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"Addiction" is the First Haitian Film Nominated for Academy Award

Writer : Caribbean E-Magazine on Friday, June 28, 2013 | 9:56 AM

Addiction actor and produce Perri Pierre
"Addiction" is the first Haitian film to be qualified for an Academy Award. It is the story of a young man who battles between his addiction to drugs and alcohol and his quest to find true love.

Film Company Amis Entertainment is teaming up with Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles, California to theatrically release filmmaker Perri Pierre's touching short film, "Addiction". The theatrical release, which screens twice daily from June 28th until June 30th 2013, fulfills the qualifications set by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the film to be considered for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short category in 2014.


The screenings at the Laemmle Noho 7 mark the film's theatrical debut and it will continue to run on the film festival circuit for the coming year as the film's producer makes his push towards the 2014 Academy Awards.

The film's producer is: Perri Pierre, born in Brooklyn, NY, he’s an award-winning filmmaker and actor. After studying Drama and Theatre at Queens College (City University of New York), he decided to focus solely on his passion for film. In 2011, he wrote, directed and lead in his first production J-12, which is scheduled to air on national television soon. He later produced and  starred in his second production, ‘Three of One Kind’ with which he won his first award, a People’s choice Award by the International Movie Trailer Festival. Addiction is his third production. Other than his own, Perri has appeared in Law & Order: SVU, Cupid and more.


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