After receiving an Official Selection from the festival the short film Tuned In has won the “Best Short Film Award” from the Hope Film Awards. This is the films 29th Award at festivals for the film. This draws the film one step closer to earning more awards then Marshall very successful feature film Daughter of the king which won 32 awards over.

 

The short film, was made under the banner of m & s Marshall Productions by its co-owner Matthew Marshall who along with directing the film also wrote it.  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?

 

Along with Marley Cabral the cast also includes; 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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IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5655534/combined

 

 See all the winners of the Hope Awards below:

 

2017  HOPE FILM AWARD WINNERS

BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD
The Zombie Effect
Roger Sampson

BEST PRODUCTION AWARD
Flutulus
Igor Sadovski

BEST DIRECTION AWARD
Special Unit
Special Unit the Movie
Christopher Titus
The Real Christopher Titus

BEST SHORT FILM AWARD
Tuned In
Matthew Marshall

BEST DRAMA AWARD
Cowboys & Indians
CLAVELITOFilms

BEST ACTING AWARD
The Red Oak
Dustin Ardine

BEST COMEDY AWARD
Stained
Phil Haine
Braine Hownd Films
Stained – a Braine Hownd film

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Pier Paolo
Miguel Angel Barroso
Jacob & Kolsky Artes y Producciones

BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Ballata Dell’Ipocondria
Antonello Matarazzo

BEST HORROR AWARD
Undercover Mistress
Giulio Ciancamerla

BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD
NO CHILD
Rob Underhill

BEST VISUAL ARTS AWARD
No.16, Da An Road
Joanne Lin

BEST ACTION FILM AWARD
Cinecittà On Wheels
Inti Carboni

HONORABLE MENTION
Disregard the Vampire (Photo)
Chris Hunter, Mike Messier

THE HOPE FILM AWARD
Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls
Nicole Watson

 

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