"Chalk" Up Another Honor

by Matthew Curtis
July 6, 2006 4:59 AM
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Congratulations are once again in order for Mike Akel's wonderfully authentic and hilarious mockumentary, CHALK. Winner of a Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2006 Florida Film Festival back in April, this comedy so skillfully weaves universal truths about the high school teaching profession into its narrative that it keeps racking up awards. Cinequest and the Independent Film Festival of Boston have also honored it, and this past weekend the Los Angeles Film Festival gave its Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition award to the whole cast.

So congrats to principal cast members Troy Schremmer, Shannon Haragan, co-writer/actor Chris Mass, Janelle Schremmer, filmmaker Mike Akel and Producer Angie Alvarez. Keep it up and the distributors will have to pay attention soon!

--Matthew

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