‘I’ll Be Around’ Nominated for Best Picture, Best Indie Film at HRIFF

I’ll Be Around” is an official selection at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The music flick, co-written and directed by Michael Cuenca, has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Independent Film at the fest, which takes place at L.A. Live/Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles February 16-26. The film features a cast of over 50 eccentric characters (including yours truly, playing “Rita” and special appearances from J Mascis, Frank Agnew, Casey Royer and Pleasant Gehman) navigating their way through social and philosophical issues during a post-punk music festival.

Other contenders in the Best Picture category? “A Dark Foe” with Selma Blair, “Daniel Isn’t Real,” produced by Elijah Wood and “The Lighthouse” with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, also nominated for an Oscar. Not bad.

“I’ll Be Around” has also been accepted into the 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival, aka SF Indie Fest, taking place next month.