November 28, 2000
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – This year’s CineVegas International Film Festival will be featuring a variety of movies from around the world but only one feature-length entry that was homegrown right here in Las Vegas. Cast and shot completely in southern Nevada, clover’s movie is also a product of modern technology: it was created in most part with a camcorder and a home computer.
The movie is about an open-and-shut murder case that
unravels after law enforcement authorities receive a mysterious video tape from
someone named “clover.” As the
authorities watch the video and study it, so does the audience.
Shot through the eye of a camcorder, clover’s
movie captures the journey of an 18-year-old wanna-be filmmaker in search of
the father he never really knew. His
search leads him to a beautiful girl in the southern Nevada desert, a night in
Las Vegas, his father, and sides of life neither he nor the authorities
bargained for – an upstart militia group, a government conspiracy, and the actual
Produced and directed by Marko Sakren, the movie is clearly an example of what can be created with local resources, a camcorder and a home computer. Although shot on a shoestring budget (under $2,000), the movie succeeds in engaging the audience in the slices of life that it depicts and grips the audience by its sheer unpredictability. Mr. Sakren is an accomplished and award-winning producer/director who has lived in Las Vegas since 1993. Shot on Hi8mm and BetaSP video formats, clover’s movie is his very first motion picture and officially launches his career as a filmmaker.
work-in-progress of the movie will be screened on Saturday,
December 2, 2000 at 10:30 AM
(doors open at 10:00 AM) at the United
Artists Showcase Theaters, 3769 Las Vegas Boulevard South right next to the
MGM Grand at the intersection of Rue de Monte Carlo. Admission is FREE.
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released through Red Rock Media Group
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