Tuned In has been official selected to be included in the Milan VOD Distribution festival, which is an online film festival. The selected films will compete in an online contest on VOD’s official website and those with more likes will get a prize money.  This is Tuned In’s 15th official selections at film festivals around the world. Tuned In will also be shown in a couple weeks as an official selection in the Chatham–Kent Film Festival. The film has won 22 awards, has 3 Official Nominations and one official finalist award at Festivals around the world.  With a chance to win more awards in Chatham where they have a couple nominations for hardware.

 

Tuned In deals with family, relationships cell phones and communication.  “Finding the right frequency on a radio is crucial to hearing the program that is on the air. The same is true for relationships”, says Marshall. The film is a story about Emma (Marley Cabral), a teenager who disobeys dinner table rules of her parents and gets grounded until she learns to get priorities straight and learns the value of relationships.  “A major part of the story deals with the frustration of Emma’s parents and friend Stacey, none of whom can seem to get ‘tuned in’ to Emma’s frequency and break her connection with her cell phone”, adds Marshall.

 

The cast of the film is Marley Cabral as Emma, Corina Leatherdale as mom,  Jamie Rainbird as the father, Talitha Wood as Emma’s best Friend Stacey and Brittany Sterling as Emma’s sibling. Other cast included:  Helena Rose, Julia Brown, Tyrel Hindley, Katie Ostojic, Morgan Flanagan, Riley Krebs, Katelynn Carrothers, Amber Hinderer, Shannon Siertsema and Terry Pridham

 

Marshall feels this film is a great discussion starter if you want to bring the device dependency issue to the table and, the moral of the story is just breathtaking.

 

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