<![CDATA[anthony-michael.com - News and Updates]]>Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:25:03 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[June 01st, 2017]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 22:08:15 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/june-01st-2017(Baltimore, MD – May 28, 2017) – Agent Hollywood, third film project of film production company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC, will be screened at the Ocean City Film Festival June 8 – 11, 2017 on Sunday. Imagination Lunchbox is the company of Baltimore prodigy Anthony Michael Hobbs an award winning actor and filmmaker. The short film is about a young celebrity actor who works undercover as an agent on a mission to save the world. Hobbs previous films, One Nation and Naga Pixie, have been screened at over 15 film festival and have won 6 awards total. Agent Hollywood premiered at the Imagination Lunchbox International Film Festival in April. It is co-produced and co-directed by his former basketball coach Michael Forstner.
Recently Imagination Lunchbox, LLC held its own successful film festival, Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival in Maryland, where 15 short films made by kids, made for kids and starring kids were screened during that day. The festival presented honors in five categories – “Best Film By Kids,” “Best Film For Kids,” “Best Film Starring Kids,” “Film Festival Choice” and “Best Uplifting Film.” The Ocean City Film Festival is hosted by the Art League of Ocean City. It will be held at the Ocean City Center for the Arts (502 94th Street, Ocean City, Maryland) with 138 films to be screened at various locations. The locations include the Center for the Arts on 94th; the Dunes Manor Hotel at 28th on the Boardwalk; Francis Scott Key Resort West Ocean City, and at the Fox Gold Coast Mall Theatre on 113th Street. The film festival was open to regional as well as international films of all backgrounds and genres.
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<![CDATA[Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie Screening at Festivals in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia]]>Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:05:24 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/anthony-michael-hobbs-naga-pixie-screening-at-festivals-in-pennsylvania-indiana-virginiaIMMEDIATE RELEASE
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(Baltimore, MD – March 30, 2017) – Protégée’ Anthony Michael Hobbs, a multi-awarding winning actor (with a prominent role as a young Frederick Douglass in the Emmy nominated documentary series “The Abolitionist”), is carving out a niche for himself as a filmmaker. Having already created three short films - two are already multi-award winning - to his credit. Anthony Michael Hobbs’ second Short Naga Pixie will be screened at three upcoming film festivals in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Virginia. Naga Pixie has already won at the Gary International Black Film Festival (“Best Youth Film Director”) and the Bonita Springs International Film Festival (“Best Kidz Shorts”). His third film, Agent Hollywood, will be screened April 30, 2017 in Baltimore at the Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival.
 
Hobbs’ film Naga Pixie will be at the 2nd annual The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival (TATFF) in Evansville, Indiana (601 Walnut Street, 47708) from April 6 – 9th at the Double Tree by Hilton, followed by a screenings at the 3rd annual The Film Festival at Little Washington (TFFALW) in Washington, Virginia at the Little Theatre (291 Gay St, 22747) from April 7 – 9th, and then arriving at the 13th annual West Chester Film Festival (WCFF) in West Chester, Pennsylvania (at various locations in West Chester) from April 28 – 30th. Hobbs’ third Short, Agent Hollywood, will have its premiere screening at his own event the first annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) on Sunday, April 30th (5200 Southwestern Blvd, 21227) at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall.
 
Naga Pixie stars Anthony Michael Hobbs as Jason and Trinity Breanne Perio as Naga Pixie. The Short also stars Trey Feledy, Kayla Johnson, Kendall Clark, Noah Thomas, Amanda Trinh, Danny Palmer and Thomas Johnson. The Pixie is nagging the youngsters about being kind to nature and animals, things the kids have no time or thought for. Filled with mystery, fun and laughs the ending will surprise you.
 
Anthony’s first short film One Nation was inspired by former President Obama’s call for films made by kids. It didn’t make it into the White House screening, but One Nation went on to be screened at 10 national film festivals and it won at four. One Nation stars Anthony Michael as Stephen, a boy who along with his five friends decides that they need to give back to the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a heart-warming and inspiring project. Hobbs will premiere his third Short, Agent Hollywood, at his own film festival ILICFF on April 30th that was created to inspire other kids to strive to achieve their dreams as well.
 
Anthony Michael Hobbs impresses everyone he meets including the film festival directors. The Ocktober Film Festival in New York asked him to host their youth awards presentation the next year after winning for One Nation. He has also served as a special motivational speaker at such events as former NFL player Joel Gamble’s “Career Scholars Program.” Also an excellent basketball player Hobbs is now a member of an AAU Basketball league called the Ravens (Columbia, Maryland).
 
