Under Dog Romantic Comedy ‘RICKY’ Wins Best Feature And Negotiates A Worldwide Release At Its Knock Out Screening in Hollywood.

Online PR News – 28-October-2011 – – Last night, Matt Markey’s indie rom-com movie, based on a true story, of loser ‘Ricky’ ( was a clear knock out picking up Best Feature Film – Romantic Comedy at the 2nd Annual Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival ( and negotiates a worldwide release ahead of this year’s American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, CA.

Shot on various locations in Los Angeles and Malibu, ‘Ricky’, (Matt Markey) featuring Johnny ‘Roast Beef’ Williams (Goodfellas, The Mask), is about a likeable struggling actor, Ricky Mcdown who has a light wallet, big heart and an even bigger ‘Rocky’ fixation.

When Ricky’s gorgeous well to do new girlfriend Tracy dumps him, Ricky is crushed until his friends convince him that to win back the heart of his self-centered soul mate he simply has to follow in the footsteps of his boyhood idol and transform himself into the man of her dreams. With a little help from Janie, a cute girl from his boxing gym, Ricky gets ‘the eye of the tiger’ and whips himself into shape, body and mind for his big move on Tracy and a big confrontation with Brad, the smooth-talking, arrogant playboy who’s already taken his place.

“The response for ‘Ricky’ at the screening by the media and audience was overwhelming” says Markey “I’m so thrilled that we have won our first award and are now in negotiations for a world wide release!”

Directed by Kevin Wagoner audiences will fall in love with this unlikely hero as they are taken down the road of true love which can be a rocky path, in more ways than one, in this charming and disarming romantic comedy.

The award winning feature film, represented by agent Patrik Simpson, is set for a Worldwide release campaign starting Spring 2012.