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Miles From Home to debut at 2008 Cannes Film Festival

MUMBAI: Miles from Home, a film, produced by writer/director, Ty Hodges, cinematographer/editor Todd Segal, Meagan
Good and Marlon Ollivierre, will make its international debut at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

The film has been screened at festivals across
the US. Miles From Home has received awards from the 2006 International Black Film Festival, 2006 Washington D.C. Independent Film Festiva), San Francisco Film Festival and the
Film Life and HBO American Film Festival.


Miles from Home is a tale of lost innocence. Miles Conway, (Ty Hodges), 17, is forced to fend for himself after his mother‘s drug addiction causes the family to lose everything they own. Abandoned also by his older brother, Miles is introduced to a group of teenage prostitutes and is seduced into a world of sex, money, and drugs. Miles is torn between his two worlds after he meets Natasha Freeman, (Meagan Good), a 19 year-old free-spirited college student who shows Miles there‘s still beauty to this world despite one‘s circumstances. Miles finds out that he has contracted HIV and starts to confront his inner demons and reevaluates the meaning of his life.


The film has recently been acquired by FarCor Studios, which is based in Los Angeles and run by producer Ralph Farquhar and his business partner Dwayne Corbitt. Farquhar says, "Miles from Home is a captivating Arthouse film that speaks to audiences of all age groups. It has a unique voice and touches on important and unspoken realities of today‘s generation".


The studio will oversee the final production stages of the film to include the development of the soundtrack, re-shoots, editing, distribution and marketing. FarCor Studios will debut the completed version of the film to invited international buyers and press on 21 May at the Palais Theatre J.

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