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Big Apple Film Festival Semi Finalist - 11 Blocks To Go




November 6, 2021


Ashley Alexander and Jack Utrata (Lullaby, Shakespeare in Quarantine, The Sonnet Project) were named Semi-Finalists in the Screenplay Competition at The Big Apple Film Festival last night for their pilot "11 Blocks To Go."



"11 Blocks To Go" synopsis is described as "After a pattern of toxic behavior leaves best friends Drew and Samantha at a standstill, they both agree to a 3-month pact to reclaim control of their lives and save their friendship."

Alexander and Utrata are a writer duo and are slated to star in the leading roles of Samantha and Drew. The Big Apple Film Festival is the second nomination for the pair.





"Big Apple Film Festival, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee", "25 Coolest Film Festivals", and Film Freeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Additionally, the festival is proud to honor a variety of New York City based filmmakers, writers, actors and artists who have played an influential role in the growth of independent filmmaking in the Big Apple. Each year BAFF presents awards in a variety of categories including Best Feature Film, Short Film, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Animation, NYC Cityscape Award, Student Film Award, Golden Apple Award, and NY Emerging Talent Award.

ALUMNI FILMS include filmmakers and cast that are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, Itunes and More...

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN FEATURED IN: Indiewire The New York Times MovieMaker Magazine (Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals and Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee) CBS News (Top 5 Eating and Drinking Events in New York) The Hollywood Reporter BuzzFeed

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-The Big Apple Film Festival Website

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