1st Stringers--REMI WINNER-2014 WorldFest Houston Inter'l Film Fest; WINNER-2013 Best Shorts Competition, CA

Synopsis: Coaxed by their coach, two first-string high school football players execute a cunning scheme to maintain their positions on the team headed to state championship. (IMDb: 1st Stringers, Short Action)

Strategic cinematography and editing delicately unravels the moral strengths and deficiencies of the lead characters in sharp contrast to their tangibly violent reprisal. On a universal level, 1st Stringers affirms the equilibrium between good and evil within our morality. On an intimate level, 1st Stringers challenges blind deference to authority and the social belief that athletes are crowned by a golden halo.

WINNER BRONZE REMI AWARD - WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, TX 2014
• Independent Short Productions Awards, Suspense/Horror (Not Student or Youth Categories)
• 1st Stringers, 2013 Original Narrative Short Film, Digital video, 8 mins., $0 budget
Positions: Concept, Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, special effects editor, sound and score editor, location, casting
• Over 4,300 entries competing from 31 Countries
• “WorldFest is an Indie Film Festival and one of the world’s oldest and largest film & video competitions . . .. [It] gave first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, Lynch, Randal Kleiser, Francis Ford Coppola, Ang Lee, The Coen Brother, Ridley Scott” among others

WINNER MERIT AWARD - Best Shorts Competition, CA 2013
• 17 and Under Category: Merit Winners received highest honor in category
• Best Shorts is an international competition that considered entries from over 40 countries, and honors exceptional achievement by directors, producers and members of the creative team for high-quality films, television, videography, animation, and new media production.

OFFICIAL SELECTION BY INVITATION - American Online Film Awards, NY 2014
• Student Category: 2014 Spring Showcase, bypassed formal submission and selection committee
• Industry Judges’ Panel to announce awards for Spring and Fall Showcases in December 2014

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Flathead Lake International Cinemafest, MT 2014
• Student Category
• Screened before live audience and Industry Judges’ Panel

By Invitation Only Young Filmmakers Pitch Session - Austin Film Festival, TX 2012
• Youngest contestant and only high school sophomore invited to second round before judicial panel
• “Most Enthusiastic Pitch”

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