Colin Farrell will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Navigator Award recipient, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival which will be held, and celebrate its 16th annual event from June 3-7, 2015, at the Wailea Resort in Maui. The Maui Film Festival Navigator Award honors a film artist for carving a path of distinction through the turbulent waters of the entertainment industry without sacrificing their fundamental commitment to excellence. The award will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Thursday June 4, 2015. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.
“Colin Farrell is a chameleon who constantly creates one-of-a-kind characters that send pitch perfect pebble-to-boulder-sized ripples through whatever story his performance is helping to tell,” said Rivers who added “In short, Colin is a cinematic force of nature and, for that reason, the Maui Film Festival takes great pride in honoring him with its 2015 Navigator Award.”
Farrell was recently seen in the film adaptation of “Miss Julie” starring opposite Jessica Chastain and directed by Liv Ullmann. In 2013 Farrell was seen in the Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks” with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. In 2009, Farrell won a Golden Globe for his role in “In Bruges.”
Farrell is currently shooting the second season of the HBO drama “True Detective” starring opposite Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughan and recently wrapped the independent film “The Lobster” starring opposite Rachel Weisz.
His other past work includes “Seven Psychopaths,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Dead Man Down,” “Total Recall,” “The Way Back,” “London Boulevard,” “Fright Night,” “Horrible Bosses,” “Ondine,” “Pride and Glory,” “Cassandra’s Dream,” “Miami Vice,” “Alexander,” “The New World,” “Ask the Dust,” “The Recruit,” “A Home at the End of the World,” “Phone Booth,” “Minority Report,” “Daredevil,” “American Outlaws,” “SWAT,” “Intermission” and “Tigerland”.
ABOUT THE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL
Barry Rivers founded the Maui Film Festival in 2000 as a festival committed to the celebration and exploration of cinema at the intersection of smart and heart. The Festival’s mission has always been to share exceptional cinematic vision in the service of compassionate and transformative storytelling with a diverse audience who call Maui both their home and their home away from home.
Since its inception, the Maui Film Festival has screened more than 600 narrative and documentary feature length and short films from around the world to a diverse audience of industry luminaries, filmmakers, cineastes and movie lovers of all ages. Over the last 15 years the festivals has been fortunate to honor such talents as Joan Allen, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Burton, Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Zooey Deschanel, Clint Eastwood, Zac Efron, Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, Woody Harrelson, Garrett Hedlund, Helen Hunt, Brie Larson, Mike Myers, Lupita Nyong’o, Dennis Quaid, Emma Roberts, Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood among many others.
The 2015 Maui Film Festival Wailea is made possible by the tremendous and continued support of a number of local, national and international organizations. As of April 23, 2015 this year’s Official Sponsors include: Signature Sponsors: Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Praise Genius, Sunrun; Major Sponsors: Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Destination Resorts Hawaii, The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Grand Wailea, Hotel Wailea, The Shops At Wailea, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Wailea Gateway Center, Wailea Golf Club; Sponsorship Ohana: Capische?, Mana Foods, Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Pau Maui Vodka, Spago; Industry Sponsors: Getty Images, Hawaii Film Office, The Hollywood Reporter, Modern Luxury Hawaii, Picture Mill, Reel Maui / Maui Film Office, Variety, WHERE Hawaii, The Works Creative Group; Community Sponsors: Akaku: Maui Community Media, Avis, County of Maui, The Maui News, Rising Sun Solar + Electric, Whole Foods; Kama’aina Ohana: Akina Aloha Tours, Art to Print, Audio Visual Services Hawaii, County Of Maui Office of Economic Development, Maui Economic Development Board, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Paradise Self-Storage, Wailea Resort Association.
For additional information, call the Film Festival Headquarters at 808-579-9244 or visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.
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