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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2012
ANNOUNCING THE DVD AND VOD RELEASE OF “CARRIED AWAY” FORT WORTH, JUNE 29, 2012: Filmmakers Tom Huckabee, Gabriel Horn, and James M. Johnston have announced that their award-winning film CARRIED AWAY has been picked up for distribution by Vanguard Cinema and released on DVD and VOD as of June 26, 2012. The primary retailer for the DVD at this time is Hastings Entertainment with locations in 21 states. It can also be ordered online at gohastings.com, as well as Barnes and Noble, CDUniverse, and Sears. Also, CARRIED AWAY can be watched instantly on Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Carried_Away/70234706?trkid=8379860 http://www.gohastings.com/product/MOVIE/Carried-Away/sku/287313650.uts http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-carried-away-gabriel-horn/21736440 http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8712340
The Vanguard Cinema release of CARRIED AWAY contains bonus features including an hour-long “Making of” documentary by Matt Collins and Matthew Aguirre, plus the film’s theatrical trailer, edited by Riley C. Morris. ABOUT “CARRIED AWAY” In the semi-autobiographical film by writer/director Tom Huckabee, Ed Franklin (Gabriel Horn in a break-out performance) is a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood who returns home to Texas at Christmas to find his family in turmoil. His parents’ (Mark Walters and Morgana Shaw) marriage is on the rocks. His younger brother Davy (Tyler Corie) awaits trial for selling drugs. His older brother Steve (Bryan Massey) holds a bitter grudge against him. Worst of all, his beloved paternal grandmother (Juli Erickson) has been committed to a nursing home after suffering a stroke which has left her mentally disabled. In defiance of his father Rex, and with Granny’s full cooperation, he kidnaps her, intending to take her back with him to Los Angeles. Rex, Steve and Davy set out after Ed and Granny in a cross-country pursuit which comes to a surprising and uplifting conclusion in the California desert. The film also stars Adam Dietrich, Jennifer Sipes, Bill Flynn, Denise Lee, and Rosaura Cruz. CARRIED AWAY was the winner of the first place narrative awards at the 2010 Oxford Film Festival (Mississippi), the Da Vinci Film Festival (Corvallis, Oregon), and the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival (Glen Rose, Texas), and was an Official Selection at Bare Bones Film Festival 2009 (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Breckenridge Festival of Film 2010, Byron Bay International Film Festival 2010 (Australia), Crossroads Film Festival 2010 (Jackson, Mississippi), DALLAS International Film Festival 2010, Sea Breeze Film Festival 2010 (Gulfport, Florida), and South Alabama Film Festival 2010 (Mobile).
As a young adult, director Huckabee dealt first-hand with his grandmother’s dementia and its effects on his family. He wrote and directed CARRIED AWAY and produced it along with James M. Johnston and co-producers Gabriel Horn and Jennifer Floyd, all natives of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It was shot on location in North Texas, Arizona and California during February and March 2009. The Arlington, Texas home of Ken and Bunny Floyd is prominently featured. Fort Worth resident and Hollywood veteran Huckabee says, “It touches on real issues that countless families have to face in dealing with old age and the effect Alzheimer’s can have on the family unit. The subject matter should not be taboo. With our aging population, we need to deal with our elders in the most respectful way possible. I want those who have an experience of dementia to watch the film and realize they are not alone and I want others to watch it because not only is it thought provoking, it’s fun.” More information is available at www.carriedawaythemovie.com. PRAISE FOR “CARRIED AWAY” "Heartfelt and entertaining, poignant and funny. A movie for all." Bill Paxton (Big Love) "Beautifully shot with a smart story that digs deeply into very human territory." Joe O’Connell (The Dallas Morning News) “Beautifully crafted and well-written with performances so real the actors could be the people they're playing.” Bobbie Wygant (NBC 5, Dallas/Fort Worth)
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PressRelease Contact: Tom Huckabee 817-688-9852
