An Alberta made film with a Drumheller connection has garnered a lot of attention.

She Has A Name was produced by valley native, Dean Kohut, and had a total of 8 nomination and 5 wins at the Indie Film Awards.

"Being named Best Feature Film is really huge because it is highlighting the quality of the story and what it tells us is that this story continues to resonate with people," said Andrew Kooman, screenplay writer for the film. "She Has a Name is a story that across the globe people are responding to. I think they are very touched by the human drama of this human trafficking incident that this film explores."

They took home Best Feature, Best Actress (Teresa Ting), Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Music.

The film was also nominated for Best Directors, Best Writing and Best Editing.

"As artists you want your work to be consumed by audiences and so when we get positive feedback it is really encouraging," explained Kooman. "We're in exciting discussions with distribution channels and we're looking forward to bringing the film to more and more people."

At the ACVM Awards in Cincinnati the film also received the Silver Crown Award for Best Feature. In addition, the film was awarded Best Production Design at the Alberta Film and Television Awards in Edmonton.

She Has A Name was filmed in Thailand.

"Just to be recognized among your peers is a huge honour so the 8 nominations in a wide range of categories from the writing to the editing and the best feature was huge," noted Kooman. "To take home 5 awards was the icing on the cake."

The movie premiered in Red Deer on December 2, 2016.

 

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