As an actor Hobbs has garnered six awards from Global Stars Network for his acting skills. He is best known for his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS Special Mini-Series “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” (http://video.pbs.org/video/2321796209) starring actor/director Richard Brooks (“Law & Order”). Another notable role is a starring role in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc).  
 
For more information about Naga Pixie, One Nation, Agent Hollywood or the Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival visit Hobbs’ website www.anthony-michael.com or www.ImaginationLunchbox.com. You can also email ImaginationLunchbox@gmail.com.
 
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<![CDATA[Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie Wins 2017 BSIFF 'Kidz Shorts" Award, 2016 Best Youth Short GIBFF]]>Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:26:04 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/anthony-michael-hobbs-naga-pixie-wins-2017-bsiff-kidz-shorts-award
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Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie Wins 2017 BIFF
‘Kidz Shorts’ Award
 
(Baltimore, MD – February 6, 2017) – Multi-awarding winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Naga Pixie (Imagination Lunchbox) wins the 2017 Bonita Springs International Film Festival (BIFF) “Kidz Shorts” Award.  Hobbs’ short, a comedy/adventure, also won the 2016 Gary International Black Film Festival “Best Youth Film” Award. Naga Pixie is his second of three films that he has produced under his company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC
 
The Bonita Springs International Film Festival was held at the Arts Center of Bonita, Florida. The BIFF mission is to create experiences that discover extraordinary films from around the world. It presents over 70 carefully selected narratives, documentaries, animations and shorts, and Hobbs’ short won in the youth category.
 
Anthony Michael stars as Jason who, along with friends, tries to figure out why a Pixie (played by Trinity Breanne Perio) is always nagging them about not hurting animals and respecting nature. Naga Pixie also stars Trey Feledy (Alex Hamilton), Kayla Johnson (Serena Keith), Kendall Clark, Noah Thomas and Amanda Trinh. It also features Danny Palmer and Thomas Johnson.
 
Anthony’s first short film One Nation screened at 10 national film festivals and won four awards. One Nation is an inspirational film about a boy named Steven who along with his five friends (Jeffrey, Spice, Hope, Rose, and Brianna) decided that they need to give back to the Armed Force members returning to the U.S.
 
Last year the Ocktober Film Festival in New York had Anthony Michael host the youth awards presentation. He has also served s a special speaker at the Root Branch Academy’s Youth Film Festival, and for former NFL player Joel Gamble’s “Career Scholars Program.”
 
As an actor Hobbs has garnered six awards from Global Stars Network for his acting skills. He is best known for his role as a young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS Special Mini-Series “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” (http://video.pbs.org/video/2321796209) starring actor/director Richard Brooks (“Law & Order”). Another notable role is a starring role in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc).  
On April 30, 2017 his production company will host the first annual Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival (ILICFF) at the Arbutus Community Hall of the Volunteer Fire Department in Maryland. The event aims to showcase and honor short films produced by youth, produced for youth and starring youth. It will offer an industry expert panel for discussion, and for the visiting young filmmakers a Q and A session. Held in partnership with the 18th annual “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) entertainment conference (www.UpliftingMinds2.com), the ILICFF will also offer a special “ULMII Honorary Awards” presented to the most uplifting film. Submissions for short films are open now and will close at the end of March.
 
For more information about Naga Pixie, One Nation or the Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival visit Hobbs’ website www.anthony-michael.com or www.ImaginationLunchbox.com.
 
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<![CDATA[November 10th, 2016]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:22:47 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/november-10th-2016​A special thank you to Australia's The Hollywood Goss for their "You Saw It Here First!" feature announcing the release of our upcoming film, "Agent Hollywood"! http://www.thehollywoodgoss.com/agenthollywood
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<![CDATA[Thank you to all the film festivals!]]>Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:43:08 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/thank-you-to-all-the-film-festivalsIn December 2014 Anthony wrote, produced, and directed a short film One Nation. The film is about a group of kids that set up the ultimate surprise for soldiers returning from service.

