Love Me Tender

ARTICLES ON LOVE ME TENDER:

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Love Me Tender is in the San Mateo Daily Journal! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

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Love Me Tender is in the San Mateo County Times! READ ALL ABOUT IT!




Digital Press Kit:

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Download the Love Me Tender digital press kit here:

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Digital Press Kit includes:

  • Synopses (long, short, and logline)
  • Production Notes
  • Filmmakers' Bios
  • Director's Note
  • Production Credits
  • Freezeframes from the film
  • Production Stills and captions

All pictures and text seen in the press kit can also be made available in their individual jpg and txt formats. Contact Matthew Morgenthaler at 650.346.5375 or email at mattmorgenthaler@gmail.com


PRESS RELEASE (1/3/10):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Tim Swartz
Public Relations Manager, Morgenthaler Pictures
650.504.3193
timothyfswartz@gmail.com

YOUNG LOCAL FILMMAKER AIMS TO CARVE OUT A PLACE IN THE INDUSTRY WITH SHORT FILM, “LOVE ME TENDER”

JANUARY 3, 2010 - Love Me Tender, a short film directed by Matthew Morgenthaler, has celebrated another successful public premiere. Playing for the first time in the San Francisco Bay Area on January 2, Love Me Tender is a dark comedy about a seemingly innocent college-aged girl looking for true love. But whenever a potential boy disappoints her- she kills him. While an entertaining, funny, and scary thrill ride, Love Me Tender challenges cinema‘s classical cliches of pure and true love and examines the complexities of love in the modern era.

Love Me Tender is a thesis film created by students from New York University‘s world-renowned film program. Only recently completed in November 2009, the film has enjoyed a previous successful public premiere in New York and will continue to enjoy screenings throughout 2010 at film festivals across the globe.

Making Love Me Tender was an exceptional challenge in light of a classmate‘s death of a student shoot earlier in 2009. Production on Love Me Tender was almost shut down days before filming, but in the end the production became the very first to continue under NYU‘s newly adopted policy, being the first to pass its newly adopted rigorous safety review.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, this is the second short film helmed by director Matthew Morgenthaler. Mr. Morgenthaler‘s previous short film titled, Love Lessons for Miles, has enjoyed an extensive film festival run over the last year, playing in festivals across the nation and even adopted as a teaching tool by young teen programs. Later in January, Mr. Morgenthaler will be traveling to the Sundance Film Festival to promote Love Me Tender and meet with figures in the film industry. Love Me Tender will serve as his calling card as he looks for work as a professional filmmaker in an increasingly relentless job market.

Also of note, the film was almost entirely financed by contributions made by many members of the Bay Area community. Many of the film‘s future screenings will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is in consideration for several local Bay Area film festivals.

More information about Love Me Tender and the official press kit can be found at www.lovemetenderfilm.com. For more information or interview requests with Mr. Morgenthaler, please contact public relations manager Tim Swartz at 650.504.3193 or timothyfswartz@gmail.com




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