Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Adulthood wins big at Horrorfest X

Congratulations to Cast and Crew! Adulthood has won Best Picture and Best Story awards at Horrorfest X presented by the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking in Kelowna BC.

A panel of industry professionals chose our little film over some other excellent short films.

The Horrorfest audience seemed very surprised when writer and producer I announced that Adulthood was made by a fourteen year-old Bowen O'Brien. Bowen was able to give an acceptance speech as I used Duo, a videophone app, so that Bowen could witness the screening at the 19+ event. I held the microphone up to my phone, which I pointed at the audience, they could see Bowen, Bowen could see them (I think.)

Adulthood works as a picture because of the hard work that our cast and crew put into it.
Thank you so much.

And thanks to the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmakers as well as the other sponsors of Horrorfest. OSIF and EQF have had a long and beautiful friendship. 

I will be publishing more about the story of the making of Adulthood in forthcoming blogs.
We have entered the film into three more film festivals: Fantasia FF (Canada's premiere horror and sci-fi fest.) The Seattle International FF and Hollyshorts, a California fest specializing in shorts.

Update: Adulthood was shown at the Towne Theatre on monday night, previous to the Okanagan Screen Arts presentation. Bowen was able to attend and was thrilled to see his film on the very big screen.  It is my understanding that there's an opportunity to screen the film again in the future.

Further to this, Bowen and Brian are to be interviewed by the Morning Star newspaper.

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