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Fourth Annual MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ To Take Place February 3-6th, 2022


in Mammoth Lakes, California, Showcasing Over 90 Film Selections


MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ Announces 2022 Lineup Highlighting Its First Round of Selections Inclusive of the International Premiere of Luke Hemsworth Dramatic Feature “Bosch & Rockit,” Opening Night World Premiere of the Feature “The Immaculate Room” Starring Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth and Ashley Greene, World Premiere of Feature “Who Are You People” starring Ema Horvath, Yeardley Smith, Alyssa Milano and Devon Sawa. Actor Nina Dobrev’s Directorial Debut “The One,” Jenna Ushkowitz’s Directorial Debut “The Dinner Party,” the Luke Benward Directed Short “Boys,” Produced by Ariel Winter and Sterling Beaumon, “Serpentine” Directed By Eva Dolezalova Starring Barbara Palvin in her acting debut. Episodics “Hudson Falls” Starring Richard Kind, Chike Onkonkwo and Jessica Hecht, Jason Neubauer’s Do-Gooder Episodic “Affect Change,” and “One Michelin Star” by Brandon C. Thomas

WITH Many Other Films To Be Announced Over Upcoming Weeks


2022 Festival powered by Marina Studios & Compelling Pictures


(January 15, 2022)Mammoth Film Festival™ 2022, confirmed to take place in person February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, CA, is thrilled to announce their first round of 2022 festival slate highlights stacked with young hollywood notables. The four-day festival will feature over 90 films selected from submissions via FilmFreeway, inclusive of U.S and International World Premieres across the Feature, Documentary, Short, and Episodic categories, plus, for the first time, will officially debut a Music Video category judged by award winning director, Andrew Sandler. The festival strives to showcase world premieres from so many incredible filmmakers, layered with renowned, established actors as well as talented up-and-comers, across diverse backgrounds. 


Festival co-founders Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori are extremely passionate and dedicated to the festival filmmakers and attending film enthusiasts, as well as supporting the town of Mammoth Lakes, therefore committed to ensuring a responsable film festival experience as offered under present town mandate.


Mammoth Film Festival™ has been quickly growing in status and attention since 2018, making it a sought after film festival that will only continue to gain traction and is supported by talented filmmakers from around the world, especially North America. With past festivals featuring films screened, sold and showcased by icons and established industry players such as Quentin Tarantino, Dante Spinotti, Michael Madsen, Tara Wood, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Josh Duhamel, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Zac Efron, Ashley Greene, Lucas Haas, Tony Hawk, and many more, there is no doubt that the 2022 slate and subsequent years to follow will be equally impressive. 


The 2022 lineup will kick off in the features category with the world premiere of The Immaculate Room, starring Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth and Ashley Greene Khoury. Directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil, produced by Daniel Baur, Joel David Moore, Douglas Murray, Ryan Reaney, William G. Santor, Max Osswald, the film centers around a couple that takes part in a psychological experiment that will reward them with five million dollars if they can stay in a perfectly white room for 30 days, showcasing the mental fortitude paired with this experience. 


The International premiere of the indie feature Bosch & Rockit, written and directed by Tyler Atkins, starring Luke Hemsworth, Rasmus King, Isabel Lucas, and Leanna Walsman, will screen in the Friday night premiere slot. The feature set in the world of surf culture, was filmed at the iconic Byron Bay in Australia, depicting a touching story of a dad and son’s transformational journey, set in the 1990’s. 


The festival is also excited to announce the world premiere of the feature film Who Are You People written and directed by Ben Epstein, about the botched attempt of a 16-year old Portland runaway to seduce her teacher paired with the secrets and consequences that emerge around it and a dysfunctional family dynamic. The film stars newcomer Ema Horvath, of the highly anticipated upcoming Lord of The Rings television series, Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons’ iconic voice of Lisa Simpson), Alyssa Milano, Devon Sawa and Peter Parros. Milano and Smith also serve as producers. 


Features Manifest West and The Abandon will close the festival with their world premiere as the Closing NIght Double Feature. The Abandon revolves around a wounded soldier who awakens in a strange cube that tests his mental and physical limits as he attempts to escape is directed by award winning filmmaker Jason Satterlund, starring Jonathan Rosenthal, Priscilla Avila and Tamara Perry. Manifest West is a coming of age story told through the eyes of a young girl whose family spirals out of country after they decide to live off the grid, written and directed by Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson, starring Milo Gibson, Michael Cudlitz, and Annet Mahendru.


The shorts category, inclusive of domestic and international shorts, known to showcase directorial debuts year after year of established actors looking to expand their filmmaking careers, this year will include the directorial debut of Vampire DiariesNina Dobrev with The One starring Madeline Brewer, Indya Moore, Ryan Kiera Armstrong and produced by Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place), focused on a woman’s right to choose. I have wanted to Direct for as long as I can remember. I’ve spent the past two decades in front of the camera. Every time I was on set, I’d use it as an educational experience to garner as much information as I could about what also happens behind it. I’ve always been curious and inquisitive. On every project, I’d take the opportunity to shadow each director I was working with. The last 20 years has served as an informal film school and I was so excited to finally apply what I’ve learned to my directorial debut, ‘The One.’ Storytelling is my passion and I’m eager to continue to make female driven films for women, by women. The journey to make ‘The One’ was both challenging and exhilarating and I’m incredibly proud of the passion project that we as a team brought to life.” – Nina Dobrev Director, Actress, Filmmaker 


The shorts category will also mark the directorial debut of Glee’s Jenna Ushkowitz with her short film The Dinner Party starring Eric Nelsen, Kate Easton, Becca Tobin, Nana Visitor, Liam Libran, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Carl McDowell and Actor Luke Benward’s directorial debut the actor, producer, and screenwriter presents his film Boys co-produced by Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, actor Sterling Beaumon, and his brother Aaron Benward. The short focused on two boys who let their imagination run wild in a barren desert, stars August Maturo, Cameron Crovetti, Bart Johnson, Jules Wilcox and Scott Reeves. 


