Raven Petretti-Stamper Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition

The movie was filmed at the historic Dixon Mills building in Jersey City

Raven Petretti-Stamper, of Strange Bird Productions, has won a prestigious Award of Merit, Special Mention for Film Short and an Award of Merit for Script/Writing from The Best Shorts Film Competition.

The award was given for Raven’s genre-defying drama, “Through Open Doors,” a story about a woman returning home after a year away, who walks into the wrong apartment and has a chance encounter with a handsome stranger. “Through Open Doors” was directed by Mark Riccadonna and features Hannah Beck and Sean Hoagland. The movie was filmed at the historic Dixon Mills building in Jersey City where Raven resides.

Raven Petretti-Stamper
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“We were so pleased to be nominated for film short, directing, acting and writing but over the moon to find out we won in all the categories we were nominated in. It’s an amazing feeling to know my first movie is being seen and recognized by respected companies like Best Shorts Competition.”

The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media 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 and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at www.BestShorts.net.

In winning a Best Shorts Award, Raven joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Academy Award winner “Mr Hublot” from Laurent Witz from Luxembourg, 2021 Academy Award-nominee Doug Roland for the short film “Feeling Through,”  Disney Interactive for “Vinlymation: A Love Story” and so many more.

Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information call Raven Petretti-Stamper, 917 817 3728 or info@strangebirdproductions.com, or visit https://www.strangebirdproductions.com/through-open-doors .


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