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(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS)  —  On Wednesday Sept 26th, Betrayed had its’ world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatres 6 in 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. This much anticipated action crime thriller from multi award-winning actor and filmmaker Harley Wallen, “Betrayed,” stars Richard Tyson, John Savage, Billy Wirth, TJ Storm, Yan Birch, Kaiti Wallen, Nick Sarelli, Calhoun Koenig, Angelina Danielle Cama and Blanca Blanco.

Numerous celebrities and VIPs were in attendance such as filmmaker/actor Harley Wallen (Bennett’s Song), Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop), Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys), TJ Storm (Punisher: War Zone), Kaiti Wallen (Into A Dark Mind), Yan Birch (The People Under the Stairs), Nick Sarelli (Moving Parts), Calhoun Koenig (Bennett’s Song) and Angelina Danielle Cama (Moving Parts). Other celebrities in attendance were Jake Busey (The Predator), Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 and 2), Tara Reid (American Pie), Dennis Haskins (Saved By the Bell), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Sean Whalen (Twister), Emmy awarding Producer Kelly Parker (Game Girls), Athena Bass (Ex-Wives of Rock), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort), Jimmy Star and Ron Russell (The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell), celebrity couture designers Mathilde Badji and Michael Ferrera as well as celebrity hair and makeup artists Bruna Nogueira (Founder of Hollywood Makeup Lab) and Alma Cedillo. The sponsors of the event were ROAK Brewery, Cabresto Tequila, Oochie Wear, Painted Creek Productions and Vision Films.

Director Harley Wallen on the step and repeat. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman
Scout Taylor-Compton. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

This action crime thriller deals with the gritty world of human trafficking. In an effort to control the city, the Mayor Don Alderman (John Savage, The Thin Red Line) lets the Russian mob into his city. After the Russians don’t follow his rules, he opens the city to the cartel to push them out. When the Russians find out, Mikhail (Harley Wallen, Bennett’s Song), the head of the Russian mafia, kidnap’s the Mayor’s daughter (Kaiti Wallen, Into A Dark Mind) and then the real games begin. Caught in the middle of an escalating crisis, Mayor Alderman hires Mike Wolf (Billy Wirth, The Lost Boys) and Alpha (TJ Storm, Punisher Warzone) to rescue his daughter before the cunning Mr. Stone (Richard Tyson, Black Hawk Down) puts her on the market to be trafficked.

Mel Novak (L), Kati Wallen (M), and Harley Wallen (R). Photo by Ellen Zuckerman
Yan Birch (R) with guest. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

“With three beautiful daughters and a stunning wife, the subject of trafficking is something that it’s on my mind more than I’d like to admit. I wrote this script with the hopes of scaring people a bit into action after my church really brought this to the forefront. I feel we often think these things happen far away and the victims and perpetrators are somewhat faceless. I think in Betrayed we bring these issues to your doorstep. We had some absolutely amazing and electric performances and I am super proud of my cast and crew for this, it took some blood, sweat and tears to get this made but it was worth it!”, said director Wallen.

Tara Reid on the red carpet. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Wallen has been awarded by numerous prestigious film festivals such as the Castel Award at the Barcelona International Film Festival, Amsterdam Film Festival, London Film Awards and the Mexico International Film Festival.

Mel Novak at the Betrayed premier. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/ CEO of Vision Films says, “Betrayed is an entertaining film about blackmail, corruption and greed taking place at the government level. I believe it is necessary for the public to get a glimpse into this dark facet of our society in order to invoke change.”

Richard Tyson (L) with girlfriend Kerrie Ellen. Photo by Ellen Zuckerman

Betrayed will be released on Blu Ray and DVD and VOD by Vision Films through its distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on October 2, 2018.


