Asylum Seekers (film)
Asylum Seekers is an American film written and directed by Rania Ajami. The film stars Pepper Binkley and Daniel Irizarry as two of the six social outcast protagonists who attempt to get themselves committed to an insane asylum in order to spice up their lives. Bill Dawes, Judith Hawking, Stella Maeve, Camille O'Sullivan and Lee Wilkof also star.
In its spring 2008 issue, the independent film magazine Filmmaker reported that Asylum Seekers was one of the first independent feature films to be completed on the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company's Red One camera. The film premiered at the 2009 European Film Market (Berlin International Film Festival) and made its North American debut at the 2009 CineVegas International Film Festival. The rights to global distribution sales for Asylum Seekers were obtained by Shoreline Entertainment and the film was released in North America on DVD/VOD by Breaking Glass Pictures under their Vicious Circle Films label.
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