Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Unitards - Movie Premier Give-away



Multi-award-winning independent film

UNITARDS

a new family-fun movie will play in select theaters starting Jan. 27.
 
Excel Entertainment is proud to announce the release of UNITARDS in select theaters on Jan. 27, 2012.

UNITARDS has been honored at every film festival to which it’s been selected and has earned nine awards. This film is based on the actual experiences of Sam Featherstone—the actor playing Lewis Grady.

In the film, Lewis Grady (Sam Featherstone) just won the student-body elections at Skyline High School, and Vice Principal Spooner (Michael Buster) has big plans for the goof-off high school senior.
Charged with the difficult challenge of bringing school spirit back to Skyline, Lewis teams up with his two odd-ball friends (Jamison Featherstone and Zack Spurlock) to change the school forever. And they have the perfect way to do it: a guys-only dance team called the UNITARDS. As Lewis and his friends scrounge up the perfect group of misfits to join the revolution, Ms. Zarolla (Karen Dodge), coach of the school’s award-winning all-girl drill team, vows to bring the UNITARDS to an end before they embarrass her and ruin the school’s reputation. As she makes plans to put an end to the newly formed dance team, the UNITARDS make their own plans to take over the school once and for all. Director, writer and producer Scott Featherstone broke almost every rule of filmmaking in UNITARDS —he self-funded the project, used “real” kids rather than actors, went into production just as the economy turned downward and shot a film requiring nearly fifty tracks of music. More than 90% of the cast was selected from an open audition at Skyline High School.

With fifty-plus songs, the film’s score includes several tracks by Salt Lake City composer Tom Hewitson; six popular songs by well-known artists; nine songs by talented upcoming artists; two original tracks written for UNITARDS — including the main theme, “Gonna Dance”; and more than twenty licensed production tracks, such as “Sledgehammer,” by Peter Gabriel, “My Girl,” by The Temptations, and “Come on Eileen,” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

The crew filmed UNITARDS over a three-month period at Skyline High School. The schedule was ambitious because the lead actor, Sam, had received an LDS mission call and was scheduled to report to the MTC in just six weeks. The show wrapped just six days before Sam departed for Mozambique, Africa.


UNITARDS awards include:
ReelHeart International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada): Best Feature Film Award, Best Actor Award (Ensemble Cast of Lewis, Greg, & Jake); International Family Film Festival (Hollywood, Calif.): Best Musical Award; Santa Clarita Film Festival (Santa Clarita, Calif.): Best Feature Film Award; Fallbrook Film Festival (Fallbrook, Calif.): Best Feature Film Award; KidsFirst International Film Festival (Santa Fe, N.M.): Best Feature Finalist; International Accolade Awards (Los Angeles, Calif.): Award of Merit; Foursite Film Festival (Ogden, Utah): Best Direction Award; BEST OF FEST, Official Selection.
The film is independently produced by Scott Featherstone and distributed by Excel Films. For more information, visit www.unitardsmovie.com <http://www.unitardsmovie.com> .

Release date: Jan. 27, 2012
Running time: 104 minutes
Looks like fun! I am so excited that Utah Dad and I have been invited to attend the premier of Unitards on January 25th. And I'm especially excited to announce that one reader of Utah Mom's Life blog will also win a pass for two to attend the premier of Unitards at Jordan Commons.

To enter to win just leave a comment on this post. Super easy! The contest will be open to entries until 11:59 MST on Friday, January 13th.

The winner will be selected from the comments on this post and announced on Saturday, January 14th.

Good luck! 


24 comments:

Katie Stoddart said...

I am always up for a free movie!!

nette said...

Pick me! :) looks like an awesome movie!

Rheanna said...

Looks quite entertaining! I'm in!

Mom of 12 said...

My sweetie and I would love to get a chance to run away from the kids for a couple of hours!
Sandy

Jandi said...

Sounds like fun!

budandlissa said...

Sounds like fun! We could double!

mandy said...

What a great giveaway, and an interesting backstory. Thanks for the chance!

Kerri said...

Hey It is near Steph's birthday and it would be awesome to get to take her:)

Catey said...

Looks like fun!! Also, you should pick me so I can point out when they are in the classrooms I was in. :) lol

The Leavitts said...

We saw the preview last week and thought it looked like a fun movie - The Leavitts would love to go!

Marcus, Angie & Bug said...

haha looks like marcus's type of movie!

miztly said...

Omg I am so excited for this movie to come out! I am actually a currents student t Skyline High School, and there is nothing better than seeing your magnificent school in the movies :D I would feel so lucky and fortunate to get the tickets! I LOVE MY SCHOOL! GO SKYLINE EAGLES!!

Shilo said...

Sounds fun!

jbirchfam said...

Never actually entered a contest on a blog/FB, but I couldn't leave 13 comments on Friday th 13th! Sounds like a fun movie!

Trudy Z. said...

I think my son would enjoy going to this. Sounds fun. Maybe he would let me his date.

jbirchfam said...

Darn thing didn't publish my first comment, so here it is again! I couldn't leave 13 comments on Friday the 13th! Sounds like a funny movie.

jbirchfam said...

Great, now it's there. I love how technology makes us look/feel stupid!

Lena said...

Sounds like fun! Thanks for a chance!

ArtsyChaos said...

I think my high school daughter would love to go to this!! Sounds like a fun mommy/daughter nite. :) Thanks for the chance.
~Wendy

Kerri said...

I really want a good date night:)

marcie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Momnerd said...

LOL, this movie sounds hilarious! I mean Unitards, really? I'm not sure Eldon would go with me but it would sure be fun to go with you! :) Would be so fun to win!

Cassie said...

Haha! That is Kenny's alma mater! Looks like a fun movie :)

Anonymous said...

Really? They couldn't come up with a name that didn't make fun of those with disabilities. From the movie: "Uni as in like Unity, coming together and tards as in like...ya". "U. N. I. tards".

So sick of the LDS community thinking the word retard and it's abbreviations are funny. Makes me embarrassed to be from Utah. Way to head out on a mission dude. You need to serve one at the Utah State Developmental Center. So does everyone that thinks the word retard is funny. Or even acceptable.