Hey #ShiningStarrs!!!!! This past weekend was incredible and I am so excited about all that we are doing!
The Strong Chance Film Festival was fun and we brought home some hardware! I was not necessarily focused on a win or loss, I really was more nervous about their response to THEM. The movie is incredibly personal to me and it was the premiere showing. And while it's loosely based on my now amazing relationship with my own mother, having her watch the film for the first time was nerve wracking as well.
The amazing news is my mom got misty and loved it, the audience gave such great feedback and we won!!!! We took home Best Short (for both THEM and Shh...), Best Director (Patrick Coker for Shh...) and Best Screenwriting (Okema T. Moore for THEM). Our lead Lamar K. Cheston received a special certificate of recognition as a special surprise.
We are so thankful for the love from the Jury of the Strong Chance Film Festival and all of our friends and family that came out for us to show support and have our backs! Now we have about five other screenings between Shh... and THEM coming up and we are ready to rock.
See you at a screening near you and thank you as usual, for your support and encouragement. And if you want to stay up on our goings on in real time, be sure to follow both of our social pages @okematmoore and @mtemediallc.