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Betrayed DVD outlets:

Amazon DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Betrayed-John-Savage/dp/B07FRXG27N/

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Walmart DVD: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Betrayed-DVD/357330876

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/betrayed/id1435660316

Shortened Link: http://bit.ly/B-iTunes

Amazon Video, Vudu, Microsoft, Google, Playstation

Fandango Now: https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/betrayed-2018/1MVc7b328d9570ec6c8a16dc0e0d31f9b88?ele=searchresult&elc=betrayed&eli=0&eci=movies

Shortened Link: bit.ly/B-FandangoNow

Betrayed Trailer: https://youtu.be/8M8oqY2ohvY

IMDB page:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7014430/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_8

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

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Quynh Paris’ Futuristic Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show

The stars sparkled in the sky and on the runway at the super sparkly “The Light of the Stars” Quynh Paris Fall/Winter 2016-2017  at the Pacific Design Center (PDC).  The PDC turned out to be the perfect venue for Quynh as it was a romantic setting with a vast runway surrounded by water, which really highlighted Quynh’s futuristic designs, which were inspired by the elements.

“My couture pieces and my ready to wear pieces have the same inspiration: the universe and all its stars. Via my couture pieces we can see nebulae, planets, light beams…In my ready to wear pieces we can see the trajectory of lights, either straight lines or curves,” said Quynh.

All this made for a vivid, whimsical and exciting show. It was reminiscent of Jane Fonda’s Barbarella on the runway.

Acclaimed designer Quynh has a great mix of East meets West given her worldly outlook and the fact that she has studios in Paris, Saigon, and Southern California!  Even the crowd at Quynh’s events was worldly with prominent members of the Vietnamese community like the Mayor of Fountain Valley Mike Vo to noted members of the press and Vietnamese artists as well as a European , Middle Eastern and American guests.

I also enjoyed the opening of the show, which started with a spirited performance from international singer Thanh Thoi. Thanh was dressed to impress with a top hat and a cool bespoke jacket designed  by Quynh. His rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” added to the ethereal theme of the evening and was a stellar beginning.

“Thanh comes from Australia. I loved his voice and presence  the first time I heard him sing. He is not only a singer, but  also a dancer and a stage director,” she added.

He has much in common with Quynh, who is an accomplished painter, dancer and violinist before she became a fashion designer. This multi-talented artist  incorporates her love of these art forms in her stylish couture collections with volume, asymmetric constructions, 3D sculpture structures that have a life of their own, as well as fluid movements, painting and her use of rich colors and intricate details.

More about Quynh at http://www.quynhparis.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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Quynh Paris Show is a Highlight of Style Fashion Week

On Saturday, October 17th at 7pm, it will be the perfect fusion of East meets West, when acclaimed international fashion designer Quynh Paris will debut her gorgeous new spring-summer 2016 “Feeling” collection at the popular Style Fashion Week at the Reef in downtown LA. Quynh also was the headliner of  opening night of New York Fashion Week. And noted actress Blanca Blanco wore a bold and show stopping gown of Quynh’s at the Oscars, which was the stand out gown of the night. Talk about an outfit of the day! So Quynh is definitely now an It-girl of international fashion!

Flyer for Quynh's show
Flyer for Quynh’s show. Photo courtesy of Trinh Quoc Huy

As one can tell in this event flyer, Quynh’s line this season is reminiscent of many things, namely nature and what bright colors spring will bring. “I’m inspired by nature and these designs convey how much this season means to me,” said Quynh.

This style of this line is what many fashionistas and tastemakers call the typically cool Quynh Paris style; asymmetric, structured, 3D, artistic, romantic yet oh so modern.

Quynh is a globetrotter. A Switzerland national that is originally from Vietnam, she graduated from Mod’ Art International Fashion School in Paris, the epicenter of fashion, and has already showcased her memorable collections such varied cities as Paris, Saigon, Los Angeles, and now New York City.

Ever the artist, Quynh is also an accomplished painter, dancer and violinist before becoming a fashion designer, and she incorporates her love of these art forms in  her stylish couture collections with volume, asymmetric constructions, 3D sculpture structures that have a life of their own, as well as fluid movements, painting and her use of rich colors and intricate details.

She is Fashion Asia’s 2013 Top 5 fashion designer in haute couture. Quynh’s couture pieces have been worn by numerous pageant contest winners and contestants, top models and international celebrities. She has even been a judge herself at fashion graduation shows, fashion design or pageant contacts, particularly Miss Earth Pageant.

Recently she has been the exclusive costume designer of Mozart’s renowned opera “The Magic Flute” where she let her multicultural artistic creativity express itself.

Loving arts in all forms, she is about to be the exclusive costume designer for an eclectic Circus – Art performance show and once again for the opera “Carmen”.

More info at http://www.quynhparis.com/

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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