Vision Films presents the coming of age comedy, CECIL
Available on DVD and VOD January 22, 2019
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Vision Films, Behind The Curtain Media and Blind Turn Films present the family-friendly film about acceptance, Cecil. Based on writer/director Spenser Fritz’s experiences as a child, Cecil is the endearing story of a boy trying to fit in at school with a speech impediment. With an important message of acceptance of others and also self-acceptance, this is a charismatic and nostalgic film that is a must-see for the whole family
Starring Jason London (Dazed and Confused, To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar), Jenna von Oÿ (Blossom, The Parkers), Valerie Jane Parker (Nashville, Dying for the Crown), Aaron Munoz (Stranger Things, The Walking Dead), Christa Beth Campbell (Hall Pass, Sisters) and introducing Sark Asadourian as Cecil, the film brings awareness to a common condition that is often not spoken of and is a coming of age story about friendship, love and acceptance of self.
It's 1996 and fourth grader Cecil Stevens (Sark Asadourian) finds himself switching to a new school after his parents (Jason London, Jenna von Oy) decide to separate. Cecil becomes fast friends with Abby (Christa Beth Campbell), a rambunctious school newspaper reporter, but gets off to a rough start when she notices that, due to his horrible lisp, he can't pronounce his own name. So he decides to change his name to that of his hero, Michael Jordan. His whole school learns a lesson about acceptance after he and his friends start a business with the corrupt principal that sells celebrity names to kids.
ABOUT SPENSER FRITZ
Spenser Fritz (Director) graduated with his B.F.A. in Screenwriting and Directing from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. Throughout his career Spenser has worked in nearly every aspect of filmmaking. He started in the Production Department first working as 1st Assistant Director and then later as Line Producer on several SAG Ultra Low and SAG Modified feature films. Spenser then moved to the directorial department with his directorial debut, A Matter of Time, starring Shelley Long and Kevin Sorbo, and most recently, directing his second feature film, Cecil, a family comedy which he wrote loosely based on his childhood. After creating Behind The Curtain Media with his wife, Amanda Dillingham, he started shooting, directing and editing a variety of music videos, commercials and promotional videos. In addition, he currently works for the Tennessee Titans as a videographer and editor shooting game footage, interviews, and various other events. During regular season each week he edits pregame hype videos, in-game promotional videos as well as the show Titans All Access.