Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever WINS ACCOLADE AWARD!
Director / Producer Katrina del Mar of Plushtoy Productions/ Delmarvelous has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition. The award was given for Katrina del Mar’s exciting new film, Hell on Wheels, Gang Girls Forever.
The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment of contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theaccolade.net.
Katrina del Mar says, “Hell on Wheels Gang Girls Forever was a complete labor of love, or perhaps an exercise in mental insanity. We created this “no budget” girl gang movie with a giant cast of 55 women out of collective love for creativity and fun. It’s a collaborative, improvisational effort, shot on a shoestring budget and propelled solely on love for filmmaking.
“I am extremely gratified to receive this award, I feel I have to share this award with the entire cast and crew: in particular, Betsy Todd, Genny Pavitt and Meredith Miller, who are extremely talented and funny people and who essentially wrote the film with me as we went along. Dee Finley and Lola RocknRolla also helped shape the vision of this film into a funny, somewhat meditative, usually violent kick in the teeth to preconceptions about vegans, the homeless, disabled people and bike messengers.
“I also want to thank the many many people who contributed time and effort to get this film made, including co-editor Melissa Huffsmith Roth, sound mixer Carl Mandelbaum, director of photography Beka Venezia and so many others*.
“My girl gang films are modern day fairy tales with elements of ugly reality firmly embedded like jewels in a tiara of sheer fantasy. With a knowing nod to the “genre” B-Movies of the ’50’s 60′ & 70’s. The stories have a wide streak of cruelty, a little bit of pathos and an unhealthy dose of the bizarre.”
IN WINNING this award, Katrina del Mar joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D. who chairs The Accolade, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
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*Complete list of credits are at ganggirlsforever.com