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Swing State (2016)

Swing State
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Seattle based rock DJ, Ethan Smith, hosts a popular radio program called Ears Wide Shut which appeals to his passion for music but unfortunately, pays a very low wage. When the conservative host of a right wing program also featured on the radio station goes missing, Ethan is called in to cover his absence. Donning a wig and bowtie, he invents the persona, Charles Fern, and brands himself “the new voice for the Right”. Ethan intends the charade to be a one-time deal but his listeners find that the fictitious Fern is the tough talker they have been desperate to hear. When the talk show enjoys a huge spike in ratings following Ethan’s hosting gig, he is asked to take over the high-paying host job full-time and pushed onto the national stage where he may make history but lose everything that matters to him in the process.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 1st, 2016 (Limited) by Swing State Film Productions
Video Release: November 1st, 2016 by The Orchard
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and some drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2442 (Cert #50671), 9/14/2016)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Radio Industry, False Identity, Political
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: VMI Worldwide, Thunk Enterprises, Circle 4 Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Adrienne Lockhart
   Governor Richard Sollow
   Bob Bernard
   Susan Davis

Supporting Cast

Alex Beh    Ethan Smith/Charles Fern
Jake Busey    Woody Woodrow
Elaine Hendrix    Ann Alcott
Lydia Hearst    Julia Davis
Nick Loeb    Peter
Mark L. Young    Neil Hornback
Ted Levine    Rouge Holmes

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Production and Technical Credits

Jonathan Sheldon    Screenwriter
Jonathan Sheldon    Producer
Diego Espana    Producer
Brian Finn    Producer
Dillon Jordan    Producer
Kenneth Prieto    Producer
Arthur Bernstein    Producer
Arthur Bernstein    Executive Producer
Lee Broda    Executive Producer

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