Winner: Best American Independent Film — Cleveland International Film Festival
Winner: Best Film — Phoenix Film Festival
Winner: Best Screenplay — Phoenix Film Festival
Winner: Audience Choice Award — Coronado Island Film Festival
Winner: Audience Choice Award — Omaha Film Festival
Winner: Platinum Remi-Award — Worldfest Houston
Winner: Best Cinematography — Richmond Film Festival
Winner: Outstanding Achievement: Editing — Newport Beach Film Festival
Jury Award Honorable Mention — Sonoma International Film Festival
Rising Star Award: Alex Wolff — Denver Film Festival
Rising Star Award: Alex Wolff — Coronado Island Film Festival
Rising Star Award: Stefania Owen — Coronado Island Film Festival
Closing Night Film — Denver Film Festival
Closing Night Film — Heartland Film Festival
Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys’ boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the
Rye and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one’s life.
Producer, Writer, Director
Jim Sadwith’s TV movies, miniseries and drama series have won or been nominated for over thirty-five Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. He has been twice nominated for Emmys and won the Emmy for Best Direction with the miniseries “Sinatra.” In addition Jim has twice been a DGA Award finalist and once a finalist for the Humanitas Award.
In 2011, Teddy founded the Sun Valley Film Festival and serves as the Executive Director. He recently Executive Produced Ass Backwards, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and just finished producing Among Ravens which was in theaters this summer.
Through his production company, River Bend Pictures, Stan works predominately as a film producer. He also works as a liaison and consultant representing blue chip entertainment properties seeking financing, packaging and development including: individual films; film slates; film funds; Broadway shows and TV.