“Diamond Confidential” Wins Short Film Silver Lei Award in Hawaii at the 2010 Honolulu Film Festival

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Directed and Produced by Graeme Finlayson Starring and Written by Gary Klavans

Diamond Confidential

The film brings back the remembrance of the film-noir style with visionary luminosity and a classic 21st Century touch.

"Diamond Confidential” wins the Silver Lei Award at the 2010 Honolulu Film Festival in Hawaii. Produced by Ghost Light Pictures and Bayberry Entertainment. Produced and directed by Graeme Finlayson, starring and written by Gary Klavans. The film brings back the remembrance of the film-noir style with visionary luminosity and a classic 21th Century touch. The film was chosen to open and was premiered at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival in 2009 along with such stars as Scarlett Johansson and Courtney Cox. Now the film being showcased at the 2010 Honolulu Film Festival, wins the festival's 2nd highest achievement with a ‘The Silver Lei Award' on April 24, 2010.

“Diamond Confidential” is the story of Mick Diamond, a down and out photographer who takes "dirty pictures, of dirty people, doing dirty things.” Mick, who can be bought for a buck or a bottle, is hired by femme fatale Jasmine Ozerova played by Maggie Vandenburghe to retrieve a suitcase. The contents are a mystery. The reward is high. The risk is death. Weasel played by Damon Standifer is a slick con man and possibly the only friend Mick has, overhears the conversation and decides to beat Mick to the reward. Diamond, who's character lives within underbelly society and the law; thrives in this menagerie of crime and deceit.

Weasel's actions buy him a bullet in the back. After retrieving the suitcase, Mick returns to his flat to discover Jasmine has been waiting for him. The following morning Mick learns he had been followed by a mysterious hit man, and the police, who produce a photograph with surprising evidence to Weasel's killer. What's in the suitcase and why are people dying to get it?

Diamond Confidential Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXx5_JP0uto

When producer/director Graeme Finlayson was given the script, he was more than willing to take on the challenge of marrying the film-noir style of the 1940s with the 21st century. Actors Gary Klavans, Danielle De Luca and Michael Dempsey lead the cast to create believable characters living truthfully through Finlayson’s vision. Graeme Finlayson and Gary Klavans are currently developing a feature length film and TV series based upon “Diamond Confidential”.

Graeme Finlayson: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1699944/
Gary Klavans: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0458465/

About Honolulu Film Festival:

The 2010 Honolulu Film Festival will be held April 24th - 25th, 2010 along the pristine shores of world-famous Waikiki Beach at the beautiful and world-famous Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa. The Honolulu Film Festival offers a variety of film screenings, special Hawaiian premieres, celebrity tributes, interactive panel discussions, a screenplay competition, a filmmaker reception luau, as well as a closing award ceremony and brunch. This year's festival will showcase Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Foreign Films, Hawaiian Films, Action Sports Films, Music Videos, Experimental Films, Television Pilots, Environmental Films, and more. The Silver Lei Awards is the 2nd highest award that the film festival has to offer.

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