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Local filmmaker wins award for documentary

DOWNEY – Lifelong Downey resident Miguel Mouchess won the Fan Favorite award for his film “And Away They Go,” his second award-winning documentary about horse racing and specifically Santa Anita racetrack.
“And Away They Go” won the Fan Favorite award at the 2013 HRTV Film Festival. The film has now earned an automatic berth into FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs), otherwise known as the International Federation of Sport Television and of the Images on the Screen.
“And Away They Go” tells the diverse and rich story of Santa Anita race track and features rock legend Gene Simmons as narrator. It highlights the track’s guests, jockeys, employees and even the horses.
Mouchess’ previous film, “A Day @ the Races,” was a 2012 three-time award winner as it screened in several film festivals throughout the country, including the HRTV Film Festival and Louisville International Festival of Films.
In addition, Mouchess earned a 2011 Imagen Award nomination for Best Web Series for his collaboration as co-producer on the web series “Police Chicks – Life on the Beat.”
He served as associate producer in the 2012 festival favorite “Delusions of Grandeur” for a 22-film festival run.

Published: Nov. 14, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 31

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