September 25–28, 2019
Occupants Netherlands Premiere at the New Vision International Film Festival.
July 20-21, 2019
Occupants Official Selection at the jellyFEST - Semi-Finalist.
May 18, 2019
Occupants Official Selection at the DaVinci International Film Festival - Finalist.
April 25–28, 2019
Occupants Laguna Niguel Premiere at the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival.
April 14, 2019
Occupants Official Selection at the So You Think You Can Act Competition.
April 1, 2019
Occupants Official Selection at the Royal Wolf Film Awards - Best Feature Film Winner.
March 9, 2019
Occupants Puerto la Cruz Premiere at the Five Continents International Film Festival.
February 22-24, 2019
Occupants Virginia Premiere at the MystiCon Independent Film Festival.
Feburary 17, 2019
Occupants England Premiere at the Gold Movie Awards - Best Feature Winner.
Feburary 10, 2019
Occupants Kolkata Premiere at the Crown Wood International Film Festival - Science Fiction Film, Director, Actor Male (Michael Pugliese), Actor Female (Briana White), Editing Winner.
February 4, 2019
Occupants director writer Russ Emanuel is interviewed by hosts Keith Lane and Ben Ragunton of TG Geeks about his latest films.
February 3, 2019
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Jimmie Jones of Pop Culture KABOOM.
January 27-31, 2019
Occupants Malibu Premiere at the West Coast International Film Festival.
January 25-27, 2019
Occupants Atlanta Screening at the Reels of the Dead.
January 24-26, 2019
Occupants Venezuela Premiere at the FICMARC - Caribbean Sea International Film Festival - Best Drama Feature Film Winner.
January 21, 2019
Occupants: Teaser Trailer Orlando Premiere at the FEAR INTERNATIONAL Horror Film Genre Awards - Best Trailer Nomination.
January 16, 2019
Occupants Chile Premiere at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival - Best Sci-Fi Feature, Best Screenplay In A Feature Film, Best Lead Actor In A Feature Film (Michael Pugliese), Best Editing In A Feature Film Winner.
January 13, 2019 @ 12:15pm
Occupants Rajasthan Premiere at the Chambal International Film Festival.
December 7, 2018
Occupants: Teaser Trailer Africa Premiere at the 6 on Nebraska.
December 1, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the 13 Horror Film & Screenplay Contest - Best Horror Baddy Winner.
November 30, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the Global Film Festival Awards - Best Actress: Briana White, Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature Film Winner.
November 18-22, 2018
Occupants Indonesia Premiere at the Directors Awards - Platinum Awards: Best Directing in Feature Film, Feature Narrative, Editor & Gold Awards: Story, Art Director Winner.
November 16, 2018
Scott Geiter of Puk-em Up writes an Occupants review.
November 14, 2018
Occupants Las Vegas Premiere at the Nevada International Film Festival - Best Director Winner.
November 10-11, 2018
Occupants Chicago Premiere at the Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival.
November 9, 2018 @ 10am
Occupants McAlester Premiere at the EyeCatcher Film Festival - Best Director Nomination.
November 8, 2018 @ 7pm
Occupants Ashland Premiere at the Big Water Film Festival.
November 3, 2018 @ 8pm
Occupants Amelia Island Premiere at the Rendezvous Scare Fest.
November 1, 2018
Occupants Oregon Premiere at the Oregon International Film Awards - Best Narrative Feature Winner.
October 27, 2018
Occupants Louisiana Premiere at the Found Footage Southern Sykos Horror Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi Feature, Best Parallel Universe Feature, Best Use of Surveillance Cameras, Best Climax, Best Ending With a Twist, Best Ending Cliffhanger, Best Relationship Dynamic, Best Lighted Film, Best Use of One Location, Best Celebrity Cameo, Best Death by Fire Scene, Most Intense Twist, Best Use of Handheld Camera, Sexiest Lead Actress, Best Dual Performance by Actors, Best Use of Special Effects, Best Production Crew, Best Edited Feature, Most Likely to Have a Sequel, Best Found Footage Film, Best Written Dynamic of Characters, Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Film, Best Celebrity Performance, Best Written Twist Ending, Best Jaw Dropping Scene Winner.
October 27, 2018 @ 7pm
Occupants San Diego Premiere at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival - Best Actress in a Feature Film (Briana White) Winner, Best Feature Film, Best Actor in a Feature Film (Michael Pugliese), Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film (Robert Picardo), Best Supernatural Horror Nominations.
