With the completion of Dragon Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy in Atlanta, Georgia, indie horror film The Human Race can add another win to its collection. The film took Best Feature Film at Dragon Con over the weekend to add its already impressive resume. It also was awarded Best International Feature Film at Macabro - Mexico's Premier Horror Film Festival.
The Human Race is about a man with one leg who finds himself trapped in a horrific and surreal foot race. 80 will start - only one will win.
Blazing a path from disability film festivals to high-end genre festivals (Fantasia/Brussels International) The Human Race presents unique characters in the most challenging of situations. After a successful screening at Cannes (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-sci-fi-horror-tale-525567) The Human Race is proving that Independent Horror can appeal to both niche and wide audiences.
"The star of the movie has one leg. The supporting characters are both deaf. Upon hearing that, we were ejected out of every studio door while pitching the movie." stated director Paul Hough. "…So we just made it ourselves."
Producer Trip Hope, who accepted the award in Atlanta, states "These awards add to our visibility. It's hard for a true indie film to get noticed, but bit by bit we're getting closer to that finish line."
Eddie McGee - a Long-Island native, wheelchair basketball phenom and one-legged star of The Human Race added "This film took us physically four years to make. A great endurance marathon within itself. It's a real testament to all those involved who believed in creating not only an exciting and unpredictable film, but also a movie that is socially very relevant, inspirational and might actually change the way people view and more importantly think about disabled characters in movies.”
The Human Race will next screen internationally in Tel-Aviv, Israel - Lund, Sweden - Manchester, England - Dublin, Ireland - Malaga, Spain.
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