Haitian Film “Addiction” In Running For Academy Award!

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Haitian filmmaker Perri Pierre’s very moving and thought provoking film “Addiction” is the first Haitian film in history to be qualified for an Academy Award. It tells the story of a young male battling between his addiction to drugs and alcohol and his wish to find true love.

 

Laemmle Theatre in Los Angeles has teamed up with Film Company Amis Entertainment to theatrically release Pierre’s moving short film. The show will be screened daily from June 28 to June 30 and fulfills the qualifications as specified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for it to be considered for an Academy Award in the ‘Live Action Short” category in 2014.

 

The screenings will mark the films theatrical debut and will continue to run on the film festival circuit for the rest of the year as the film’s producer makes his push towards the 2014 Academy Awards.

 

Perri Pierre was born in Brooklyn NY and is an award-winning filmmaker and actor. He studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Queens College after which he decided to focus on his passion for film. In 2011 he wrote, directed and played the lead role in his first production J-12, which is set to be aired on national television soon. He also later produced and again took the lead role in his second production ‘Three of A Kind” which won him his first award, a People’s Choice Award by International Movie Trailer Festival.  Perri has also appeared in Law& Order: SVU, Cupid and other shows.