May 4, 2012
Scott Thompson in The Immigrant
-- The 4th annual LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the largest comedy film festival in the country, concluded Sunday with a red carpet awards gala and celebration at Exchange LA in downtown Los Angeles. The top winner was the Canadian comedy short film, "The Immigrant" which collected the the festival’s highest film award, the State Tax Credit Exchange Best of Fest Grand Prize.
The Immigrant was co-written by legendary “Kids in the Hall” performer Scott Thompson and Dave Pullano, directed by Josh Levy and produced by Robi Levy. Thompson stars with fellow Kid in the Hall Dave Foley, as well as actors Margaret Cho, Michael Cera, Will Forte and Deborah Theaker. The Immigrant tells the tale of once-famous comedian Bob London, who attempts a Hollywood comeback by enlisting human smugglers to sneak him across the Mexico-US border. Deposited in East LA after a taxing journey, Bob finds himself rejected by his former manager and famous friends, penniless and alone. He is then adopted by a pair of migrant workers who resolve to show Bob how to make it in America.
Thompson was also honored for his rich career in comedy with the “Commie Award.” and reprised one of his beloved characters, “Buddy Cole”, in a hilarious, audience-pleasing performance.
Upcoming screenings of The Immigrant include the Catalina Film Festival (May 6) and the Seattle International Film Festival (May 20, 25 and June 1).
Official Website: www.TheImmigrantFilm.com