Best Narrative Feature:
San Diego Asian Film Festival
Audience Award for First Narrative Feature:
2002 South by Southwest Film Festival
Special Jury Prize for Narrative
2002 Florida Film Festival
TWO NOMINATIONS FOR
2003 IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
Eric Byler (writer/director/producer) and Marc Ambrose (producer)
were nominated for the JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (given to the best
feature made for under $500,000), and Jacqueline Kim was nominated
for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Web Designer Anisha Joshipura recieved The Golden Web Award For
January 2003 sponsered by the
International Association of Web Masters and Designers
The site was also featured on CreativeMoonlighter.com as a "Gallery
Piece" for January 2003.
Script from San Diago Asian FF Awards Ceremony:
It is almost every filmmaker's dream and goal to create a
feature-length film. But to create a narrative feature is not only a
daunting task, it is one of the most difficult projects an independent
filmmaker can accomplish.
From script writing, casting, storyboarding, scouting locations, shooting,
editing, and begging friends and family for money and hiding from creditors
the process can take years. And even after the film is completed, there's
no guarantee that the film will be seen by an audience. It must be completely
driven by passion.
And that is what the grand jurors saw in this year's winner, which is
not only a first-time feature film for the director, but it also embodies
what Asian American cinema is all about.
One grand juror commented, "Finally! A film without gimmicks.
Just great acting, great writing, and a real, honest love story. It's
better than most films coming out of Hollywood."
This year's winner for Best Dramatic Narrative Feature goes to CHARLOTTE
SOMETIMES by ERIC BYLER.
(PAUSE TO PLAY CLIP)
Ladies and gentlemen, please help me congratulate and welcome the director
of Charlotte Sometimes, Eric Byler.
(POT UP MUSIC AS ERIC COMES TO PODIUM TO ACCEPT AWARD. AFTER HIS COMMENTS,
BOTH PRESENTER & ERIC SIT DOWN)