|Film Festival Winners in the Ray Stark Family Theater|
Contact: Wendy Milette FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9TH ANNUAL MY HERO FILM FESTIVAL – HIGHLIGHTING USC WINNERS!
Los Angeles, CA – 12/3/13 – Since 2005, The MY HERO International Film Festival has been a platform for media artists who want to create positive social change through filmmaking. The festival celebrates young filmmakers and professionals alike, whose stories highlight heroes from all walks of life.
|2013 Festival Dedication to Bill Sharman. |
Bill Sharman was a graduate of USC, where he played baseball and basketball. Bill played professionally for the Boston celtics. As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, he led his team on a 33 game win streak, an NBA record. Off the courts, Bill was a champion working to support children, education and under served youth.
The 2013 Film Festival is dedicated to the late Bill Sharman, a graduate of USC, where he played baseball and basketball. Bill played professionally for the Boston Celtics. As coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, he led his team on a 33 game win streak, an NBA record. Off the courts, Bill was a champion working to support children, education and under-served youth.
USC Cinema Student Mark Manalo wins First Place in the College Narrative category with his film, No Child Left Deprived. This film creatively makes a case for Arts Education and the damage that comes from only teaching for standardized tests. Mark's film entertains the audience with great acting, beautiful music and a well-written script.
|(Left to right) Wendy Milette - Film Fest Director Mike Patterson - USC Animation Professor -Director of 1st Place Music Video - Mr. Blue Sky Mark Manalo - USC Cinema Student - Writer/Director of 1st Place College Narrative - No Child Left Deprived|
USC Animation Professor, Mike Patterson wins First Place in the Music Video category with his wonderfully creative animated Music Video, Mr. Blue Sky. Mike co-directed this film with Candace Reckinger. The whimsical animation was skillfully executed by USC students in the Animation Department under the direction of Mike Patterson.
As part of MY HERO's efforts to inspire a global audience, these films and others can now be viewed on The MY HERO Festival website: http://myhero.com/winners
The Festival's Screenings and Awards Ceremony took place in the Ray Stark Family Theater on Saturday November 23rd.
For more information about the MY HERO International Film Festival visit:http://myhero.com/filmfestival