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Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, a new indie comedy from Shout! Studios starring Mackenzie Davis comes out this Friday, June 22nd.

The film is written and directed by Christian Papierniak and first premiered at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival. Shout! Studios describes it as a “delightfully chaotic look at Los Angeles and the struggles of adulting.” 

Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town is about a “riot grrrl rocker” and hot mess Izzy who wakes up hungover to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend at a bougie party across town that night. Upon finding out, Izzy embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny before it’s too late.

The film has continued to enjoy critical acclaim and has sold out festival audiences across the country. Additionally, Mackenzie Davis won Best Narrative Feature and Best Narrative Performance at the Tacoma Film Festival.  Also, she won Best Performance at the Napa Valley Film Festival.

For television, Christian Papierniak has created and also co-executive produced pilots for ABC, NBC, Fox, Sony, ABC Family and Lifetime. In film, he has worked as a writer for Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros/New Line, Lion’s Gate, Disney and Fox Searchlight.

In addition, the film includes: Carrie Coon, Alex Russell, Alia Shawkat, Haley Joel Osment and many more! The film also features Producer Meghan Lennox, Christian Papierniak’s wife as well as Assistant Director James Lennox. Meghan and James are both New Jersey natives from East Hanover.

The movie is premiering on June 22nd in East Village, New York. For more information on the movie go to the website here!

The Jersey Devil Movie

Hell has a new exit and by the looks of it, Jersey is about to get even hotter!

“The Jersey Devil” is a new indie comedy about a new devil taking reign over the underworld and his attempt to revamp its image. After an extensive search, he decides that relocating to Jersey City, New Jersey was the perfect move for his “makeover.”

HipNJ’s Peter Falzo visited the set of the new movie and sat down with director and co-writer, Joseph Pepitone, and others involved with the film to get the low-down on this “new hell.”

The new devil comes to Jersey City with the mindset of making hell “cool, sexy, and edgy”, and this idea represents how Jersey City is in the midst of its own rebirth.   The city welcomed the opportunity to host the film’s production, and the cast and crew were able to shoot on-location in JC’s prime landmarks:  City Hall, New Jersey City University, and The Landmark Lowes Jersey Theatre, where our interview took place.

The film’s Garden State pride extends to its talented actors.  Clifton native Keith Collins, also known as “The New Devil”, said it the best: “Jersey is my home and home is where the heart is. So what place is better to shoot a film about Jersey than Jersey itself?”

To stay updated on “The Jersey Devil”, like them on Facebook and check out the full synopsis and cast and crew information on IMDb.