The Alyssa Bustamante-inspired movie, My Name is A by anonymous, will receive it’s World Premiere in Las Vegas this October, with a theatrical release following through November in Portland, Iowa City, and more cities TBA.
Directed and created by Shane Ryan, the movie was short shortly after the events which inspired it (15 year old Bustamante was convicted of killing her 9 year old neighbor, Elizabeth Olten). Compared to the likes of David Lynch, Larry Clark, Harmony Korine and John Cassavetes, the film dares the audience to watch it, confronting issues with kids and teenagers often sugar-coated by Hollywood. The movie tackles hard-hitting subjects like self mutilation by teen girls, bullying, rape, bulimia (showcasing the actual damage it does to a girl’s body) and, of course, the murder.
My Name is A by anonymous features internationally famous Russian pop star Teona Dolnikova (formerly of the band Slot), Demi Baumann (younger sister of Ken Baumann from The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Domiziano Arcangeli (Scary or Die, Virus X), introducing Katie Marsh as Alyssa, and was co-produced by filmmaker Ryan Nicholson (Live Feed, Hanger, Gutterballs, The Profane Exhibit) and actor Kevin Gage (Michael Mann’s Heat, Ridley Scott’s G.I. Jane, Blow, Chaos, May, Knockaround Guys, Con Air). The film was produced by Alisha Rayne and photographed by Arturo Guerrero. Iowa based film company Modern American Cinema picked up the film for U.S. Theatrical rights. Pollygrind Film Festival in Las Vegas will be premiering the film on October 19 along with the new Albert Pyun (Cyborg with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Captain America) flick Road to Hell.