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Hiding Victoria To Screen in Ft Pierce
(released 7/11/2007)

Hiding Victoria, an award-winning feature length film shot by first-time Director Dan Chinander is coming back to Florida. The St. Lucie Film Society is hosting a screening of Hiding Victoria on July 22nd at 3PM at the Historic Sunrise Theatre located in Ft. Pierce. The screening will conclude with a Q&A, with Director/Writer/Producer Dan Chinander, Actress Avery Sommers, and the film's Composer Dave Roppolo. The film has not yet been rated. Recommended age is 12 years or older due to some language and content matters. Hiding Victoria was shot on location in West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach, and Minnesota.

Hiding Victoria is on the film festival circuit and has recently won the Best Feature Film Award in the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, the Audience Choice Award in the Asheville, NC, Film Festival, and was an official selection in the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Hiding Victoria was also screened independently from Sundance in Park City, Utah, in January 2007.

Hiding Victoria tells the story of hard-as-nails, 22 year-old convicted felon Victoria Walker, played by Margo Harshman (Disney's Even Stevens), who is given a tough choice by a judge: stay clean and get a job or go to jail. Victoria's bad attitude and demeanor slams the door on all her job opportunities except for a helpmate position with a wealthy and elderly, Palm Beach socialite, Althea Jaffery, who is played by Anita Gillette (Shall We Dance, Moonstruck, CSI Vegas). Althea takes an unusual liking to Victoria and hires her on the spot beginning a relationship between two women who are worlds apart. The unconditional love of Althea peels away the hardness in Victoria, allowing Victoria to reveal her dark and secret past, while the persistent and confrontational Victoria discovers that Althea has been hiding from a dark and secret past, as well. These two women, once with little in common, find themselves at the same point in their lives; discovering that a key to life is the power of forgiveness.

Dan Chinander's company, FishTale Entertainment, Inc. has four more screenplays on their production slate, ranging from drama, Disney-style family films and action/adventures.

Worldwide Film Entertainment recently acquired Hiding Victoria for International distribution.

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