Congrats to the Winners at 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival!

The HollyShorts Best Overall Short Film prize, which wins a $10,000 in postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room” by Mike Le Han.

The HollyShorts Best Director Award, which wins a $10,000 postproduction and finishing services package from Company 3, went to Christian Swegal, Director of “Stasis.”

Click here for Our Red Carpet Interviews at the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival 

Here’s the list of winners from this year’s festival:

  • Best Short Film Shot in Los Angeles-“John Doe”-Melissa Ciampa
  • Best Student Short Film-“Goldenbox” by Matt MacDonald
  • Showbiz Store and Café Future Filmmaker Award-Jacob Chase, “Patient Zero”
  • Best Webisode- “CLUBSCENE: The Bartender” by Adriano Valentini
Best International- “ColourBleed” by Peter Szewczyk
  • Best Family-“Me and The Chef”
  • Best Horror- “Nowhere Road” by Benjamin Dynice
  • Best Narrative- “Augenblicke” by Martin Bargiel
  • Best Documentary-“The Vacuum Kid” by Katherine Mahalic
Best Cinematography-“Dissection of a Storm” by Julio Soto
  • Best Drama-“Sold” by John Irwin
  • Best Comedy-“Bear Force One” by Andy Mogren
  • Best Editing and VFX-“Stasis” by Christian Swegal
  • Best Actor-David Dastmalchian-“Double Black”
  • Best Actress- Grace Huang “Blood Traffic”
  • Best Animation-“Photographs” by Brendan Clogher
  • Best Music/Sound-“Sugartown” by JT Mollner
  • Honorable Mention-“5 Second Short Films”
  • Honorable Mention-“Pillow Talk”
  • Best Commercial-“Levi’s Post-Mortem” By Ezra Stanley
  • Best Music Video-WhoMadeWho “Every Minute Alone” by William Stahl
  • Best Director-Christian Swegal, Director of “Stasis”
  • Best Short Film- “Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room” by Mike Le Han

Here are photos from the Red Carpet Opening Event

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Brian Beacock IMG_3872Brian Beacock IMG_3899Imani Shakur IMG_3913Monique Ganderton IMG_3934Diane Namm IMG_3962Diane Namm IMG_3981
Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3983Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3984Jessie Kahnweiler IMG_3991Malia Fields & M David Melvin IMG_4046Malia Fields & M David Melvin IMG_4045Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4048
Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4057Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4068Steve Brio, Bailey Huff & Brent Huff IMG_4085Ken Davitian IMG_4137Ken Davitian IMG_4147Jason Barber, Ashleigh Pannell, & Bryan Loundon IMG_4163

Meet Carol Ann McCracken, Star of McCracken Live! the Next Queen of DIY TV

There’s nothing more entertaining than watching an immaculately coiffed Do-it-yourself TV show host who has to tap dance her way through a series of mishaps on-set while keeping cool. Carol Ann McCracken’s sharp tongue can be heard in clips not meant for broadcast in this original web series created by Brian Beacock and JohnYvelington.

Viewers will watch as Carol Ann aka Tyler Hanson tries to keep her composure amid crazy fans, failing marriages, frantic co-workers, a meddling mother, a struggling cable network, and an epic scale identity crisis while wearing six-inch high heels! McCracken Live is the newest edition of comedic webseries on Mingle Media TV, where we know that anything can happen on LIVE TV. As the series creators say… Stir ‘til boiling and put it on live TV and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

In the spirit of Halloween – we invite you to join Carol Ann in the Kitchen for her Halloween Special!


Find out more about the creators of McCracken Live!

BRIAN BEACOCK is an actor, writer, and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. After completing the National Tour of Les Miserables, he moved to Los Angeles where he has created a diverse career, including over 10 cartoon series (so your kids know him), television appearances on: Kath & Kim, CSI, Passions, and NBC’s The Rerun Show.  Films include: Mulholland Drive, Buying The Cow, Globehunters, and Circuit. Theater credits include: the West Coast Premiere of Elegies, When Pigs Fly, Pageant, Naked Boys Singing, the insane 35-character one-man show Fully Committed and as a Broadway Axl Rose in Andy Prieboys’ cult favorite, White Trash Wins Lotto. He has been a featured musical guest on Conan O’Brien, sung with the Harlem Gospel Choir, slammed drums and stomped trash in Prague, lay naked in bed with Ryan Reynolds, and played Paul Lynde on prime-time television. Who says he’s not versatile?

JOHN YELVINGTON BIO (MY CO-CREATOR/PRODUCING AND WRITING PARTNER ON THE SHOW)
JOHN YELVINGTON is a writer, producer, and actor, hailing from South Florida by way of a very supportive family who turned him from a shy kid who couldn’t give oral reports to neurotically comic adult who never shuts up. Starting out as a theatrical design student, John has a vast experience in all aspects of production, from contributing costumes to The Lion King and The Radio City Rockettes, to serving as a scenic painter and carpenter at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre. As an actor, He has traveled the U.S. with several National tours, and performed in numerous works with regional theater companies and Shakespeare Festivals.  Ever ambitious and business savvy, he started his first company at 19 years of age to promote visual and performing arts venues for young artists in the South East. His love of theatre and teaching has been parlayed into a side career developing curriculum and instructing improv, voice, movement and classical texts to students of all ages around the country.

Be sure to tell your friends about Carol Ann and McCracken Live! The newest series on Mingle Media TV. Click here to watch it now.