USA PREMIERE IN SILVERLAKE FILM FESTIVAL
The USA premiere of The Fluffer was before a sold out, standing room only crowd at a screening in conjunction with the Silverlake Film Festival.
FLUFFER IN TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
The Fluffer North American Premiere packed houses at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. An unusually high percentage (75%) of the audience stayed for Q&A with the directors. Everyone from teenage coeds to grandmothers to Toronto scenesters responded to the film, and the directors were congratulated by strangers on the streets!
The directors e-mailed this report to the team: "The screening was beyond ideal. The crowd picked up every nuance. We could tell within the first minute that they were loving the movie. They laughed at the funny parts and you could hear a pin drop during the serious moments. Some people were crying at the end. Afterwards, there were several rounds of applause."
FLUFFER IN BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
The Fluffer was an official selection of the 51st Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlin Film Festival). The Berlin Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the world, and everyone involved in the project is delighted. Directors Richard Glatzer and Wash West as well as stars Roxanne Day attended, and three screenings were packed. The crowd loved the film and broke out laughing when Johnny Rebel commented that he "looked German."
FLUFFER USA DISTRIBUTION DEAL
The Fluffer was distributed in the US by First Run Features and TLA Releasing. TLA President Ray Murray states that, "The Fluffer is a truly remarkable film that has received deservedly enthusiastic responses in Europe and is already generating palpable excitement here in the States. I am pleased that TLA Releasing and First Run Features are the ones to present it to American audiences." First Run's Vice President Marc Mauceri adds, "this innovative partnership, which combines First Run's theatrical network and TLA's internet presence, guarantees that The Fluffer will receive the national attention it richly deserves."
Media Luna Entertainment is World Sales Agent for The Fluffer.