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monterey media Saves a Hipster, Acquires The Scenesters

January 3, 2010 Los Angeles, CA - monterey media is thrilled to announce the acquisition of an innovative and quirky dark comedy that both honors and deconstructs the conventions of the classic 'who-done-it?' film noir: The Scenesters, from Midwinter Studios for all rights, all media United States and Canada. Written and directed by Todd Berger and produced by Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace and Brett D. Thompson, The Scenesters was awarded Most Interesting Film at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, Best Comedy at the Hollywood Film Festival and in addition, received awards for Best Screenplay, Director, Actor, Editor and Production Design from festivals across the continent.

"Funny, inventive and unlike anything I've seen in long time."

"... destined to become a cult classic."-FEARnet

"A genuinely suspenseful whodunit... The Scenesters is definitely funny... boosted by a literally killer soundtrack. " -The Onion A.V. Club

the new murder serial killer film noir comedy

Someone is killing beautiful young hipsters in East L.A. But while the bloody trail is cold for the super-apathetic detectives, Charlie, a crime scene cleaner with a penchant for Sherlockian deduction, begins finding some unusual clues in the demo CDs of indie bands left behind at the murder sites which he shares with two out-of-luck filmmakers turned crime scene videographers. Problem is, nobody is really sure that Charlie isn't the serial killer. Meanwhile, the dead hipsters are piling up like pancakes in thrift-store flannel, there's a rival Danish film crew, and on top of everything else, it looks like the killer is now making an experimental film of his own. Simple, not really, but then Murder never is.

Murder... A Serial Killer... Really Great Music

Co-starring Sherilyn Fenn with a cameo by Brian Huskey, the soundtrack and plot features indie-rock favorites The Airborne Toxic Event, The Cribs, The Sonics, Wallpaper, Le Switch, and many more.

Beginning in February, and in partnership with Rangelife Entertainment, monterey media will take The Scenester on an American movie tour, reaching audiences of taste-makers in dozens of major markets. The DVD is set for release on May 24th.

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Jenny Manocchio
Publicity Director

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