'Filling In' Comes Home to Lancaster, PA!

The 10th annual Lancaster International Short Film Festival has announced Filling In as an official selection, and have scheduled it for the opening night set of the three-night film fest. which runs from Nov. 9-11, 2017. A total of 48 short films from around the world will be screened at the fest over the three night with awards feeing presented after the closing block on Sat. Nov.11 for Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Drama, Best Horror, and Best Animated Short, Additionally, there will also be two other special awards, the Best Home Grown— for the best short film created by a Lancaster County team or theme, and Best Actor (determined by the endorsements of ticket purchasers). Filling

Four Nominations for 'Filling In' at the Open World Toronto Film Festival

Global recognition for Filling In continues with Toronto, ON, Canada now taking notice of our comedy-fantasy short by declaring as a semi-finalist and nominee for the Open World Toronto Film Festival, Nov. 17-19, 2017! Nominations for Filling In were announced late last night for Best Actor (Jared Odrick), Best Supporting Actor (Karl Holtz), Best Story & Screenplay (Peter Fenton and Bradley Hawkins), and Best Sound & Music (Tyler Bailey, Jim Casella, and Ryan Geesaman). Award winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 3rd, and only the films of award winners will be screened at the three-day film festival at the in Toronto at a still-to-be-disclosed venue at this writing. Congratulations to o

'Filling In' Selected for the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

Filling In returns to NY state for the fourth time on Sunday, Nov. 5th, 2017 for the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. According to their website, "the multi-genre festival, now in its fifth year, runs 11 days: Thursday, Nov. 2nd – Thursday, Nov. 9th at Dipson Theatres Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville, and Friday, Nov. 10th – Sunday, Nov.12th at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe in Amherst. This year’s program includes 110 films: 40 features and 70 shorts." The Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival will be held at two venues this year. From Thursday, Nov. 2nd – Thursday, Nov. 9th, BDFFF will screen daily at Dipson Theatres’ Eastern Hills Cinemas, located in the Eastern Hills Mall, i

'Filling In' Goes to Hollywood for Halloween!

Making its first appearance in Southern California, Filling in has been selected to be screened on the opening night of the 8th annual Zed Fest Film Festival, which just happens to be Halloween, Oct. 31st, 2017! The four-night genre-oriented film festival runs from 10/31 through Friday 11/3 in North Hollywood at the Laemelle NoHo 7 Theatre. As described on their Facebook page, "Zed Fest Film Festival Was founded in 2010 to honor and acknowledge filmmakers and screenwriters who persevere against all odds to get their films made and tell their stories. In our competition we search for the Filmmakers and Screenwriters that embody the spirit of passionate movie making itself. Our films are fun,

"Filling In' Goes to London!

The Celtic Mystery Short Film Festival recently upgraded the selection status for Filling in from Official Selection to Semi-Finalist, meaning that our comedy-fantasy short is now considered eligible for award recognition at the even held in London, England! According to the CMSFF website, "The 2017 Celtic Mystery Short Movie Festival will screen short films from around the world with a theme on Celtic, fantasy, horror or paranormal tales," The two-day festival will be held at NuDawn in London, and the screening for Filling in will be held on Sat. Oct. 28 at 4:00 PM. We're especially honored to have the poster of Filling In included on the artwork for the fCeltic Mystery Short Film Festival

MVIFF Declares 'Filling In' Best Short Film

The 4th annual Mount Vernon International Film Festival announced Filling In as the winner of the Best Short Film award on their Facebook page last night. As described on their website MVIFF "is a showcase of extraordinary films from emerging and aspiring artists, filmmakers, and directors that integrate different media formats to produce quality films." Filling In was screened to an enthusiastic audience at MVIFF on Sept. 30, which this year was held at Westchester Community College - Mount Vernon.

Sydney Indie Film Fest Honors Karl Holtz with Best Supporting Actor Nomination!