October 27, 2018 @ 6pm
Occupants Grand Rapids Premiere at the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi Winner.
October 24, 2018
Occupants wins the Silver Trophy for Film/Video-Low Budget: under $700/minutes (Non-Broadcast Production) at the Davey Awards.
October 22 to November 1, 2018
Occupants Sydney Premiere at the Sydney Indie Film Festival - Semi-Finalist.
October 14, 2018
Occupants Australia Premiere at the Melbourne City Independent Film Awards - Best Visual Effects Winner.
October 13, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Occupants Fayetteville Premiere at the Indigo Moon Film Festival, including a second screening on October 14 @ 1:30pm - Best Narrative Feature (Juried Award) Winner.
September 29, 2018
Occupants West Bengal Premiere at the Cult Critic Movie Awards - Horror/Science Fiction Genre Film Category: Outstanding Achievement Award Winner.
September 29, 2018 @ 11:10am
Occupants Chico Premiere at the Chico Independent Film Festival.
September 29, 2018 @ 5pm
Occupants North Dakota Premiere at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival.
September 25, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the Top Indie Film Awards - Best Original Idea Winner, Best Feature, Best Actor (Michael Pugliese), Best Writing, Best FX, Best Editing Nominations.
September 21, 2018 @ 3pm
Occupants São Paulo Premiere at the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival encore screening.
September 15, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the Genre Celebration Festival - Best Sci-Fi Feature, Best Actress (Briana White) Nominations.
September 8, 2018
Occupants Arlington Premiere at the UNDO Divergent Film Awards - Best Horror & Supernatural Feature Nomination.
September 8, 2018
Occupants Palm Springs Premiere at the Queen Palm International Film Festival - Silver Award: Best Feature Film - Action/Horror/Mystery/Thriller Winner, Best Editing - Feature Film Nomination.
August 29, 2018
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Lorraine Carrier and The Legendary DJ Fat Back during the "Business & Entertainment Hour" at the WLMR–DB Radio Show.
August 25-26, 2018
Occupants Albuquerque Premiere at the Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque - Best Feature Film: Platinum Award Winner.
August 25, 2018
Occupants Aosta Premiere at the Oniros Film Awards - Best of the Year: Best Supporting Actor (Michael Pugliese) Winner. Best of the Year: Best Actress (Briana White) / Monthly Edition (January): Best Feature, Best Sci-Fi Film, Best Actress (Briana White), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Pugliese), Best Editing, Best Costumes Winner, Best Poster, Best Idea, Best Director, Best Make-up Finalist Nominations.
August 19, 2018 @ 7:18pm
Occupants San Jose Premiere at the Worldcon 76 Film Festival.
August 4-5, 2018
Occupants England Premiere at the Out of the Can Film Festival.
August 1, 2018
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Louie B. Free of the Youngstown Vindicator.
July 22, 2018
Kirk Fernwood of One Film Fan writes an Occupants review.
July 21, 2018
Occupants Rome Premiere at the Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards.
July 7, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the Pinnacle Film Awards - Best Feature Film: Gold Award, Best Screenplay: Platinum Award, Best Actor (Briana White): Platinum Award Winner.
June 18, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the AltFF Alternative Film Festival - Feature Category: Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural, Best Actress (Briana White), Best Writer Nominations.
June 15, 2018 @ 9:30pm
Occupants New York City Premiere at the International New York Film Festival - Best Micro-Budget Film, Best Feature (Micro-Budget under $250,000) Winner.
June 7, 2018
Occupants director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Spencer J. Taylor of The Timelss Zia, talking about the film and its tie-ins.
June 2, 2018
Occupants is a Semi-Finalist at the Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF).
May 22, 2018
Occupants wins the Silver Trophy for Best Craft-Writing (Non-Broadcast Production) at the Telly Awards.
May 19, 2018 @ 10am
Occupants Indiana Premiere at the MayDay Film Festival - Best Actress in a Feature Film Winner.
April 28, 2018 @ 8:15pm
Occupants Roswell Premiere at the Roswell Film Festival - Best Editing Winner, Best Film, Best Actor – Briana White, Best Director Nominations.
