MAE DAY Wins 'Pick of the Flicks' at 2016 Garden State Film Festival
Mae Day, a short film created by the New York Film Shop, won the highly coveted "Pick of the Flicks" award at the 2016 Garden State Film Festival. The award was presented during Sunday's highly-anticipated black tie awards ceremony in Atlantic City, NJ.
Mae Day is an action-packed thriller about two thieves (Steven Shaw & Gordon Hanovice) finding themselves fighting a tough young woman (Justine Beirne) for their lives during a mansion heist gone awry. The film also features actor Theodore Bouloukos. Filmed on location at the famous Bois Dore Mansion in Newport Rhode Island, the cinematography by Russell Geltman is breathtaking.
Mae Day was written/directed by Ryan Clark and produced by Russell Geltman of the New York Film Shop, a full service film and video production company based in New York City.
The New York Film Shop's artistic director, Andrea Bertola Shaw, stated, "It is such an honor to be recognized by our peers at New Jersey's premier film festival."
The film was also nominated for two awards at the New York City International Film Festival: Best USA Director in a Short Narrative; and Best USA Short Narrative. It is an official selection of the 8th Annual Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival (SENE) which will be held April 19-23, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Garden State Film Festival was envisioned by 25-year film industry veteran Diane Raver and the late Hollywood actor Robert Pastorelli in 2002 and launched the following year. Since 2003, thousands of films have made their public premiers, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have attended; and the total infusion of cash to local businesses since its inception exceeds $5 million. Until 2013, it was held in Asbury Park, in and around the Convention Center complex. In 2014, it moved to Atlantic City with financial and operation support from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). GSFF now serves as a major component of the strategic plan to promote arts and culture in Atlantic City to re-establish the resort as the premier Mid-Atlantic destination. The GSFF is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.