The short film Tuned In has received its 22nd Official Selection from the Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts. The film has made the short list in the Religious/Spiritual Short category.


The short film now has 36 Awards, 22 Official Selections, 3 Official Nominations, 2 Official Finalist Awards and 2 Official Semi Finalist Awards at Festivals around the world. The success continues for the film as it climbs to never before seen heights for the film’s director Matthew Marshall and his production team at m & s Marshall Productions. “Just incredible” remarks Marshall on the success of the film.  Marshall is still holding out hope that the film will also reach 40 awards and he is hoping to get at least 3 more official selections to bring  the film to 25 or over.


Tuned In is a short film, was made under the banner of m & s Marshall Productions. 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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