In Hollywood, CA. on July 19, 2016, the organizers of the upcoming HollyShorts Film Festival sponsored by BITPIX announced that the esteemed Actress, Director and Producer, Jennifer Morrison (ABC’s Once Upon A Time) will be honored with the 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award presented by Women in Film at the 12th Annual Festival.
Jennifer Morrison will be accepting her Award during the festival’s opening night celebration.
Morrison recently launched her own production company, Apartment 3C Productions, with several high-profile productions in the works. At this years HollyShorts, Morrison will be showcasing her new 10-minute short film, Wild Wild Horses, which she directs and stars.
The short film is scored to the debut EP ‘Ordinary Life’ from the rock band, Wild Wild Horses. The short film also stars Rose McIver (iZombie) and Geoff Stults (7th Heaven). This short film captures the tension of a couple who are hunted by a “ghost” of their past. Wild Wild Horses (the band) will also headline HollyShorts’ opening night celebration with a special performance for attendees.
Previous HollyShorts’ honorees include: The Russo Brothers, Eli Roth, David Lynch, Joe Carnahan, Matthew Modine, Bill Plympton among others.
The HollyShorts Film Festival runs August 11-20 at the TCL Chinese Theater and surrounding locations in Hollywood, CA. Organizers will be unveiling the entire opening line up in the coming weeks, which will feature over 400 short films from around the world. Festival access passes are available for HALF OFF the regular price for a limited time and can be purchase Bitpxtv.com.
Jennifer Morrison’s Films
The first film under Morrison’s new company is the indie feature she directed and produced is Sun Dogs, which recently wrapped principal photography. This film was written by Anthony Tambakis and will star Michael Angarano, Melissa Benoist, Allison Janney and Ed O’Neill.
Morrison will return this fall as the star of ABC’s hit drama series Once Upon A Time as Emma Swan.
2016 Trailblazer Award
“We are delighted to present Jennifer Morrison with the 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award in partnership with Women in Film,” commented festival co-founders and organizers Daniel Sol and Theo Dumont. “She’s truly the triple threat—an extremely talented filmmaker, actress and producer and we look forward to the premiere of her short on the big screen during our opening night celebration. We are also thrilled to have Wild Wild Horses a tremendous band perform live for our attendees who are coming to Hollywood from all parts of the globe. It’s going to be a night to remember for years to come!” – HollyShorts Film Festival Press Release
Wild Wild Horses
The four members of Wild Wild Horses come equipped with a diverse set of musical backgrounds, who just weren’t meant to stay in the studio. These artists have collectively worked with almost every major indie-pop artist in the past 5 years. Frontman, Jack Edwards was not content with staying behind-the-scenes, he wanted to make a name for himself. Originally from Kent, England, Jack signed with LA-based Buskin Records in August 2014. As the sole founding member and songwriter, Jack returned to London to form his dream band. Wild Wild Horses had come to include studio musicians, British born Billy Adamson and Jonathan Harvey on Bass and the American Gregory Rogove on percussions. Named after the eponymous Rolling Stones song, Wild Wild Horses compose stirring alternative pop-rock tracks with subtle electronic interjections mixing into the band’s powerful and catchy riffs. Their music carries the vibrant beat of today while aspiring to the lofty heights of the classics.
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the world. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through various screenings, film labs, conferences and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced in 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commericals, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Morrison on her 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award presented by Women in Film! She is a wonderful actress, director and producer.
*All information, pictures, and links were taken from a HollyShorts Film Festival Press Release sent to Temple of Geek on July 19, 2016.