Roaring Fire Films releases Rez Bomb DVD Premiere

Rez Bomb redefines what a movie set in Indian Country can be.

Set in the poorest place within the borders of the USA, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and directed by award winning Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson the visually dazzling film Rez Bomb stars the gorgeous pairing of rising Hollywood Stars Tamara Feldman (Dirty Sexy Money, Hatchet, Perfect Stranger, Gossip Girl) and Trent Ford (How to Deal, Gosford Park, September Dawn).

It co-stars famed American Indian Activist Russell Means (Last of the Mohicans, Natural Born Killers), veteran actor Chris Robinson (General Hospital) as well as a host of local actors including Tokala Clifford and Moses Brings Plenty.

The gripping film is arguably the first truly universal story to be told on an American Indian Reservation. Most films set on reservations are culturally specific but Rez Bomb's story would fit Marseille or Addis Ababa or Rio.

In fact it was first written for Edinburgh, Scotland but having spent lots of time on Pine Ridge Simpson wanted to shoot its incredible cinematic texture and to spend the budget where it would make a difference. “The only way to shoot there is fast and loose, crew small and be flexible. But without the great access to the tribe I have it wouldn't have happened. It was a truly unique shoot” Simpson said.

“I wanted the film to help break down another barrier in the cultural apartheid in the film industry where only culturally specific films set in Indian Country had been financed and want to push the barriers till any story is set in any community.

 

People with hard lives on reservations don't want to watch movies about how hard life is on a reservation so we provide them an opportunity to watch an entertaining movie with stars they can relate to but that is an escape and doesn't just resemble their bleak daily lives” Simpson said.

Unlike most Native set films Rez Bomb has successfully toured major international film festivals as opposed to being marginalized to the Native American Film Festival circuit as sadly so many others have been.

Its World Premiere was at the renowned Montreal World Film Festival the only ranked competitive film festival in North America.

A grass roots marketing campaign is being adopted to ensure that people in Indian Country and beyond who have very limited access to traditional DVD rental and retail mechanisms can buy the film which initially shall be exclusively sold through www.rezbomb.com as if the film is successful then others will follow through reinvestment.

An extraordinary package for film lovers and those interested in Pine Ridge and surrounding area has been created in this Special Edition DVD. There are over three hours and forty five minutes of extra features including a never before seen fifty minute long interview with Russell Means and featurettes on Pine Ridge and Rushville, Nebraska.

Steven Lewis Simpson is available for interview.
DVD screeners are available for reviewers.
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Trailers and press stills available for download at www.rezbomb.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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