San Diego Reader interviews Spirit Award nominee Dave Boyle for "Man From Reno"

Man from Reno was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000.

“The way I got the news,” said a beaming Boyle, “was when people started tweeting me congratulations. For this little movie to get such recognition is a real treat.”

'Man From Reno' wins Golden Strand award at Tallgrass Film Festival!

'Man From Reno' wins Golden Strand award at Tallgrass Film Festival!

Man From Reno won the award for Outstanding Narrative Feature at the 12th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival.  Associate Producer Mye Hoang accepted the award at the Closing Night Gala at the historical Orpheum Theatre.  (Wichita, KS)

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INDIEWIRE on Fantastic Fest and MAN FROM RENO

INDIEWIRE on Fantastic Fest and MAN FROM RENO

[Man From Reno] is a cryptic experience about the nature of obsession pitched somewhere between Raymond Chandler novels and David Fincher's "Zodiac." Its subtle, patient quality may have prevented "Man From Reno" from finding U.S. distribution yet, but buyers should consider trusting audiences' enthusiasm for intelligent storytelling and taking the risk. Fantastic Fest viewers certainly thought it was worth it.

A Suspense Hunt for Dave Boyle's 'Man From Reno' - the Moveable Fest

In the interest of full disclosure, I donated to the Kickstarter campaign of Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno,” and despite having the pleasure to interview the writer/director from time to time, my primary motivation to contribute was not because of our casual acquaintance, but the fact that “Man From Reno” was exactly the type of film I wanted to see Boyle make. After reworking the genre conventions of romantic comedies with the singer/songwriter Goh Nakamura as his lead for his last two films “Surrogate Valentine” and “Daylight Savings,”which carried a certain swagger in their visual scheme even as they shuffled through plots that were wafer thin (and just as sweet), it was exciting to think what Boyle could do if he turned his attention to a crime thriller.

LA TIMES: A cross-cultural mystery in 'Man From Reno'

A world premiere and entrant in the narrative competition at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, "Man From Reno" is a detective mystery of cross-cultural cross-purposes. The fifth feature directed by 32-year-old filmmaker Dave Boyle sees him confidently stepping forward from character studies to more sure-footed storytelling.

LA Film Fest Award Winners Include ‘Man From Reno,’ ‘Young Kieslowski,’ ‘Stray Dog’ and ‘Meet the Patels’

Winners include crime mystery in both English and Japanese, and the documentary debut from “Winter's Bone” director Debra Granik

The multicultural mystery drama “Man From Reno,” a knotty thriller filmed in San Francisco in a mixture of English and Japanese, has been named the favorite narrative film of the jury at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival. The romantic comedy “The Young Kieslowski” won the audience competition in the narrative category.

‘Man From Reno’ A Fresh Neo-Noir Take On Deception And Identity In San Francisco

Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno” is the type of film where alleyways are home offices, every bar matchbox has an unknown number inside, and if a character enters a bookshop, you better believe old issues of “True Detective” are hanging visibly in frame. Boyle, who previously made festival favorite “White on Rice," plunges his first genre entry into the annals of film noir—this is stellar pulp storytelling with a twist, blending fine performances from Ayako Fujitani (“Tokyo!”) and Pepe Serna (“Scarface”) with an evocative view of California’s Bay Area.


10 Films to Catch at LAFF by the laist

10 Films to Catch at LAFF by the laist

"Man From Reno" | Director: Dave Boyle
After tackling several quirky comedies that feature Japanese and Japanese-American characters (Big DreamsLittle TokyoWhite On Rice), writer-director Dave Boyle turns to the thriller genre inMan From Reno. In the neo-noirish film, a Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff both grapple with a disappearance and become embroiled in a puzzling San Francisco murder mystery. The film, in English and Japanese, stars Pepe Serna (Scarface) in a rare leading role. — Christine N. Ziemba