Bickford Schmeckler’s Cool Ideas

From the Producers who brought you the American Pie series, The Good Girl and In Good Company, comes....


On DVD August 21st

All Star Cast Includes:
Olivia Wilde, Patrick Fugit, Matthew Lillard, Cheryl Hines and John Cho

"Appealingly offbeat college comedy…clever and funny.”
–Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"First-time writer/director Scott Lew does a top-notch job... 5-Stars!"

Screen Media will release the hot new teen comedy, Bickford Schmeckler’s Cool Ideas, on DVD August 21, 2007. The hottest young celebrities in Hollywood star in this cheeky comedy including Partick Fugit (Almost Famous, Saved!, White Oleander), Olivia Wilde (“The Black Donnellys”, The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, “The O.C”) and John Cho (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) while additional cast members include Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby-Doo, Wicker Park) and Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Herbie Fully Loaded, RV).

Download the trailer here! (21Mbs .mov file)

When a sexy co-ed (Olivia Wilde) steals a book of mind-blowing theories written by brilliant but troubled college student Bickford Shmeckler (Patrick Fugit), his world is turned upside down. From the creators of American Pie, this wild rollercoaster ride to reclaim his book is an award winning witty comedy.

Bickford Schmeckler’s Cool Ideas has garnered several awards and critical acclaim including the Best Actress award for Olivia Wilde at the 2006 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Official Selection, 2006, South-by-Southwest Film Festival Official Selection, 2006, Seattle International Film Festival Official Selection and Cinema on the Lawn, 2006.

Written, produced, and directed by Scott Lew, the film captures the essence of college humor with hilarious gags, clever dialogue and non-stop slapstick comedy. Lew’s directorial debut is 80 minutes of relentless laughter.

Bonus features include Dungeons & Dragons on-screen gamer group character sheets:

  • Thoran the Dwarf Fighter
  • Jadale the Aasimar Cleric
  • Aylana the Elf Sorceress
  • Domaera the Elf Rogue/Wizard
  • Illusionist with the Wand of the Crimson Magi

The DVD also includes the special bonus feature, Living With Lew—a featurette about writer/director Scott Lew fighting ALS while using humor and unfailing optimism to make his first film, Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas.

A share of the DVD’s revenues will go directly to Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) charities. The Producers’ entire revenues are being donated to ALS charities with the production company matching that amount.

DVD Price: $24.98
Total Running Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

About Screen Media
Screen Media Films acquires the rights to high quality, independent feature films for the US and Canada. These films are distributed on home video through an exclusive distribution arrangement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since 2001, the company has released more than 100 titles including, Noel, starring Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon and One Last Dance, starring Patrick Swayze, Kevin Bacon's directorial debut, Loverboy, starring Kyra Sedgwick and Matt Dillon and Steven Woolley’s, Stoned. Upcoming films include Myth with Jackie Chan, Bickford Schemeckler's Cool Ideas with Olivia Wilde, and Foursome with Kevin Dillon. Screen Media Films, LLC is a wholly owned division of Screen Media Ventures. With a library of over 1000 motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high quality motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues.

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