Between the Lines wins Best Picture Curvee in Renton FilmFrenzy V
By DEAN RADFORD
Renton Reporter Editor
October 26, 2012 · Updated 9:52 AM
"Between the Lines," the story of romantic competition, won for Best Picture in Renton FilmFrenzy V Tuesday night, the second top award for its producer.
Producer Mitch Shepherd of Renton won the FilmFrenzy IV Best Picture for "The Disconnect" in 2011, another love story about a man headed to his wedding who needs some advice, which he ends up getting from a stranger.
In this year's top film, two actors battle for the affections of their co-star. Last year one of those real actors, John Wu, won the Best Actor Curvee for his starring role in "The Disconnect."
This year, the Best Actor Curvee went to Jason Pead, who went head-to-head with Wu in "Between the Lines."
"They are great talents," Shepherd said. Pead and Wu star in a movie now out on DVD called "Rogue Saints." Deanna Sarkar, the object of their affections in "Between the Lines," also stars in the movie.
"Next year is a sci-fi thriller," said Shepherd of Renton, following his back-to-back wins. "I am telling you right now. I don't even know what it will be. But I probably just proclaimed it will be a sci-fi thriller."
He called the FilmFrenzy competition a "great experience. I just think it's wonderful."
"I love that the city puts this on every year," he said. "It's great for students and for people who just like to make their art."
Here are the winners:
FilmFrenzy Screening Award
"Technology: The Movie"
First place: "The Knocking," Jake Gabrielson, $250
Second place: "Skitsophrenia," producer Marc Summers, $200
Third place: "The Drive," producer Khali Crowl, $150
First place: "The Missing Piece," Chris Iley, $250
Second place: "Technology: The Movie," producer Steven Heller, $200 check
Third place: "Oblivious," producer Stefeny Anderson, $150
Special Judges' Award
"School of Dolls," producer Delaney Jenson
Best Use of Renton
"The Capsule," producer Jimmy Cho
Reel Grlls Outstanding Woman in Film
Mary Kawamura, producer of "SIFF-Renton 3: The Reckoning"
TheFilmSchool Outstanding Screenwriter
Chris Iley, writer and producer of "The Missing Piece"
Jason Pead, "Between the Lines"
"Between the Lines," producer Mitch Shepherd, $500Contact Renton Reporter Editor Dean Radford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-425-255-3484 (ext 5050).