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SUNDANCE AWARD WINNER TO MONTEREY MEDIA: THIS IS MARTIN BONNER

February 21, 2013 - Sundance Film Festival Award Winner This is Martin Bonner has been acquired by monterey media for U.S. distribution. Negotiated by monterey media's Scott Mansfield with ICM Partners and Traction Media, monterey is planning an early Summer theatrical release.

Winner of the prestigious Sundance Audience Award: Best of NEXT, and garnering strong critical praise, This is Martin Bonner is a stunning and moving showcase for Director/Writer Chad Hartigan in his second feature film.

This is Martin Bonner at Sundance:

"It's a quiet film but an absorbing one."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"A"
- Movie City News

"8/10. Hartigan's film excels."
- Smells Like Screen Spirit

"B+. Paul Eenhoorn's performance as Bonner is arguably Oscar caliber."
- Libertas Film Magazine

About This is Martin Bonner
In his fifties, Martin Bonner leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work for a church-based program that helps released prisoner's transition to life on the outside. Divorced with two adult children, he tries speed dating and passes time as a soccer referee on weekends. Meanwhile Travis Holloway has just been released from a 12-year prison stint. His program mentor, Steve, is charitable and helps him adjust, but Travis finds an unlikely friendship with Martin that offers them unspoken support and understanding as both Martin and Travis struggle in an unfamiliar place—looking for a second chance at life.

About monterey media
monterey media (www.montereymedia.com) is celebrating 30 plus years as an exclusive distributor of quality films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Award, including premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

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