HENRY O! Heads West

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HENRY O!, a feature-length documentary directed by Ziad Hamzeh, has been selected as an official entry in the prestigious 2009 Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 1 - 5, 2009.

HENRY O! tells the remarkable and inspiring story of Henry Oliu, a man blind since early childhood, who has overcome all the odds and made his major league baseball dream come true. Calling upon his love for sports and an encyclopedic memory for facts and figures, Henry hears the crack of the bat and knows if it's a single, double, or homerun; he listens for the ball singing into the catcher's mitt and knows if it's a curveball, fastball, or change-up. Henry is the color analyst on Mega Classica 820 radio, WMGG, the strongest Hispanic station in Florida's Tampa Bay Market.

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.

In 2008, Hamzeh Mystique Films' documentary feature 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. (http://www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com/news1.php)

Designed to bridge the world of premiere independent cinema with the renowned city of Beverly Hills, the BHFF welcomes over 20,000 attendees annually who congregate for 5 days of screenings, poolside celebrity panels, special events, seminars, VIP after parties and deal making.

Henry O!: Written and Directed by Ziad Hamzeh, Executive Producer R. Becker Edison, Produced by Karen Hunter and Ziad Hamzeh, Associate Producers Bert Brown, Marc Sandler, Nina Cullen-Hamzeh. A Hamzeh Mystique Films and Rose Mountain Production.

Henry O! Official Website: http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com/henryo

The 2009 Beverly Hills Film Festival: http://www.beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com

Hamzeh Mystique Films Official Website: http://www.hamzehmystiquefilms.com

Rose Mountain Productions Official Website: http://www.rosemountainproductions.com


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