"Uncle Silas" Screening Added at SoHo International Film Festival; Ensemble Member Sayra Player Wins Best Lead Actress in a Short
"Uncle Silas," the adaptation of the 2013 C:10 play written by Sayra Player is now the latest CollectiveNY Film hitting the festival circuit. The film, directed by and featuring Player, co-directed and produced by Rebecca Brillhart and produced by Rich Pecci, has been on a roll this spring, screening at the New York Shorts Fest, Gasparilla International Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, London’s Unrestricted Viewing Film Festival and the Auckland (NZ) International Film Festival. (Kevin Kane’s performance won the best overall actor award at Aukland.) "Uncle Silas" brought home the Jury prize at the Albuquerque Internal Film & Music Experience with special guests T Bone Burnett, Jeff Bridges and Wes Studi in attendance.
June 17th, "Uncle Silas" came home to New York City to screen as a part of Soho International Film Festival, and was selected for an additional screening. ("Turtleface" from CollectiveNY Films won the Best Short Film award at SIFF last year.) This year, Sayra Player won Best Lead Actress in a Short.
SPLIT SCREEN: Two award-winning CollectiveNY Films
quick fix Wins BEST SHORT FILM at Vail Film Festival
"quick fix" began its festival run with a world premiere screening March 31st as an Official Selection of the Vail Film Festival, where the film won BEST SHORT.
"quick fix" is written by Collective founding member Brian Leider and co-produced by fellow founding member Nick Marshall and member Natalie Brasington. The Collective first presented this story, also written by Leider, as a stage play in the second annual Collective:10 short play festival in NYC in 2014. It is one of several plays The Collective has adapted for the screen.
The film features Collective founding member and co-artistic director Kevin Kane and member Richard Masur in the lead roles.
TURTLEFACE Continues Festival Run in Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
"Turtleface" continues its festival run as an Official Selection of the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in Wilmington, NC. The festival runs June 15-17, 2017.
"Turtleface" premiered at the Las Vegas Film Festival and the SOHO International Film Festival (WINNER - Audience Award, Short Film) in June 2016. It also screened at the Covellite International Film Festival in Butte, Montana, the Garden State Film Festival, Myrtle Beach Film Festival, as part of the Zamoxis Short Film Showcase in Santa Monica, CA, and won Best Editing/Photography in the Largo Film Awards in July 2016 and a Silver Award in the Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards.
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