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A “Hunting Man” and a “Wishing Woman” win at The Method Fest

A "Hunting Man" and a "Wishing Woman" win at The Method Fest

A “Hunting Man” and a “Wishing Woman” win at The Method Fest

by Brian Brooks

Douglas Spain and Jo Jo Henrickson in Joe Menendez’s “Hunting of Man.”

Courtesy of The Method Fest

“Hunting of Man” by Joen Menendez and Thomas Roth’s “Wishing Woman” shared Method Fest’s “Executive Director Award,” as 350 people attended a prize ceremony on April 18th in Burbank. Menendez’ Latino feature focuses on a man who tries to keep his angry younger brother from carrying out revenge. “Wishing Woman” is about a young woman living in Manhattan who tires of her meaningless day jobs “in order to explore unknown facets of her identity.”

In other awards, “Three Days of Rain” by Michael Meredith won the best ensemble cast and fest feature film prizes, while the best director award went to Agnieszka Holland for “Julie Walking Home.” Best screenplay went to the action-thriller “I Witness” by Rowdy Herrington and the audience award (feature) went to “Searching for Wooden Watermelons” by Bryan Goldsworthy.

Known as the “actor’s festival,” Method Fest presented its best actor award to Chris Bauer from “Angels Crest” while Petra Wright won best actress for her role in “Sam & Joe.” The Method Fest took place in Burbank, CA from April 11 – 18.

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