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April 15, 2010

Video from the Red Carpet at Dallas Int’l Film Festival

Check out this video (featuring Zach Gilford, Kathleen Quinlan, director Matthew Leutwyler, and Screenwriter Tom Cohen) from the Red Carpet Premiere of The River Why at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Note: the cast and crew appear about 5 minutes in.

The final screening at the DIFF is TONIGHT at 7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the door! For more info, visit: http://filmguide.dallasfilm.org/tixSYS/2010/xslguide/eventnote?EventNumber=3755&

April 14, 2010

Meet the Cast: William Devane

William Devan as Dutch on set for "The River Why".

William Devane plays “Dutch”, a bumbling fishing reporter in The River Why.   Mr. Devane became widely known for his ten years as the villainous Greg Sumner on the drama series Knots Landing and his role as President Kennedy in the TV film about the Cuban missile crisis, The Missiles of October. He appeared in the films McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Marathon Man, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Testament, Payback and Space Cowboys.  He has also appeared on the television series The West Wing and 24.

Mr. Devane is expected to walk the Red Carpet at the World Premiere of The River Why at the Dallas International Film Festival on April 14, 2010.  Zach Gilford and Kathleen Quilan will also be there. You can purchase tickets here.

April 13, 2010

Amber Heard receives Shining Star Award in Dallas

Amber Heard as Eddy on set for "The River Why".

Great news! Amber Heard, who plays “Eddy” in The River Why, received the Dallas Shining Start Award on April 10, 2010 at the Dallas International Film Festival. According to IMDb:

Heard’s “Shining Star” was created with an eye toward celebrating actors, filmmakers, and film artists who have delivered exceptional performances or works on film in their brief careers as well as exhibiting the potential for greater achievements to come. “We couldn’t have found a better person to receive the inaugural DALLAS Shining Star Award,” said DALLAS IFF Artistic Director James Faust. “Amber has put together an incredible string of films in a few short years and is obviously just getting warmed up. We know that we’ll be able to proudly say we were among the first to officially recognize what was on the horizon for Amber Heard.

Click here if you’d like to see some raw footage of Ms. Heard accepting her award.

Amber is a rising star who plays the lead role (and title character) in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006.  Ms. Heard is the female lead in Pineapple Express (opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco), The Informers (with Billy Bob Thornton and Wynona Ryder) and The River Why (with Zach Gilford).  She is currently starring with Johnny Depp in The Rum Diaries and with Nicholas Cage in Angry Driver.

Congratulations, Amber!

April 6, 2010

Meet the Cast: Kathleen Quinlan

Kathleen Quilan on set with WIlliam Hurt in "The River Why".

Kathleen Quinlan plays Zach Gilford’s mother in The River Why.  Ms. Quinlan made her film debut in George Lucas’ 1973 nostalgic look at the early sixties, American Graffiti. She has appeared in over 50 films, but is best known for her roles as Deborah in  I Never Promised You a Rose Garden for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and for her Golden Globe and Oscar nominated role as Marilyn Lovell in 1995′s Apollo 13.

Kathleen plans to join us for the World Premiere of The River Why at the Dallas International Film Festival April 14, 2010.

You can also catch Kathleen’s performance in The River Why on:

We’ll announce more screenings as the confirmations arrive.  Thanks for all the support!

March 30, 2010

Meet the Cast: Amber Heard

Eddy, played by Amber Heard, on set of "The River Why".

Amber Heard plays “Eddy”, the feisty fish-loving girl that catches the eye of Gus (played by Zach Gilford) in The River Why.  Ms. Heard is a rising star who played the lead role (and title character) in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006.  Ms. Heard is also the female lead in Pineapple Express, opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco, and The Informers, with Billy Bob Thornton and Wynona Ryder.  She is currently starring with Johnny Depp in The Rum Diaries and with Nicholas Cage in Angry Driver.

You can catch the The River Why at the Dallas International Film Festival (April 14 & 15, 2010) or the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23, 2010). There are two Special Preview “Thank You, Oregon” Screenings at the Ashland Independent Film Festival (April 9-10).

Stay tuned for more festival and screening announcements!

March 24, 2010

Meet the Cast: Zach Gilford

Over a montage of rivers and water, Gus Orviston, the hero and narrator of the The River Why, is born with this observation:  “The surface of the earth is 30% land and 70% water.  A newborn baby is composed of 70% water and 30% everything else.  I guess this means that life and water are inseparable.”

Zach Gilford fishing on "The River Why".

This observation is re-enforced by his upbringing.  His parents, while deeply loyal to each other, are polar opposites:  his father is a famous fly fisherman and his mother is a down-to-earth plunker of worms.  Gus tries to keep peace in the family by becoming an expert at both forms of fishing.  He becomes not only the Mozart of fly-fishing, but he also saves a small trout struggling in a polluted stream with the thread from an old coat.

Gus, played by Zach Gilford, on set of "The River Why".

Zach Gilford plays “Gus Orviston”.  Mr. Gilford stars as Matt Saracen, the backup quarterback turned football hero, in NBC’s critically acclaimed drama, Friday Night Lights.  He appears in the soon to be released: Post Grad Survival Guide starring opposite Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) for Fox Atomic. Mr. Gilford recently completed Dare with Emmy Rossum and Alan Cumming.  He has also appeared on Law & Order: SVU.  Zach graduated from Northwestern University and spends his free time leading backpacking, ice climbing and diving expeditions in Alaska, New Zealand and Australia.

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