Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rock Store DVD Now Available Through Reelclick


Reelclick is Rivercoast Film's online retail site. To purchase Ed & Vern's Rock Store DVD, simply visit the Reelclick site here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rock Store Gets Distribution Deal


Ed & Vern's Rock Store documentary recently partnered with Rivercoast Film Distribution. The film will be marketed to a number of media companies, and will also be available for purchase online.

"This was one of our major goals when we set out on the film fest circuit. In addition to gaining exposure with audiences, we had also hoped to attract the attention of a distributor. We were very excited to be approached by Rivercoast, and they have shown a lot of enthusiasm towards the film." - Christopher Leps

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ed & Vern's Rock Store Completes The 2008 Indie Film Fest Circuit

Winning a total of 6 Best Documentary Awards, Ed & Vern's Rock Store documentary finished its run on this year's independent film fest circuit.

"We were really happy with how the film was received this past year, both on and off the film fest circuit. My producers, Alex [Madison] and Joe [Bucaro] and I are very thankful to Ed and Vern for allowing us to share their story and for creating such an awesome environment at The Rock Store. Also, one last big thanks to Jay Leno, Chad McQueen, and Peter Cullen for their incredible contributions to the film. This definitely isn't the finish line, and we are looking into increasing the availability of the documentary through possible upcoming distribution." - Christopher Leps

Monday, September 22, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Eugene International Film Festival


The EIFF 2008 will take place October 3rd through the 5th in Eugene, OR. All screenings will be held at the Regal Cinemas Valley River Center Stadium 15. Ed & Vern's Rock Store will be showing Sunday, October 5th at 5:30 pm.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Great Lakes Independent Film Fest


The Great Lakes Independent Film Festival will take place Thursday, September 25th through Sunday September 28th at Theatre 145 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ed & Vern's Rock Store will be screened Saturday the 27th at 1:45 PM.

Friday, August 22, 2008

WINNER - Star Award - Documentary Short


Ed & Vern's Rock Store takes home this year's Indie Gathering Star Award in the Documentary Short category.

"We are pleased that Ed & Vern's Rock Store continues to gain acceptance on the film fest circuit and it is always an honor to be recognized. Thanks to all the Indie Gathering's sponsors for hosting this event." - Christopher Leps

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Moondance International Film Festival


This year's Moondance International Film Festival is set to take place August 29th through September 1st in Boulder, Colorado. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen Saturday, August 30th at 9 PM at the Chautauqua Community House.

Monday, July 14, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Indie Gathering


The Indie Gathering will take place August 1st through the 3rd in Westlake, Ohio at the Holiday Inn Westlake. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen Sunday, August 3rd at 11:30 AM in Screening Room B.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Independent Features Film Festival


The Independent Features Film Festival will be hosted July 25th through the 27th at the acclaimed Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. Independent Features pioneered the first film festival in which film selection is done ONLINE via a web-based competition.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

WINNER - Best Documentary


Ed & Vern's Rock Store wins Best Documentary Short at this year's Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival in Muskogee, OK. Due to a clerical error, notification was only recently sent out.

Better late than never! It was great to finally hear that we had actually won in our category. Bare Bones was one of the festivals we were really looking forward to. Special thanks to all the Bare Bones sponsors and promoters for this award. - Christopher Leps

Friday, April 18, 2008

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!


Ed & Vern's Rock Store documentary is now available for purchase at the Rock Store location in Cornell, CA. The DVD contains the 42 minute documentary, plus behind the scenes raw footage of an interview with Jay Leno.

"We are exploring other options, such as the Internet, to make the DVD available around the country, and not just here in Southern California. We are happy that the film has been so well received on the film fest circuit, and we want more people to have the opportunity to experience it. We want to extend our on-going appreciation to Ed and Vern, Jay [Leno], Chad [McQueen], and Peter [Cullen] for their contributions, and for adding so much production value to the project " - Christopher Leps

Sunday, March 30, 2008

WINNER - Best Documentary


Ed & Vern's Rock Store wins Best Documentary Short at this year's International Digital Video & High Definition Festival in Hollywood, CA.

"On behalf of myself and my producers, we want to thank Tony [Bracy] and Shannon [Rawls] for hosting such a great event and for recognizing our film. On the surface, this documentary appears to be about a cool motorcycle hangout that's been around for many years... which it is. But it is also a film about the value of history and nostalgia. It's about where we came from, as a society, and where we are going... and the journey of life. I hope audiences will take that away with them after watching it." - Christopher Leps

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lake Havasu Film Fest


The 2008 Lake Havasu Film Festival will take place April 4th through the 6th at the Movies Havasu Theater in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Ed & Vern’s Rock Store has screenings scheduled for Saturday, April 5th at 6 PM and Sunday, April 6th at 1:15 PM.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Fallbrook Film Festival


This year's Fallbrook Film Festival will take place April 25th through the 27th at the historic Mission Theatre in downtown Fallbrook, CA. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 PM in the private screening room at J.J. "Purty" Landers Irish Pub.

