Indie Fest

Hillsville 1912: A Shooting in the Court…Wins an Indie

Press Release: For Immediate Release: San Diego, Ca.  November 15th, 2011

Backyard Green Films has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The IndieFEST Film Awards! The award was given for Director Rick Bowman’s exciting documentary, Hillsville 1912: A Shooting in the Court.  The documentary tells an exceptional story about the Carroll County, VA courthouse shooting featuring the narration of actor David Heath, animation by the award winning Dave Hamby and DoubleTake Media Solutions, and music by Mike Conner and John Miller.

Director/Writer Rick Bowman and Editor/Writer Bill Perrine are excited about receiving this very prestigious award and want to thank The Indie Fest. “We just wanted to tell this very important story about the people involved and the tragedy that happened in this tiny mountain town of Virginia.”

The Indie Fest recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry. Information about the Indie Fest and a list of recent winners can be found at The Indie Fest.

In winning the Indie, Backyard Green Films joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs the Indie Fest, had this to say about the latest winners: ” The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

Click here for the Hillsville 1912 documentary trailer.

For more information about this film visit Backyard Green Films.

Hillsville 1912 poster