Tuned In, the short film directed by Matthew Marshall and produced by his company m & s Marshall Production has won an Award of Recognition in the category of “Christian” at the Best Short Film Festival.


This is the films 36th award and now brings it to 36 Awards, 20 Official Selections, 3 Official Nominations, 2 Official Finalist Awards and 2 Official Semi Finalist Awards at Festivals around the world. Further adding to the film’s success and adding the level that it has surpassed the award winning film of Daughter of the King. Which continues to surprise director Matthew Marshall.  “Tuned In” just continues to climb in it’s success and it blows me away” says Marshall.  Daughter of the King which won 32 Awards and had 16 Official Selections, 3 Nominations and an Official Finalist at film festivals all around the world. ‘Tuned In has beat Daughter of the King in every category of awards and recognition and is still going,” adds Marshall. He adds that Tuned In still has a number of festivals to go and Marshall figures 40 awards is not out of the question give that the film only needs five more.


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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