Knuckle Draggers film debut

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Dante Maddoxby Dante Maddox

Knuckle Draggers film debut

If you happen to be in the Newport Beach area this weekend you might want to check out the film festival and one film in particular, Knuckle Draggers. According to the official press release Knuckle Draggers takes a very real look at the state of modern male/female relationships.

Here is the official synopsis:

The story follows Ethan, an all around nice guy who gets dumped because he wasn’t able to provide his fiancée with the plush, stable life her friends were living. Desperate to get her back, he seeks help from his older brother Kyle, a tough talking sexist who seems to have a way with the ladies. Kyle gives Ethan a crash course on women and dating, much to the disgust of some of Ethan’s female friends. Just when it seems Kyle’s misogynistic theories are about to prove themselves to be true, things take an unexpected turn and force Ethan, Kyle and their friends to reassess each of their views on relationships.

Crave Online's Exclusive production photo from Knuckle Draggers:

The cast and crew go a little something like this:

Alex Ranarivelo is the editor, writer and director of Knuckle Draggers. This is Alex’s debut feature film following a string of award-winning short films.

Ross McCall heads a dynamic ensemble cast in the lead role of Ethan. Ross’s extensive credits include the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and most recently Crash, the Starz TV series.

Paul J. Alessi is the co-founder of Partners In Crime Films as well the film’s producer. Paul also stars as the co-lead in Knuckle Draggers, playing the part of Kyle.

Amie Barsky is a co-producer on the film and stars as Ethan’s good friend, Patricia.

Danielle Nicolet plays the feisty Renee. Her long resume includes 3rd Rock From the Sun, Heartland, and she currently co-stars on the USA series, The Starter Wife.

Justin Baldoni plays Gavin, the Rocker. Justin is the newest Hero on the hit NBC show Heroes.

Jennifer Alden plays Ethan’s ex-fiancée, Heather. Jennifer’s list of credits includes Wedding Crashers, and the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Brandon Olive plays Kyle’s buddy, Matteo. Brandon will be co-starring in this summer’s highly anticipated A Perfect Getaway alongside Timothy Olyphant, and Steve Zahn.

And Omar Gooding stars as Ethan’s best friend Russell. Omar’s list of credits includes Baby Boy, the HBO series Deadwood and he’s just joined the cast of an upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer TV series.

The World Premiere screening takes place on Sunday, April 26th, 4pm at the Edwards Islands Cinemas (in the Fashion Island mall) 999 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, 92660. For more info, go to or call 949-253-2880. Tickets go on sale April 1st.

Here are a series of photos from the film.