The dramatic short film Tuned In has taken the next step in the LA Cinefest Film Festival. The film was selected as one of the finalist in the announcement by Los Angeles CineFest for it’s Finalist for February Edition of the festival.  This means the film has moved from an official selection for the online monthly completion to now having two ways of winning. Judges will select winning films or/and online audience vote for films. Judges and online voters will start voting March 20th and they’ll finish March 25th. Results will be announced approx April 1st. The listing for Tuned In on the CineFest web page is:


This adds to the success the film has had recently at festivals. Currently the film has 14 Official Selections 22 awards and 2 official nomination and now an official finalist acchievement in festivals around the world.


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.


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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