Matthew Modine will be honored with the 2013 Indie Maverick Award at the upcoming 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival taking place August 15-22. As part of the celebration, Modine will showcase his purposefully provocative short film JESUS WAS A COMMIE on opening night.
In addition, Modine will speak with the festival’s filmmakers during the theatrical special screening of ShortsHD’s presentation of THE SHORT FILMS OF MATTHEW MODINE, a collection of Modine’s short films spanning two decades that will close the festival on Thursday, August 22. The Short Films of Matthew Modine includes: When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1995), Ecce Pirate (1996), To Kill An American (2005), I Think I Thought (2007), and Jesus Was A Commie. His shorts range in genre – ironic comedy, drama, historic adventure, and documentary narrative.
“Matthew Modine is a true Indie Film Maverick with a passion for short form content and we’re honored to present him with the 2013 HollyShorts Indie Maverick Award,” said Daniel Sol, festival co-founder and co-director. “We can’t wait for our filmmakers and attendees to check out the theatrical presentation of his collection of shorts, it’s a really great showcase.”