One Nation is an official selection of:
 The 2015 Alhambra Theater Film Festival taking place in Evansville, Indiana April 9 - 12th 2015 (Anthony is also the winner of the 2015 Spirit Award)

The 2015 West Chester International Film Festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania April 24 - 26th, 2015

The Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, NJ May 2, 2015 (Grand Prize Winner Cinemaniacs)

The Extremley Young Film Festival May 29, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The San Diego International Kids' Film Festival August 2015

Ocktober Film Festival New York, NY  -  October 2015
WINNER BEST YOUTH FILMMAKER 

Gary International Black Film Festival - October 2015
WINNER BEST YOUTH SHORT 

Gold Coast International Film Festival - November 2015

Providence Childrens Film Festival - February 2016

Bonita Springs International Film Festival - February 2016


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<![CDATA[Coming Soon..Agent Hollywood!]]>Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:41:16 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/coming-soonagent-hollywoodAgent Hollywood is a film about a kid actor who is also a secret agent. His days are filled with Hollywood, homework, and henchmen.

COMING SEPTEMBER 2016
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<![CDATA[October 31st, 2016]]>Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:37:50 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/october-31st-2016Imagination Lunchbox Presented:

A screening of Anthony's latest short film "Naga Pixie" on Sunday August 14th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall in Baltimore, Maryland. 

You can view the trailer for Naga Pixie by clicking here

This screening is proud to recognize our sponsors!!! Thank you for your support!
            
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<![CDATA[Trailer for his new short film Naga Pixie ]]>Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:36:26 GMThttp://anthony-michael.com/news-and-updates/trailer-for-his-new-short-film-naga-pixieIMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Award winning Baltimore filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs’ Releases Trailer for his new short film Naga Pixie 
Anthony Michael Hobbs’ of the Emmy Nominated ‘The Abolitionist’ Preps for May 30, 2016 Release of his Second Short Film, Naga Pixie
 
(Baltimore, MD – April 6, 2016) – Eleven year-old actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (Emmy Nominated PBS Special ‘The Abolitionist’) released the trailer for his second short film titled “Naga Pixie”, starring himself as Jason Burrow and Trinity Breanne Perio as Naga Pixie. The film is produced through his company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC. On May 30, 2016 Hobbs will release “Naga Pixie” as his second short film. Anthony released his first short film, titled “One Nation”, when he was age 9. The film was screen at 10 film festivals and won at four.
Anthony wrote, produced, directed as well as starred in the short film as Jason Burrow. Jason and his group of friends are trying to figure out why Naga Pixie (Perio) is always nagging about things they think are trivial such as not hurting animals and respecting nature. Through a series of events Jason and his friends learn that things are not what they seem.
Also starring in “Naga Pixie” (Imagination Lunchbox) is Trey Feledy as Jason’s best friend Alex Hamilton, Kendall Clark as his friend Alexia Smith, Noah Thomas as Bart Allen, Kayla Johnson as Serena Keith, and Amanda Trinh as Jasmine Oftheives. Watch the movie trailer to “Naga Pixie” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4VOK0vLGCk.
Anthony Michael Hobbs’ first film One Nation has screen at 10 film festivals which includes the Gold Coast Film Festival (Port Washington, NY); the Gary International Black Film Festival (Gary, Indiana); the Aurora Picture Show Extremely Young Film Festival (Houston); the Alhambra Theatre Film Festival (Indiana); the West Chester Film Festival (Pennsylvania); the Montclair Film Festival (New Jersey); the San Diego International Kids Film Festival, and the Ocktober Film Festival (New York). To date Anthony Michael Hobbs has garnered four awards - the Alhambra Theatre Film Festival’s “Spirit Award”; the Montclair Film Festival’s “Grand Prize for Kidz Shortz”; the Ocktober Film Festival’s “Best Youth Filmmaker,” and the Gary International Black Film Festival’s “Best Youth Short.”
 
The Global Stars Network multi-award winning actor is best known for his roles as young Frederick Douglass in the 2013 Emmy Award nominated PBS Special “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” (http://video.pbs.org/video/2321796209) starring actor/director Richard Brooks (“Law & Order,” The Crow) and in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc).
Also a model Hobbs has appeared in national print campaigns for Finish Line athletics’ chain; Philadelphia based Urban-inspired footwear chain Villa; Charles River Apparel 2015 catalogue, and for the USDA’s Healthy Kids 2011 national print campaign.  In addition, Anthony Michael is a motivational speaker who has appeared as a guest speaker for former NFL player Joel Gamble’s (Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans) “Joel Gamble Foundation: Career Scholars Program”, and for the Root Branch Academy’s Youth Film Festival.
For more information on Anthony Michael Hobbs log onto www.anthony-michael.com or contact his management at 410-908-4869. For more information on Naga Pixie log onto IMDb.com, you can also view the trailer there.
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