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MADE PUBLIC named Best Film at Vaughan International Film Festival by Foster Wilson

Days after receiving the Audience Award at the 2019 Bentonville Film Festival, the short film MADE PUBLIC received four top honors at the 7th annual Vaughan International Film Festival, including Best Film (Something Wilde Productions), Best Director (Foster Wilson), Best Actress (Jeanine Mason), and Best Actor (Josh Zuckerman).

Made Public director Foster Wilson at the VFF Awards 2019 & Closing Night After-Party. Image courtesy of Vaughan International Film Festival.

Made Public director Foster Wilson at the VFF Awards 2019 & Closing Night After-Party. Image courtesy of Vaughan International Film Festival.

The Vaughan International Film Festival (VFF) held its red carpet awards and closing night reception on Thursday, May 16th, at the Terrace Banquet Centre. Each year, VFF recognizes the best in local and international short film with their prestigious Golden Reel Awards. “Made Public” director Foster Wilson was in attendance to accept the awards for Best Director and Best Film. “I just want to say thank you to everyone for taking risks on female filmmakers, on women, on independent filmmakers,” said Wilson. “We have to be able to take risks, and we have to be able to fail and get up again and do it all over again.”

“Made Public” will be released to the public on June 24th through the digital platforms Short of the Week, Film Shortage, and Omeleto. Click here to learn more about the film and upcoming screenings.

For the full story, download the official Press Release here.

L to R: Mischa Barton and MADE PUBLIC director Foster Wilson on stage at the Vaughan International Film Festival Awards 2019. Image courtesy of the Vaughan International Film Festival.

L to R: Mischa Barton and MADE PUBLIC director Foster Wilson on stage at the Vaughan International Film Festival Awards 2019. Image courtesy of the Vaughan International Film Festival.

Director Foster Wilson discusses MADE PUBLIC and the Bentonville Film Festival with CW Arkansas by Foster Wilson

During the 2019 Bentonville Film Festival, director Foster Wilson sat down with Ron Castro from the CW Arkansas to discuss her new short film, MADE PUBLIC, the film’s star, Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico), and how social media plays a prominent role in the film. Wilson also praises the festival for hosting panels that tackled, “in a positive way, the challenges of the industry right now and how we’re going to move forward from all angles: in front of the camera, behind the camera, the stories we’re telling…”

Click here or on the video player below to watch the full interview.

Made Public star Jeanine Mason featured in NKD Magazine by Foster Wilson

Made Public star Jeanine Mason (“Sydney”) appears in the April 2019 issue of NKD Magazine, discussing her career, the road to Roswell, New Mexico, and her love of independent film.

“Currently, the cast is awaiting word on if Roswell will be picked up for a second season. Until that day (hopefully) comes, Jeanine is keeping busy. Later this year, the short film Made Public, in which Jeanine plays Sydney, is slated to be shown at a number of festivals. The piece was directed by Jeanine’s friend Foster Wilson, whom she worked with twice before.

‘Those kinds of relationships are always the ones I’m looking for in the industry – people who I love and who I want to continue to create with. And it excites me to be a part of the indie world,’ she says. ‘I love working, so right now we’re trying to find the next film that excites us.’” (by Samantha Bambino)

Download the issue and read the full article here.

Photo by Catherine Powell, courtesy of  NKD Magazine

Photo by Catherine Powell, courtesy of NKD Magazine

Made Public earns 4 award nominations at 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival by Foster Wilson

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The Vaughan International Film Festival in Ontario, Canada, held its annual Spring Launch on Tuesday, April 16, to announce their 2019 film award nominees. The USA short film MADE PUBLIC earned 4 nominations, including a Best Actor nomination for Josh Zuckerman, a Best Actress nomination for Jeanine Mason, and a Best Director nod for Foster Wilson as well as a nomination for Best Film.

MADE PUBLIC kicks off the 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival on Monday, May 13, at 7PM at Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan. The 2019 Awards & Closing Night After-Party will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 6PM at the Terrace Banquet Centre.

For more information, visit the #VFF website at www.vaughanfilmfestival.com.