Fix to Premiere at Village East in New York City

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Wed, 10/21/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Director Tao Ruspoli’s award-winning independent feature film Fix will be premiering November 20th at The Village East Theatre in New York City. The film tells the fictional story of two documentary filmmakers Bella (Olivia Wilde) and Milo (Tao Ruspoli) who over the course of a single day race from Beverly Hills to Watts and places in between to get Milo's brother Leo (Shawn Andrews) from jail to rehab before eight o’clock or Leo goes to prison for three years. A story inspired by true events the trio documents their trip from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills East LA chop-shops rural wastelands and housing projects in Watts as they attempt to raise the $5 000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic.
 Along the way encountering dozens of colorful characters each with their own anomalous perspective on Leo's larger than life personality and style and each with their own excuse for why they cannot help out. In the end it may take a drug deal to get the necessary funds for rehab. Given Ruspoli’s background in guerilla style documentary filmmaking he wanted to use the language he had developed in that medium and apply it to his first narrative project. In that way he hoped to get the best of both worlds. According to Ruspoli “The immediacy and realism of documentary and the structure and story arc of scripted fictional work. Given advances in digital media I was also excited by the fact that we could do this without sacrificing my love of photography and ‘cinematic’ imagery.”
 “Bringing the film to festivals around the world and seeing how the film touched people from so many walks of life was more than I ever dreamed of ” Ruspoli says. “I am excited for the film to now reach an even larger audience with this fall's release.”