Jas Anderson Scores With Two Films At Sundance 2009

New York, NY (PressExposure) January 01, 2009 -- Jas Anderson breaks out the bubbly in celebration and preparation for his two films screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 15th – 24th 2009. The films are the indie short "Hug" and the major motion picture "Brooklyn’s Finest".

The story is a tale of emotional rollercoaster rides and tough guys. This year Sundnace is proud to add to the film shorts category Hug and film by writer Director Khary Jones. Khary Jones weaves an intense tale of Drew and his manager. Drew played by Jas Anderson, is a troubled bipolar recording artist with a promising career about to take on the Entertainment Industry. Drew however has just about lost the support needed from his family, friends and manager, Asa played by Usman Sharif. The people closest to Drew don’t know it yet but Drew has the answer and it’s not in a bottle or a pill. We watch this dramatic short that cuts to the essence of our humanity. What Drew finds out is what we all really need. Jas Anderson brings Drew’s emotional roller coaster ride out on the screen and it slaps our face with a clever brutality. As a lead in this film it is a delight to watch the true acting genius of Jas Anderson. This film for its acting, direction and cinematography is sure to be a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hammer To Nail quote on Jas Anderson December 2008: Jas Anderson's lovely, committed performance as Drew makes the movie quiver and hum to his oddball rhythm. Swaying blissfully to a beat no one else can hear, snarling in a sudden fit of rage, alternately begging people for hugs and giving them out himself like a rich man heedlessly tossing away pocket change, Drew is an inspired creation. [http://www.hammertonail.com/?p=307]

Jas Anderson does not rest on set again this year with his second film debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. Brooklyn’s Finest, the film by Director Antoine Fuqua, Antoine Fuqua, known for Training Day is no stranger to talent and this time working with Richard Gere, Ethan Hawk, Wesley Snipes and Don Cheadle. Jas Anderson plays the part of K Rock a supporting role opposite Ethan Hawk and Don Cheadle. Something of a genre homecoming, Antoine Fuqua's latest film once again finds him delving into the gritty, brutal realm of cops and crooks—as he did in Training Day. Tango is an undercover officer on a narcotics detail that forces him to choose between duty and friendship. Having been to hell and back, he wants out, but the powers that be won't let him quit. Family-man Sal is a detective tempted by greed and corruption. Eddie is nearing retirement age and has long since lost his dedication to his job as a cop. Fate brings the three men to the same Brooklyn housing project as each takes the law into his own hands. Crosscutting between multiple subplots, Brooklyn's Finest unfolds violently and passionately as coiled, constantly roving cinematography contributes a measure of unease to the underworld action. Antoine Fuqua and Don Cheadle quickly recognize his stellar talent and Jas Anderson readily accepts the confidence, support and camaraderie that come along with working with this stellar cast.

Jas Anderson is no new comer to stage and screen, Jas has had major roles in the films Rock the Paint, opposite John Doman (HBO's The Wire and Mystic River), which premiered earlier this year at both the Tribeca Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival; Nick in Time with Isaiah Whitlock, Jr. (The Wire) which also premiered at Sundance and Cannes; and They're Just My Friends, opposite actors Malik Yoba and Michael Easton.

In addition to a successful commercial career that includes several national campaigns, you can catch Jas of the voice and movement of OG Loc in the #1 selling video game Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas. Jas has appeared on the Fox television series Jonny Zero, the NBC series, Conviction, and most recently landed a recurring role on Guiding Light. He has performed in several well-known theater venues, including The New Federal Theater, where he worked with the legendary Woodie King, Jr., and received an Audelco Award nomination for Best Male in a Musical for the show Diss Diss, Diss Dat; The Atlantic Theater; Theater for the New City; the New York City Fringe Festival at P.S. 122; and the Downtown Urban Theater Festival.

For more information on Jas Anderson, please go to IMBD, http://www.jasanderson.com, or myspace.com/allthatjasonline.com

Film Showings HUG – • Fri. Jan 16 11:59 p.m. - Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City • Sat. Jan 17 2:30 p.m. - Prospector Square Theatre, Park City • Mon. Jan 19 9:15 p.m. - Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City • Fri. Jan 23 11:59 p.m. - Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC • Sat. Jan 24 5:30 p.m. - Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

Brooklyn’s Finest – • Fri. Jan 16 6:15 p.m. - Eccles Theatre, Park City • Sat. Jan 17 9:00 a.m. - Eccles Theatre, Park City • Mon. Jan 19 6:30 p.m. - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC Premieres

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