSING CONTROL features Miranda Kent, Reid Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Lin Shaye, John Billingsley and Ben Weber as part of the cast. Written and Directed by Valerie Weiss, a former scientist turned filmmaker, LOSING CONTROL continues to add awards through its festival run. For more information, please visit: www.losingcontrolmovie.com.
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