April 28, 2018 @ Noon
Occupants Oklahoma Premiere at the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival - Best Feature Thriller, Best Editing, Best Movie Soundtrack Winner, Feature Film Best Picture (USA), Lead Actor Female (Briana White), Lead Actor Male (Michael Pugliese), Supporting Actor Male (Robert Picardo), Ensemble Cast + Best Director Nominations.
April 26, 2018
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Louie B. Free of the Youngstown Vindicator.
April 21, 2018 @ 7:45pm
Occupants Mississippi Premiere at the Tupelo Film Festival - 2nd Place: Best Feature Winner.
April 20, 2018
Cindy Mich of Vegas Valley News writes an Occupants review.
April 15, 2018
Occupants Official Selection at the Firefly Film Competition - Best Feature Film (Platinum Award), Best Director, Best Actor/Actress (Briana White), Best Editing Winner.
April 7, 2018 @ 2pm
Occupants Brazil Premiere at the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival - Popular Vote: Terror Category Winner.
March 12, 2018
Alessandra Guidoni of Poltrona Pop writes an article and reviews Occupants highlighting the fact that the film is in the upcoming Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival.
March 10 @ 4:45pm, March 11 @ Noon, 2018
Occupants New Mexico Premiere at the Las Cruces International Film Festival - Best Director Winner.
March 3, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Occupants Alabama Premiere at George Lindsey UNA Film Festival.
February 28, 2018
Occupants La Jolla Premiere at the Accolade Global Film Competition - Award of Merit: Film Feature, Leading Actor (Michael Pugliese), Leading Actress (Briana White) Winner.
January 18, 2018
Occupants director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by host Paul K. Booth of Talking Pictures, talking about Occupants, Collar, The Assassin's Apprentice, and Wisper.
January 14, 2018 @ 3pm
Occupants Palm Coast Premiere at the Flagler Film Festival - Best Director Feature Winner, Best Feature, Best Actress Feature Nominations.
December 23, 2017
Occupants Paris Premiere at The European Independent Film Award - Platinum Award: Best Horror, Diamond Award: Best Editing Winner.
December 19, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Carmela Baranowska of We Are Moving Stories, concerning Occupants.
December 7-16, 2017
Occupants Erie Premiere at the Erie International Film Festival.
December 2, 2017
Occupants China Premiere at the Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action.
November 30, 2017
Occupants Illinois Premiere at the Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video Fest Awards.
November 18, 2017 @ 8:15pm
Occupants Northern Florida Premiere at the Rendezvous Film Festival.
November 18, 2017 @ 7pm
Occupants Ancona Premiere at the UnderGround FilmFest - Feature Movies: Lungometraggi Winner.
November 18, 2017 @ 6pm
Occupants Germany Premiere at the Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest - Runner-Up Winner.
November 11, 2017
Occupants is seen during the News 4 Jax interview about the upcoming Rendezvous Film Festival.
November 11, 2017
Occupants Calcutta Premiere at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival - Outstanding Achievement Award Winner.
November 6, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Hunter Lee Hughes of Fate Link.
October 28, 2017 @ 6pm
Occupants Italy Premiere at the PiGrecoZen FilmFest - Best Feature Film Nomination.
October 27, 2017 @ 2:15pm
Occupants Brooklyn Premiere at the Art is Alive Film Festival - Best Female Actor in a Short or Feature, Best Cinematography Nominations.
October 25, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Jimmie Jones of Erosion Factory Show, with a replay on October 28.
October 21, 2017 @ 4pm
Occupants Long Beach Premiere at the Long Beach Zombie Fest.
October 20, 2017
Occupants wins the Bronze Awards for Horror/Science Fiction/Genre Feature Film, Best Producer, Best Actress, Best VFX Artist at the Virgin Spring Cinefest.
October 14, 2017 @ 10pm
Occupants North America Premiere at the Glendale International Film Festival, along with an interview with director Russ Emanuel on October 13, the Screenwriter's Journey on October 18 at 4pm with writer Julia Camara, and the Film Makers Journey on October 18 at 6pm with director Russ Emanuel - Best Horror/Thriller, Best Female Screenwriter Winner.
October 14, 2017 @ 7pm
Occupants Atlanta Premiere at the HorrorQuest Film Festival.
October 12, 2017 @ 7pm
Occupants Vermont Premiere at the Horror at the Hooker.
