Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2010
Actress, Shelene Atanacio, was awarded "Break Out Action Star" at the Pasadena Action on Film International Film Festival for her role in the film Codename: Dragonfly, where she plays secret agent Lola Basheer. Shelene received her award at the Black Tie Gala and Awards Reception on July 29, 2010. Awardees in other categories include a Life Time Achievement Award going to legendary actress Talia Shire from The GodFather. The Pasadena Action on Film International Film Festival brings together over 500 filmmakers from around the world.
In other news, Shelene was also nominated for "Best Actress" at the American International Film Festival. She is also known for her role in the independent film, Harrison Montgomery, starring Oscar Winner Martin Landau and actor, Octavio Gomez of Che. Earlier this year, the actress turned author released her first book, Act From The Inside Out: Powerful Acting Tools to Transform Your Real Life, published by Bush Street Press, which hit the Top 5 in Women's List and Top 50 in Success Books on Amazon.