The dramatic short film Tuned In has been selected as a Semi-Finalist in The LA CineFest Film Festival. This means the film has been official selected for the online monthly completion. The festival judges will now decide which films go to the next level. Finalists will be notified around March 13th.


The film has been very successful of late at festivals including; two official selections and a nomination in just the last few days. The film currently has 14 Official Selections 22 awards and 2 official nomination 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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