Friday, March 7, 2008

WINNER - Best Documentary


Ed & Vern's Rock Store wins honors in the Best Documentary (Long) category at this year's Big Mini DV Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

"The Big Mini DV Fest is a unique environment, created specifically for filmmakers shooting on the Mini DV format. We are honored and thankful to have been recognized among such an eclectic group of great DV films." - Christopher Leps

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Making Headlines


Ed & Vern's Rock Store documentary has caught the attention of local newspapers over the past month. Read the full articles online in The Malibu Times, The Studio City Sun, and The Acorn.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Beach International Film Festival


The Palm Beach International Film Festival will take place April 10th through the 17th in Boca Raton, Florida. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Tuesday, April 15th at 9 PM at the Sunrise Cinemas at Mizner Park.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

WINNER - Outstanding Documentary


Ed & Vern's Rock Store receives honors for Outstanding Achievement in the Documentary Short category at this year's Almost Famous Film Festival.

"Ed & Vern's Rock Store opened the 2008 Almost Famous International Short Film Festival to rave reviews and an attentive audience. We were honored to have Chris [Leps] attend our festival and screen his extraordinary documentary on our opening night. The ‘Rock Store’ was an instant hit with the audience and they were even more appreciative of Chris' interesting and informative Q&A after the show." - Jae Staats, Director of the Almost Famous Film Festival.

"The A3F is done for filmmakers, by filmmakers, who keep the true spirit of independent filmmaking at the forefront of their festival mission. We were proud and honored to screen at the A3F and hope to be a part of its film community in the future. We are very thankful for this award.” - Christopher Leps

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - International Digital Video & High Definition Festival


The International Digital Video & High Definition Festival will be held March 24th through March 30th in Hollywood, CA at the Fairfax Cinema Theater. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Thursday, March 27th at 1:45 PM.

Monday, February 11, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Big Mini DV Film Festival


The Big Mini DV Film Festival will be held on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th in Brooklyn, NY at Long Island University's Downtown Brooklyn Campus. Ed & Vern's Rock Store screens Friday, March 7th at 8:40 PM.

Friday, February 8, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival


The Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival is being held April 17th through the 27th in Muskogee, OK. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Sunday, April 20th at 3 PM at the Roxy Theatre.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Fargo Film Festival


The Fargo Film Festival will take place March 4th through the 8th in Fargo, ND at the Fargo Theatre. Ed & Vern's Rock Store screens Thursday, March 6th at 1:30 PM.

Friday, February 1, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sunscreen Film Festival


The Sunscreen Film Festival will be held March 19th through the 22nd in St. Petersburg, FL at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel and at the Baywalk Muvico. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Friday, March 21st at 1 PM.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

WINNER - Best Documentary

Ed & Vern's Rock Store receives honors for Outstanding Achievement in the Best Documentary category at this year's Gone With The Film Festival.

"I want to thank my producers, Alex Madison and Joe Bucaro, and everyone involved with this project. And thank you, Jody Lee [Olhava] and Mario [Polanco] for hosting this event and allowing us to showcase our work among this incredible selection of films. This is for Ed and Vern." - Christopher Leps

Click here for the complete list of winners.

The awards event concluded with the presentation of The Mary Pickford Lifetime Achievement Award to Donna Douglas.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rock Store documentary sparks interest and nostalgia within Hollywood community


"The Rock Store has been for a long time, and still is, a very important place for motorcycle riders to meet and drool over each others' bikes. A documentary about it is a great idea and I look forward to seeing it." - Ewan McGregor

In addition to his successful acting career, Ewan McGregor is well known as an avid motorcyclist, and has participated in several motorcycle marathons. The most famous of his adventures, Long Way Round, inspired a documentary series which displays his incredible journey from London to New York, along with friend, Charley Boorman and their crew.

Photo courtesy of Caroline Bonarde Ucci

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Muskegon Film Festival


This year's Muskegon Film Festival will be held January 31st through February 2nd in Muskegon, Michigan. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Saturday, February 2nd at 11 AM at The Frauenthal Center.

Friday, January 4, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Almost Famous Short Film Festival


The inaugural Almost Famous Short Film Festival will take place February 13th and 14th in Phoenix, Arizona. Ed & Vern's Rock Store is scheduled to screen on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5 PM at the AMC Arizona Center 24 Theaters.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Gone With The Film Festival


Gone With The Film Festival will be held between January 18th and 20th in Fillmore, CA. Ed & Vern's Rock Store will screen on Saturday, January 19th at 4 PM at the Historic Fillmore Towne Theatre.