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Short Film "A Rose for the Little Lady" Garners Honors for Georgia Native Rob Forbes and Augusta-area Cast

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- Augusta-based filmmaker and television producer Rob Forbes recently announced that his independent film, "A Rose for the Little Lady", has won an Honorable Mention Award and acceptance into the 13th Annual Twin Rivers Multimedia Film Festival (http://www.twinriversmediafestival.com). The screening of the film will take place at Courtyard Gallery & Agency in Ashville, North Carolina on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 8:00 p.m., and will be followed by a special open discussion.

About the Film
A Rose for the Little Lady is a powerfully-visual cinematic illustration of the phrase, '"Choices are defining moments which will ultimately determine one's destiny." This short film chronicles the lives of three people for seven years after they leave high school. It is a story about "real life" -- the choices we make, and the consequences we must face that evolve from those choices.

Ricky Stanley is a star high-school quarterback who is being scouted by several top ten colleges. In the final seconds of his team's homecoming game in his senior year, he falls victim to a leg injury that ends his hopes of someday playing in the NFL. Real life does not wait, of course -- and Ricky's true character is revealed as he struggles to move on with his life.

A pregnant waitress, desperately hoping for a good Christmas, struggles for every tip. Although she finds herself caught up in a hectic day that would discourage most people, she chooses to find a way to be friendly and charitable with everyone who crosses her path. In the end her choices pay off in small but poignant way.

In contrast, Ricky's teammate, Chuck "Take It To The Bank" Behovic, wallows in the misery he inevitably creates for himself. His relentless pursuit of bad choices has followed him all his life.

A Rose for the Little Lady shows how the fate of three people is intertwined as a direct result of their collective choices. (Click here to view the trailer:
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc157/hwprotos/ARFTLL.jpg.)

About Rob Forbes
Macon native Rob Forbes grew up with the Atlantic Ocean in his back yard, on Georgia's St. Simons Island. He graduated Magna cum laude from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1986 with a B.F.A. In 1987, Rob served as the assistant art director for the film "1969" starring Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley, and Winona Ryder. The movie was written and directed by Ernest Thompson and filmed on locations in Savannah. From that experience forward, the art of film was in his blood.

In 1988, Mr. Forbes moved to Augusta to work for Edge Productions (located in Aiken) and married his college sweetheart the same year. Rob's clients included McGraw Hill Publishing, Blue Cross / Blue Shield of South Carolina, University Hospital and South Carolina Electric Cooperatives.

From 1995-2000, Rob Forbes embarked on a journey with Comcast and co-founded Comcast Corporate Media Services, a production division focused on commercial and industrial clients with high-end production needs. Highlights include an award-winning 35mm film campaign for Zaxby's Restaurants, and numerous long-form productions for industrial clients including Monsanto, Pfizer Pharmaceutical and E-Z-Go.

In 2000, Rob joined WAGT-TV and is currently the Commercial Production and Client Services Manager for NBC-Augusta, where he has written and produced over 1,500 TV commercials and long-form video and/or film programs.

"In the 25 years I have been working in the advertising business, I have had the opportunity to film just about anything you can imagine," explains Mr. Forbes. "Everything from open heart surgery for MCG, to every kind of wildlife -- including bald eagles -- and even flight simulation for Gulf Stream Aerospace."

Rob and Lynne Forbes reside in Evans with their teenage daughter, Stephanie, who stars in the film.

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