4th Annual Actors Awards 2020: The Nominees

We're excited to announce this year's annual nominees - the best performances of the year in 7 main categories: Best Performance of the Year The Wall Between Us - Lea Freund Métèque - Lyna Dubarry Jane Doe - Amanda Lamberti When the Dust Clears - Joelle Williams Capo di Famiglia II - Dirk Gunther Mohr Wienerland - Jeannine Mik Countless Sheep - Marco Delvecchio River - Mary Cameron Rogers Not Your Average Bear - Simon Longmore 1/2 New Year - Drew McAnany Harvey Wallbanger - Xavier Santiago And Suddenly It's Evening - Paco De Rosa Best Actor of the Year Countless Sheep - Marco Delvecchio Just in Time - Jackson George Kidnapped - Timmy Osoba Million Loves in Me - John Y WHY? You can be the nex

Spotlight: An interview with Keith Barnfather ("Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor")

Keith Barnfather (Director) with Nabil Shaban Keith! We're excited to hear more about your career and creative journey. Before we talk about the movie, please introduce yourself. What made you interested in storytelling and how did you start out? I first started out in "the business" at BBCtv Centre in West London. At the time, the BBC was still producing virtually all its programming "in house". I worked in the Videotape Department (VT) and we were responsible for supplying all broadcast, recording tapes, editing tapes, etc., into the VT area. It was an exciting time, with so much going on every day. Classic programmes like I Claudius, Top of the Pops, The Young Ones and Doctor Who being ma

Review: Conciliate

Conciliate is an independent dramatic feature film, written and directed by Kevin Austra.  ​ Experiencing the loss of his friend, Kyle and his brother, Adam, have arrived in Washington. Kyle is determined to confront the Albright family to uncover clues surrounding his friend’s death, David Albright. However, the volatile relationship between Kyle and Adam threatens to undermine Kyle's intentions. Kevin Austra as Adam The story opens with short scenes from Kevin Austra’s previous “Closure”, making Conciliate a sequel to Closure. We meet the brothers, Kyle (Eric Francis Melaragni) and Adam (Kevin Austra), as they are blaming each other for their parents’ death, who died in a car accident. The

Review: Graffiti

A Brilliant Spoken word artist turned Icon for love. A loyal best friend trying to connect. A grieving mother in search of answers and a graffiti artist just trying to paint. All of their lives entangle when one of them tries to let go. ​ In Graffiti, co-writer-director-lead actor Divyansh Sharma gives a powerful performance as brilliant spoken word artist and icon Micheal Dawson, who grieves the memory of his love and insists on protecting her memory by refusing to publish anymore of his work. Sharma presents a solid, round character, and skillfully embodies Dawson’s beautiful journey and emotional arch. Alejandra Cejudo as Christina In addition to Sharma's performance, the entire key cast

Review: Failure is an Option

Failure is an Option is a 30-minute dramedy that brings awareness about depression and stigma around mental health.   ​ In Failure is an Option,  a millennial gets rejected from grad school after moving her entire life across the country to go. Now she must discover her purpose in life the old fashioned way by hiding from her problems until rent is due. Jordan Van Clief as Katrina As the writer & lead actress, Jordan Van Clief (who plays Katrina) creates a brilliant type of character – you've seen the "millennial character" on screen before, but you've never seen Katrina. She's more anxious, extreme, impulsive, depressed and dramatic, yet charming and lovable. Her reactions are hilarious, an

Review: Deadpool The Musical 2

He’s back! That “Merc with a Mouth” just can’t stop singing! This time, they've pulled out all the stops with an insane, action-filled medley of some of your all-time favorite Disney movie songs, including loving parodies of classics like “You’re Welcome (Moana),” “Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid), “Belle (Beauty And The Beast),” “A Whole New World (Aladdin),” and “I’ll Make A Man Out of You (Mulan).” Join the R-rated, NSFW, musical mayhem as our favorite singing anti-hero, Deadpool, sings and slays his way through a series of Disney songs and superhero teams, from the X-Men to the Avengers and more. Featuring Wolverine (Brian Danner), Rogue (Jennifer Van Dien), Cyclops (Casper Van Di

Review: Kommando 1944

July 1944, An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let go of the past in order to be set free. This fantastic short film by Derek Quick has already won multiple awards worldwide, including Best Drama Short Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards , Best Picture at Festigious International Film Festival and Film of the Month at Top Shorts. In September 2018, it also won big at the Actors Awards: Best Performance of Fest (John Manahan), Best S

Review: The Last Divide

Colby Conrad stars In this day-after-tomorrow, world-gone-to-hell thriller about a drifter seeking revenge on Ryan (Holly Stevens), a gang leader he believes has killed his younger sister Chloe (Phoebe Rex). After learning that Chloe is still alive, he enlists a stranger named Kelsey (Tia Andriani) to help him find Chloe before it's too late. The Last Divide won big at the Actors Awards, including Best Actor (Colby Conrad), Best Supporting Actress (Holly Stevens, who recently won Best Performance award for her role in "Aliens With Knives"), Best Young Actress (Phoebe Rex) and an Honorable Mention: Ensemble.  Conrad as Seth starts at a very low point- weak and terrified. As the story prog

Review: A Date with Shillelagh

The film focuses on the misogynistic behavior within the entertainment industry. Highlighted in high profile allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. This film production supports The Me Too Movement. Used as a hashtag on social media, Me Too spread virally in October 2017 in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assaults and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Starring Eleanor Burke (Jo) who appeared in the Oscar-nominated film 'Kon Tiki' and Lauren Cornelius (Karen) a regular with BBC Radio 4 drama, the story follows Jo's dreams of fame. Failing to heed Karen's warning

Review: 75

A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati. 75 is an important movie that, tragic though it is, shows a persistent trust in individuals over organizations, and a cautious recognition of our potential to slowly rise above complacency and apathy.  The film was recently screened at Cannes Film Festival, and has already won multiple awards worldwide, including Best Picture & Best Director at LAFA (Los Angeles Film Awards), Best Narrative Feature at Festigious, Best Drama at New York Film Awards and recent

Review: Lost in Apocalypse

A group of seemingly unrelated individuals fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves at a worse place than before. Lost in Apocalypse won big at the Actors Awards, including Best Ensemble, Best Actor in a Horror, and Best Duo (Mingyi Yang & Martin Yang). Lost in Apocalypse - Best Ensemble Director Sky Wang and his talented cast make “Lost in Apocalypse” an entertaining & super intriguing horror film. Each one of the key cast did a great job. We could feel the uniqueness of every character in this film. Together, they bring this ambitious story to life in the most refreshing (and scary!) way. Martin Yang as Jack Martin Yang plays Jack, the driver of Rich. We loved

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