Christian Ojore, a young film actor, came to Savannah last November to shoot a film called “The Sacrament”. This November as a thank you to Savannah the producers are screening the film at the Savannah Film Festival on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8pm. In the film, Christian Ojore portrays the stern African “Pilot”. The screening is a part of the 16th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Tall, strikingly handsome leading man of theatre, films and television, Christian O‘jore was born in Greenville, Mississippi. He is the first child of 2 children. After moving from Mississippi to Lithonia, Georgia, Christian enrolled at Avondale High School of Performing Arts intent on a career in cartooning and dancing. However, he caught the acting bug while appearing in student drama productions, and upon graduation he moved to Jackson, Mississippi and enrolled at the Jackson State University as a theater major. He left JSU after 4 years to seek work as an actor.
Other special screenings taking place include: Kevin Macdonald’s “How I Live Now”; Stephen Frears’ “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”; the world premiere of Brad Coley’s “East of Acadia”; a special work-in-progress presentation of Christopher Ashley’s “Lucky Stiff”; and a special presentation, with RealD, of Andrew Adamson’s “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3-D” As in years past, one of the highlights of the festival will be the surprise Director’s Choice screening on Wednesday,
Oct. 30. In addition to the special screenings, there are 58 films in competition in the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Professional Shorts, Student Shorts, and Animated Shorts, as well as two new shorts categories: Historical and SuperShorts! The competition films are competing for more than $80,000 in cash and prizes this year.
Hosted by SCAD, the Savannah Film Festival has become one of the largest entertainment events in the Southeast. In the past eight years, SCAD has been one of the top 10 U.S. film schools in producing Student Academy Award finalists. Tickets and passes can be purchased at savannahboxoffice.com, via phone at 912.525.5050 or in person at the box office window, 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah, Georgia. Festival passes are still available for purchase.
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