Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer will be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Awardrecipients, 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 Rising Star Award honors ayoung film artist whose every role, even their formative years, surprises, enthralls and delights audiences of every age. The awards will be presented at the Opening Night of the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on Wednesday June 3, 2015. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com.
“On Maui, we’re stoked about the ocean, the sunshine, the endless natural beauty and the spectacular neverending waves that start life anew in every moment. It’s that same sense of discovery and joy that both Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer bring to life in cinema that makes them more than worthy to be the 2015 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Honorees,” said Rivers
Eastwood can be currently seen as bullrider Luke Collins in THE LONGEST RIDE, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, starring opposite Britt Robertson and Alan Alda. Eastwood will soon be seen in several highprofile films, including SUICIDE SQUAD, from Warner Bros., DC Comics, and director David Ayer, along with the untitled Oliver Stone film about Edward Snowden.Eastwood’s other recent films include the World War II movie, FURY, alongside Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, as well as the independent features, DAWN PATROL and WALK OF FAME. Eastwood also had a lead role in TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE. Eastwood’s other films include: INVICTUS, GRAN TORINO, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, CARMEL, AN AMERICAN CRIME and PRIDE.
Palmer has an explosive year ahead of her, starring in the highly anticipated remake of the 1990’s hit film POINT BREAK with Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey, the crime thriller TRIPLE NINE, starring as part of an allstar cast including Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson and Lionsgate’s THE CHOICE, starring with Benjamin Walker. She has also shot Terence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS with Christian Bale and MESSAGE FROM THE KING with Chadwick Boseman. Palmer has previously been seen in many major films including Lionsgate’s WARM BODIES, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg’s I AM NUMBER FOUR, the independent film THE EVER AFTER, which she also cowrote and produced with Mark Webber, CUT BANK with Liam Hemsworth, the Australian film KILL ME THREE TIMES, Disney’s THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE and DECEMBER BOYS with Daniel Radcliffe.
For additional information, call the Film Festival Headquarters at 8085799244or visit www.mauifilmfestival.com.