Home of Director Jai Jamison, TRI will premiere in Richmond on Wednesday, June 22 at the Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland at Boulevard Square.
Sponsored in part by the Virginia Film Office, the event will boast glamorous red carpet arrivals as well as a Q&A with the cast and producers following the screening.
The film, which recently walked away with the top prize at the Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival, will then open it’s week-long run on Friday, June 24, at the Criterion Cinemas, Movieland.
In addition to winning Film of the Year at the NOVA Film Festival, Jai Jamison’s inspiring drama snared the NOVA Award, Best Actress (Jensen Jacobs), Best Family / Faith Based Film, and Best Inspirational Film.
TRI was also a Runner Up for Best Cinematography (Feature Film) and Best Editing (Feature Film).
The film also recently won the Indie Spirit Best Story Line Award from the Boston International Film Festival and was included in the DGA’s Director’s Finder Series in New York City.
TRI is an inspiring, emotionally-charged drama about a medical technician with a history of not finishing things who is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for her first Triathlon. The film’s potent garland of performers includes Jensen Jacobs and legendary TV star Tim Reid.
Natalie (Award-winning actress Jensen Jacobs), an ultrasound tech with a history of not finishing things, is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for a Triathlon. Natalie is introduced to the strange (and aerodynamic) world of triathletes and meets a colorful cast of characters as she trains for the Nation’s Triathlon. With the support of her new teammates, she digs deep to discover just how far she can push her mind and body.
TRI is the first scripted feature narrative about triathlons that has been developed for theatrical release. Triathlon is the fastest growing endurance sport in the world and was the fastest growing of all sports in the UK in 2014. There are over 600,000 athletes registered with USA Triathlon, and over 3.2 million worldwide.
Although the film uses triathlon as a backdrop, the niche target market for the film is female runners. Of the roughly 20 million finishers of running events in 2014, 60 percent were women.
The concept of TRI is to raise awareness and hope for those who are seeking compassion or understanding while dealing with cancer as a caregiver, a patient and a survivor.
The writing team for TRI includes a two time Ironman finisher and professional triathlon coach who has led cancer awareness programs; a cancer survivor; and, an award winning screenwriter who has lost loved ones to cancer.
Jensen Jacobs, Shawn Pelofsky, Walker Hays, Kelly Spitko, Kenneth Simmons, Chris Dyer, Jaylen Moore, Chris Williams, and Tim Reid star in a Jai Jamison film, written by Theodore Adams III, Monica Lee Bellais and Jai Jamison. The Executive Producers include Kimberly Skyrme, Regional Casting Director for House of Cards, and Russell Williams II, a two time Academy Award winner.
Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland at Boulevard Square
1301 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
When: Wednesday, June 22
Red carpet arrivals from 6:15pm
Screening commences at 7pm with Cast and Producers Q&A to follow
Post Screening Reception at 9:15pm
When: Friday, June 24
Criterion Cinemas at Movieland
1331 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
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