PORTLAND NATIVES TAKE HOME AWARDS FOR INDEPENDENT FILM “SUNKEN CITY” AT 2013 OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL


September 25, 2013 – Portland, Oregon -- After screening at the 2013 Oregon independent Film Festival (OIFF) at the historical landmark Clinton Theatre in Portland, Oregon, the California Neo-Noir independent film, Sunken City, took home three OIFF awards this past weekend.


Los Angeles-based director and producer Ryan McLaughlin and Portland-native Jamieson Tabb won the award for Best Editing, Angeleno Hamilton von Watts took home the award for Best Actor and New Yorker Andrew Sachs cleaned out for Best Cinematography.


The independent film “Sunken City” features Portland native Eric Michael Cole who plays “Todd”, a local surfer turned drug dealer, one of the main supporting characters in the movie.


VISUALS:

Photos, videos and trailer of Sunken City available at www.sunkencitymovie.com. Photos and videos from the Oregon independent Film Festival red carpet and awards ceremony are available upon request.


ABOUT SUNKEN CITY:

Detective comedy Sunken City (www.sunkencitymovie.com) is a “California Neo-Noir” comedy/mystery featuring a veteran Hollywood cast and is the creation of director - producer Ryan McLaughlin and actor-producer Hamilton von Watts. The film does not only serve as entertainment value, but spreads inspiring messages of life, politics, love and fighting the system to do the right thing.


ABOUT OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL:

The Oregon Independent Film Festival (oregonindependentfilmfest.com) showcases an extensive collection of undiscovered and independent documentary films from around the globe, alongside a large collection of Narrative Films. With over 60 films from 14 countries, including 9 films from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, OIFF provides an opportunity for exposure and recognition for independent filmmakers in a beautiful tourist environment, perfect for film lovers to discover something exciting works created outside the mainstream studio system.