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Grand Jury Prize Winners Announced for Film Invasion L.A.

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Grand Jury Prize Winners Announced for Film Invasion L.A.

Los Angeles, CA - September 1, 2016 - Film Invasion L.A. is a film festival that brings the work of great filmmakers together and injects them into the heart of Los Angeles. Founded by industry veterans who have spent more than two decades regularly visiting the great film festivals of the world, Film Invasion L.A. looks to discover new talent and give great filmmakers an opportunity to shine. As the inaugural festival comes to a close we are pleased to announce the Grand Jury Prize Winners in all categories.


Grand Jury Prize

Narrative Feature Film

WEST VIRGINIA STORIES (88 minutes) Three stories examining what it means to live, find connection, deal with trauma, and do more than just exist, in the rural landscape of small mining town in West Virginia.


Written & Directed by Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch

Produced by Colleen Kelly, Isabel Junie Hildebrandt, Richard Moon

Starring: Peter Van Norden, John T. Woods, William Thomas


Grand Jury Prize

Narrative Feature Film

ARTIFICE (104 minutes) Following an actor’s preparation for a terrifying role. As reality and fantasy blurs, he finds himself lost between both worlds.


Directed by Steven Doxey

Written by Steven Doxey & Brandon Sean Pearson

Produced by Steven Doxey & Brandon Sean Pearson & Michael Doxey

Starring: Brandon Sean Pearson, Kent Hadfield, Chris Persky, Jane Noble, Julia Fae, Benjamin Horatio Garvis, Elena Scarlett Murray


Grand Jury Prize

Narrative Short Film

THE CATCHER (18 minutes) Based on a true story: 1930's professional ball player, Moe Berg, is recruited by the burgeoning U.S. intelligence department known as the O.S.S. and sent on a mission that would impact the greatest war the world has ever seen.


Written & Directed by Jamie Brindle

Produced by John Houston, Michael Curylo, Regan A. Young, Jamie Brindle

Starring Keith Edie, David Carey Foster, John Houston


Grand Jury Prize

Narrative Short Film

THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT (12 minutes) An allegorical tale of a couple who attempt to renew their dying relationship by plugging directly into recordings of their memories


Written & Directed by James Siewert

Produced by Chris Skotchdopole

Starring: Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Schuyler Helford


Grand Jury Prize

Narrative Short Film

HOW TO BUILD A FORT (15 minutes) Two people struggle to hold on to a life long love in a world represented by the building of a fort.


Directed by Adam Bowman

Written by Jennifer Webster

Produced by  Adam Bowman, Jennifer Webster

Starring: Brian Johnson, Aidan Grimm, Zoe Reynolds, Megan Kinney, Matt Gardner, Jennifer Webster, Jonathan Fredrick, Carol Holstead, and James Ortlieb


Grand Jury Prize

Documentary Film

GOODWOMAN (34 minutes) Wrongfully arrested for filming the police during a benign incident with a homeless person, Debra Goodman takes on the NYPD and city of New York in an attempt to enshrine a person's legal right to film the police.


Directed and Produced by Chris Fiore


Grand Jury Prize

Documentary Film

JULIAN PRICE (33 minutes) Driven by the beauty of its landscape and the potential in its vacant Art Deco architecture, Julian Price searches Asheville for the brave, hardworking dreamers, and provides them with a miracle — capital for expansion in exchange for improving downtown with their presence.


Directed by Erin Derham

Executive Produced by Rachel Price, Meg MacLeod

Produced by Scott Campbell


Grand Jury Prize


HARRY'S FILE The story of an alienated, bitter man whose life gets turned completely upside down when he is forced to relive seemingly random moments of his past after an angel accidentally drops his file, scattering and re-ordering the events of his life.


Written by Jude Gerard Prest

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