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April 15, 2013 - monterey media is thrilled to congratulate Chad Hartigan as his newest film "This is Martin Bonner" was among the weekend winners garnering the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Florida Film Festival, before going on to the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival where the jury gave a special Award for Artistic Accomplishment to "This is Martin Bonner." monterey is planning an early Summer theatrical release.

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

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 ( is celebrating 30+ 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 Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Awards and include films having premiered 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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