Los Angeles –The Edgermar Center for the Arts is hosting a red carpet premiere for the DVD Release of a new feature film directed by Michelle Danner, Hello Herman, on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 7:30pm. The movie stars Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead and his love interest is played by Martha Higareda, an acclaimed star in her native Mexico who starred with Keanu Reeves in Street Kings. The film also stars newcomer Garrett Backstrom as the troubled teen shooter Herman Howards. After the exclusive screening, guests will be treated to food and drinks, along with a Q and A session with selected members of the cast. Tickets are for sale at www.edgemarcenter.org for $25. The proceeds benefit educational screenings in schools across the country.
Hello Herman premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and internationally premiered at the Monaco Charity Film Festival winning the award for socially relevant film. Hello Hermanopened on June 7, 2013 in nationwide with simultaneous availability on VOD in 100 million homes and is available for purchase on the website.
Hello Herman, follows a controversial journalist (Norman Reedus) is forced to confront his haunting past when he faces a bullied teenager (Garrett Backstrom) driven to a terrible act of violence.
“John Buffalo Mailer’s Hello Herman is a powerful and important work, a darkly brilliant tone poem about America’s tango with violence and fame. Herman will get under your skin. He may even follow you home. What is certain is you won’t soon forget him.” - Sam Kushner (Vanity Fair).
“Intense, thought-provoking and unnerving.”---Pamela Powell, Real Honest Reviews
“ ‘Hello, Herman’ is the type of movie that Hollywood rarely makes, but should make more oftern.”---Joe Comicbook, comicbook.com
“Surprisingly touching film.”---Jesse Kornblurh, headbutler.com
“Garrett Backstrom is excellent.”---Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“A timely and highly important movie….I’ve enjoyed Reedus’ excellent work in TV’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ but I think he’s even better here.”---Betty Jo Tucker, Reel Talk
Michelle Danner is a renowned actor, director and award-winning acting coach. She has directed and acted in over 30 plays and musicals in Los Angeles and New York, and she has directed two films. Michelle Danner’s production company, All in Films, have several film projects in development: You’re on the Air, The Bandit Hound, and The Will To.
Edgemar Center for the Arts is located at 2437 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Phone: (310) 392-7327.
Following the premiere, the DVD will be available at the following online stores: Best Buy; Walmart; Barnes & Noble; Target; Sears; Frys.com; Deep Discount; Blu-Ray.com; goHastings; CDUniverse; and hellohermanthemovie.com