"Reach For Me" Takes Best Feature Film and Best of the Fest Awards

AMediaVision's Academy Award Nominees Starrer Sweeps Top Awards at Fest

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - AMediaVision's independent feature film "Reach For Me" swept the top two awards at the Lake Arrowhead International Film Festival, taking home both the Best Feature Film and Best of the Festival Awards. "'Reach For Me' resonated with every member in the audience; its message came home and is still with them today. The only criticism I received was that we didn't have enough kleenex in the theatre! This was our best attended film and the win was a unanimous decision," said Mary Dippell, Lake Arrowhead Festival Director.

The film, which had its World Premiere Gala Selection at the Oldenburg Film Festival, is the story of Alvin (Academy Award Nominee Seymour Cassel) who simply wants some peace and quiet in his final days, but his young hospice roommate Kevin (Johnny Whitworth) has decided to enjoy every minute to its fullest. Kevin's girlfriend Sarah (Lacey Chabert) is determined to make Kevin's last moments fun and meaningful, in turn forcing Alvin to reflect on his own life.

Directed by LeVar Burton and written by Michael Bruce Adams, it also stars Johnny Whitworth, Lacey Chabert, Adrienne Barbeau and Academy Award Nominee/multiple Emmy Award Winner Alfre Woodard.

This announcement comes on the heels of AMV's U.S. premiere of "Taken In Broad Daylight," the story of a teen kidnapping, which aired on the Lifetime Movie Network on February 15, 2009, as the third highest rated Sunday night movie in the network's broadcast history.

"We are so incredibly humbled, honored and delighted," said Charlene Blaine-Schulenburg, CEO/President of AMediaVision Productions, "to know that the film resonated so well with the audiences that they have recognized us in this fashion. It is a true testament to the entire team that created this from the astounding on screen talent, to the story itself, to the production crew who made it all happen."

For distribution and financing opportunities and more on all AMediaVision projects, please contact Producer, Charlene Blaine-Schulenburg at (818) 981-4997, char@amediavision.com

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AMediaVision's 'Reach For Me' captured both the Best Feature Film and Best of the Festival Awards at the Lake Arrowhead International Film Festival.