Hitting the Nuts to debut at Cincinnati Film Festival this month
Judging by pre-release film clips posted on the youtube.com site, poker fans are in for a good laugh in the new low-budget movie Hitting the Nuts, which makes its debut October 9 at the Cincinnati Film Festival.
See trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0SRHNQvbVk
The Hitting the Nuts.com website informs that the production was written and directed by Joe Boyd, who claims it is the ‘true’ story of the annual illegal poker championship in Scott County, Indiana.
Each year, as summer turns to fall, the people of Scott County come together for an annual (and illegal) No Limit Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament. They compete for a cash prize, airfare to Las Vegas and entry into the World Series of Poker Main Event.
The website reveals that the film has been four years in the making, and was financed through Hitting the Nuts The Movie, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company.
The film is a fictional story of an annual illegal poker championship in Scott County and features an outrageous group of blue-blooded American misfits who take their hobby (and their lives) a little too seriously…and are the real nuts.
The tournament is full of wild card players including the zealous town preacher, the aging sexpot waitress, the teenage poker prodigy, the closeted gay funeral director, and, of course, the young Amish farmer hoping to create a better life for himself, his wife and seven kids.