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World premiere: "The Stag Hunt"

(Note: Think deep-voiced movie announcer)

From the DaVinci-esque creator of the "Norman Rockwell Code" and the visionary videographer who my wife duped into shooting videos for her super-fabulous fashion blog (Runway Ready) -- a dramatic, enigmatic new blockbuster ... "The Stag Hunt"!

That's right film fans, our friend Jeff Spires (Dover, N.H-based cinematographer extraordinaire) has hooked up with writer/director Alfred Thomas Catalfo and an all-star filmmaking team in this 21-minute, "Hitchcockian thriller."

And the world premiere is tomorrow night at the Boston International Film Festival! The screening -- Wednesday, June 11, 6 p.m. at the Loews/AMC Theater at Boston Common, 175 Tremont St. -- will be followed by a Q&A.

Check out the trailer. It looks hip and edgy, cool and cerebral, with pistols blazing and talk of "probability theory" and "quantum mechanics."

And if the voice that opens the trailer sounds familiar, that's because it's Steve Zirnkilton, the actual guy who does the opening voice-over on (chung-chung) "Law & Order"!!

Produced by Marc A. Dole and presented by Left Bank Films, "The Stag Hunt" also has been selected for the Long Island International Film Expo (screening July 14 in Bellmore, Long Island).

It was filmed locally, including a tense, action-packed airport sequence at Pease Tradeport. Here's a piece spotlighting Writer-director Catalfo and the film in Portsmouth Magazine.

Catalfo also collaborated with producer Dole, founder and CEO of Portsmouth-based Hatchling Studios, on a smash, 35-minute "DaVinci Code" spoof called "The Norman Rockwell Code." Roll the trailer.

Based on the trailer alone -- slick, well-produced, with crisp dialogue -- my wife is nominating "The Stag Hunt" for a 2008 Debbie Award. Congratulations to Jeff (director of photography) and his colleagues on what looks like a fantastic film!

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