Mumbai: Miles from Home, a film produced by writer/director Ty Hodges, cinematographer/editor Todd Segal, Meagan Good and Marlon Ollivierre, will make its international debut at the 2008 Marche du Film Festival in Cannes.
According to J Spot Marketing, the completed feature has already garnered success from major festivals across the United States. Miles From Home has received awards from the 2006 IBFF (International Black Film Festival), winner of Best Director, Actor, Actress, Film and Audience Choice Award; 2006 DCIFF (Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival), winner of Best Feature Film; the San Francisco Film Festival, winner of Best Feature and Melvin Van Peeples Award; and the Film Life and HBO American Film Festival, where Ty Hodges was nominated for the Best Actor and Audience Choice awards.
Miles from Home is a tale of lost innocence. Miles Conway, (Ty Hodges), 17, is forced to fend for himself after his mother’s drug addiction causes the family to lose everything they own. Abandoned also by his older brother, Miles is introduced to a group of teenage prostitutes and is seduced into a world of sex, money, and drugs. Miles is torn between his two worlds after he meets Natasha Freeman, (Meagan Good), a 19 year-old free-spirited college student who shows Miles there’s still beauty to this world despite one’s circumstances. Miles finds out that he has contracted HIV and starts to confront his inner demons and reevaluate the meaning of his life.
"This film offers international buyers something unique and inspirational. While most would find this film initially to be urban in nature, they will see that it has a message that affects kids and parents from all over the world. I am excited to debut this film at the market. It will do well in key territories, such as France, Germany, and the UK," said FarCor Studios global president of distribution Rose Adkins.