October 8, 2017 @ 4pm
Occupants Marina del Rey Premiere at the Marina del Rey Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi Feature Winner.
October 8, 2017 @ 1:10pm
Occupants Hollywood Screening at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival Of Hollywood (Fall 2017) - Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Original Score Winner.
October 6, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Occupants Louisville Premiere at the Imaginarium Convention - Best Editing, Best Feature Runner Up Winner.
October 5, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Occupants Minessota Premiere at the Highway 61 Film Festival - Action/Horror Feature: Second Place Winner.
October 1, 2017
Occupants wins Best Screenplay, with nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Editor at the Maverick Movie Awards.
September 30, 2017
Occupants Hollywood Premiere at the Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival - Narrative Feature: Horror – Gold Award Winner.
September 18, 2017
Occupants Delaware Premiere at the Depth Of Field International Film Festival, competing in the Horror and Science Fiction categories - Best Sci-Fi Horror, Best Actress Briana White, Best Actor Michael Pugliese, Best Supporting Actor Robert Picardo, Best Script/Writer Julia Camara, Best Editing and Cinematography Emile Haris, and Best Viewer Impact (Entertainment Value) Winner - Fall 2017.
September 16, 2017
Occupants Cedar City Premiere at the Neu World Studios International Film Festival.
September 15, 2017 @ Noon
Occupants Tennessee Premiere at the Knoxville Film Festival.
September 4, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Ken Artuz of DecayMag.
August 20, 2017 @ 2pm
Occupants Nevada Premiere at the Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival - Best Special Effects: Feature Nomination.
August 11, 2017
Jerrol LeBaron of InkTip features Occupants on the front cover and two articles, including talking about Occupants 2.
August 11, 2017
Writer Julia Camara is interviewed by Richard Brookman of the ComicPop Library.
August 4, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Louie B. Free of the Youngstown Vindicator, discussing Occupants, The Assassin's Apprentice, Collar, and Wisper Project.
July 3, 2017
Occupants France Premiere at the Paris Art and Movie Awards - Best Score Nomination.
June 27, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Dave Bise of the Partnership For The Arts.
June 27, 2017
Occupants wins the Bronze Medal for Original Score/Soundtrack Film and Television at the Global Music Awards.
June 16, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Richard Brookman of the ComicPop Library.
June 7, 2017 @ 9pm
Occupants New York Premiere at the NewFilmmakers NY (Spring Series), with a June 4 interview by Bill Woods with producer Howard Nash.
May 27, 2017 @ 5pm
Occupants New Jersey Premiere at the First Contact Film Festival, with a second screening on May 28 @ 5pm - Best Non-Quad State Feature Winner.
May 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Occupants Colorado Springs Premiere at the FROSTBITE International Film Festival.
May 13, 2017
Larry Di Giovanni of The Athens Messenger writes an article and reviews Occupants as one of the highlights of Rathan Con.
May 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Occupants Ohio Premiere at the Ratha Con, including a Work-in-Progress Screening for The Assassin's Apprentice, Booth, and Panel Discussion during May 11-13.
May 11, 2017
Patrick King of Cultured Vultures writes an Occupants review.
May 11, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel and voice actor Alan Karl are interviewed by Louie B. Free of the Youngstown Vindicator.
May 9, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is interviewed by Emily Votaw of the WOUB Public Media.
May 9, 2017
Occupants is a finalist for Best Score March 2017 at the American Tracks Music Awards.
May 2, 2017
Occupants Digital and DVD Release, available at Amazon United States, released by ITN Distribution.
May 1, 2017 @ 7:15pm
Occupants United Kingdom Premiere at the SCI-FI LONDON Film Festival, with a second screening on May 4 @ 4pm.
April 30, 2017 @ 11pm
Occupants Georgia Premiere at the Milledgeville Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi Film Winner.
April 29, 2017 @ 11:15pm Occupants Michigan Premiere at the Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival.
April 27, 2017 @ 10:40pm
Occupants Pennsylvania Premiere at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival - Best Sci-Fi Feature Winner.
April 26, 2017 @ 2pm
Occupants Culver City Premiere at the Silicon Beach Film Festival - Best Horror Film Winner.
April 21, 2017 @ 9pm
Occupants Colorado Premiere at the StarFest Denver 2017 - also an April 22 @ 4:30pm screening at Horror Con.
April 21, 2017
Director Russ Emanuel is