TO PREMIERE AT THE NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Lexus and The Weinstein Company will be heading to the Napa Valley Film Festival on November 10th to premiere an exciting new film, Game, created and directed by award winning filmmaker, Jeannie Donohoe. An alum of Columbia University’s graduate film program, Donohoe has written and directed several short ﬁlms, including Lambing Season and Public. Donohoe is currently developing her ﬁrst feature-length ﬁlm, Flock.
The plot of Game involves a high school sophomore who relocates to a new high school and decides to try out for the reigning state champion boys’ basketball team. On the court, the player demonstrates extraordinary skill, worthy of making the roster. However, when the team discovers this student’s shocking secret, the storyline is taken to a whole new level. Game also features a performance by Canadian actor and three-time NBA champion Rick Fox.
Game is one of four films being produced by Joey Horvitz of The Weinstein Company as part of this third season of Lexus Short Films, a partnership between Lexus International and The Weinstein Company to support up-and-coming filmmakers. The three other Lexus Short Films Series films, Friday Night, MESSiAH and A Nation Holds Its Breath will also be screening at Napa Valley Film Festival.
The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “We are very excited to be here at Napa Valley Film Festival to premiere Game for the first time. Donohoe’s talent is demonstrated throughout the film and truly showcases the theme of Lexus Short Films Season 3 – Anticipation.”
David Nordstrom, global branding department general manager of Lexus International, added, “Not only will attendees have the opportunity to experience Jeannie’s creativity and imagination with Game. They will have the opportunity to view the other projects created as part of Lexus Short Films Season 3 – all filled with creativity and imagination for a global audience.”
“The Weinstein Company and Lexus International are thrilled with the success of this partnership to-date and can only hope to inspire and encourage even more filmmakers around the globe through these films and the program’s initiative overall” said The Weinstein Company COO and President David Glasser.