New Short Film: "Denial"

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 by Iris with
"When a seemingly picture perfect relationship begins to unravel, one man must make a choice between the woman of his dreams, and his reality. What follows is a raw glimpse into how loneliness and regret can test the limits of one's sanity."
Brandon Routh and girlfriend Courtney Ford star in the 2006 short film Denial directed by newcomer Joel Kelly, produced by Courtney Ford, and executive produced by Roberto Orci. Shot on 35 mm film stock just weeks before Superman Returns, the 15 minute film premiered at the CineVegas Film Festival (Red Carpet Premiere, Photocall) Monday, June 12th with both actors in attendance.

Visit Denial at IMDb. View the poster in high resolution.

Updated November 17th
: The film can be purchased at iTunes. US residents only. International residents- please read.

Updated August 26th: Photos from the PSF festival are here and here.

Updated August 16th: The short is playing on the 26th and 29th at PSF.

CountingDown has an exclusive interview with director Joel Kelly on the short film who also says a few words about Brandon. Stay tuned for more news on the release of the short soon.

Updated July 3rd: Denial clips can be seen in Extra's video interview. The film is also up at IMDb. The short has just been accepted at the Palm Springs Intl Short Festival in August.

The trailer can be downloaded at Podcast Alley or here. Screencaps are in the gallery.

Read a great blog entry by "Extra"'s Las Vegas correspondent Carlos Diaz as he bowled and played pool with Brandon and Courtney.

Video interview at Extra (segment with "Denial" clips to air July 3rd) from the CineVegas Film Festival.

Photos from CineVegas are up in the gallery here and here.


Anonymous said...

that's a beautiful poster of them!! can't wait to see it! that's cool that they did that together!! :)


Anonymous said...

An outstanding short film. Brandon proved himself an excellent actor. The direction and writing by Joel Kelly made for an impressive 15 minutes.

Iris said...

I heard "Denial" created quite a bit of buzz at CineVegas. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Iris:

The trailer for Denial is available for download at this site. It's about 2/3rds of the way down the page. A person needs either QuickTime or Real Player to view it once it's downloaded. I, too, heard that it generated good buzz; I'd love to see it eventually.

Anonymous said...

Anybody got any idea how/where it'll be available? It's not like short films get played all over the place. And this one looks really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Anybody got any idea how/where it will be available? It's not like short films get played all over the place. And this one looks really interesting!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this one myself too... But I don't think they will play here all the way in Michigan since most of these short films are viewed in bigger states like L.A. or New York... I would however like to know if will be released on DVD any time soon for those who won't be able to see it?

Iris said...

DVD? Yes. When? Too soon to say. The film's still doing the festival circuit.

I must say, it's giving me great pleasure reporting on his work that's unrelated to Superman.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a really interesting film and I would love to check it out. Does anyone have an idea where it is being played and when? Is it only at these film festivals?

Iris said...

As far as I know, it's only playing in festivals.

Iris said...

King: It's showing next at the Palm Springs Festival. The link to that is in the post (2nd paragraph). I don't know what Brandon's next role is.

Anonymous said...

wow him and courtney ford..i didnt know courtney was an actress..all i know is shes the lucky girl who stole brandons heart! wow,first time i saw them on the premiere of superman returns i started to admire this such a big suprise to me..hope someday i can able to watch their great film..its like an korean melodrama ha!

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