'Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw' Makes Its World Premiere



    SARASOTA, Fla., April 5 /CNW/ -- Fresh from winning top prizes at two
West Coast film festivals, "Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw" comes home in triumph
for the world premiere of its final cut at the Ninth Annual Sarasota Film
Festival. View trailer here: http://www.SuperchargeMe.com
    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060622/FLTH011LOGO)
    "Supercharge Me!" is one of the most talked-about documentaries this
year. And Emporia Pictures is very honored that its finished product will be
screened before the discerning audiences attending an event which has put
Sarasota, Florida front and center on the movie festival map with the 8th
largest attendance of any festival in the U.S.
    In March "Supercharge Me" won "Best Motivational Film" at the first-ever
Raw Lifestyle Film Festival in Hollywood, California after already having won
the "Best Documentary" award at the prestigious 9th Annual Tofino Film
Festival on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Tofino is an international
showplace for entertaining films dedicated to the environment, conservation
and healthy living.
    This independent documentary film is the story of one young woman's
lifelong dream: to dress up as a Las Vegas showgirl for Halloween. That dream
met bulging reality in the mirror, but she was determined to make her dream
come true by spending 30 days eating only vegan, raw, organic food and
learning a new lifestyle. The "rawcumentary" is the healthy answer to "Super
Size Me," the documentary by Morgan Spurlock who ate only McDonald's food for
30 days and suffered the consequences.
    Emmy Award-winning TV producer John Biffar called the film not only
entertaining and engaging, " ... but one that does what few films can ... make
you a different person by the time the credits roll."
    Ben Vereen said, "I love it!"
    Praise comes also from Chris Haley, nephew of author Alex Haley (Roots)
and Director of the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland. When
"Supercharge Me!" was screened there, Haley termed it "not only a crowd-
pleaser, but it sparked action on many of its viewers to get out and
immediately ravage some raw foods!"
    "Supercharge Me" tells the journalistic story of veteran public relations
professional and independent producer Jenna Norwood. Her Las Vegas dream took
her on an odyssey from Sarasota, Florida to San Diego, California, where she
began a 30-day raw food "detox" program. The program focused on cleansing the
body from the inside out and learning a lifestyle based on uncooked "living
foods," including organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and
juices. Cameras followed Jenna as she interviewed raw food guru David Wolfe,
doctors, celebrities (Ben Vereen and Kathy Sledge) and others who follow the
raw food lifestyle.
    The two-minute film trailer may be viewed on the web site:
http://www.SuperchargeMe.com. More information about Sarasota Film Festival
screening here: http://www.tinyurl.com/2x9zu9

    NOTE TO EDITOR: Press passes for screenings available here:
    http://sarasotafilmfestival.com/Press+Industry/Overview-0.html





For further information:

For further information: Mike Eisgrau of Emporia Pictures, LLC, (941)
460-9464, or (917) 747-4543, or MikePR@EWOL.com

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