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Garden State Film Festival Rising Star Award

The  Garden State Film Festival which will take place in Atlantic City March 19-22  is proud to announce the winner for their annual  Rising Star Award. The award was conceived to shine a spotlight on a New Jersey up and coming actor.

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   ……Quinn Shephard



The recipient of the GSFF 2015 Rising Star Award is Quinn Shephard. She is a nineteen year-old actress,writer and filmmaker. As an actress, feature film credits include “Windsor” which screens GSFF, Sunday March 22 at 2:45PM in the Superstar Theater, “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Harrison’s Flowers,” “From Other Worlds” and “Assassination of a High School President.” Shephard’s television credits include a series regular role on CBS’s ‘Hostages’, guest-starring appearances on  “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Believe” (CBS), and “Made in Jersey” (CBS), as well as a current recurring role on “Person of Interest” (CBS).

As a writer/filmmaker, Shephard’s first feature-length screenplay, ‘Blame’, was selected as a finalist for the Sundance 2014 Screenwriters Lab. Her short story ‘Brighter’ was the runner up for the 2014 One Teen Story Writing Contest. Past directorial work has been featured in the Garden State Film Festival. Shephard is currently in post production on her original short “Till Dark”, and in pre-production on her feature Blame.

Shephard was born and raised in New Jersey.

Join us to celebrate Quinn’s success as she receives her award at our Annual Black Tie Awards Dinner March 22nd at 6:30PM at The Claridge Hotel!  Tickets available HERE!

Congratulations Quinn, from all of your GSFF family!!!