Friday, January 26, 2007

Outsourced to screen in San Jose

OUTSOURCED will screen next at the Cinequest Film Festival.
Dates for the festival are February 28 – March 11, 2007 in San Jose, CA – the heart of Silicon Valley.
Saturday, March 3; 8:00pm (CAL)
Sunday, March 4; 6:30pm (CAL)
Thursday, March 8; 7:00pm (C12)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Film fest comes to dazzling close

John Jeffcoat, whose "Outsourced" wowed the opening-night audience, received the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature.

"It's beyond anything I would have expected. I was excited to be given the slot for opening night. Getting the John Schlesinger Award is amazing," Jeffcoat said.

After the [Awards] luncheon, Macdonald called it a watershed year for the festival.

"It started on that hugely high note with 'Outsourced' and just built from there. You could feel that sense of celebration," he said.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

18th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Award Winners

"John Jeffcoat received the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature (Narrative or Documentary) from the Opening Night film OUTSOURCED, which marked its US premiere at the Festival. This honor, selected by the Festival programming team, acknowledges the work of a first-time filmmaker whose narrative or documentary feature represents particular distinction and the promise of a major filmmaking career. He will receive Avid Media Composer Advanced Creative Editing for Mac & PC, donated by Avid Technology, Inc. and Movie Magic's Scheduling for the 21st Century and Budgeting for the 21st Century, donated by Entertainment Partners.

Commenting on the selection of the film, Carl Spence, director of programming said, "John Jeffcoat's feature debut signals a bright new talent in the ranks of American independent filmmakers. We hope that this award will help provide OUTSOURCED with the audiences it deserves and recognize John as an emerging directorial talent to watch."
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Sunday, January 14, 2007

John Jeffcoat wins the John Schlesinger Award!

Director John Jeffcoat was awarded the John Schlesinger Award for an Outstanding First Feature at the Palm Springs film Festival.

"Another of the audience's favorites was "Outsourced," selected by Macdonald and his programmers for the festival's opening-night gala. Its director, John Jeffcoat, also received the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature, selected by the programmers and presented by Schlesinger's long-time partner, photographer Michael Childers."
Desert Sun Article

Outsourced makes BEST OF THE FEST!

Outsourced will be screened again in Palm Springs as part of the 'Best of the Fest' screenings at 1pm, Monday January 15th at the Camelot.
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Friday, January 12, 2007

Desert Sun gives Outsourced 9/10 stars

The Desert Sun Newspaper rates Outsourced 9 out of 10 stars on their Film Festival Summaries Scorecard. Director John Jeffcoat will attend The festival awards luncheon on Sunday, January 14th.

'Best of the Fest' films will be screened again on Monday, perhaps Outsourced will be among them???

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Party at Frank Sinatra's House!

Guests enjoy a house party like no other
Lea Goodsell
Special to the Desert Sun
January 9, 2007

"Before the party, guests had enjoyed the film festival's opening movie, "Outsourced" and were thrilled to meet its director and co-writer John Jeffcoat and star Ayesha Dharker, who mingled with guests throughout the evening."
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

laughed so hard our cheeks hurt.

'We loved "Outsourced"...laughed so hard our cheeks hurt.'

Dan Paicopulos
Palm Springs
Desert Sun Forum Reviews

"This WILL be a true hit!"

Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by
Heidi McDaniel on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 05:15:29

Comments: Fabuleous! a crowd pleaser, a cult classic! This WILL be a true
hit. Funny, sweet, heart warming, feel good!
I was there in Palm Springs (in the airport with John, Deryn, George and
assistant) down to earth, real people - say Hi for me!
This touches everyone in America..but makes you fall in love and care about
India and root for them, and cheer for them, and hurt for them.....
A feel good film of 2007! Nice work!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Scenes from the red carpet

"Director John Jeffcoat and Ayesha Dharker, who stars in "Outsourced" (the opening night film), start the procession."

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One magical night: After-party not just for VIPs

"Director John Jeffcoat of the opening-night movie, "Outsourced," and actress Ayesha Dharker are making the rounds, happily chatting with everyone who stops them. "
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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Palm Springs Life Reviews

"You could tell almost immediately this movie was a winner. The crowd laughed, clapped, cheered -- everywhere you looked, even in the dark, you could see people smiling."

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Friday, January 5, 2007

Culture-clash film 'Outsourced' makes U.S. premiere By PAT O'BRIEN

Amanda Lucidon / The Press-Enterprise
Director John Jeffcoat , from left, actress Ayesha Dharker and co-writer partner, George Wing hit the red carpet before the showing of their movie "Outsourced."

'They conceived of a plot that would take a guy who had lost his job to India, where he would train his replacements and go through a cultural awakening.

"It's basically a comedy that tackles serious issues," Wing said. "It's not 'pro' outsourcing. It's 'pro' getting to know the world'

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'OUTSOURCED reels in crowds'

"The Desert Sun: 'Outsourced' reels in crowds on opening night"

The Desert Sun also has a photo gallery on the article page:
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Pictures from US Premiere

IMDB has posted pictures from the US Premiere
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Opening Night Video

Some Red Carpet Video from the US Premiere of Outsourced in Palm Springs.
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Opening Night is a Huge Success

We had out first screening in the US tonight and were blown away by the reception we received in Palm Springs.

More to come soon...

Pictured from left to right: BC Smith, Matt Smith, David Skinner, Ayesha Dharker, George Wing and John Jeffcoat

Monday, January 1, 2007

Opening Night - SOLD OUT

Opening Night at Palm Springs is Sold Out. There may be an additional screening of the film added later in the festival. We will post any details as they become available.