SOURCE: Manmade Media

October 19, 2005 13:03 ET

Steven Man Wins Best Actor Award for "Dream"

TULSA, OK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- Best Picture nominee/Best Director winner "Sweet Deadly Dreams" brought Steven Man the "Best Actor" Award (best performance by an actor in a leading role) Sunday at the Script-2-Screen Film Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Los Angeles-based Man is elated. "You get up on stage and realize how many people you want to thank. It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a city of crew, cast, friends, family and countless others to make an actor's dream possible. I am truly honored."

Over the past couple of years, Man has been gaining exposure steady as a leading man, starring predominantly in independent features. Currently he is shooting Junya Sakino's WWII drama "Orizuru," a film that compels the audience to weigh the irreversible impact of atomic war. Man is also in discussions to undertake a supernatural drama this winter. Additionally, he has two features in post-production: "The Looking Glass" and "Edge of Nowhere" are set for release in 2006.

Man's character Taylor, in "Sweet Deadly Dreams," is artfully honed by debuting director/writer Dr. Walter Stewart, Professor of Film Noir Studies at UCLA. In the vein of classic film noir leading men, Man plays Taylor as "a ruggedly handsome ex-Navy-SEAL-turned-detective with a Spillane-like penchant for late-night dives and beautiful women." Trouble seems to follow him everywhere. The star-studded cast includes John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop I, II, Midnight Run), Bill Cobbs (Sunshine State, Enough, The Bodyguard), J.A. Preston (A Few Good Men, Air Force One), Roscoe Lee Browne (Babe, Mambo Kings), Quinn Redeker (Academy Award for Deer Hunter), Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd fame and Mrs. Howard Hughes, Oscar Nominee, Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young).

"Walter (Stewart) has an incredible understanding of the genre and its nuances," said Man. "He made it easy to slip into Taylor's world, and though I'm not a method actor, I'd like to think some of Taylor's charms have stuck!"

Said to be one of the most important festivals in the U-S Mid-West, the Script-2-Screen Festival hosted filmmakers of more than 300 independent films from across the continent. Organizers Shiron and Oscar Ray are thrilled with the continuing leaps in participation and the judges' award selections. "Steven Man is a perfect example of the type of individual we celebrate. He is talented, passionate and a consummate professional. He takes his craft seriously; it's obvious in the caliber of Steven's performance."

The Script-2-Screen Festival, now its seventh year, is growing exponentially. Its mantra is simple: get it done. The founders' philosophy is that a project doesn't have to be perfect or the most expensive star-studded movie of all time, but it does have to be finished. "People are taking filmmaking into their own hands, literally creating productions from script to screen, regardless of the obstacles. These independent filmmakers are the future of the industry. We are here to champion their results."

Rumor has it; Script-2-Screen is becoming the Sundance of the Mid-West.

Quick look:
www.stevenman.net
http://www.imdb.com
www.sweetdeadlydreams.net

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