Tuned In is a Finalist in the Hope Film Awards.  The festival announced it’s 2017 Semi-Finalists and Finalists . The festival had to narrow the field from 6,137 entries this season down to a very narrow few hundred Selections. Then down to the official Semi-Finalist and Finalist.  The Festival takes place in September 2017.

 

Hope Film Awards is a film festival bringing worldwide exposure and review to all genre of films, writing, visual arts, and media. Our festival will show its award winning, selected feature clips and short films at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Texas, in September 2017

 

Hope Film Awards is an annual regalia of films and more arts held online that attracts creators and filmmakers. Our mission is to build greater connections with artists and film lovers around the world and to contribute to the creation of better movie and professional arts experiences.

 

The film has won 28 awards, has 19 Official Selections, 3 Official Nominations, 2 Official Finalist Award and 1 Official Semi Finalist Award at Festivals around the world.

 

Tuned In was made under the banner of m & s Marshall productions by it’s co-owner Matthew Marshall who is the writer and director of the film.  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. It’s a film that ask the question Are You Listening?

 

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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