SOURCE: Cirquelry Productions

November 12, 2013 10:30 ET

Larry King Hails Award-Winning Short Film "Masque" as "Enchanting"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Eileen Koch & Company INC. (EKC) commends Masque (, the critically acclaimed film from Cirquelry Productions, for its recent "Best Short Film" win at the 7th Annual Skyfest Film Festival on November 3, 2013. The win marks yet another festival award in the film's ongoing medal streak, which extends to over 40 international film awards. Currently, Masque is in the running for a "Best Short Film Live Action" nomination at the upcoming 2014 Oscars.

Hailed by Larry King as "an enchanting touch of life," producers Richard Losee, Matt Hales and Robert Hatch chose to shoot Masque on film in order to fully employ the medium's authenticity and capture the poetry of the story -- a fitting choice for a plot rich with imagery and symbolic narrative.

"From the start, we decided to uphold the standards of our art to the fullest," says producer Richard Losee. "Our team was assembled on the merit of their talent and we are enormously proud of the artisan skills showcased by our editorial and production teams."

"Like any other labor of love, you get what you give," says co-producer Matt Hales. "My satisfaction from this project comes from the careful attention we've spent creating pure cinema."

Masque stars Richard Losee as aging prizefighter, henchman and gambler Colorado McBride, whose dark past is mirrored in his malevolently scarred face. Double-crossed and left for dead by his treacherous business partner Masters, he finds compassion in the arms of Grace, a widowed country woman (Lauren Holly) and in the art of a mysterious Mask Maker (Wilford Brimley), whose skills proffer a mythical journey of restitution.

Bill Cowell, Festival Director of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival stated, "Masque is more than a film, it's a fantastic masterpiece."

Masque was recently featured in the October 29th issue of Variety and in the November 8th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, available now!

"Follow" on Twitter @CirquelryProds and "Like" Masque on Facebook as Cirquelry Productions prepares for awards season!

For more information on Masque, or to interview the Cirquelry Productions team, contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a full-service Branding, Marketing and PR firm at 310.441.1000 or email "Follow" @eileenkoch on Twitter and "Like" Eileen Koch & Company INC. on Facebook. Visit

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