"Pretty Boy has the opportunity to have a profound effect. Audiences everywhere are thirsty for fresh and live stories waiting to be told. These are the ones Hollywood should be telling."
"Pretty Boy", of Square Color Films, has won the prestigious Humanitarian Award from The Global Film Awards. The award was given for the exciting and groundbreaking message that "Pretty Boy" delivers, which the filmmakers hope will find its way to people that are struggling with the truth of who they are. The film features an exceptional and dynamic cast and crew. The film’s writer and director; Cameron Thrower, put together a stellar cast. Nick Eversman (The Duff, Wild) leads the cast as struggling teen, Sean, who is simply trying to survive through a life that is beating him down. The film’s co producer, Rebekah Tripp, also took on the role of Katie, playing a prostitute who makes a human connection with Sean and encourages him to stand up for himself. Rounding out the cast is Jon Briddell (Castle, Army Wives) who plays Sean’s father; who, through his inability to connect, encourages Sean to ‘fix’ himself; normalize to fit in.
The other side of the camera features a tremendous crew. Jesse Aragon, Director of Photography, shot the film beautifully. Gustavo Ramos, Costume Designer, styled the film and gave it a gritty, real feel. The music that takes you through this world was created specifically for the film by Lillard Anthony.
“It's not often that we are given the chance to watch a fight with the terrible beast that can live within ourselves, and those wonderful moments of self-discovery and realization of our own self worth. I think far too often we forget to look within and listen to our own hearts, and for me, that's what Pretty Boy is all about” -Nick Eversman (Sean)
“To be a part of a film that is recognized specifically for it’s message and the awareness that it brings to those who watch it, is truly an honor. I thank Global Film Awards for seeing the beauty that I saw in this project.” -Rebekah Tripp (Producer and Katie)
"Pretty Boy has the opportunity to have a profound effect. Audiences everywhere are thirsty for fresh and live stories waiting to be told. These are the ones Hollywood should be telling. It's a welcomed message from the heart that needs to be heard, and executed so beautifully at the hands of Thrower, his team, and cast." - Movie Pilot
The nominees are hand picked by the judges and staff from hundreds of entries throughout the year across three international competitions – The Accolade Global Film Competition, The IndieFEST Film Awards and the Best Shorts Competition – the films are brought together under the Global Film Awards umbrella and the winners are chosen from this wide pool of entries. Information about the Global Film Awards and a list of recent winners can be found at http://www.GlobalFilmAwards.com
In winning a Humanitarian award from Global Film Awards, "Pretty Boy" joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this important award such as Oscar nominee Liam Neesom for narration of "Love Thy Nature", multiple Emmy winner Alfre Woodard for "Soft Vengence", Oscar winner (student) Emily Kassie for the powerful "I Married My Family’s Killer" and many more.
Rick Prickett, who chairs the competitions under the Global Film Awards umbrella, had this to say about the Humanitarian winners, “It takes great talent to tackle the world’s most pressing issues with film and do a great job. It takes an even greater heart. Global Film Awards helps set the standard for Humanitarian filmmaking worldwide. The goal of Global Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for the incredible job that they do.”
"Pretty Boy" will be screening at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatres in the heart of Hollywood, CA 2/25/16 at 10:30PM part of the Hollyshorts Film Festival.
The film is also available to rent or buy on Vimeo on Demand at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/prettyboy
The original rainbow flag, called the Freedom Flag, was devised by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The design has undergone several revisions since its debut with 8 colored stripes, and today the most common variant consists of 6 stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Picture of Gilbert Baker's original Freedom Flag showing the meaning of the 8 colors.