Sand Castles (film)
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Sand Castles is a 2014 American independent drama film starring Jordon Hodges and Anne Winters and directed by Clenét Verdi-Rose. It co-stars Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor, Daniella Grace, Scott Jemison, and Clint Howard. Filming took place in Goshen, Indiana and St. Joseph, Michigan in October 2012. The film had its world premiere on March 21, 2014 at the Gasparilla Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize in the festival's New Visions Competition.
The film was released in select theaters on December 26, 2014 and will be released on VOD and DVD in early 2015.
In rural Indiana, Noah Daly (Jordon Hodges) and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren (Anne Winters), who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
- Jordon Hodges as Noah Daly
- Anne Winters as Lauren Daly
- Randy Spence as Tommy Daly
- Saxon Trainor as Marie Daly
- Daniella Grace as Alison Paige
- Scott Jemison as Detective Cloud
- Clint Howard as Todd Carlson
The Reading Eagle gave a mixed review for Sand Castles, criticizing it for its "gratuitous, insufficiently established romance" while also writing that the film "deserves credit for sustaining its empathy for ordinary people blindsided by fate" and praising the performances of Trainor and Clint Howard.
- Feature Film Award of Merit at the Catalina Film Festival (2014, won) Template:Citationneeded
- Best Feature Film at the Cincinnati Film Festival (2014, won)
- Best Feature Film at the Gasparilla International Film Festival (2014, won)
- Best Feature at the Grand Rapids Film Festival (2014, won)Template:Citationneeded
- Leonardo's Horse for Best Ensemble Cast at the Milano International Film Festival Awards (2014, won)
- Best Actor at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2014, won - Randy Spence)Template:Citationneeded
- Best Feature Film at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2014, won)
- Domani Vision Award for Best Lead Actor at the New York VisionFest (2014, won - Jordon Hodges)
- Abe Schrager Cinematography Award at the New York VisionFest (2014, won - Chris Faulisi)
- Best Feature Film at the Rainier Independent Film Festival (2014, won)
- Audience Choice at the River Bend Film Festival (2014, won)
- Best Feature at the River Bend Film Festival (2014, won)
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