Thrill Ride (film)

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Thrill Ride
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Directed byChris Parrish
Produced byChris Parrish
Angie Gaffney
Written byChris Parrish
Story byMason Parrish
Starring Kristen Johnston
Lucas Jade Zumann
Tim Kazurinsky
Production
company
Mason's Movies [1]
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures [2]
Release date
  • December 12, 2017 (2017-12-12)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Thrill Ride is a 2017 American adventure comedy film directed by Chris Parrish and starring Kristen Johnston, Lucas Jade Zumann and Tim Kazurinsky. [2]

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Cast

Production

The film was shot in Chicago and Woodstock, Illinois. [3] Principal photography wrapped in December 2014. [4] [5]

Release

The film was released on DVD, streaming, and video-on-demand in December 12, 2017. [2]

Reception and awards

Andrea Beach of Common Sense Media awarded the film two stars out of five. [6]

The film won Best Feature Film at the 2017 Gen Con Film Festival, Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film at the Burbank International Film Festival and Best Family Feature at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. [2] The film was also nominated for Best American Independent Feature Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature Film at the Hollywood Film Festival. [2]

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References

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  4. Gire, Dann (13 January 2015). "Woodstock man makes kids' film to honor son who died at 10". Daily Herald . Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  5. Associated Press (14 January 2015). "Woodstock native makes kids' movie dedicated to his late son". Daily Herald . Retrieved 4 September 2020.
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