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MORRIS FROM AMERICA

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2016
A film by Chad Hartigan

In Co-Production with Beachside, INDI Film and SWR.
With the support of MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard-Berlin-Brandenburg, HessenFilm und Medien, Deutscher Filmförderfonds and Rotor Film.

World sales: Visit Films I German distributor: farbfilm verleih.


LOGLINE
Morris is from America. He is black, fat and thirteen. His biggest problem: he just recently moved to Heidelberg. Making friends is not an easy thing - especially when you want to be a big rap star like the The Notorious B.I.G.. But then Morris meets her: Katrin!


CAST
Markees Christmas
Craig Robinson
Lina Keller
Carla Jury
Jakub Gierszal
Patrick Güldenberg
Eva Löbau


TEAM
written and directed by: Chad Hartigan
Producers: Martin Heisler I Gabriele Simon I Adele Romanski I Sara Murphy
Co-Producers: Michael B. Clark I Alex Turtletaub I Arek Gielnik
Commissioning Editor: Stefanie Groß
Unit Production Manager: Niklas Hlawatsch
Director of Photography: Sean McElwee
Editor: Anne Fabini
Music: Keegan DeWitt


WORLD PREMIERE 2016
Sundance Film Festival I U.S. Dramatic Competition
    ★ awarded with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic
    ★ awarded with the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual                                                  Performance to Craig Robinson

GERMAN PREMIERE
Filmfest Munich 2016


FESTIVALS GERMANY
• Unabhängiges Filmfestival Osnabrück
• Kinofest Lünen
• Lola@Berlinale

FESTIVALS USA
• SXSW South by Southwest, Austin/Texas I Festival Favorites
• The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Massachusetts
• Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu
• Vail Film Festival, Colorado I Opening Night Film
• Phoenix Film Festival, Arizona I Opening Night Film
• Vail Film Festival, Colorado
• Sarasota Film Festival, Florida
• Cleveland International Film Festival, Ohio
• Atlanta Film Festival, Georgia I Closing Night Film
• Capital City Film Festival, Lansing/Michigan
• Florida Film Festival, Winter Park/Florida
• RiverRun International Film Festival, Winston-Salem/North Carolina
• Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison/Wisconsin
• Nashville Film Festival, Tennessee
• San Francisco International Film Festival, California
• Dallas International Film Festival, Texas
• Independent Film Festival Boston, Massachusetts
• Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey
• Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore
• Chicago Critics Film Festival, Illinois
• Seattle Int. Film Festival, Washington
• Berkshire Film Festival, Massachusetts
• Cinetopia Int. Film Festival, Michigan
• Nantucket Film Festival, Massachusetts
• Provincetown Film Festival, Massachusetts
• BAM Cinema Fest, New York
• Free State Festival, Kansas
• Indie Street Film Festival, New Jersey
• Macon Film Festival, Georgia
• Rooftop Films, New York
• Milwaukee Film Festival

FESTIVALS CANADA
• North Bay Film Festival

FESTIVALS EUROPE
• Sundance London
• Champs Elisées Film Festival, Paris, France
• Pula Film Festival, Croatia
• American Film Festival of Poland, Poland
• Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
• Athens Int. Film and Video Festival, Greece
• Seville European Film Festival, Spain
• Torino Film Festival, Italy

FESTIVALS ASIA
• Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea
• Tokyo Int. Film Festival, Japan

FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA
• Sydney Film Festival

FESTIVALS LATIN AMERICA
• Los Cabos International Film Festival, Mexico
• IndieBo, Columbia