JAVA HEAT Rocks Big Crowd at 2nd ActionFest Monthly Screening
Asheville, NC – May 17, 2012 – ActionFest Film Festival, the world’s first all-action film festival, has done it again! JAVA HEAT, starring Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke, screened Friday evening, May 17, for a special event at The Carolina Asheville, 1640 Hendersonville Road, benefiting HOMEWARD BOUND. This was the second installment of the ActionFest Film Series, a monthly film series occurring on the 3rd Friday of each month at The Carolina Asheville — home of the ActionFest Film Festival — offering action movie fanatics the most awesome, bone-crunching, fist-pounding action films from all over the world, including world premieres and select major studio previews.
Conor Allyn, the Director of JAVA HEAT, Skyped in on the big screen to start the show with an interactive interview with the full-house crowd. Mark Keady, of Wildfire Media Partners, moderated the interview, highlighting the special effects of the film, which in this case are actually live shots. No green screens here people!
The audience laughed with delight at Conor’s anecdotes from the set with Hollywood great Rourke, rising star Kellan Lutz, of the Twilight Series and more. Conor explained that Mickey wanted to know when to throw out his cigarette during a take when the house was set to explode… Conor responded, “When it actually blows up Mickey! No second shots on this set!”
Of course, a special thank you to all the men and women of action who joined us for another great night of pulse-pounding cinema, ActionFest exclusive interviews and, most importantly, supporting HOMEWARD BOUND’s fight to end chronic homelessness in Asheville.
Contact: Kelly Sanders, info@ActionFest.com; phone 512-565-8841
ActionFest, “The Film Festival With a Body Count,” was founded in Asheville in 2010 by Bill Banowsky and famed action director Aaron Norris. The first film festival in the world devoted exclusively to action movies, ActionFest features the latest in martial arts, rapid-fire, explosive cinema from around the world. ActionFest is also dedicated to showcasing the unsung heroes of action cinema, the Stuntmen and Stuntwomen, the Fight Choreographers, Stunt Coordinators, and the 2nd Unit Directors who keep audiences’ pulses pounding. For more information about ActionFest visit www.actionfest.com.
ABOUT HOMEWARD BOUND:
Homeward Bound of Asheville began in 1988 as Hospitality House, opening its doors to serve the growing homeless population through long-term emergency shelter. In 2006, Hospitality House became Homeward Bound of Asheville, and shifted its focus from managing homelessness with shelter to ending homelessness with permanent housing. Homeward Bound’s mission is working with others to end the cycle of homelessness. Through demonstrated commitment to collaborating with other community agencies and partners, Homeward Bound makes a sustainable impact on homelessness in Asheville every day. For more information about Homeward Bound visit www.hbofa.org.