LEXUS SHORT FILM ‘GAME’ TO PREMIERE AT THE NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The Napa Valley Film Festival hosts the latest release in the Lexus Short Films series with the premiere screening tomorrow (10 November) of Game, an exciting new work directed by award-winning film-maker Jeannie Donohoe.
The plot of Game follows a student bidding for a place on a high school’s championship-winning basketball team. On court the player demonstrates all the right skills to earn selection, but has a secret which takes the storyline to another level. The cast includes Canadian actor and three-time NBA champion Rick Fox
Donohoe attended Columbia University’s graduate film programme and has written and directed several short films, including Lambing Season, which won festival awards in Aspen and the Hamptons in 2013/14. She is currently developing her first full-length feature, Flock.
Game is one of four films being produced by Joey Horvitz of The Weinstein Company as part of the third season of Lexus Short Films, a partnership between Lexus and The Weinstein Company to support up-and-coming film-makers. The Napa Valley Film Festival will also be screening the other three features in the series, Friday Night, MESSiAH and A Nation Holds its Breath.
Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company Co-Chairman, said: “We are very excited to be at the Napa Valley Film Festival to premiere Game. Donohoe’s talent is demonstrated throughout the film, which truly showcases the theme of the third Lexus Short Films season – Anticipation.”
David Nordstrom, global branding department general manager of Lexus International, added, “Not only will attendees have the opportunity to experience Jeannie’s creativity and imagination with Game. They will have the opportunity to view the other projects created as part of Lexus Short Films Season 3 – all filled with creativity and imagination for a global audience.”
“The Weinstein Company and Lexus International are thrilled with the success of this partnership to-date and can only hope to inspire and encourage even more filmmakers around the globe through these films and the program’s initiative overall” said The Weinstein Company COO and President David Glasser.
ABOUT LEXUS SHORT FILMS
In 2013, Lexus Short Films was launched with the goal of supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers. These aspiring directors and writers have received a unique opportunity supported by Lexus to collaborate with acclaimed film studio The Weinstein Company to produce and showcase their work on an international stage. For more information, visit www.lexusshortfilms.com and follow #LexusShortFilms