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Ass Backwards
Directed by
Chris Nelson

USA / 2013 / 85

New York Premiere

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Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
June Diane Raphael, Chris Nelson, Heather Rae, Elysa Koplovitz
Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a “girl in a box” at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO of her own one-woman egg donor “corporation.” Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown, stopping off at a women’s separatist commune, an amateur strip club competition, and meeting their favorite reality TV star along the way.
Chris Nelson started his directing career in commercials with clients that include HBO, Budweiser, Reebok, MTV, and ESPN. The HBO VOYEUR project that he co-directed with Jake Scott won the 2008 Promotion Grand Prix award in Cannes. Ass Backwards is his first feature film. He also recently completed the feature Date and Switch for Lionsgate and Laurence Mark Productions. He graduated with Honors in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.
Cast/Featuring: June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty
Executive Producer(s): Elysa Koplovitz, Paull Cho, Chad Burris, Ky Chaffin, Jeff Steen, Dori Sperko, Paul L. Woodring
Producer(s): Heather Rae, Molly Conners
Director(s): Chris Nelson
Screenwriter(s): June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson
Cinematographer(s): Andre Lascaris
Editor(s): Josh Salzberg
Production Designer(s): Ola Maslik
Composer(s)/Music: Orr Rebhun, Erica Weis
Sound Designer(s): Phil Barrie
Courtesy of: Gravitas
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