The Houston Film Critics Society Announces Millennium Films “Puncture” as Best Texas Independent Film of 2011
The Houston Film Critics Society (“HFCS”) is pleased to announce that Adam and Mark Kassen’s film “Puncture” as the recipient of the inaugural Texas Independent Film Award.
The award represents the best independent film made in the state of Texas and is given to a film which was primarily financed and filmed in Texas. The award was presented to writer/producer Paul Danziger at the 5th Annual HFCS Film Awards on January 7th at the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston.
“On behalf of the filmmakers we want to thank [the HFCS] for sponsoring this award and to thank Houston. We never could have made this movie without the city of Houston,” Danziger said.
Set and shot in Houston, Texas, “Puncture’s” powerful story and dynamic performance from Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) is “exactly the sort of film Texas is capable of producing,” HFCS vice president Joshua Starnes said.
The award marks the first time a Texas critics group has honored a locally financed and produced film.
“Texas has long and vibrant history of independent filmmaking, from the work of Richard Linklater to the high-octane action films of Robert Rodriguez, and the HFCS feels it is time that Texas filmmakers are recognized for their skill and talent,” Starnes said.
Other nominees for the inaugural TIFA award included horror film Jacob, street art documentary Stick ‘Em Up, real life crime comedy The Great Moon Rock Caper, and comedy vignette showcase Deadbeat TV Vol. 2.
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