Bury Me In Armour stars Alice Kremelberg and Ed Asner revisiting his life as an illustrious senator who loses a battle with Parkinsons and the legacy he leaves behind, (in one of his last projects before passing), directed by James P. Rees


Other shorts of note include the environmental short form doc Bee The Change by Lane Cheek and Honeydrop Media Group, produced by Andy Lorig, featuring narration by country star Tyler Rich and Sabina Gadecki-Rich, focused on the art and importance of bees, featuring beekeeper Paul Hekimian, director of


Serpentine by award-winning female Czech director, screenwriter and producer, Eva Dolezalova, starring Barbara Palvin in her acting debut, Soo Joo Park and Luke Brandon Field, about a covert snake cult that breaks the genetic code to bring about a new snake-human interspecies. 


The episodics category will highlight a variety of exciting, captivating and important television pilots such as Affect Change by Jason Neubauer and Allen J West. In every episode, two popular social media influencers, “Affect Change” on two unsuspecting, loyal followers with big hearts and big drive, who deserve the resources to fulfill their dream career to implement their extraordinary gifts of talent in an effort to transform their lives. The goal is to use the influencer platform to do good, documented through this television series. The first episode features host Jason Neubauer, Steven Spence, Bryant Wood, Johnny Joassiant, Rodney Jerkins, Brett David, Sasha Calle, Jacob Called and Jarred Mait.


One Michelin Star episodic by young actor and first time director Brandon C. Thomas, about a rising hip hop artist, the son of a famous chef, met with unexpected life circumstances. Cora & Sam Hate The Dentist by female filmmakers Jade Kaiser and Eilise Guilfoyle, and the newest episodic of Marijuana Mania, produced by icon Steve Lobel, a series about the cannabis industry currently on Youtube.  


Rounding out the episodic television category is Hudson Falls, the highly anticipated pilot about a small upstate town and the secrets within it, revolving around an eccentric scientist and a private eye, featuring an incredible cast inclusive of Richard Kind, Chike Okonkwo, Jessica Hecht, Robert John Burke, William Sadler, and Tara Westwood. The Action Sports episodic lineup features Travis Miller’s Home Course and Matt Cardis’ golf-focused Detour, among others to be announced.


Other stand out films across Features, Documentaries, Episodics, and Shorts categories will continue to be announced along with the highly anticipated music video lineup each week throughout January 2022 leading up to the festival. The 2022 slate of films judging committee will be led by Maurice Fadida, Executive producer of the Oscar and Bafta nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7, winner of SAG and AACTA Awards. The full judges panel is also to be announced.


Showcasing diversity throughout the selections is extremely important to the festival founders. Not only making sure all races and ethnicities are represented, but also a strong female filmmaker presence. As part of the festival is their annual Her Voice panel roundtable of female filmmakers, hosted by “Her Voice” podcast creators and Festival Manager, Alexandra Chando.


We’re beyond thrilled to return to Mammoth for the 2022 festival, with such a broad slate of films that we are truly excited to showcase and screen from a diverse and exciting group of artists, at the all new and renovated Minaret Cinemas. This year will be an impactful festival after our year long break, grateful to be in the theatre, in person, and celebrating these stories . We will follow all protocols to ensure the safety of our festival participants, while creating the best possible experience for our filmmakers and festival attendees.” – Tanner Beard, President, Mammoth Film Festival™ and Tomik Mansoori, Festival Co-Founder 


The festival is thrilled to welcome partners this year such as Marina Studios, Compelling PIctures, PATHWATER, Advanced Airlines, mou Boots, Honeydrop, Volcom, RAK The Planet, Mammoth Brewing Co., A SHOC Energy, and more to be announced.



About Mammoth Film Festival™

February 3-6th, 2022 in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Mammoth Film Festival™ aims to lead the charge for an ever-changing landscape of film and media. Founded by seasoned filmmakers Tanner Beard and Tomik Mansoori, the festival first premiered in 2018 and specialized as an all-media platform, celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their respective work. Mammoth Film Festival™ is a 501c-3 nonprofit festival benefiting the Mammoth Media Institute and Mammoth Film Summit programs. Regal with the wonderful town of Mammoth Lakes, CA as its beautiful backdrop, MammothFF is held annually each February at the Minaret Cinemas along with a variety of venues throughout town, and The Village serving as the festival hub. This 4-day festival includes Red Carpet World Premieres and Special Screenings, an annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament, a slate of Educational and Interactive Panel Discussions with Top Film Industry Leaders, Q&A’s, Press Conferences, a large array of experiential elements, Awards Ceremony and the MammothCON Vendor Exhibition Hall


Additional film programming will continue to be announced.

Below, for free press usage, are key film photo assets for the above-mentioned films as well as key festival photography.

Photo Assets 2022: Film Selections + Festival Imagery:

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mammoth Film Festival


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