SOURCE: Blank Stage Productions

October 03, 2007 15:34 ET

"Art of Suicide" World Premiere Set for 2007 Indie Fest

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Independent film "Art of Suicide" will have its world premiere at the 2007 Indie Fest Film Festival on Tuesday, October 30. Indie Fest will host films and filmmakers from across the country October 29 through November 1 at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.

"Art of Suicide" is a reflective character study of a group of young artists -- a painter, an actor, a filmmaker, and a writer -- who live and chase their dreams together. The film explores the elusive nature of artistic success and examines just how far different people are willing to go to achieve it.

"We're absolutely honored to be coming to California in support of Indie Fest," says director Brent Brooks. "We believe our film contributes a unique small-town sensibility to the festival, and we're thrilled to have this platform from which to present it."

"Art of Suicide" was shot in Athens, Georgia, by a mostly Georgia-based cast and crew. The film features both the quirky small-town arts community and the groundbreaking independent music for which Athens is renowned.

"What really makes this film stand out, to me, is the resonance I've seen it has, not only with young artists, but also with anyone who might feel lost or hopeless," says Brooks.

It was inspired by the true story of The Ballroom Studios, a thriving artists' commune in Atlanta that was struck by a tragedy in 1999.

"Art of Suicide" shows on Tuesday, October 30, at 7pm at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theaters. The filmmakers will be in attendance.

For additional information on "Art of Suicide," please call 404-217-6903 or visit

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