Vermont Business Magazine The Paramount Theatre will present two screenings of David Giancola’s latest film, “Axcellerator” on Friday, January 25th, at 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children. “Axcellerator” director, David Giancola, commented on the upcoming premiere, “Something rare and unique is about to happen in Rutland, Vermont. A bit of Hollywood is coming to The Paramount Theatre in Rutland on Friday, January 25th with the World Premiere the sci-fi adventure “Axcellerator.” The public is invited to join the film’s cast and crew with screenings at both viewings and an After-Party at The Franklin Conference Center in Howe Center. The independent feature was filmed primarily in Rutland, Killington, and Londonderry at locations that include the Magic Mountain Ski Resort, The Rutland Free Library, The Killington Mountain Lodge, The Diamond Run Mall, and the streets of Downtown Rutland.”
When a car thief stumbles onto a teleportation device and the girl of his dreams, the invention of the century takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in the film, which Director Giancola describes as; “a bit of ‘Back To The Future’ meets a James Bond film.” The film’s cast includes many favorites from the cinema and television of the 80’s with Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”), Sean Young (“Blade Runner,” "Wall Street," "No Way Out") John James (TV’s “Dynasty”) and Maxwell Caulfield (“Grease 2”) along with young newcomers Ryan Wesen and Laura James (“America’s Next Top Model”). The film is also peppered with a substantial amount of Vermont locals in acting roles both as featured characters and in cameos.
“We knew viewers in Vermont might be surprised by the amount of local faces in the film, but they were actually hand-picked by David for their talents, a lot of these parts were written for local actors he had in mind” remarked one of the film’s Producers Joey Palumbo. “We don’t want to give away any “spoliers” but because it is already on the web, I can say my favorite cameo is “Big Lenny” Montuori as a Grumpy Landlord” chuckled Alec Kozlowski, another one of the film’s Producers.
Cast scheduled to be in attendance at the Premiere and After-Party include Sam J. Jones, John James, Ryan Wesen, Laura James, comedian “Woody” Keppel, and stage legend John Romeo as well as the director and crew.
Filmmaker Giancola is known worldwide from the cult success of his first feature “Time Chasers” to the over 25 feature films he has Directed and/or Produced since 1989, all while still living in Vermont.
“I am really excited to be able to share our film with my hometown first” reflected Giancola, “The film takes place literally all over the world”. “Still, I don’t think that anyone but the editors and I will ever know how surprisingly much of the movie was able to be filmed right here in Vermont”. “We never could have achieved that without the generous support of the local community. That is why it feels so great to be able to return the favor”. All proceeds from the Premiere will be donated to both The Rutland Free Library and The Paramount Theater. Ticket-holders also get access to the After-Party and to receive Free “Axcellerator” movie posters. “I can’t tell you how cool it was to see just a little peek of what they filmed in the Fox Room of the Library pop up on the internet!” gushed Randal Smathers, Director of The Rutland Free Library. “I cannot wait to see this movie!”.
Tickets are available at: www.paramountvt.org or by calling (802) 775-0903 and can be purchased at The Paramount Theatre Box Office at 30 Center Street in Rutland.