Archive | July, 2011

About: Tanner Films

29 Jul

Film aficionados who like to keep abreast of new developments in the movie industry may want to view “Sage,” “Amanda,” and “Impetuous,” Tanner Films three most recent short films. Tanner Films addresses complex teen issues such as peer pressure, bullying, and underage drinking and driving. Led by the 17-year-old director and producer Michael Cusumano, Tanner Films delivers technically advanced cinematography featuring talented actors playing realistic, modern day characters. Tanner Films’ compelling productions successfully draw viewers into the shadowy and troubled world of the protagonists.

Located in Burbank, California, long known as a magnet for the media and entertainment industry, Tanner Films produced its first film, “Missing,” in 2008, then continued on to produce the award-winning shorts “Sage” and “Amanda.” “Sage,” which won Best Film Noir at the Burbank International Film Festival, tells the story of three teenagers who spend their spring break onboard a mysterious and eventually fatal cruise ship. The film was shot on location in Long Beach, aboard the Queen Mary.

In the 2010 film “Amanda,” viewers witness the tragic results of a privileged suburban teen’s decision to drive while intoxicated. “Amanda” showed at more than 20 film festivals across the United States and abroad, earning Best High School Film, Best Drama Film, Best Crime Film, and awards from international festivals in Canada, Mexico, Holland, and Australia. Tanner Films is currently producing a new film, “Impetuous,” which addresses the contentious issue of bullying and its effects on children and adolescents. To learn more about Tanner Films, visit the website at


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29 Jul

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