Sex, Death, and Bowling (starring Joshua Rush, Adrian Grenier, and Selma Blair) and The Frame for Frame Film Project.
Nominated for 6 major awards and named the official selection at the San Diego Film Festival, Sex, Death and Bowling is a comedic drama that surrounds an eleven-year-old hero, Eli McAllister (Rush), who is on a quest to win The Fiesta Cup, a local bowling tournament. Joining him is his famous fashion designer uncle, Sean McAllister (Grenier).
The film recently premiered in conjunction with the Frame for Frame film project, a year-long movie festival honoring filmmakers who have artistically included bowling in their movies. The mission of the project is to raise funds to rescue the International Bowling Museum’s world class film collection, while celebrating the significant role bowling has played in Hollywood. The museum’s treasure trove of bowling footage includes presidents, politicians, movie stars and notable athletes laughing it up on the lanes. Unfortunately, over half a million feet of film is in a precarious position. Unless the film collection is digitized, the entire collection will disintegrate. The project will also provide grants for future filmmakers and make the footage available for public use.