"I'm particularly gratified that the IFFF recognized the amazing gifts of Sophie, who had never appeared in a film before this one. She’s a little girl with a big heart and extraordinary talent" said director/producer Tom Seidman.
Hollywood, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011
The Christmas Bunny steals the show, accepting multiple awards at the 16th Annual International Family Film Festival (IFFF) award ceremony Sunday night, concluding the five day event. The night ended with a bang taking home both the IFFF Pearl Award and Best Child Actor Award, making The Christmas Bunny the only film in the festival to win two major awards.
Tom Seidman, director/producer and writer of The Christmas Bunny, accepted the IFFF Pearl Award, which is given to the film that "best exemplifies the purity and enduring strength of the family bond." This award is sponsored by PearlParadise.com, and includes both an IFFF trophy and an amazing string of real pearls. In his acceptance speech, writer/director Tom Seidman dedicated the award to “all the families that provide loving homes to foster children, and to the foster kids themselves who show such courage in overcoming their difficult upbringings to productive students and adults.”
The Best Child Actor Award went to newcomer, Sophie Bolen for her role as “Julia,” a lonely foster child who overcomes her struggles of living in a temporary home when she encounters a bunny on Christmas Eve. Ms. Bolen displays immense aptitude, diving head first into this somber and hurting character for her first role in a feature film.
“I’m particularly gratified that the IFFF recognized the amazing gifts of Sophie, who had never appeared in a film before this one. She’s a little girl with a big heart and extraordinary talent” said director/producer Tom Seidman.
Coupled with both the IFFF Pearl Award and with the Best Child Actor Award, The Christmas Bunny is proud to be the only film to leave the 2011 International Family Film Festival with both hands full.
About The Christmas Bunny Movie:
The Christmas Bunny, a new family film starring “Brady Bunch” mom and Dancing with the Stars contestant, Florence Henderson. The Christmas Bunny tells the story of a lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) who finds a lost, injured rabbit in the woods on Christmas Eve. The rabbit is nursed back to health by The Bunny Lady (Ms. Henderson), who runs a "rabbit rescue" in an old barn behind her Michigan farmhouse.