Hamzeh Maintains Winning Streak at Beverly Hills International Film Festival

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At the 9th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) closing Gala Awards ceremony, the Audience Choice Award went to "Henry O!" for Best Documentary written and directed by Ziad Hamzeh.

The documentary "Henry O!" is a journey of humble beginnings and overwhelming obstacles, of faith in the human spirit and endless love of life and family, of sky-high dreams and aspirations achieved, all amidst the cheering crowds and major league heroes of America's favorite past-time, baseball. It depicts the remarkable and inspiring story of Enrique (Henry) Oliu, a man blind since early childhood, who has overcome all the odds and managed to make his major league baseball dream come true. With his love for sports and an encyclopedic memory for facts and figures, Henry hears the crack of the bat and can tell if it's a single, double, or home run; his razor-sharp hearing allow him to designate what lands in the catcher's mitt.

Henry is the color analyst on Mega Classica 820 radio, WMGG, the strongest Hispanic station in Florida's Tampa Bay Market. And at his side in the broadcast booth above Tropicana Field, whispering in his ear up-to-the-minute stats and field action only the eyes can seeā€¦is the love of his life, his wife Deb. Partners both on and off the field, Henry and Deb walk arm-in-arm through life, having met on, of all things, a blind date.

In 2008, WOMAN was honored by the Beverly Hills Film Festival with their most prized award, "The Golden Palm". Nino Simone, Beverly Hills Film Festival's President and Director, traveled with Ziad Hamzeh to Damascus for a black tie event presenting The Golden Palm Award to WOMAN's star, Nobel Prize nominee Bouthaina Shaaban. WOMAN is a documentary feature production of Hamzeh Mystique Films.

Henry O!: Written and Directed by Ziad Hamzeh, Produced by Karen Hunter and Ziad Hamzeh, Associate Producers Bert Brown, Marc Sandler, Nina Cullen-Hamzeh.

Henry O! is a Hamzeh Mystique Films and Rose Mountain Production.
Henry O! Official Website: http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com/henryo
Hamzeh Mystique Films Official Website: http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com
Rose Mountain Productions Official Website: http://www.rosemountainproductions.com


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