Nine year-old Anthony Michael Hobbs wins Montclair Film Festival’s Grand Prize for ‘Kidz Shortz’

Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ written and directed of short film, One Nation, wins Grand Prize at the NJ Montclair Film Festival held May 1 – 10, 2015

Award winning nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs wins the Montclair Film Festival Grand Prize.

Award winning nine year-old actor Anthony Michael Hobbs wins the Montclair Film Festival Grand Prize for his self directed and produced shot film One Nation.

Nine year-old Baltimore actor Anthony Michael Hobbs’ (Emmy nominated “The Abolitionist”) written, produced and directed short film, One Nation, wins “Grand Prize for an Individual” at the Montclair Film Festival in the Kidz Shortz Cinemaniacs category. The Montclair Film Festival will be held May 1 – 10, 2015 at various Cinema and Theater locations in New Jersey. The Kidz Shortz Cinemaniac category is for individual and groups of children in grades 4 – 6. Hobbs (Our Lady of Victory School), short film One Nation will be screened and awarded at a red carpeted event on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11: 30 a.m. at the Bellevue Theater.

Anthony’s One Nation was also screened at the 2015 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival in Indiana and will be screened at the West Chester Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania April 24 – 26, 2015.

One Nation is about a boy name Steven and his five friends (Jeffrey, Spice, Hope, Rose, and Brianna); kids who decided that they needed to give back to the members of the Army returning home after fighting for freedom. Zachary Hammond was the film’s production assistant, Jeannine Collins the wardrobe stylist, and comic book author/singer/songwriter Lexee Crystal performs the film’s soundtrack release “I See.”

As the writer, producer, and director of One Nation Hobbs joins a caliber of 123 films that was screened at the Alhambra Theatre Film Festival at Tropicana Casino. The screening of One Nation will join the presentation of the new films such as “Exists” by directors and producers Eduardo Sandres and Gregg Hale (The Blair Witch Project).

Anthony Michael Hobbs’ credits include performances in films, such as his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist,” as well as his starring role in DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc); United Way ‘s PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197);  Norwegian Cruise-Line’s commercial; several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; the national classroom program called KinderRhyme – which appears in over 2600 school programs, and in a Comcast’s Xfinity segment.

More information and tickets to Montclair Film Festival log onto www.MontclairFilmFestival.org. For information and tickets to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival visit its website at www.thealhambratheatrefilmfestival.com, and for more information and tickets to The West Chester Film Festival visit its website at www.westchesterfilmfestival.com. For more information about One Nation visit Hobbs at IMDB or at his website www.anthony-michael.com. To contact his management you can call 410-908-4869.

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