Aug 08
2012

Award Winning Texas Filmmakers Take on Intramural Football Feature Comedy

Andrew Disney helms Ralph Smyth Entertainment’s first narrative feature


AUSTIN, TX, August 8, 2012 - Ralph Smyth Entertainment announces its first narrative feature “Intramural”. Scribed by award winning comedic screenwriter Bradley Jackson, edited/produced by online viral sensation David Ward, and led by distributed producers Russell Wayne Groves and Andrew Lee, “Intramural” is set to be one of Texas’s funniest sports movies. “Searching for Sonny” director Andrew Disney will be at the helm.

A hilarious sendup of inspirational sports movies and replete with epic training montages, over the top motivational speeches and bone crunching tackles, “Intramural” tells an epic tale of a group of 5th year seniors who form an intramural football team in their final year of college before being forced out into the real world. “Intramural” is the GLORIOUS love child of cult classics such as “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Dodgeball”.

Jackson first penned the script as an undergrad at the University of Texas Radio TV Film program. He has gone on to win numerous awards for writing and directing short films, including the $110,000 grand prize winning film “The Man Who Never Cried”. Having also optioned two feature scripts, he is being courted by Hollywood talent managers and agents. Jackson and Disney have since picked the “Intramural” script back up for revisions.

Ralph Smyth Entertainment leads “Intramural” with Groves who produced the recently distributed comedic feature “Austin High” and privately premiered feature documentary “Lord Montagu” screened at the BAFTA Theater in London. Former national TV commercial producer, Lee produced the feature documentary “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” distributed by Gravitas Ventures, sublicensed to Warner Bros Digital. DMT:TSM currently has 178,000+ Facebook fans. Internet sensation Ward has made countless online viral videos culminating in 6,000,000+ views. His award winning editing will be leading the charge in post.

Disney is coming off his award winning recent feature comedy “Searching for Sonny”, starring Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly, Brian McElhaney, Nick Kocher, and Masi Oka. “Sonny” has been in over 30 film festivals with over 15 awards. The film has been picked up by FilmBuff for digital distribtuion and will be in theaters for special limited engagement screenings nationwide from August 7 – September 21, 2012.

With 5,000,000+ students who play Intramural sports annually on over 1,112 campuses, intramural sports have been a mainstay in collegiate recreation. As sports fanatics and former intramural athletes, the “Intramural” filmmaking team plans to win the hearts and laughs of all amateur athletes and sports fans. intramuralthemovie.com

ABOUT RALPH SMYTH ENTERTAINMENT

RSE is an entertainment film production company recently formed by four award-winning filmmakers: Andrew Lee, Russell Wayne Groves, Bradley Jackson, and David James Ward. As a whole, the filmmakers’ works have included national TV commercials (Proctor & Gamble, Las Vegas Tourism, etc.) and several feature narratives and documentaries including “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” (hosted by Joe Rogan, 178,000+ Facebook fans, and distributed by Gravitas Ventures) and “Lord Montagu” (May 2012 London premiere at the BAFTA Theatre). The filmmakers have been awarded with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash prizes for their work, including their short film “The Man Who Never Cried” starring Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers) and Jess Weixler (Teeth) and mentorship from Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused), Sid Ganis (former president of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), and Dean Batali (That 70s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Their films have been officially selected for over 50+ film festivals including Palm Springs Int’l, Seattle Int’l, Edmonton Int’l, Santa Barbara Int’l, SXSW, Vancouver Int’l, Cleveland Int’l and more.

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Ralph Smyth Entertainment is a film production company in Austin, Texas led by their fearless and eccentric leader Ralph W. Smyth.

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