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THE NOTHING West Coast Premiere: 2011 San Diego Christian Film Festival

RELEASED PICTURES is very happy to announce that THE NOTHING is an Official Selection of the 2011 San Diego Christian Film Festival.

THE NOTHING will screen in competition alongside 9 other films in the U.S. Narrative Film category.

The San Diego Christian Film Festival runs from December 27-30. More info can be found at their website.

If you are on the west coast and would like to attend the screening, tickets packages are available here or you can purchase individual tickets at the festival.

THE NOTHING will screen on Thursday, Dec. 29th at 9:30 AM PST.



In celebration of the completion of post-production of THE NOTHING, there will be a FREE screening held on August 26th at 7:00 PM.

The screening will be held at Grace Chapel (3279 Southall Rd. Franklin, TN). Grace Chapel was a co-production partner on the film, and the film’s barn location is located on the property.

This will be the first screening of the fully completed film, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. You can RSVP to this event on facebook at this LINK. RSVP does not guarantee seating, but helps us have an idea of what to expect.

The Nothing: What’s next?

The Producers on the red carpet at The Nashville Film Fesitval

THE NOTHING’s world premiere at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the film, and for the great feedback we received. Our opening night screening was a sellout, and part of the largest opening night in the NaFF’s 40+ year history.

The Cast with Director Josh Childs at the 2011 NaFF

The evening was a dream come true for the Released Pictures team after many years of getting to this point. The version of the film screened at the festival is still in need of some various post-production tweaks, and we are currently busy getting those done, as well as planning the next stages of getting the film out there for people to see. Stay tuned to this site and our facebook page for more updates as they come.

Additional Nashville Film Festival Screening Confirmed, Official Poster.

We have received official word that THE NOTHING will premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday, April 14th at 5:45PM at the Regal Green Hills 16. In addition, they have informed us that we will have an ADDITIONAL screening on Friday, April 15th at 3:00PM, so you now have two opportunities to come see the film during the fest’s opening weekend.

Also, the image above is our official poster going into the festival. If you’re so inclined, click on it, and get the bigger version. Print it, share it, send the link the friends, go around town posting it to all fully legal places for posting such information, help us spread the word!

Individual tickets for the NaFF will be available to the general public on April 7th. You can purchase a full festival laminate now.

THE NOTHING to Premiere at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival

RELEASED PICTURES is thrilled to announce that THE NOTHING will have it’s WORLD PREMIERE as an official selection of the 2011 Nashville Film Festival. THE NOTHING was chosen from over 2,400 entries to be a part of one of the longest running film festivals in the country.

THE NOTHING will screen on the festival’s opening night Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 5:45PM at the Regal Green Hills 16, right here in Nashville.

We’re so glad to be debuting our film at this particular festival, as the film was, from top to bottom, a product of the hard work and passion of Tennessee filmmakers, and was shot on location in Franklin, Nashville, and Leiper’s Fork, TN.

Seating will be limited, but tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 5th. We’ll post more details as they come here and on

Thanks so much to our cast, crew, families, friends, and supporters for making this film a reality.

THE NOTHING tells the story of Ren Dubbin, a man struggling to reconcile his spiritual convictions with his crippling fear of the unknown. He awakes to find himself in an eerie, ramshackle barn with four strangers. The men have no idea where they are, and no memory of how they got there. The mystery turns to desperation when they open the doors to find the barn floating in an endless expanse of emptiness and total darkness. Nothing.

The oppressive nothingness outside and bizarre events inside bring to light the men’s deepest fears, doubts, failings, and beliefs. When their situation appears to grow hopeless, the men turn to reflections on life and death, faith, God and– ultimately– the afterlife.