Tripping Forward has been awarded the 2006 Grand Champion Award for Best Film of Festival at the Calgary Fringe Film Festival.
A buddy comedy Tripping Forward marks the feature film directorial debut of commercial director Marcus Nash of Mania Films. The film follows the lives of two tried and true party boys; a struggling actor and a out-of-the-limelight rock star, who fool-heartedly resort to selling cocaine to supermodels to make rent. Marked by a brilliant cast including Chris Fogleman (Art School Confidential), Amber Benson (Buffy), William Gregory Lee (Dark Angel), MC Gainey (Lost), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere), John Kapelos (“Legally Blonde”), Eric Peter-Kaiser (Miracle), Angela Kinsey (The Office), Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes), Sung Hi Lee (The Girl Next Door), Billy Morrison (The Cult / Camp Freddy), Danielle Roberts (Everybody Hates Chris), Craig Shoemaker (Scream 2) and Playboy Playmate of the Year Irina Voronina, the film is expected to be released 2007.
The Calgary Fringe Film Festival is a ten-day festival that showcases and promotes the artistry of independent production, while endeavoring to provide a venue for the productions to screen to the public. The 2006 festival showcased thirty-eight feature films from over 400 international entries.