Sunday, December 2, 2012

From The Head Trailer (2012)

From The Head (2012)
From The Head (2012)
About Movie
From The Head is American drama film, directed & written by George Griffith, also play role in film as Shoes, produced by Jeffrey Doornbos, Russell Gray and Christopher Lemole. The film starring George Griffith, Matthew Lillard, Jeffrey Doornbos, Samantha Lemole, Ahna O'Reilly, Jon Polito, James Urbaniak, Nathan Anderson, Giuseppe Andrews, Jay Giannone, Nick Jameson, Jack Conley, Joe Hursley, Amy Sloan and Nathan Wetherington.

From The Head - Awards -
2011 Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
• Official Selection
• Winner : Best Feature
• Winner : Best Local

2012 SOHO International Film Festival NYC
• Official Selection

2012 Las Vegas Film Festival
• Golden Ace Award

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Official Synopsis
New York City. Fall, 1995. Below the feet of Times Square tourists, down a long flight of stairs, is a world where topless dancers spin around poles and grind money out of the pockets of nameless faces. For most, it’s a fantasy. For some, it’s therapy. For a few, a confessional.

But beyond the Main Stage, and behind the Men’s Room door you’ll find a different kind of performance going on - a grifter with more talent and charisma than most of the dancers.

Meet Shoes, the bathroom attendant. He’s been here three years. Will he stay, or will he go? All he knows, for now, is that as the masses enter, he has one objective - get whatever cash they’re holding into his tip bowl. No easy task. And whether they leave money or not, one thing’s for sure – they are no longer nameless, and whatever secrets they are trying to hide, are exposed in the bright light of the head.

Written by veteran strip club bathroom attendant, George Griffith, From The Head paints unflinching portraits of the men and women who people the dysfunctional family of the strip club, and their affect on the psyche of its resident bathroom attendant. Meshing a journalist’s perspective with a dramatic flair, Griffith has crafted a truly independent screenplay.

The story unfolds in real time, and is told from Shoes’ perspective. If there’s a dollar to be made, he doesn’t leave the bathroom. And if Shoes doesn’t leave, neither does the viewer.

Through years of meticulous journaling, Griffith secretly recorded hours of conversations with customers. The result is a fascinating exploration of the host/parasite relationships that are cultivated in this underbelly of Broadway. With disarming authenticity, Griffith uncovers glimpses of wisdom in the unlikeliest of characters.

While the rest of the world tramples through the tourist traps above ground, take the journey down the long stairs, and step behind the curtain, to see how those on the fringe are living.

From The Head Trailer (2012)