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For Indie Film Lovers: Ingenious, starring Jeremy Renner, turns to Kickstarter for theatrical funding

September 06, 2012

I am a huge indie film lover, so I was thrilled when I got the wonderful opportunity through my Jeremy Renner fansite to review Ingenious, which is based on a real story about two close friends who struggle to make a living until one of them has an inventive idea that changes everything.

The film stars Jeremy Renner, Dallas Roberts and Ayelet Zurer, and touched me from beginning to end. The wonderfully written script by Mike Cram offers humor, drama as well as common every day struggles that many of us are familiar with. Ingenious has got a lot of heart, because of its authentic characters and features a fantastic cast that shares a captivating chemistry throughout the film.

The critically acclaimed indie film from 2009 has been featured in fifteen festivals, and is now hoping to get their funds together via Kickstarter, so it could be finally shown nationwide. Below is the official press release that was published yesterday, September 05, 2012.

Critically acclaimed indie hit turns down offers from major distributors

INGENIOUS, an independent movie filmed in 35mm in Tucson, has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for its theatrical release.

Starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) and Dallas Roberts (The Grey), INGENIOUS has been in limbo for two years, waiting for finishing funds, and to take advantage of Renner's increasing popularity.

During that time, INGENIOUS, although shown essentially as a rough cut, became a festival hit. Featured in fifteen festivals, it was the Opening Night film at the Jerusalem and Cleveland Film Festivals and the Closing Night film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. INGENIOUS also won Best Picture and Best Director awards.

Reviews from the festivals have been overwhelmingly positive:

"A terrific yarn, a uniquely American movie. Renner and Roberts are sublimely cast. Could become an indie success story." Lael Lowenstein – VARIETY

"Great Script and inspired performances." Kim Voynar – MUSIC CITY NEWS

"We have received a number of offers from major US distributors," said Brian Neufang with Arriba Films, "but didn't think they shared our enthusiasm for a wide release, which we feel this movie merits."

INGENIOUS is based on a true story about a small-time inventor (Roberts) and a slick salesman (Renner) who hit rock bottom before coming up with a product that becomes a worldwide phenomenon.

"But the movie isn't about the product," Neufang said. "It's about perseverance and overcoming hard times with humor. We're determined to prove," Neufang went on to say, "that good indie films can succeed outside the Hollywood system."

The INGENIOUS Kickstarter page, including the trailer and synopsis can be viewed at

The Ingenious Team offers some really awesome rewards to those who pledge their support on Kickstarter, so check it out and spread the word if you find it interesting.

Visit the film's official website at, follow them on Twitter @IngeniousMovie and "Like" them on Facebook.

Source: PRWeb

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