“Healed by Horses” Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards


(BURLINGTON, NC, Oct 27, 2016) – Chris Laforet, of ShutteRelease Films, has won a prestigious Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The award was given for the documentary short, “Healed by Horses,” which promotes awareness of how Equine Therapies can help people battling mental and physical handicaps, PTSD and other stresses, and behavioral and bullying issues to overcome them.

“All of us at ShutteRelease are pleased to have received this award and we know that all who participated on screen will be equally pleased to know that their success stories are inspiring to others.”

The IndieFEST Film Awards 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 the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, ShutteRelease Films joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears Documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information visit ShutteRelease Film’s website at shuttereleasefilms.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShutteReleaseFilms. The awareness-raising documentary is freely available online at vimeo.com/claforet/healedbyhorses

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