HSFF 22 – Adrianne Palicki, Rob Morrow and OSCAR winner Ben Proudfoot were among the stars attending the glitzy HollyShorts Film Festival Opening in Los Angeles

This year the HollyShorts red carpet was held just below the steps to the Dolby where the OSCAR’s are held each year, undoubtably the best spot to showcase the filmmaker’s and stars attending this premiere film festival’s opening night. A whole host of beautiful stars were in attendance including Lisette Olivera who stars in Disney’s brand new National Treasure, actress and model Adrianne Palicki, EMMY … Continue reading HSFF 22 – Adrianne Palicki, Rob Morrow and OSCAR winner Ben Proudfoot were among the stars attending the glitzy HollyShorts Film Festival Opening in Los Angeles

HSFF 2022 FILM REVIEW – P.J. Palmer’s North Star starring Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo – A rural rancher and his sick husband face discrimination and poverty in this heart wrenching short film

Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival’s NORTH STAR is a 2022 drama short film written and directed by P.J. Palmer and is based off of his own experience of being in a same-sex, multi-racial relationship. This thirty minute movie has already won a dozen awards, some of the most noteworthy being Best Narrative, and Best Performance at the Walla Walla Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at … Continue reading HSFF 2022 FILM REVIEW – P.J. Palmer’s North Star starring Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo – A rural rancher and his sick husband face discrimination and poverty in this heart wrenching short film

HOLLYSHORTS 2022 – HollyShorts are celebrating their 18th year with an all-star line-up including James Franco, recent Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo, June Squibb and more

18th Annual Oscar-Qualifying® HollyShorts Film Festival Reveals its Diverse 2022 Line-up Some of the stars and filmmakers featured this year include Academy Award Nominee® James Franco, Golden Globe and Grammy Nominee Wiz Khalifa, Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo, Rosario Dawson, Nina Dobrev, Penn Badgley, Emmy Award-winner Brian Cox, Academy Award nominee June Squibb, SAG Winner Zachary Levi and more. Screening from August 11-20th, 2022 Los Angeles, CA (July 21st, 2022) — The Oscar® Qualifying HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL returns … Continue reading HOLLYSHORTS 2022 – HollyShorts are celebrating their 18th year with an all-star line-up including James Franco, recent Emmy Nominee Colman Domingo, June Squibb and more

THE WAKE Director Luis Gerard “I read about the number of mass shootings in the US, so I thought of writing a film that revolved around the subject, but I wanted to do it from a different angle, a simpler one.”

Luis Gerard‘s THE WAKE shares the story of a young deaf boy Martin (played by Zander Colbeck-Bhola) who looks up to his older brother and follows him, even at times when he shouldn’t. Zander Colbeck-Bhola comes from a large deaf family. All the cast learnt sign language for this film. This is truly an amazing film. What was the inspiration behind this timely short? I wrote … Continue reading THE WAKE Director Luis Gerard “I read about the number of mass shootings in the US, so I thought of writing a film that revolved around the subject, but I wanted to do it from a different angle, a simpler one.”

Sissy Director Eitan Pitigliani “Realizing that my mom as well as all our loved ones, are not gone for good at all, and even if they’re not physically here and we don’t see them, they live within us”

The award-winning Writer/Director Eitan Pitigliani’s SISSY was inspired by his own personal story of losing his mother. This heart-wrenching tale shares the story of Luca (Vincenzo Vivenzio) and the young girl (Dea Lanzaro), played by a 7-year-old little girl, who was the one that saved the director’s life after his mother’s passing. SISSY is her debut screen role.  I understand this must have been a deeply … Continue reading Sissy Director Eitan Pitigliani “Realizing that my mom as well as all our loved ones, are not gone for good at all, and even if they’re not physically here and we don’t see them, they live within us”