Heart Anchor Productions Wins Indie Fest

Jennifer Nicole Stang of Heart Anchor Productions has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie Fest for the exciting new short film, PROHIBITED!

Online PR News – 24-August-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Jennifer Nicole Stang of Heart Anchor Productions has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie Fest. The Award was given for Jennifer’s exciting short film, PROHIBITED, which explores the idea of good versus bad in the time of Prohibition in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Prohibited features exceptional writing by director Jennifer Nicole Stang, along with brother and co-director, Emmett Lee Stang, who stars in the film. Featuring additional talents of Chance Havens, Willem Long and Emilio Palame.

“It was such a surprise and such an honor to receive this award from The Indie Fest! With this piece, I wanted to question the idea of a “hero” and to present the hierarchy within society as it seems to be; there’s never just one bad guy. Everyone has their own agenda, and it’s not always so black and white.”
- Jennifer Nicole Stang, Director

“It’s 1920s. It’s LA. Prohibition. Everything an actor looks for in a project. You might be surprised how much of a bootleg operation it was on location: dark alleyways, no permits, undercover cops driving up to see if anything was stolen from the production truck… Everyone in the crew has some great stories to tell from making this one! It’s a thrill to be recognized for something that was simply fun to make; we really didn’t have any expectations on receiving an award. It’s a great credit to everyone involved.” - Emmett Lee Stang, Lead Actor

“Working with the extremely talented, professional, and creative people at Heart Anchor Productions on Prohibited was pure joy! From my perspective as an actor, every aspect of this film from the auditions to the martini shot, were spot on in terms of their direction, planning, and execution. Every step of the process was always rooted in an artistic aesthetic that is rare in our business. I can’t come up with enough positive accolades to express what a great experience it was working on this very special film with everyone involved!” – Emilio Palame, Actor

The Indie Fest recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry. Information about the Indie Fest and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.

In winning an Indie, Heart Anchor Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs the Indie Fest, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information please contact Jennifer at Heart Anchor Productions: 818-442-9340, or visit Jennifer’s website at www.jennifernicolestang.com.

Heart Anchor Productions is a Los Angeles based indie film production company.