Arcadian Actors Nominated for EMFF Awards

We are very proud of our three actors who have been nominated in the Endless Mountain Film Festival in PA. Nominations include Yang Miller for Best Lead Actor, Male for the role of Jared; Actress Christy Love Lass for Best Supporting Actress in the role of Fiona; and for Andy Felt for Best Supporting Actor in the role of the Barker. Christy’s performance is especially intriguing in that it contains no dialogue.

Arcadia will screen at the festival on Saturday, August 22nd at 11:15 am at the Arcadia Theater in Wellsboro, PA. The awards ceremony will be on Sunday evening.

Yang Miller was born in a barn in West Virgina and spent his formative years gathering wood and experience in the foothills of Appalachia. As a youngster Yang was bitten by a copperhead snake and almost died, later he was bitten by improv comedy and started living. He is a ten year improv comedian with credits in films and commercials. An accomplished filmmaker with a B.S. in Visual Art from CUNY, Yang has won awards at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) for the series “Video Shmideo,” and at the Colony Film Festival for his documentary “A Midwestern Morning.” Yang continues to act in films and teach improv comedy in South Eastern Ohio while working as the Technical Director and Audience Experience Coordinator at The Athena Cinema in Athens.

Andy Felt hails from sunny southern California where he received his BA in Acting from CSU San Bernardino, was the founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Garden, and served as the Resident Managing Director of The Imagination Company (00/01). His love for Shakespeare has taken him to London where he studied acting with Brigid Panet (RADA), Orlando Shakes (Assistant Director for Much Ado About Nothing 09), and to Canada (2011) where he appeared as Claudius/Ghost in Hothouse Theatre’s Hamlet. Andy received his MFA in Directing from Ohio University in 2009. Favorite acting credits include Geronte in Scapino (Monomoy Theater 2008), Topper in An Appalachian Christmas Carol (Stuart’s Opera House 2012), and Jeff Zarillo in “8” (Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble 2013). Andy is an Associate Professor and the current Artistic Director of the Theatre at Marietta College.

Raised in the Mid Ohio Valley, Christy Love Lass was a member of Boxcar Burlesque from 2011 until 2015. She performed as Cici Victoria in Athens, Columbus and Marietta Ohio. In 2014 she graduated with a BA in history, focusing on museum studies. Christy currently resides in Charleston, SC where she takes long walks on the beach with her dog Duke.

From the EMFF Website:
The Endless Mountains Film Festival
is dedicated to the discovery of new voices in Filmmaking. We also provide panels with various industry professionals, parties and networking events to connect with other filmmakers, and a professional environment where you can exhibit your film and get the most out of your festival experience.  Each film submitted to EMFF is screened by our staff and watched all the way through.  We love film and we know how hard it is to get your film from page to screen.

See the full list of nominees here.

Arcadia Takes Best Feature & Best Cinematography— Mindfield Film Fest (August)


Arcadia has taken awards at the August edition of the Mindfield Film Festival in Los Angles. Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography were awarded to Andy Hall’s first feature film.

From the Mindfield Festivals’s site:
“Mindfield showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our monthly competitions.

Winners of our monthly online competition will automatically be in the official selection of our annual festival.

Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.”

For more information, visit