By MIU Press
Florida. The Thesis Film Paparazzi and its crew was honored with the
Best Thesis Film 2004 Award. Cast and crew members celebrated
18, 2004, a big day for the cast and crew of Paparazzi. The film
was honored with the Best Thesis Film 2004 Award at the same
time the key members with their individual award for best writer,
director, cinematographer, editor and producer.
Andy Attenhofer told the press that he is very honored to receive
that award at the same time he emphasized that everyone in this thesis
year worked very hard and should receive an award. He dedicated his
award to all the actors and crew members that worked hard to get
this film together.
would have never thought that we have a chance since it was so difficult
to get the film together with virtually no budget. We had to organize
more than 100 extras and a huge amount of props to dress the
sets correctly," Andy told the press. "But I am happy to accept this
award for all the sleepless night," he added laughingly. Those were
only a few of all the difficulties the team of Paparazzi had to
approach making this film. Bogdan Heretoiu's script has been the
biggest one since the film department at Miami International University
exist. Still after all doubts and sleepless nights the team put
an award winning film together.
six thesis films "Avaline", "Balance", "In the Gospel Ring",
"Charlotte & Joseph" and "Paparazzi" were screened at the Shores
Theater to an audience of more than 300 people. It was a mixture
between family members, actors, faculty and industry professionals.
Everyone present enjoyed all the six films and was impressed with
the quality of all of them.
team that was very delighted was the cast of Paparazzi. Unfortunately
MIU was not able to invite all actors due to the limited amount
of seats in the theater. Present were Ford D'Aprix, August Ruth,
Cody Nevils, Jennifer Rayborn,
Julia Clearwood, Daniel Samonas and Michael Francis. They all
enjoyed being part of Paparazzi and were as excited about the
crew. All of them can look back to a great experience with a lot of
fun but also hard work. Ford had to take a lot of beating since
there were many scenes that included fight choreography. Even though
all precautions are made, always something can happen. Also Cody
Nevils, the youngest member of the cast enjoyed the screening a
lot. Him and his younger sister, Kelsey who was an extra in the
film were able to see themselves on the big screen. An exciting
pictures were taken that soon will be release in the "Pictures
and more..." section of the official Paparazzi Webpage:
So please go and visit the website.
Press asked Director Andy about his future plans. "My goal is
to enter Paparazzi to several local film festivals and also put a cool
with a lot of special features. Besides Paparazzi I am looking forward
to co-directing another film in January with Peter Bean who directed
Jazzman, another thesis film." The project Andy is approaching
is his first independently financed short film that is going to be
on 35 mm film in the beginning of the year. Andy hopes to be able to
reunite some of the cast and crew members from Paparazzi in his new
project. "I loved working with my cast, they were just absolutely
amazing. All of them were so dedicated and didn't mind all the rehearsals
had," Andy said.
tuned about the future of Paparazzi and keep checking on the webpage
for the latest news, information on the cast and crew plus hundreds
of pictures that were taken in Preproduction, Production and on the