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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Checkmate: Chess movie world première on August 20

Hello Everyone,

The movie 'Checkmate' is going to be released on August 20. It is the story of a young man who wants to "find his destiny" and win a national chess tournament.

The film is written and directed by Arvin N. Berner. It was filmed in the Modesto area. You can see a trailer and read more information about the movie at

BernerFilm is the artistic enterprise of Arvin N. Berner. Arvin lives in Northern California where he enjoys good movies, good music, and creating both. 'Checkmate' is the first feature film produced by BernerFilm.

As an answer to the question how he decided to make a movie with chess as the main theme, Berner says: "I’ve always enjoyed Chess. I played the game a lot as a kid. I never played any tournament like in the movie, but it was a fun hobby. Then as I was developing one of my other scripts, I found myself thinking about chess. So I started to research it, and I was hooked. I knew I wanted to make a movie that featured chess."

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