This past weekend, ‘THE GENIUS CLUB’ (‘Duela De Genios’) was the #2 independent film in Mexico City (Sept 21-23) and #5 overall (out of 40 movies). Only ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘Resident Evil’, and ‘Underdog’ beat us. The film was in the 16 biggest theaters throughout Mexico City (Population: 22 million).

It caught the distributor, Cien Films, completely off guard.

The toughest film critics gave ‘THE GENIUS CLUB’ a thumbs up, with Milenio newspaper giving ‘The Genius Club’ 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is the same paper that has done no-holds bar critiques on Alfonso Cuarón (“The Children of Men”), Alejandro Iñárritu (“Babel”), and Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan Labyrtinth) movies.

At the screenings, people were seen literally weeping as they came out. It was infectious. Countless people approached us after our screenings to say how they cried and how much the film made them think about their lives, death, and God.

May the Lord bless each of you mightily as he us.

NEWS RELEASE (1.25.07):

The prestigious Washington, DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) is an award winning festival which showcases world premieres, award winning features, shorts, animation and documentaries by local, national and international filmmakers.

“We’re happy we were invited to a great film festival in the Nation’s capital,” says Tim Chey, the director of the closing night film, ‘The Genius Club’.

DCIFF is proud to present the 2007 finalists** (**films are subject to change) More information will be posted shortly :

Features:

1) The Genius Club, directed by Tim Chey (2006) World Premiere, U S A http://www.TheGeniusClubMovie.com
2) Baby Blues, directed by (2006) World Premiere, U S A
3) Barrio Cuba, directed by Humberto Solas (2006) East Coast Premiere, Cuba
4) Disappearances, directed by Jay Craven (2006) World Premiere, U S A http://www.kingdomcounty.com
5) Al Qarem, directed by Affandy Yacoob (2006) World Premiere, Afghanistan U S A http://www.alquremthemovie.com
6) God in My Pocket, directed by Arnault Labaronne (2006) US Premiere, France
7) ntellectual Property, directed by Nick Peterson (2006) World Premiere, U S A http://www.ipthemovie.com
8 ) My Brother, directed by Anthony Lover (2006) World Premiere, U S A
9) One Buddha, directed by (2006) World Premiere, Argentina
10) Rain in the Mountains, directed by (2006) World Premiere, U S A

Here’s an interview with Paula Jai Parker, star of ‘The Genius Club’.

Paula Jai Parker’s character is Tatiana, a cancer research specialist, who is one of the seven geniuses.

The motion picture trailer for ‘The Genius Club’

Here’s an interview with Jack Scalia, star of ‘The Genius Club’.

Jack Scalia plays the President who has assembled 7 geniuses to try to solve the world’s problems in 1 night or Tom Sizemore’s terrorist will detonate a nuclear bomb.