|SHOOT ME NICELY|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Cast: ||Linda Hamilton, William Sadler, John Behlmann, Tasie Lawrence, Josh Burrow, Jackie Martling, Lukas Hassel|
|Crew: ||Producers: Craig Blair, Debra Markowitz, Elias Plagianos - Screenwriters: Elias Plagianos
Photographer Sean Wheeler is searching for a lucrative celebrity photo to re-launch his career. After being laid off from his dream job and losing his supermodel girlfriend his life has hit rock bottom. An opportunity presents itself for Sean to prove he has what it takes... but will he succeed?
Born in Brooklyn, Elias grew up in Rockland County, New York where he got his start in television by creating the innovative local cable TV series called "Fried Cheese" when he was only 15 years old. Elias gained invaluable production experience through, writing, editing, shooting, directing, and even starring in each episode.
His first short film, "A Hundred Bullets", pioneered the burgeoning digital film market by becoming one of the most viewed films on the internet according to earthnoise.com . This early success set the tone for his career as he continued to produce short independent projects doing a multitude of jobs in every kind of genre. From his documentary on the Iceland indie music scene (The Iceland Experience) to his award-winning short film about gangsters fighting zombies (Redskins Revenge), Elias was focused on learning everything he could about the craft of filmmaking.
This culminated in his first feature film, "The Crimson Mask." The film was a surprise hit on the festival circuit, going on to win over 40 Independent film awards. The Crimson Mask was able to attain worldwide distribution and continues to be a cult symbol of true independent filmmaking spinning off into an episodic mini-series on HULU . Elias recently completed a festival circuit tour with his latest award winning film "The Man From The City", while developing a slate of franchise remakes with the Canadian film production company Evos Media.
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