2011 Downbeach Film Festival Winners

by aCynicsReview | created - 18 Jul 2015 | updated - 18 Jul 2015 | Public

2011 Downbeach Film Festival Winners

1. Giorgio Serafini

Director | Senior Moment

Giorgio Serafini worked with actors such as Roy Scheider, Peter Bogdanovich, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Jean Smart, Esai Morales, Wesley Snipes, Natalia Dyer and Dolph Lundgren. He has directed and/or written for companies such as CBS, Sony, Lionsgate, EOne, Voltage Pictures, Canal+, RAI ...

Best Feature / Best Drama (Johnny's Gone) Best Director

2. Joseph Pepitone

Writer | The Evangelist

Joseph is a two-time New York Emmy Award winning Writer/Producer/Director. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he co-writes his films with his brother, former New York Police Officer, Billy Pepitone. Together they have written the award-winning independent films Stuck in the Middle and The Jersey ...

Best Comedy

4. Donna Roman Hernandez

Producer | Fallen Blue Heroes

Donna Roman Hernandez is a producer and writer, known for Fallen Blue Heroes (2010), Street Justice (2009) and Newark Street Preachers (2008).

Best Of Fest: Documentary / Best Documentary: Short (Fallen Blue Heroes)

5. Penelope Lagos

Actress | Stuck in the Middle

Penelope Lagos is an actress, known for Stuck in the Middle (2011), Madcap Mabel (2010) and The Manor.

Best Actress

6. Keith Collins

Actor | The Samaritans

New York native Keith Collins is an award winning actor, producer and advocate. Collins has starred in and produced numerous feature films and has also worked alongside multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. Over the years, Collins has appeared in diverse projects spanning film, ...

Best Actor: Short

7. Jack M.F. Skyyler

Producer | Death's Door

Jack Skyyler. Jack-of-all-Trades: Producer, Director, Writer, Gaffer, Cinematographer, and Visual Effects Artist. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from Wells College, studied Independent Film, Quantum Physics, and Artificial Intelligence. Won a REMI and 2 Best Director awards for his first ...

Best Director / Best New Director

8. Rick Borgia

Actor | Twists of Fate

Rick Borgia is an actor and producer, known for Twists of Fate (2009), Non Compos Mentis (2010) and Tatalia (2017).

Best Actor: Feature

9. LaDon Drummond

Actress | Johnny's Gone

LaDon Drummond is an award winning actress and screenwriter. Born and raised in Texas, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Texas State University. In 1994, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood.

Her first acting job was in CBS's mini-series: "The Siege at ...

Best Actress



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