UPDATE: We also won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film!
Maybe it wasn’t the Official winner, but hey, neither was Avatar. So for the updated list of awards we took home:
– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editing
– Audience Award for Best Feature Film
Major thanks to my Producing partners Aaron Gordon and Jim Toepper who helped keep the dream alive for 18 crazy months, our tremendously talented cast, many promising young crew filmmakers, my forever supportive family, as well as the Hollywood & Vine staff for giving us the platform to finally show it off. While there should still be news to come for The Essentials, including some type of distribution and hopefully a few more festivals, the film has finally reached a conclusion in my mind. Anything else to come is gravy.
And if all that weren’t enough, at the end of the awards ceremony a few northeast filmmakers handed Jim a new feature script with hopes he’d take the part.