The Two Gay Geeks received the press release below and are proud to support Zach in all of his endeavors.
We really enjoyed this short film. See our review here. We are even mentioned in the press release (Thanks Patricia) 😉
Here’s the particulars:
LGBT Dark Comedy Killer Friends by first time filmmaker Zach Noe Towers now eligible for Oscar® consideration.
Exclusive theatrical release at the Laemmle Theatres – Sept 2-8, 2016
(Hollywood, CA) – August 15th, 2016. Since taking home two Audience Awards at DANCES WITH FILMS including “Run of the Fest” – Killer Friends, the irreverent and provocative LGBTQ dark comedy by newcomer Zach Noe Towers, is scheduled for a week-long release at the Laemmle Theatres in North Hollywood, from September 2nd to the 8th.
Thanks to this theatrical release opportunity, Killer Friends is now eligible for an Academy Awards (Oscar®) nomination.
“I still can’t believe my little horror comedy is going to be considered for an Oscar nomination. Horror is such an over-looked genre, so it feels really great to be recognized in this grand way,” says actor-filmmaker, Zach Noe Towers.
The American reference site Dread Central calls Killler Friends “a quirky short to watch out for” and The Final Cut believes it “will make your jaw drop.” The film is about four friends who go on a camping trip, only one of them won’t be coming back alive. The lead character, Scott, is a gay man, played by Towers himself. It was important for Towers that his protagonist’s sexuality wasn’t the only driving force of the plot.
“LGBT television and film often fall into this rut of stereotypes where either the leads are afraid of their identity or almost over-embrace it. I want to tell stories that abolish those old-time clichés and that reach across gender and sexuality to entertain all walks of life,” explains Towers.
Watch the Behind the Scenes:
Starring Zach Noe Towers (Scott), Jenna-Lee Carreiro (Jill), Peggy Sinnott (Heather), and Dave Racki (Bryan). Killer Friends is written, produced, and directed by Zach Noe Towers. Co-Director: Tina Carbone. Producers: Tina Carbone, Mark Brostoff, and Jenna-Lee Carreiro. Cinematography by James Sielaff, Makeup FX by Christina Chapman, Editing by Morgan Pritchard, and Music by Jasha Klebe.
ZNT Productions, Zach Noe Tower’s company is currently seeking a distribution platform for Killer Friends, as well as investors for Meat Market, his first feature film screenplay. Another horror-comedy/slasher, Meat Market is about a group of gay guys being hunted down on a Grindr-like app and murdered. The script is written in the same vein as Scream.
Listen to an exclusive interview with Zach Noe Towers on the TG Geeks Webcast Episode 64: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY28WDiF_nk
To find out more about Killer Friends, full list of festivals, and its tour calendar, please check the official website www.ZachNoeTowers.com.
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Zach Noe Towers
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
Zach Noe Towers is a professional stand up comedian and award-winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA. Currently the opening act for Bob the Drag Queen (the most recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race) Zach has performed all over the country, including colleges, cruises and festivals of all sizes. This year he came on board as a writer and host of The Elite Daily Show on Verizon’s Go90 Network, and also recently finished taping a comedy pilot for MTV. Since 2010 Zach has been doing script analysis and giving writers invaluable feedback on their pilots, shorts and features.
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