The prestigious Sydney Indie Film Festival recently published their list of nominations for their huge ten day event held in Sydney, Australia. from September 18-28. 2017. Included on this list is our very own, Karl Holtz who was singled out as one of the top five supporting actors from the 110 short films that were screened at the festival! Filling in was screened on September 23rd at 2:00 PM in a block titled Epic Shorts - Comedy! to an enthusiastic crowd at the (Block #5) at the Events Cinema George Street.at 2:00 PM. Our heartiest congratulations to Karl for bringing our comedy-fantasy short this international nomination. for his portrayal as Michael Kingsley, the disgruntled vet of hi

Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival Honors 'Filling In'

The Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival announced the winners and nominees tonight from their 3rd annual event held at the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg from Sept. 15-20, 2017. Included on the list of nominees and winners from the international film fest were wins for Filling In for both Best Narrative Short Film - Comedy and Best Film from a Local Artist (Bradley Hawkins), which included nominees of both feature length and short films from Central Pennsylvania. Hawkins was also nominated for Best Director, making him one of only seven filmmakers that received the honor from the 75 films of all genres screened at the festival, which included documentaries, narrative live-action, and animated fil

'Filling In' Returns to Maryland for the Utopia Film Festival

The Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland has declared Filling In as an official selection of their 13th annual film festival in Greenbelt, Maryland. The comedy-fantasy short visited Maryland earlier this month as an official selection at a film fest in Cumberland, MD, and will now be screened at the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt (near Washington D.C.) on Oct. 14-15, 2017. According to the Utopia Film Festival website, "Greenbelt was one of America’s first planned communities, a New Deal city built by the Roosevelt administration in the 1930’s.​" Now in its 13th year, the Utopia Film Festival "takes its name from the idealistic origins of Greenbelt, described by First Lady Eleanor

Dadley Productions Returns to Way Down Film Fest for 2nd Consecutive Year

Father/daughter filmmakers, Bradley and Sarah Hawkins, owners of Dadley Productions, was honored when their first comedy short, Roller Coaster was declared at the Way Down Film Festival in Columbus, Georgia as Best Comedy at the inaugural event. Now, one year later, co-founder of Dadley, and director of Roller Coaster, Bradley Hawkins returns to WDFF with his award-winning comedy-fantasy short, Filling In. According to WDFF programmer, Scott Phillips, Hawkins is "one of only three 2016 filmmakers to appear on this year's slate," The two-day 2nd annual Way Down Film Festival will be held at the historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA, October 13-14, 2017. Filling In is being screened on

Idaho Horror Film Festival Screens 'Filling In' In New Family-Friendly Film Block

Admittedly, the pairing of our quirky, comedy-fantasy with one of the largest horror film fests in the country, may initially seem odd and ill-fitting. However, Filling In director, Bradley Hawkins was thrilled when the the Idaho Horror Film Festival contacted him requesting to screen our film to help promote the new addition of a family-friendly film block for their 4th annual rendition of their festival. As it turns out, Filling In just recently won the award for Best Family-Friendly Short Film at the Endless Mountains Film Festival in Wellsboro, PA, and so IHFF director, Ian Brimberry has paired Filling In with Tim Burton's Frankenweenie in the IHFF Family Movie Block on Saturday, Oct. 14

'Filling In' Premieres in Nevada at the Laughlin International Film Festival

The 6th annual Laughlin International Film Festival (10/12-15) will mark the Nevada premiere for Filling In, with its screening scheduled on Friday, October 13th of the four day event. Laughlin, NV is near the tri-state intersection of California, Arizona and is approximately 95 miles south of Las Vegas and just under 300 miles northeast of Los Angeles. According to the the LIFF website, "The weather in Laughlin during October is ideal with views of scenic mountain ranges accompanied by a refreshing river walk ... exploring the Colorado River and the Casinos of Laughlin." We're excited that Filling In is being screened in the absolute perfect short film block for our film, titled “COPING WIT

'Filling In' Premieres in Maryland at the Queen City Film Festival

The Queen City Film Festival in Cumberland, MD will mark as the Maryland State premiere for Filling In. QCFFis sponsored by Allegany Allied Arts Inc.which states that they considers it their to be their "... purpose to stage and support arts related events and productions for public benefit by putting the entertainment back in arts and entertainment, and for the benefit of our community," The Queen City Film Fest will be held at the Venue at the Mezzo's with Filling In being screened on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 during the Kids/Family Film Block from 12-2 PM.

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