Another Yesterday

March 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
Q and A with Filmmaker following the film session:
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Writer(s): 
Steven Heil
Producer(s): 
Diane Vlajcic Heil
Douglas Heil
Film Length:
1:37:54
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Film Language:
Premier Status: 
Date Completed: 
April, 2019

Awards

Gold Reel Winner, Feature Film Competition, 2018 Nevada International Film Festival Winner, Best Song, Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles, Jan. 2019 Winner, Best Original Song for a Film, American Tracks Music Awards International Contest, Jan. 2019 Finalist (Runner-Up), Best Score, American Tracks Music Awards International Contest, Feb. 2019 Winner, Best Indie Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Winner, Best Drama Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Winner, Best Original Story, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Winner, Best First Time Director (Feature), Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Los Angeles Film Awards, March 2019 Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Honorable Mention, Best Actress, Los Angeles Film Awards, Jan. 2019 Gold Award Winner, Best Feature—First Time Filmmaker, Queen Palm Int. Film Festival, Jan–Feb 2019: Gold Award Winner, Best Young Actress, Queen Palm International Film Festival, Jan–Feb 2019 Gold Award Winner, Best Original Song, Queen Palm International Film Festival, Jan–Feb 2019 Honorable Mention, Best Producer, Queen Palm International Film Festival, Jan–Feb 2019 Winner, Best Actor, Actors Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 2019 Winner, Best Actress, Actors Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 2019 Winner, Best Supporting Actor, Actors Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 2019 Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Actors Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 2019 Winner, Best Ensemble, Actors Awards, Los Angeles, Feb. 2019 Gold Award, Best LGBTQ+ Film, Global Independent Film Awards, 2019 Gold Award, Best Actor, Supporting Role, Global Independent Film Awards, 2019 Winner, Best Narrative Feature, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best Drama, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best Fantasy Film, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best Mystery Film, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best First Time Director, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best Original Story, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Honorable Mention, Best Actor, New York Film Awards, April 2019 Winner, Best Writing, Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Spring 2019 Winner, Best Actress, Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Spring 2019 Winner, Best Film of the Festival, Manhattan Rep's STORIES Film Festival, New York, NY, 2019 Winner, Best Central States Film (14 states), Central States Indie FanFilmFest, Rock Island, IL, 2019 Winner, Best Original Soundtrack Central States Film, Central States Indie FanFilmFest, 2019 Winner, Queen Supreme Award for Best Young Actress—Feature, Queen Palm International Film Festival Annual Screening & Award Show, Palm Springs, CA, 2019 Winner, Best Cross-Culture Award, Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, 2019 Winner, Best Feature, The Network Film Festival, New York, NY, 2019 Silver Award, Best Feature, CINEMAFEST, Ellington, NY, 2019 Award of Outstanding Excellence, Feature Film, CineMagic Film Fest, Greenville, SC, 2019 Winner, Best Directing, Drama, CineMagic Film Fest, Greenville, SC, 2019 Award of Exceptional Merit, Music/Songwriting, CineMagic Film Fest, Greenville, SC, 2019 Winner, Best Supporting Actor, US Hollywood Int'l Golden Film Award, 2019

One-liner: A Japanese-American high school student spars with his father while forging a close bond with two social outcasts — one of whom is bullied because he is gay, while the other claims she is being followed by a spirit.

Synopsis: Akira is a high school transfer student with a deteriorating relationship with his father. When he arrives at his new school, he stumbles onto a classmate being bullied. His intervention triggers two new friendships — one with the victim Scott and the other with Elizabeth — the classmate who aids him after he is knocked out. Scott has a worse problem than the bullies — he has not come out at home yet. But Elizabeth may have an even bigger problem: she is a social pariah because she keeps acting as though someone or something is after her. Meanwhile, Akira’s home front situation is going from bad to worse.

Director(s): 

Steven Heil

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, writer/director/editor Steven Heil directed five productions that won recognition in national competitions. His narrative short film The Order, which he wrote, produced, directed, shot, and edited, won Best Student Film at the Oregon International Film Awards. His narrative television episode Love Bites #2 “Sous Chef Wanted,” which he wrote, directed, and edited, won the Grand Prize in the Video Drama Program Category at the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. His music video for Scumbag Kea’s “Yew Who” won a Bronze Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival; he served as its producer/director/cinematographer/editor. Since graduating, his music video for Franki Moscato’s “Me, Myself, & I” has won several international awards, including Best Music Video at the London Independent Film Awards. In 2019, he was competitively selected for the Creative Minds in Sundance Film Program.