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"THE SCENESTERS is the movie I keep telling my friends about. It's funny, inventive and unlike anything I've seen in long time."

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2011) - monterey media is pleased to announce the May 24th, 2011 DVD, Digital Download and VOD home entertainment release of THE SCENESTERS, an innovative and quirky dark comedy that both honors and deconstructs the conventions of the classic 'who-done-it?' from Vacationeer Productions. Written and directed by Todd Berger and co-starring Sherilyn Fenn with a cameo by Brian Huskey, THE SCENESTERS soundtrack and plot features indie-rock favorites The Airborne Toxic Event, The Cribs, The Sonics, Wallpaper, Le Switch, and many more. In partnership with Rangelife Entertainment, monterey media is taking THE SCENESTERS on tour across America this spring, playing in over 50 cities at theatres and college campuses.

***WINNER - Most Interesting Film - Slamdance Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Comedy - Hollywood Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Screenplay - Phoenix Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Director - Edmonton Indie Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best of Fest - Blue Whiskey Indie Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Screenplay - Blue Whiskey Indie Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Actor - Blaise Miller - Blue Whiskey Indie Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Editor - Blue Whiskey Indie Film Festival***
***WINNER - Best Production Design - Blue Whiskey Indie Film Festival***

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

In this dark comedy, when a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him. 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. 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.

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THE SCENESTERS Specifications:
Street Date: May 24, 2011
Pre-Order: April 26, 2011
Run time: 102 minutes
Rating: R
DVD Sound: Stereo and 5.1
DVD SRP: $26.95
Screen Format: 16x9 Full Frame
Language: English
CC: English
DVD Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes and Music Video

About Vacationeer Productions:
Vacationeer Productions ( produces feature films, commercials, music videos and Internet content known for its stylized comedic flair. The Scenesters is the first feature length film for the company and had its World Premiere at The Austin Film Festival in October 2009. To date, The Scenesters has been awarded  Best Comedy Feature Film and  Best Director at The Hollywood Film Festival and Edmonton International Film Festival. The film has also played at The New Orleans Film Festival and The New FilmMakers program in Los Angeles.

The company was formed in 2006 when The Vacationeers, the comedy group, became an Internet sensation with more than 10,000,000 video views, more than 4,500 subscribers on YouTube and one of the most trafficked web series in history with The Googling (1.4 million views per episode average.) Founded by Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, Blaise Miller, and Todd Berger, Vacationeer Productions still produce original content for the enjoyment of their fans at, but are now primarily focused on television, commercial and film projects.

About monterey media inc.
monterey media inc., incorporated in 1979, is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in the acquisition, distribution and sale of motion pictures and other programming and is actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, including theatrical distribution, film festivals and other distinctive venues, iTunes, television including all major Pay-Per-View and Video-on-Demand providers, Showtime, Starz, Lifetime, PBS, Super Channel, home entertainment markets and a variety of others.

The monterey video division is the 2nd oldest independent video manufacturer and distributor in the United States and incorporates distribution to all digital markets. monterey is well known for its broad marketing and its direct relationships with key retail, mail-order and internet sites, schools and libraries, and specialty markets.

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