January 20, 2009
For immediate release
Cassandra Nichols, who received her M.A. from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, will premiere her documentary Mile High at the 2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film, co-directed by Tod Lancaster, focuses on Luke Loper, a 17-year-old campaign volunteer for then-candidate Barack Obama, and captures the dreams and passion not just the candidate but democracy itself can create. Mile High will have two showings at Victoria Hall Theatre, 33 West Victoria Street on January 25 at 9:30 pm (World Premiere) and January 27 at 10 am.
Nichols not only is a Gevirtz School alum, but is also a graduate of Santa Barbara High School. “I’m thrilled that my family and friends will get to see the film on the big screen,” she says. “They were incredibly supportive all throughout the process, and I can’t think of a better way to thank them than premiering Mile High in Santa Barbara.”
The 24th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) will feature over 200 films including 21 World Premieres, 29 U.S. Premieres, and a rich selection of films representing 41 countries. The Festival takes place over 11 days beginning Thursday, January 22, through Sunday, February 1, 2009. For information about tickets, see http://www.lobero.com/calendar/sbiff2009/ or call 805-963-0761.
For additional information on Mile High, contact Ether Films at 310 907 5518, or visit www.etherfilms.com. Cassandra Nichols can be reached at email@example.com or 805 680 9471.
[Cassandra Nichols is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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