of August Evening is now available! This re-release has
superior picture and sound, director's commentary, and other technical fixes from the
Pedro Castaneda was recently nominated for Breakthrough Actor at the
Visit the new
page to read rave reviews and a list of awards.
August Evening won the Cassavetes Award for Best Film
(budget under $500k) at the
2008 Spirit Awards! Meg Ryan
and Tom Wilkinson presented the award to director Chris Eska and
producers Jason Wehling and Connie Hill. Also nominated was
first-timer Pedro Castaneda for Best Actor
alongside Oscar nominees Philip Seymour Hoffman and Don Cheadle.
August Evening also won the Target Filmmaker Award in the narrative
competition at the
Los Angeles Film Festival!
This award comes with a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize and is the
largest award of its kind in the nation.
The jury also awarded the Best Ensemble Acting Award to our
cast of mostly non-actors and first-timers! Immediately
following the premiere screening, Maya Entertainment picked up the
film for theatrical release.