ABFF – 16th Annual Film Festival Opening Night Film- “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Actress Mari Morrow (Star of Opening Film) and Vanessa Bell Calloway

On Wednesday night the kick off  film was pretty Amazing! A young filmmaker Benh Zeitlinand brought together a cast of non actors to help bring his dreams to life. The star of the film (Bakery Owner) and his co-star 8yr old female both had no previous acting experience. The director of the film made an interesting statement “it’s not about the experience when choosing the actors, it was about whom you can happily work with). The story of how the cast came together was definitely an example and testimony or it NEVER is too late to live your dreamCheck out more pics

Film Director Benh Zeitlinand Film Festival Guest

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been the most talked about film coming out of both Sundance and Cannes Film Festival. Earlier this year the film received the Grandy Jury Prize, along with the cinematography award for Ben Richardson.
Actress Mari Morrow and Film Director Benh Zeitlinand

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