PollyGrind Film Festival announces early awards

Road to Hell claimed eight awards, including Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor (Michael Paré) and Best Actress (Clare Kramer).
Oct. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Day Job, Trash And Progress, Blood for Irina, Fat Cat, and Race War: The Remake were among some of the early award winners announced Wednesday at the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas. But Albert Pyun’s Road to Hell, which just had its U.S. Premiere moments before the awards ceremony at Rave Cinemas, came out the biggest winner.

Road to Hell claimed eight awards, including Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor (Michael Paré) and Best Actress (Clare Kramer).

The festival kicked off October 5, but Road to Hell was the opening film of PollyGrind’s main event, which runs through Oct. 21. The festival runs through Oct. 27. Visit PollyGrind.com for details on the upcoming screenings.

PollyGrind Early Awards
Announced October 17, 2012

Best Visual Effects
Daniel Ray Gutierrez
Road to Hell

Best Supporting Actress in a Fantasy Film
Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Road To Hell

Best Use of Music (Road to Hell) & Best Song (Streets of Fire)
Tony Riparetti

Best Dark Comedy
Race War: The Remake, dir. By Tom Martino

Best of Zombiepalooza
After the Dawn, dir. by Mitchel A. Jones

Breakthrough Role
Nicole Kruex as Cassie Becker in After the Dawn

Best Foreign Language Film
Fat Cat, dir. by Michele Fiascaris

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Favella as Gloria in Fat Cat

Best Animated Film
Blood Trail, dir. Emerson Frakes

Best Science Fiction Film
Trash and Progress, dir. Abraham Dieckman

Most Innovative
Play Hooky (Shot with a flipcam) dir. by Frank S. Petrilli with cinematography by Jason Chester

Best Cinematography
When Time Becomes a Woman, dir. by Ahmad Alyaseer with cinematography by Zaid Baqaeen

Best Exploitation Film
Day Job, dir., produced by Dave O'Shea  

Best Experimental Film
Blood for Irina, dir. by Chris Alexander, produced by Chris Alexander and David Goodfellow

Most Outrageous Film                      
Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger, dir. Emanuele De Santi

Newcomer Award Roxy Gunn
As Ellen Dream in Road to Hell

Best Writer
Cynthia Curnan (Road to Hell / Cool Air)

Best Fantasy Film
Road to Hell
Directed by Albert Pyun, Produced by Cynthia Curnan and Sazzy Lee Calhoun    

Best Actress
Clare Kramer as Caitlin in Road to Hell

Best Actor
Michael Paré as Cody in Road to Hell
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