Actor Christopher Lloyd Will Attend The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival To Receive The 'Beacon Award' And Screen His Feature Film MAKING A KILLING

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Actor Christopher Lloyd Will Attend The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival To Receive The 'Beacon Award' And Screen His Feature Film MAKING A KILLING

The 16th Annual Garden State Film Festival is thrilled to welcome award-winning veteran actor Christopher Lloyd to their spectacular four-day 16th Anniversary event in Asbury Park this year from March 22-25th! Mr. Lloyd will be in on hand the entire weekend to support the East Coast debut of his new feature film "Making A Killing," a twisted modern-day crime mystery, based on a true story. The film is scheduled to screen on Saturday March 24th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. at the JERSEY SHORE Arts Center in Ocean Grove, after which Mr. Lloyd will be presented with GSFF's "Beacon Award."

Christopher Lloyd is best known worldwide for his portrayal of the eccentric, yet much-loved Professor Emmett Brown in the "Back to the Future" trilogy. In 2008, Dr. Emmett Brown was selected by EMPIRE Magazine as one of THE 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time, ranking at #20. Mr. Lloyd began his film career in 1975 in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the classic television series "Taxi," for which he won two of his three Emmy Awards. In 1992, he made Emmy history when he won 'Best Dramatic Actor' for Disney's "Road To Avonlea." In a category dominated by series regulars, Mr. Lloyd was the first actor to win for a guest appearance. The following year, the rules were changed to include the Guest Appearance category.

Mr. Lloyd has amassed over 90 film and television credits including, in addition to those mentioned above, "Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead," "Eight Men Out," "Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," BBC's "Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster," "The Pagemaster," "Dennis The Menace," "Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai," "Track 29," "Clue," "The Dream Team," "Angels In The Outfield," "Star Trek III," "Goin' South," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "My Favorite Martian," "Tales Of Despereaux," "Snowmen," "I Am Not A Serial Killer," and Mike Nichols' HBO adaptation of "Wit," starring Emma Thompson. He received an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction of a soulless murderer in "Twenty Bucks"

Mr. Lloyd has also appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off -Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in "Kaspar," he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Mr. Lloyd starred in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of "Mornings At Seven," directed by Dan Sullivan, as well as "Twelfth Night" in NY Festival's Shakespeare in the Park, Center Stage's "Waiting For Godot," as 'Dalton Trumbo' in the New York production of "Trumbo" and "Caucasian Chalk Circle" at Classic Stage Company, with Brian Kulick directing.

"Making A Killing" is a new independent feature film from Tinton Falls, New Jersey native Devin Hume (Director/Producer/Co-Writer) and Bruce Robinson (Executive Producer/Producer). In a departure from other characters he has played in the past, Mr. Lloyd plays the role of Mortician "Lloyd Mickey" in the film. In addition to Mr. Lloyd, the film stars Michael Jai White, Mike Starr, Jude Moran, Aida Turturro, New Jersey's Jack Forcinito and Sally Kirkland. The film tells the story of three morticians who get caught in a web of greed and deceit, involving buried treasure and a tangled love affair. The backstory to this motion picture is as compelling as the film itself.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/217254064

Official Site: http://makingakillingthefilm.com

The Garden State Film Festival will welcome celebrities, filmmakers and fans back to its original home in Asbury Park, from Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th at many locations for the Festival's 16th Anniversary Celebration. The four-day weekend event celebrates the best in international cinema and will feature networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, an open talent casting call, screenplay competition, intriguing and informative panel discussions, and entertaining and fun parties - all in addition to the over 245 films from 22 countries being screened throughout the Festival. GSFF is New Jersey's Premier Independent Film Festival and was named winner of the 2017 Global Excellence Awards 'Best Independent Film Festival - East Coast' by TMT News. For more information about the Garden State Film Festival, please visit the GSFF website at www.gsff.org.

Individual film screening tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Weekend Passes for the Festival are $50 and includes all events and film screenings - except the Awards Banquet on Sunday evening. Day Passes are also available - the Saturday Day Pass is $30 and Sunday Day Pass is $25. Tickets for the Friday night Gala Cocktail Party & Screening are $30 each or two for $55 in advance only ($35 at the door -NO TWO-FER Special) and includes first screening (This event IS included in the weekend pass). Sunday Night Awards Banquet advance-purchase tickets are $140 each (early-bird price) and $130 (early-bird price) for entire table (seats 10).



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