October 1, 2015
A short film OSM member Orlando Braun produced in Los Angeles has just picked up two awards at the recent Cinerockom International Film Festival. The film Becoming Lucy won the Ruby Award for Best Production Design as well as the Emerald Award for Best Actress in a Short Film. Orlando beams, “I am overwhelmed with pride for my brilliant production designer Ayaka Kuramoto and extremely talented lead actress Alexis Nichols.”
The film was also recently accepted into the inaugural Feminist and Queer International Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania November 6-10, 2015. After which the film returns to the United States and plays in its official selection at the Big as Texas Short Film Festival in Austin, Texas December 12, 2015.
Becoming Lucy is a loving portrait and docudrama about Lucille Ball starring Alexis Nichols. Confronted by probing questions from her biographer, an elderly Lucille recalls the steps it took for her to realize the iconic television series I Love Lucy. From her early days as a model and radio personality to becoming the ‘first lady of television,’ Becoming Lucy reminds us that our greatest pain may lead us to our greatest success.