HEATHER'S PAINTING wins more awards!

Our latest short film project, starring Jon Osbeck, Jennifer Schaaf and Freddie Connor, has received critical acclaim from a number of international festivals! It has won 16 major awards including “Best Picture” at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival and “Short Film” and “Direction” at the Accolade Global Film Competition. MovieMaker Magazine named Accolade among “The Top 25 Festivals worth the entry fee!”

Heather's Painting

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Freddie Connor won the prestigious Best Actor award at the Indie Fest Film Awards, 2017. The award was for his portrayal of the lead role of Jimmy in multi-award winning New York drama “Luna Park”. It won the Viewers Choice Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

He also played the role of Jason Ainsworth in the critically acclaimed American drama “Heather's Painting”. The film won over 30 international major awards, including Best Ensemble at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, 2017.

He starred opposite Dexter Fletcher and Jamie Foreman as the main character of Danny in Studio Canal Plus' feature film “Baseline”. The film won Best Feature at the New York City International Film Festival in 2010. MOBO Film Review said “Great acting from Freddie Connor.” The London Insider said “Talent to watch: Unknown star Freddie Connor.”

In 2006, Freddie played one of the main villains in the critically acclaimed feature film “GYPO”. Lions Gate Films released it and the film was hailed as “one of the best British films of the year” by The Scotsman. It won Best Achievement in Production at the British Independent Film Awards

Sheraiah Larcher is a multi-award winning BAME actor, writer and film producer. He graduated from the renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA in Acting and has worked in theatre, television and the UK film industry.

In his final year at Central, Sheraiah was nominated for the prestigious Spotlight award for excellence on stage. Only 20 graduates from the UK are nominated each year and Sheraiah was a finalist! Since then, he has also worked in film as a producer, writer, casting assistant, and music consultant.

As an actor, Sheraiah's recent appearances include “Eastenders” and as a guest lead on the BBC's "Waterloo Road.”

In 2010-2012 Sheraiah co-produced the feature films “The Grind” and “Baseline” for which he was also nominated as a writer for Best Screenplay at the New York City International Film Festival and is one of the founding members of the independent film production company FineLight Films.

Recently, he has worked as an executive producer on the films “Luna Park”, which won the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 2015 and the multi-award winning short “Heather's Painting”.

Sheraiah has a number of film projects currently set for release including “Joe” by the award-winning writer-director Hywel John, “Break” by the talented US actor-director Adeel Ahmed and “The Women Who Knocked on My Door” by female BAME director Khadifa Wong.

Fred Connor wins Best Actor AwardFreddie Connor wins Best Actor in New York drama "Luna Park" at The IndieFest Film Awards, 2017

fredsheraiahhimpffFreddie Connor and Sheraiah Larcher with Jake Thornton at HIMPFF awards

Sheraiah Larcher with actor Alun Armstrong at Portsmouth International Film Festival

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