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MONTEREY MEDIA ACQUIRES ALREADY BONTIFUL "HARVEST"

November 4, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA- monterey media is pleased to announce the acquisition of Harvest, for distribution of all rights / all media in North America, from Ibid Filmworks. Starring Academy Award nominee Robert Loggia, Jack Carpenter, Arye Gross, Tony Winner Victoria Clark, and Academy Award nominee Barbara Barrie, Harvest features Original Music by Grammy and Tony Winner Duncan Sheik and David Poe. Written and Directed by Marc Meyers and produced by Jody Girgenti and Marc Meyers, Harvest is Marc's second narrative feature. His first, "Approaching Union Square", was picked up by Sundance Channel.

Harvest is at once a poignant and moving story that is ultimately uplifting, with endearing moments of humor anchoring this realistic portrait of a family hanging on to what was, what now is, and to one another. It is a stunning coming of age film for all of us, bringing to mind how we all come of age, in our own ways, often again and again.

"An impressive cast"-The New York Times

"Luckily such delicate gems are still being made" -Fest21.com

In "Harvest", three generations of a family come together one summer around the anticipated passing of its patriarch, a WWII veteran played by Oscar Nominated Robert Loggia. Gathered at the family home and around their beautiful shoreline town, years of betrayal and resentment within the family surface while one grandson (Jack Carpenter) does his part to hold them all together. Oscar Nominated Barbara Barrie also stars as the senile grandmother.

"Entertaining and poignant" - Examiner.com

"deeply moving" - Kansas City Star

Brought to the attention of monterey media President Scott Mansfield by sales agent Circus Road Films, Harvest was crowned Winner of Best American Independent Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Feature Film and Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Robert Loggia) at the Charlotte Film Festival and Winner of Best Connecticut Grown Film at the Connecticut Film Festival.

This autumn "Harvest" screens as an Official Selection at the Heartland Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Cine-World Film Festival, as well as at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in the New Filmmaker Competition and as a Visiting Filmmaker Event at The Paramount Center for the Arts. The film will play select theatrical markets prior to DVD release in early 2011.

For more information, please visit: www.montereymedia.com

Jenny Manocchio
Publicity Director
jmanocchio@montereymedia.com


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