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Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2011) - monterey media is pleased to announce the June 21, 2011 DVD, Digital Download and VOD home entertainment release of Marc Meyers' critically acclaimed HARVEST. Written and directed by Marc Meyers and produced by Jody Girgenti and Marc Meyers, Harvest features original music by Grammy & Tony Winner Duncan Sheik and David Poe.

On the heels of festival success and acclaim, HARVEST will make its New York City theatrical debut on May 6th. The film 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 & 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.

"An impressive cast" - The New York Times

"Entertaining and poignant" -

Gathered one summer in a beautiful shoreline town, three generations are drawn together by their patriarch, played by Oscar® Nominee Robert Loggia. With endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit, HARVEST is a portrait of a family awkwardly yet delicately hanging on to what was, what now is, and to one another. A superb ensemble cast, including Tony® Winner Victoria Clark, Arye Gross, newcomer Jack Carpenter and also featuring Oscar® Nominee Barbara Barrie tugs on heartstrings and reminds us of a love that can weather all storms in this poignant yet amusing story. HARVEST brings to mind how we all come of age, in our own stumbling yet loving ways, often again and again.

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HARVEST Specifications:
Street Date: May 24, 2011
Pre-Order: June 21, 2011
Run time: 103 minutes
Rating: R (MPAA - for language and a brief sexual reference)
DVD Sound: Stereo and 5.1
Screen Format: 16x9 Full Frame
Language: English
CC: English
DVD Bonus Features: Interview with Marc Meyers, Interview with Jack T. Carpenter and Interview with Arye Gross

About the filmmaker:
Marc is a filmmaker and playwright. HARVEST is his second narrative feature. He also wrote & directed APPROACHING UNION SQUARE, now on Sundance Channel. An alumnus of various theater collectives in New York including the Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Cherry Lane Theatre, his plays have been staged at a variety of theaters in NYC including American Theatre of Actors, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Harry De Jur Playhouse. He also was part of the producer team for the inaugural NY Documentary Festival ( docfest ). Marc began his career in entertainment as a development consultant for the IFP Market & Gotham Awards. Marc studied dramatic writing with Milan Stitt (Head of Playwriting at Carnegie Mellon), Tom Noonan, and Mick Casale. He is a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow, and member of the Dramatist Guild. Marc is originally from Peekskill, NY and lives with his wife in New York City. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.

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