(Los Angeles, California--January 19, 2015) Independent fantasy-drama, "A Better Place" has been awarded Best Independent Film in this year's Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (HRIFF). Winners were announced today on the festival website.
"I can't express how mind-blowing it is to have my first film named as the Best Independent Film at HRIFF," said "A Better Place" Director Dennis Ho.
Additionally, Director Dennis Ho's first feature film has also been nominated for Best Picture 2015 alongside other nominees "Boyhood," "Selma," "Inherent Vice," "Nightcrawler," "Citizenfour," "Cotton," "Hollywood Streets," "Spanners," and "The Ghost and the Whale." Best Picture winner will be announced at the awards ceremony February 13th.
"To be grouped in the running for Best Picture alongside these stellar films is an honor in itself; I guess we'll have to wait and see if our little film can hold up against the big boys," said Dennis Ho.
"A Better Place," centers upon Jeremy Rollins, a shy and introverted young man with a mysterious and frightening power that has required him to live as a virtual shut-in for most of his life. After the death of his over-protective mother forces him into the world, he must confront - through the lens of his childlike innocence - the realities of a harsh society and the cruelties of the people it produces.
The trailer for "A Better Place" can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/103284137
Dennis Ho is the founder of Digital Jungle Pictures, and the President of Digital Jungle Post Production - one of Hollywood's top-tier digital workflow studios.
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