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8 TH ANNUAL
MAY 12-18
2014

LR Horror Picture Show Spotlight Screening & Recap

LRHPS PosterAt the end of March the Little Rock Film Festival held the 2nd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint in North Little Rock.  We opened with the great Saturday Morning Massacre from director Spencer Parsons and starring Jonny Mars and Ashley Rae Spillers who all three attended the festival.  The weekend continued with the Southern premiere of Jug Face from director Chad Crawford Kinkle (also in attendance) which went on to win the audience prize at the fest. The festival closed out with Roadside from Arkansas native Eric England with a packed screening.  Lead actors Ace Marrero and Katie Stegeman were there as well as England for a spirited Q&A. The weekend was packed with panels and Q&A’s with every filmmaker.

One of the biggest and most memorable films of the weekend was Motivational Growth directed by Don Thacker and starring Jeffrey Combs (of Re-Animator fame!) and Adrian DiGiovanni. The film followed with one of the most memorable Q&A’s in LRFF history. Festival goers sitting in the mezzanine of the theater threw flowers down to Don.  Motivational Growth went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature that weekend.

motivational growth

With that we’re proud to announce we’re bringing Motivational Growth and director Don Thacker and producer Alexis Thacker back to Little Rock for a spotlight screening! Not only was it our top prize winner at LRHPS it’s also been racking up accolades across the globe:

Official Selection 2013 Boston Science Fiction Festival 38
- Award: Grand Jury Best Feature (GORT Award)
Official Selection 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 Little Rock Horror Picture Show (Little Rock Film Festival)
- Award: Grand Jury Best Feature
Official Selection ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival
- Award: Grand Jury Best Non-European Dramatic Feature
Official Selection LA New Wave International Film Festival
- Award: Best Special Effects
- Award: Grand Jury Honorable Mention
Official Selection 2013 Fantastic Planet Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
- Award: Best Special Effects

 And upcoming:

Official Selection 2013 Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 Grand Rapids Film Festival

If you missed this film at Little Rock Horror Picture Show make sure you don’t miss it at the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival. It will literally blow your mind and impress you with the love and skill that went into the making of this film. Check out the trailer below!