MONARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
AWARD-WINNING INDEPENDENT FILM ‘BUCKSVILLE’
Release date: DVD and Digital Download/Streaming April 29th, 2014
MONARCH’S online BUCKSVILLE page.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, Oregon, April 29, 2014 – Monarch Home Entertainment announces the release today of BUCKSVILLE. Portland Oregon-based indie director Chel White’s long awaited character-driven feature film, which includes a memorable cameo from Academy Award™ nominated actor Tom Berenger. The film is now available at these links and platforms iTunes, Vimeo, Google+ Play and Amazon.com
Produced entirely in the Pacific Northwest, BUCKSVILLE is a thinking person’s vigilante story that twists together the timely topics of ethics, capital punishment, and even gun control rights.
A young man named Presley Alan French (Thomas Stroppel) struggles to accept the reality of being bound for life to the group that was started by his father and uncle twenty years ago.
When the group’s agenda becomes increasingly extreme under the control of the wealthy Patron of Justice (Tom Berenger), Presley must decide for himself, what is truly right or wrong.
With an eerily beautiful tone, BUCKSVILLE is at its heart a film about family conflict and the corruption of ideals.
In addition to Tom Berenger, the film’s cast includes Ted Rooney (Boardwalk Empire, ER), Robert Blanche (Grimm, World Trade Center), indie actor and musician Storm Large, and newcomer Thomas Stroppel in the lead role.
Berenger, who won an Emmy Award in 2012 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the miniseries, “The Hatfield’s and McCoys,” is also an Executive Producer on BUCKSVILLE. Another Executive Producer is Pulitzer Prize winning presidential photographer David Hume Kennerly. Folk artist Tom Brosseau composed and performed much of the film’s score. The screenplay is
written by Laura McGie and Chel White.
Accolades for BUCKSVILLE include Best Narrative Feature from the Kansas City Film Festival, Best Lead Actor from the Madrid International Film Festival and Best First Feature from WorldFest Houston. Noteworthy screenings include the Brooklyn Film
Festival, the New Hampshire Film Festival and the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
“A dark, intriguing film.’” -Waterfront Film Festival
“The multi-layered storyline grabbed my interest and I could not turn away from
the screen… Bucksville is an intelligent, thought-provoking and engaging thriller.”
“Eerily delves into the realm of ethics and the militia movement, within the context
of family conflicts over loyalty and love. Haunting and frank, it ponders the fine
line between good and evil.” -Ashland Independent Film Festival
“A handsome and poised work, bringing a touch of David Lynch to the story of a
young man in a small town trying to break out of a secret vigilante mob to which
his family belongs.” -Shawn Levy
“A fictional, but all too real, look at extremist militias in the United States and the
extent to which some of them go to carry out their ‘missions.’”
-Jon Niccum, Kansas City Star
“An ambitious, handsomely mounted and suspenseful experience.”
-Marc Mohan, The Oregonian
“This thriller is both sociologically fascinating and completely suspenseful as it
delves beneath the surface of radical extremism.”
-2012 Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival
“Definitely worth tracking down.” -ShortStream.TV
ABOUT MONARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 1989, Monarch Home Entertainment is one of the oldest independent distributors of home entertainment products. The company is a division of Ingram Entertainment, the largest wholesaler of prerecorded DVDs and video games in the US.
ABOUT CHEL WHITE
An awardwinning director of television, commercials and short form, White’s work has shown in nearly every major film festival including Tribeca, Berlinale, Rotterdam, SXSW and three films at Sundance. His groundbreaking music video for Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, won Best Music Video at SXSW 2007. White has directed projects for Saturday Night Live, David Lynch, Touchstone, Hallmark and Live Earth. White is a co-founder of the film production studio Bent Image Lab in Portland, Oregon.