|By PR Newswire||
|March 12, 2013 12:00 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Comedy actor Dan Abramovici is parlaying his success in the short films Mandella and Altarcations into his feature film acting debut in the upcoming Ben's at Home.
The film is nearing picture locking in post-production and is slated to premiere at major festivals later this year.
Directed by Mars Horodyski, Ben's at Home is a modern day heartfelt comedy about a male protagonist who turns 30 and decides to spend his free time at home after emotionally struggling with converging sex, love and break-up drama.
Abramovici, a Toronto native, stars as Ben, and also co-wrote and co-produced the picture. "It's about a likable guy," he says, "who is handling a breakup in a way that everybody's thought of - staying at home. My job that hopefully I pulled off, while being funny and giving one-liners, was to also show humanity, be vulnerable and show some growth in the end so that the audience can be invested."
Horodyski said, "Dan brought incredible passion and talent to the film. His keen sense of comedic timing and natural ability in drama really raised the bar. The film is anchored on the lead character's conviction to never leave the house. It is in large part Dan's ability to carry the film that made the story plausible."
In 2011, Abramovici won Best Actor at the Rincón International Film Festival (RIFF, Puerto Rico) for his leading role in the comedy short, Mandella. In 2010, Abramovici wrote and starred in Altarcations, which picked up numerous awards including Audience Choice, Best of the Festival, and Best Screenplay at 16 international festivals including at venues in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Florida, Australia and CFC Worldwide 2011.
Last year, Abramovici acted in and wrote the comedy shorts SCR__BLE and Awkward Goodnight that together played in eight international film festivals and screened at CFC's Worldwide 2012.
Co-starring in Ben's at Home are Second City alumni Jim Annan, Inessa Frantowski, a Gemini winner, and Rob Baker.
Craig Brown, a Canadian Comedy Award winner and recipient of the first-ever Mike Myers Award for Outstanding Comedic Ability, also co-stars along with David Reale (Mean Girls) and Jessica Embro (I Choose Chaos).
SOURCE Dan Abramovici