SOURCE: Regina Crosby

Regina Crosby

October 14, 2009 10:00 ET

Indie Feature "Teenage Dirtbag" Penetrates High School Genre With Beautiful Intelligent Realism

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - There is nothing more commanding and transcendent than that which is permeated by the beauty of truth, life and love. In her directorial debut of "Teenage Dirtbag" (www.teenagedirtbag.net), writer-director Regina Crosby intricately brings all these elements to life in an honest portrait of teen angst.

Premiering in Los Angeles on October 15, 2009, "Teenage Dirtbag" focuses on the story of Amber, a popular high school cheerleader played by Noah Hegesh, and Thayer, a troubled delinquent classmate portrayed by Scott Michael Foster (from the leading role in ABC's hit show "Greek"). Thayer, made to carry the weight of his brutal home life, harasses Amber and her privileged existence. Fate places the opposites together in a creative writing course where, through the releasing power of the written word, Amber and Thayer form a strong bond of companionship, trust and love. The socio-economic parallels, large as life in teen existence, play as test to their newly found connection.

Finding scripted realism as art form in the teenage film genre had become relegated to forgotten treasure in the past 50 some odd years, Crosby became inspired to re-imagine this missing and important piece of our cinematic culture. Spawned from true events in Crosby's teen years, "Teenage Dirtbag" became the quintessential fiction from reality parchment to pen, breathing air back into this missing link in the teen genre. The role of director for "Teenage Dirtbag" came by way of surprise to Crosby. An unexpected gamble by the film's producers turned it into gold and an introduction of the next prolific American director to cinematic audiences.

The film shines through its lyrical script, honest portrayals, truthful and unique direction, and defining musical overtones. The music for the movie, choreographed by music supervisor Joey Lauren Koch (www.starbritemusicsupervision.com), incorporates the eclectic sounds of the underground, ballad crooners, pop mix and slash metal. The soundtrack also features an original composition by Geno Lenardo, former guitarist for Filter.

"Teenage Dirtbag" has garnered the approval and affections of critics, media directors and audiences of all ages... all before its official premiere.

The debut of "Teenage Dirtbag" will take place at 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at Laemmle's Sunset 5 (www.laemmle.com) on 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90046.

To interview Regina, please contact Eileen Koch @ Eileen Koch & Company Inc., 310.441.1000 or email Eileen @ Eileen@eileenkoch.com. Please visit www.eileenkoch.com.

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