'HATED' Garners More Rave Reviews

Lee Madsen film continues to earn awards and nominations.

Online PR News – 16-October-2012 – SANTA MONICA, CA – October 12, 2012 – The Royal We Films, the award-winning independent film company with a penchant for making low cost films with high quality production values, is proud to announce even more critical acclaim for their most recent film, HATED.

The powerful film about the underground music scene, the price of fame and fortune, and the dark, smoke-filled corners where human nature and the contemporary music industry meet, has been taking film festivals around the world by storm.

It has truly been a labor of love on all of our parts and it is humbling to continue to receive so much positive recognition for our work.

Currently featured at the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza, HATED has already earned nominations for Best Actress (Genevieve Padalecki), Best Supporting Actress (Ellen Woglom), and Best Director (Lee Madsen). Padalecki also took the Best Actress Award at the Phenom Film Festival for her captivating performance. HATED previously won Best Narrative Feature Film at the Offshoot Film Festival and swept four major categories at the Williamsburg International Film Festival, including Best Director (Lee Madsen), Best Cinematography (Peter Zeitlinger), Best Actress (Genevieve Padalecki), and Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting (Maria Lorenzo).

“We are delighted that audiences and critics alike have connected so passionately to the complex themes and brutally honest performances in HATED,” says writer/director Lee Madsen. “It has truly been a labor of love on all of our parts, and it is humbling to continue to receive so much positive recognition for our work.”

HATED will be screened at the Sun and Sand Film & Music Festival (Biloxi) November 7-11, the Women’s Independent Film Festival (LA) November 2-3, and the Newport International Film Festival (UK) November 17.

For more information about HATED and The Royal We Films, visit www.facebook.com/themoviehated and www.theroyalwefilms.com

About Lee Madsen
Writer/Director Lee Madsen formally studied directing at the prestigious New York Film Academy. His first full-length feature film, Players (aka Pledge Of Allegiance), won Best Film at the Reno Film Festival. His second, Happy In The Valley, took four major awards at the Monaco International Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Ensemble. HATED is Madsen’s third feature film.