LOS ANGELES – The star-studded independent romantic comedy, “Hopelessly In June,” was chosen as an official selection in the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival, which runs from September 14 to 18, 2011. You can catch the film in two screenings Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30pm and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1pm at the UltraStar Cinemas at Tower Plaza, 27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, Ca 92591. Produced by Cornbread Films in association with Peninsula Productions, fresh faces Vincent Brantley and Carolyn Neff headline this romantic comedy with an all-star ensemble cast.
The film’s supporting cast includes seven-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Ed Asner (“Up,” “Lou Grant,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), comedy veteran Keith David (“There’s Something About Mary,” “Barbershop”), Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Jr. (“The Dark Knight,” “Friday,” “The Fifth Element”), Peter Jason (“Deadwood,” “Adaptation”), and Stuart Pankin (“Dinosaurs,” “Honey We Shrunk Ourselves”) Ella Joyce (“Roc,” “BubbaHo-Tep,” “Stranger Inside”), and Keith Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “Dear John,” “35 & Ticking”).
“Hopelessly In June” tells the story of Daleon Myers (Brantley), a financial analyst from a staunch Baptist family who falls hopelessly in love with June Flowers (Neff, “Absolute Evil” and “Spiderman 3”), a Los Angeles businesswoman, from a very liberal family. Brantley and Neff dazzle on the screen with fresh performances.
For more information on the film, visit http://www.hopelesslyinjune.com/.
“After shooting this film over the course of two years, we are extremely excited to present the film to select industry professionals on the big screen,” said Vincent Brantley, wearing many hats of the film’s production as the producer, co-writer, and director of the film as well as the lead actor. “Our team has worked tirelessly on the film and it shows. I can’t wait to feel the energy of the audience in theatres.”
About the Director
Vincent Brantley, co-wrote, starred, produced and directed “Hopelessly In June.” Brantley is a successful producer, songwriter and musician with six platinum albums. With a plethora of awards, he has worked with such musical talents and award-winning artists as Brian McKnight, Howard Hewitt, Christopher Williams, rapper Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Faith Evans, Bobby Brown as well as the legendary R&B group New Edition. He is credited for writing and producing the band’s first hit single, “Cool It Now,” as well as working with such labels as Universal, Sony, PolyGram and Geffen — just to name a few. This multi-platinum music producer decided to segue from music to film, and studied theatre with renowned acting coach Howard Fine and Gregory Berger. He also mentored as a writer and director with actor/director Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City,” “Baadasssss!”).
About the Producers
“Hopelessly In June” is the first feature film for Cornbread Films, which is made up of producers, Vincent Brantley, Arlan Jay Vetter and Jerry Mosley. Collectively, this trio has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.
Jay Vetter, producer and production designer of “Hopelessly In June,” has worked as a production designer since he was 15 years old. He has worked on every film with the Farrelly Brothers, including “Hall Pass” and the upcoming film, “The Three Stooges.” He is best known for his design work on notable film projects, “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Like Mike,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “There’s Something About Mary.”
Jerry Mosley is the executive producer and producer of “Hopelessly In June.” Interestingly, he has served as a firefighter for more than 20 years while building credits as an actor (“Modern Family,” “General Hospital” “Profiler”) and a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). He also is the founder of Cobalt H2O Inc. which invests in real estate, business sales and acquisitions and entrepreneur investment opportunities.
Allison Vanore was recruited by Cornbread Films in the beginning of 2009 to produce "Hopelessly In June." Vanore is an award winning producer of short films, webseries and PSAs including the critically acclaimed series, SOLO The Series. "Hopelessly In June" marks her first feature film as a producer. Prior to "Hopelessly In June" Vanore ran interactive design studio, Georgopuolos Design, for over 4 years where she produced DVD bonus features, menus, interactive games, branding and websites for clients such as Disney, ABC, Sony, Imagination, and Nissan.
About Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival
The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival is the Temecula Valley Film & Music Society’s flagship event. It carries out the Society’s mission by celebrating the arts of film and music in all its forms. The artistic approach is eclectic. Through screenings and concerts and other associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of contemporary filmmaking (feature films, short films, documentaries, animation, foreign films, student films) and music (rock to pop, rhythm and blues to jazz, country to classic, solo artists to ensembles). More about the festival can be found here: http://www.tviff.com/
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