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Halifax, NS (November 28, 2005) – Featuring Bob Barker and one of Hunter S. Thompson's last interviews, "Come On Down: Searching For The American Dream" is now available on DVD.

Told through the eyes of a Canadian roaming through the United States in his colourful Cadillac, Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream captures Adamm Liley's raucous road trip into the heart of the elusive American Dream.

Hot on the heels of multiple film festival screenings and Canadian television broadcasts on CTV, a feature length version of the documentary is now available on DVD.
 
Features:

    * 62 minute Director's Cut of the documentary
    * Over 50 minutes of Cool Bonus Stuff (including deleted scenes
       and additional  footage from Hunter's interview.)
    * Commentary by Adamm and Wally
    * Production Stills
    * Bios
    * Trailer

Copies of the DVD, priced at $19.99, can be purchased online at www.manifestation.tv or at Sam the Record Man.

When Adamm Liley was a kid, he loved America. A Canadian by birth, he wanted to live the life he saw on American television each day from his Southern Ontario home. He wanted to eat meat, have white teeth, fight with the A-Team and spin that "big-old-wheel" on The Price is Right. They had cheaper, unattainable goods, Disneyland, and Hollywood.  America seemed to be the land where people just had more.

Fast forward a few decades and a 33-year-old Liley is found living in Halifax, curious to rediscover the world he had fallen in love with as a child.

Written and directed by Haligonian Adamm Liley, and produced by Steven James May of Manifestation Television Inc., Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream premiered at the 24th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, and also screened at the 2004 Calgary International Film Festival. The documentary was most recently nominated in the Point of View Documentary category of the Golden Sheaf Awards at the 2005 Yorkton Short film and Video Festival.

For press DVD screeners and interview requests, contact Steven James May at  manifestationtv(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Halifax, NS (September 9, 2005) Phone Sex. It's what you think.

---Sweet Talk---

On Thursday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m. at Park Lane in Halifax, the 25th Atlantic Film Festival presents the World Premiere of Steven James May's latest documentary, "Sweet Talk".

Told from the perspective of the phone sex community, "Sweet Talk" provides insight into the lived experiences of three mature women working within the North American phone sex industry.

Inspired by infomercials on late night television, May initially set out to make a documentary about phone sex workers. However, his attempts to find workers willing to appear in the documentary proved to be an uphill battle.

In the end, it was three veteran phone sex workers, two of whom are in their 50s, who literally welcomed Steven into their homes and lives.

The documentary, developed and produced in association with CHUM Television and with the participation of the NSFDC, features women attempting to obtain quality of life and empowerment in a traditionally exploitative industry.

Individually, Maria, Ginger and Dolores reveal their own unique connections to the modern North American phone sex industry. Combined, they provide unrestricted access to the craft of aural entertainment.

For more information, visit www.manifestation.tv

Sweet Talk was Produced, Written and Directed by Steven James May.

Tickets for Atlantic Film Festival screening available at www.atlanticfilm.com

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May 13, 2005

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One Canadian; one Cadillac; 49 days; 16,000 miles; and one American dream

Come On Down

Sat., May 21 at 7pm ET -Told through the eyes of a Canadian and his colourful Cadillac, this documentary captures Adamm Liley's racous road trip into the heart of the elusive American Dream.

On Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings), CTV presents Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream. Told through the eyes of a Canadian roaming through the United States in his colourful Cadillac, this CTV original documentary captures 33-year-old Halifax resident Adamm Liley's raucous road trip into the heart of the elusive American Dream.

Along the way, Liley meets some interesting Americans including a Call Girl who plans to take over Howard Stern's job and a man who has built a mountain dedicated to love. And notably, Liley sits down with famed hard-drinking anti-authoritarian Hunter S. Thompson, captured for this doc in one of his final interviews. Also, the documentary features a cameo by game show legend Bob Barker, whom Liley grew up watching on television. Fun and profound, Liley's is a trip to remember.

When Liley was a kid, he loved America. A Canadian by birth, he wanted to live the life he saw on American television each day from his Southern Ontario home. He wanted to eat meat, have white teeth, fight with the A-Team and spin that "big-old-wheel" on The Price is Right. They had cheaper, unattainable goods, Disneyland, and Hollywood. America seemed to be the land where people just had more.

Fast forward a few decades and Liley is living in Halifax, curious to rediscover the world he fell in love with as a child.

Written and directed by Liley, and produced by Steven James May of Manifestation Television Inc., Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream premiered at the 24th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, and also screened at the 2004 Calgary International Film Festival. The documentary has most recently been nominated in the Point of View Documentary category of the Golden Sheaf Awards at the 2005 Yorkton Short film and Video Festival.

Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream is the latest documentary to air as part of CTV's 2004-2005 original documentary slate. Other titles include Ben Johnson, Drugs and the Quest for Gold; Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin'; Sunday Night; Dumped (airing May 14); and Chairman George and the Quest for the Torch (airing May 28). CTV has also announced the start of production on As Seen on TV: The K-Tel Story.

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February 18, 2005
 
Come On Down: Searching For The American Dream
 
-- CTV Documentary’s World Television Premiere on ATV, March 1 at 8 p.m. AST --
 
Halifax-based documentary production company, Manifestation Television Inc., in association with CTV, are pleased to announce that Come On Down: Searching For The American Dream will have its world television premiere on ATV, Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. AST.
 
Told through the eyes of a Canadian and his colourful Cadillac, Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream captures Adamm Liley’s raucous road trip into the heart of the elusive American Dream.
 
When Adamm was a kid, he loved America. A Canadian by birth, Adamm wanted to live the life he saw on American television each day from his Southern Ontario home. He wanted to eat meat, have white teeth, fight with the A-Team and spin that “big-old-wheel” on The Price is Right.
 
They had cheaper, unattainable goods, Disneyland, and Hollywood.  America seemed to be the land where people just had more.
 
Fast forward a few decades and a 33-year-old Adamm is found living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, curious to re-discover the world he had fallen in love with as a child.
One Canadian, one Cadillac, 49 days, 16,000 miles … one American dream.
 
Written and directed by Haligonian Adamm Liley, Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream features appearances by Bob Barker and Hunter S. Thompson. The documentary premiered at the 24th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Canada, and also screened at the 2004 Calgary International Film Festival.
 
For more info contact the Producer, Steven James May.
 
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