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Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, low-rent detective Charlie Paczynski unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

Director Jenna Ricker came to New York to study acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Preferring storytelling from behind the scenes, she wrote her first screenplay, The Garage, a quarterfinalist of the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship.

Jenna was honored to receive the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker for her directorial debut, the award-winning feature film Ben’s Plan. The American Side, hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an adrenaline-charged pop-noir mystery” is her second feature and premieres in theaters this spring. Jenna is a member of Film Fatales Collective and the Directors Guild of America.

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The American Side

The American Side - One Sheet

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90-min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | USA
(Official Release Date: 28 April 2016)
Director: Jenna Ricker
Writers: Greg Stuhr, Jenna Ricker

CAST
Greg Stuhr … Charlie Paczynski
Alicja Bachleda … Nikki Meeker
Camilla Belle … Emily Chase
Matthew Broderick … Borden Chase
Robert Forster … Sterling Whitmore
Janeane Garofalo … Agent Barry

SYNOPSIS
Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

About The Director

Jenna Ricker - Headshot 2Jenna Ricker came to New York to study acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Preferring storytelling from behind the scenes, she wrote her first screenplay, The Garage, a quarterfinalist of the Academy’s prestigious Nicholl Fellowship. Jenna was honored to receive the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker for her directorial debut, the award-winning feature film Ben’s Plan. The American Side, hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an adrenaline-charged pop-noir mystery” is her second feature and premieres in theaters this spring. Jenna is a member of Film Fatales Collective and the Directors Guild of America.

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