"Spooner" Picks Up Another Award
|Herman (Matthew Lillard) and Rose (Nora Zehetner) jump into their relationship.|
The latest comes from the 2009 Rainier Independent Film Festival in Washington state, where Spooner was honored as the Best Feature film. That marks the third award the quirky gem has picked up in four festival appearances, having also won Best Feature at the 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival.
Doremus emails or texts or Tweets or whatever it is you kids do from the road that he is grateful for the support and that the positive buzz is leading to distribution offers. "Hopefully if all goes well it will be in the world for mass consumption sometime next year!" he writes.
In the film, Lillard plays Herman Spooner, a 30-year-old used car salesman who
lives at home in Monrovia with his increasingly unaccommodating
parents. His refusal to grow up is challenged when he rescues pretty young stranded mortorist Rose Conlin (Brick's Nora Zehetner),
is just as lost in life as Herman is. He's found the woman of his dreams, but she's heading off to the
Philippines to pursue a dream of becoming a teacher. Herman must man up
to do what is right for both of them.