Burning Annie

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Burning Annie
BurningAnnie dvdcover.jpg
WB/Lightyear DVD
Directed by Van Flesher
Randy Mack (uncredited)
Produced by Randy Mack
Written by Zack Ordynans
Randy Mack (uncredited)
Starring Gary Lundy
Sara Downing
Kim Murphy
Brian Klugman
Jay Paulson
Rini Bell
Todd Duffey
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Music by Dean Harada
Cinematography Stephan Schultze
Edited by Randy Mack
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Lightyear Entertainment
Release date
  • October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09) (Hamptons International Film Festival )
  • February 7, 2007 (2007-02-07) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Burning Annie is an American independent comedy film starring Gary Lundy, Sara Downing, Kim Murphy, Brian Klugman, Jay Paulson, Rini Bell, Todd Duffey, and Kathleen Rose Perkins. It is the directorial debut of Van Flesher. The film was produced by Randy Mack of Armak Productions and in 2007 was distributed by Lightyear Entertainment via Warner Bros.

Plot[edit]

A dysfunctional romantic comedy about Max, a college student in 1997 who's obsessed with Woody Allen's film Annie Hall. He believes the film holds all the answers to life, including the futility of romance. Just as he begins to suspect the film might actually be ruining his life, he meets Julie, a young woman who might be the modern day equivalent of Annie Hall herself, and goes into a romantic tailspin.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

After premiering at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2003, the film did 3 years, 22 appearances, and 6 awards on the film festival circuit, playing as a work-in-progress. It was eventually released by Lightyear Entertainment. Theatrical run began February 7, 2007 at the Two Boots/Pioneer Theater in East Village, Manhattan, New York City. Release on DVD was on March 20, 2007. In 2017 the filmmakers re-acquired the rights to the film and re-released it on HD (high-definition) streaming platforms in dozens of countries, via the Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Initiative.

Awards and Honors[edit]

2004 MassBay Film Festival (Worcester, MA.)

  • Won - Best Feature[1]

2004 West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival

  • Won - Best Feature[2]

2004 Strictly Midwestern Movies and Short Hits (SMMASH)

  • Won - Best Director
  • Won - Best Screenplay
  • Won - Best Actor
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated - Best Actress
  • Nominated - Best Feature
  • Nominated - Audience Award[3]

2005 Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (STIFF)

  • Won - Best Debut Feature
  • Won - Best Use of a Donnie Darko Cast Member[4]

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