The 8th Annual Holly Shorts Film Festival 2013
HollyShorts opening night was hosted by Amy Paffrath (Hollywood Minute) and Alicia Malone (Fandango). Modine’s honoring completes a star-studded evening. The festival will unspooled alumni David Rodriguez’s feature film LAST I HEARD, which starred Paul Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nittoli, and Lev Gorn. Immediately following the feature film screening, the fest will had its 7:30pm shorts showcase which includes Chadwick Boseman’s (42) drama short HEAVEN, Dan Carrillo Levy’s ZERO HOUR starring Camilla Belle, Jaime Camil, written by Guillermo Arriaga. Thomas Jane and Director Phil Joanou will present PUNISHER: DIRTY LAUNDRY, Michael J. Weithorn will showcase his superhero short film THE SIDEKICK starring Rob Benedict, Ron Livingston, and Lizzy Caplan. Josh Levy will present his award-winning short comedy THE IMMIGRANT starring Scott Thompson, Dave Foley, Deborah Theaker, Deadlee, Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte.
In addition, Modine will speak with the festival’s filmmakers during the theatrical special screening of ShortsHD’s presentation of THE SHORT FILMS OF MATTHEW MODINE, a collection of Modine’s short films spanning two decades that will close the festival on Thursday, August 22 at 9:30pm. Tickets are available now for the closing program. The Short Films of Matthew Modine includes: When IWas a Boy (1993), Smoking (1995), Ecce Pirate (1996), To Kill An American (2005), I Think I Thought (2007), and Jesus Was A Commie. His shorts range in genre – ironic comedy, drama, historic adventure, and documentary narrative.