LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2016) - The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award Winning feature film "First Girl I Loved" had its Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, October 18th and the stars were out at the historic Vista Theatre to celebrate. Jaden Smith showed his support for the film (which is partnered with the It Gets Better Project) along with the film's stars Brianna Hildebrand (who was just nominated for a Teen Choice Award for playing Negasonic Teenage Warhead in "Deadpool"), Dylan Gelula (best known for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Pamela Aldon (writer/star of the hit series "Better Things") and Mateo Arias (from "Disney's Kickin' It"). Also on hand were Stephen Kramer Glickman ("Storks"), Rex Lee ("Young And Hungry"), Bex Taylor-Klaus (MTV's "Scream"), Brec Bassinger, Rachel Sterling, Damian Whitewood, Will Meyers, Stefan Kapicic, Ramona Young and many, many more.
"First Girl I Loved" is being released in conjunction with the It Gets Better Project and with support from Sundance Institute's Artist Services program. The film, which has played many festivals around the world including Sundance Film Festival (where it won the Audience Award: NEXT, Presented by Adobe) and Outfest, is the story of seventeen-year-old Anne who just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton -- who has always harbored a secret crush -- he does his best to get in the way. The movie stars Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias and Pamela Aldon and is available on demand, iTunes and in theaters. "First Girl I Loved" is currently the #3 best-selling movie listed under Romance on iTunes.
Some reviews from the film include:
Devon Maloney, OUT
"I loved it, really truthful, painful and funny."
Crystal Bell, MTV
"I loved it. It really captured teen romance in all of its confusion and messiness."
Sperling Reich, Showbiz Today
"The only two other times I have said 'that person is going to be a star' are Ellen Page and Jennifer Lawrence. Dylan is going to be a major star."
A portion of the film's proceeds will go to benefit the It Gets Better Project. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach -- if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project has become a worldwide movement, inspiring more than 50,000 user-created videos viewed more than 50 million times.
"First Girl I Loved" is a PSH Collective production in association with Whitewater Films, Tilted Windmill Productions, Bee-Hive Prods. and Blacklist Digital. (Domestic sales: CAA, Los Angeles.) Produced by Seth Caplan, Ross Putman, and David Hunter. Executive producers, Robert Compton, Leslie Braun, Stephen Braun, Marcus Villigran, Greta Villigran, Peter Parshall Jensen, Stacey Parshall Jensen, Tims Johnson, Narbeh Tatoussian, Rick Rosenthal, Matt Ratner and Bert Kern.
More information on the film can be found at:
Photo Credit for all photos from the red carpet premiere: Gillian Perry
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