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2012
ANNOUNCING THE DVD AND VOD RELEASE OF “CARRIED AWAY” FORT WORTH, JUNE 29, 2012: Filmmakers Tom Huckabee, Gabriel Horn, and James M. Johnston have announced that their award-winning film CARRIED AWAY has been picked up for distribution by Vanguard Cinema and released on DVD and VOD as of June 26, 2012. The primary retailer for the DVD at this time is Hastings Entertainment with locations in 21 states. It can also be ordered online at gohastings.com, as well as Barnes and Noble, CDUniverse, and Sears. Also, CARRIED AWAY can be watched instantly on Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Carried_Away/70234706?trkid=8379860 http://www.gohastings.com/product/MOVIE/Carried-Away/sku/287313650.uts http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-carried-away-gabriel-horn/21736440 http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8712340
The Vanguard Cinema release of CARRIED AWAY contains bonus features including an hour-long “Making of” documentary by Matt Collins and Matthew Aguirre, plus the film’s theatrical trailer, edited by Riley C. Morris. ABOUT “CARRIED AWAY” In the semi-autobiographical film by writer/director Tom Huckabee, Ed Franklin (Gabriel Horn in a break-out performance) is a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood who returns home to Texas at Christmas to find his family in turmoil. His parents’ (Mark Walters and Morgana Shaw) marriage is on the rocks. His younger brother Davy (Tyler Corie) awaits trial for selling drugs. His older brother Steve (Bryan Massey) holds a bitter grudge against him. Worst of all, his beloved paternal grandmother (Juli Erickson) has been committed to a nursing home after suffering a stroke which has left her mentally disabled. In defiance of his father Rex, and with Granny’s full cooperation, he kidnaps her, intending to take her back with him to Los Angeles. Rex, Steve and Davy set out after Ed and Granny in a cross-country pursuit which comes to a surprising and uplifting conclusion in the California desert. The film also stars Adam Dietrich, Jennifer Sipes, Bill Flynn, Denise Lee, and Rosaura Cruz. CARRIED AWAY was the winner of the first place narrative awards at the 2010 Oxford Film Festival (Mississippi), the Da Vinci Film Festival (Corvallis, Oregon), and the Glen Rose Neo-Relix Film Festival (Glen Rose, Texas), and was an Official Selection at Bare Bones Film Festival 2009 (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Breckenridge Festival of Film 2010, Byron Bay International Film Festival 2010 (Australia), Crossroads Film Festival 2010 (Jackson, Mississippi), DALLAS International Film Festival 2010, Sea Breeze Film Festival 2010 (Gulfport, Florida), and South Alabama Film Festival 2010 (Mobile).
As a young adult, director Huckabee dealt first-hand with his grandmother’s dementia and its effects on his family. He wrote and directed CARRIED AWAY and produced it along with James M. Johnston and co-producers Gabriel Horn and Jennifer Floyd, all natives of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It was shot on location in North Texas, Arizona and California during February and March 2009. The Arlington, Texas home of Ken and Bunny Floyd is prominently featured. Fort Worth resident and Hollywood veteran Huckabee says, “It touches on real issues that countless families have to face in dealing with old age and the effect Alzheimer’s can have on the family unit. The subject matter should not be taboo. With our aging population, we need to deal with our elders in the most respectful way possible. I want those who have an experience of dementia to watch the film and realize they are not alone and I want others to watch it because not only is it thought provoking, it’s fun.” More information is available at www.carriedawaythemovie.com. PRAISE FOR “CARRIED AWAY” "Heartfelt and entertaining, poignant and funny. A movie for all." Bill Paxton (Big Love) "Beautifully shot with a smart story that digs deeply into very human territory." Joe O’Connell (The Dallas Morning News) “Beautifully crafted and well-written with performances so real the actors could be the people they're playing.” Bobbie Wygant (NBC 5, Dallas/Fort Worth)
DVD AND VOD RELEASE OF “CARRIED AWAY” Page 4 “A bold and urgent dispatch. ORDINARY PEOPLE for the here and now.” Michael H. Price (Fort Worth Business Press)
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