JOSH DUHAMEL’S BUDDY GAMES AND BETHANY BROOKE ANDERSON’S BURNING KENTUCKY ARE BIG WINNERS AT THE 2ND ANNUAL MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS GALA
Zac Efron, Skyler Samuels, Mark Foster, Scott Haze, James Lafferty, and More Among the Night’s Honorees.
A record-breaking snowfall couldn’t keep the 2nd Annual Mammoth Film FestivalAwards Gala from celebrating filmmakers who dare to push cinematic boundaries. While cars were completely covered in snow, MammothFF “Take 2” escorted celebrities and guests up in private gondolas to Canyon Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, California on Sunday, February 10th. Josh Duhamel was honored with an Achievement in Filmmaking Award for his directorial debut for Buddy Games. Duhamel also took home the prize for Best Genre Feature Film. The highly-anticipated Burning Kentucky from Bethany Brooke Anderson won the top honor of the night, Best Picture, which included a Find Your Grindfinancial prize from Luke “The Dingo” Trembath. Augie Duke (Amazon’s Red Oaks) won Best Actress in a Feature for her portrayal of Jolene in Burning Kentucky.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, picked up two awards at Mammoth Film Festival this year, one of which was the Grand Jury Awards for a Feature Film. Zac Efron, who portrays the notorious series killer Ted Bundy, picked up Best Actor in a Feature Film. Acquainted, starring Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey’s Anatomy), Adelaide Kane (Reign), and directed by Natty Zavitz, received the Achievement in Filmmaking for a Feature Award. Both Mark Foster(Foster the People) and Scott Haze (Venom) were honored with Mammoth Film Festival’s Contribution to the Arts Award. Everyone is Doing Great from James Lafferty (One Tree Hill) received Best TV Episodic while Skyler Samuels (Fox’s The Gifted) and Kate Drummond(Wynonna Earp) both earned the Mammoth Film Summit Award for Acting.
The full list of winners are:
Mammoth Film Festival Awards
● Best Picture – BURNING KENTUCKY
● Best Picture (Short) – A PLAY
● Best Actor – ZAC EFRON, EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE
● Best Actress – AUGIE DUKE, BURNING KENTUCKY
● Best Actor (Short) – PAUL FOX, RECKONING OF DARKNESS
● Best Actress (Short) – MELISSA JACKSON, FEVAH
● Best Documentary – AMERICAN RELAPSE
● Best Documentary (Short) – FREE FALLING
● Grand Jury Award – EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE
● Grandy Jury Award (Short) – THE DISHWASHER
● Audience Award – MIND OVER MATTER
● Audience Award (Short) – CARTE BLANCHE
Mammoth Film Summit Awards – Achievement in Filmmaking
● Best Genre Film – BUDDY GAMES
● Best Genre Film (Short) – THE CROSSOVER: THE STORY OF LAURENCE MOSES BRYANT
● Best Director – JOSH DUHAMEL, BUDDY GAMES
● Feature – ACQUAINTED
● Short – TWO BALLOONS
● Best Action Sports Film – NORTH OF NIGHTFALL
● Best Action Sports Film (Short) – BIG MOUNTAIN HEROS
● Best TV Episodic – EVERYONE IS DOING GREAT
● Acting – SKYLER SAMUELS, SPARE ROOM and KATE DRUMMOND, NOWHERE
● Writing – A PLAY – NINO MANCUSO
Mammoth Film Festival is an all media festival celebrating varieties of filmmakers, actors, directors, writers, producers and their work. The film and media showcase has a firm purpose for the exhibition, exploration, celebration and competition of boundless media. A focus on independent creation and absolute risk-taking in the world of multimedia, film and television.