For Immediate Release

August 13, 2010

Changing Hands Film gets accepted into Southern Appalachian International Film Festival…

SOAPIFF (Southern Appalachian International Film Festival) is the first film festival to accept and showcase independent feature ‘Changing Hands’, starring Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Fargas, Erika Eleniak, Eddie Jemison and Vernon Wells.

Veteran actor Scott L. Schwartz (Oceans 11, 12 &13, Starsky and Hutch, etc…) makes his directorial debut with the independent feature ‘Changing Hands’. An amazing star studded cast that includes: Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Fargas, Erika Eleniak, Eddie Jemison, Vernon Wells, Scott Macdonald, James Martin Kelly, Carman Licciardello, Mars Crain, Tony Longo, Carl Stilliitano, Scott L. Schwartz, Sebastian Valdes, Kaylee Beth Dodson, Holt Boggs, George O’Mara, Daniel Roebuck and Brad Kesten round out this extremely unique and compelling tale of fate.

Sometimes the origin of a gun is a dubious journey. What goes around, comes around; such a true statement in every effect. ‘Changing Hands’ tells the story of a gun, and the path is takes on its journey through different hands. From stolen roots, to unscrupulous trades, to robberies and assaults, this film follows the twists and turns of the travels of the gun through a thrilling path.

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival, (SOAPIFF) where one can watch world-class films within minutes of glorious hiking trails through the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. The purpose of SOAPIFF is to publicly recognize, promote, and preserve the work of independent filmmakers and encourage film production and film culture in Southern Appalachia. The Filmmaker can film in a kaleidoscope of site locations that provide a unique setting in Southern Appalachia. Films you might know that were shot in Southern Appalachia: “Dirty Dancing,” “Goodbye, Miss 4th of July,” “The River,” “What about Bob” among others. SOAPIFF has revived an annual film festival in greater East Tennessee, the birthplace of the oldest continuous independent film festival in the American South (the Sinking Creek Film Celebration*). Therefore one of their most prestigious awards is dedicated to Sinking Creek founder Mary Jane Coleman. Website:

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For more information on interviews, film festival or to receive a copy of the movie for review please contact Misty Griffey at: or direct at: (323) 570-1328.