- LOS ANGELES, CA, July 31, 2008 - VICIOUS CIRCLE wins the top prize, "Best Picture", at the 2008 HBO New York International Film Festival in New York City.
The film screened to enthusiastic audiences while both screenings attracted "sold out" ticket sales! Filmmaker Paul Boyd's directorial debut, VICIOUS CIRCLE stars Nike endorsed, professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez (also known as "P-Rod") and Emily Rios ("Quinceañera").
"We are so thrilled to have premiered our film in New York and to the Latino community," says Paul Boyd. "It is exciting to see how well received the film was and to win this award!" Boyd looks forward to screening the film again soon.
Set on the streets of Venice Beach CA, VICIOUS CIRCLE is a raw, edgy, modern day, teenage "Romeo and Juliet" Latino love story.
RJ (Paul Rodriguez) an artist and skater who dreams of moving to New York City to pursue his aspirations to create comic books, meets his first love Angel (Emily Rios) a rebellious singer in a local teen age punk band. Soon their unexpected story of true love causes the tides to turn in both lives, when RJ reveals a secret that will cost the life of his new love.
VICIOUS CIRCLE conveys a strong message of the consequences of what happens when you choose to go down the wrong path in life.
Director/Screenwriter: Paul Boyd
Cast: Paul Rodriguez, Emily Rios
Cinematographer: Denis Maloney
Editor: Shane Mclafferty
Producer: Angelyna Boyd
Executive Producer: Mike Martinez, Lisa Martinez, Timothy Martinez, and Juan Villarreal
USA 2008 - Running Time: 90 minutes
VICIOUS CIRCLE is represented by Glenn D Feig and Noor Ahmed of Reder & Feig.
Contact: Kim Dixon or Emily Froelich at dominion 3 PR (323) 466-3393
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