Tuned in was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Near Nazareth Festival in Israel. The films 16 Official Selections, has won 24 awards, has 3 Official Nominations one semi-Finalist and one official finalist award at Festivals around the world.

 

Near Nazareth Festival hospitably opens its doors to filmmakers. Festival participants from around the world are invited to show their works.  Near Nazareth Fesitival or NNF as it is called, serves to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world. Through cooperation with movie lovers from around the world, they feel they will make history. 

 

 

The short film,  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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