Director Aubrey Smyth, represented for commercial and brand assignments via Cutter Productions in New York, was a Grand Prize winner in the 2018 Moët Moment Film Festival. Her dramatic sixty-second short, “The Bout,” was feted at a glittering event in New York held during the recent Tribeca Film Festival.
“The Bout” is a powerful film that portrays the real-life story of Smyth’s mother as she struggles with a cancer diagnosis and fights back to overcome adversity. Co-written by the director and her mother, Deborah Zawol Smyth, who also served as production designer, the making of “The Bout” served as an affirmation of life and a cause for celebration for Smyth’s family.
Smyth received a $25,000 grant that will go towards supporting her work as a director for winning the competition. She’s currently in development for her first feature film, “Ginger With A Snap.”
Moët & Chandon launched the Moët Moment Film Festival in 2015 to commemorate its’ 25th anniversary as the official Champagne of the Golden Globe Awards. The annual short film competition aims to showcase and support the next generation of talented filmmakers. A full list of MMFF winners can be found on the festival’s web site at http://www.moetfilmfest.com/#.
Director / Editor: Aubrey Smyth
Co-Writers: Aubrey Smyth, Deborah Zawol Smyth
Cinematographer: Bryant Fisher
Production Designer: Deborah Zawol Smyth
Associate Producer: Brendyn Smyth
Assistant Camera: Grace Hendricks, Grayson Kohs
Sound Mixer: Daniel Coleman
Composer: Ryan Nach, Knock It Out Music
Post Sound Design and Mix: Brian Goodheart, Sonic Union
Colorist: Josh Kanuck
VFX: Eugene Lenhert
Gaffer: Milton De La Cruz
Key Grip: Christopher Angarone
Lead Actor: Gloria Jung
Boyfriend: Juan Fraustro
Daughter: Miranda Plant
Son-In-Law: Ricardo Manigat
Boyfriend’s Son: Rolando Chusan
Boyfriend’s Daughter: Melissa Rodriguez
Stunt Coordinator & Boxing Actor: Lenlee Hosang
Special thanks to Cutter Productions
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