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Aviation Short Angel Fleet Wins Prestigious Hollywood Film Festival Award


Aviation Short Angel Fleet Wins Prestigious Hollywood Film Festival Award

Pictured: Executive Producer Herb Jackson Jr (right) with brother Tony Jackson (left) on the red carpet at the Golden State Film Festival in Hollywood. Photo Credit: Steve Escarcega

Aviation movie, Angel Fleet is proving to be a huge hit with American audiences and film professionals. The short, which was filmed around West Sussex in the UK and features Europe’s last airworthy ‘Flying Fortress’ B-17 bomber, has received the “Best Score - Short Film” award at LA’s Golden State Film Festival.

Angel Fleet’s award-winning music theme was composed by Moritz Schmittat, performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, and supported by the Big Notes Choir, Horsham, directed by Mark Bradbury. Additional music and performances were provided by the Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, directed by Ray McVay, with a solo performance by Darcy Jacobs.

Produced and directed by the award-winning Sussex production company Fact Not Fiction Films and Tristan Loraine, with American actor and producer Herb Jackson Jr. serving as Executive Producer, Angel Fleet was screened at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard as part of the film festival.

Director Tristan Loraine said, “I am delighted that the amazing composer Moritz Schmittat, supported by Big Notes Choir and the Glenn Miller Band UK has seen us win this fantastic ‘Best Score’ film award at the Golden State Film Festival. My thanks also to Executive Producer, Herb Jackson Jr for sharing my vision and making the score possible with the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. Job well done.”

Executive Producer, Herb Jackson Jr. added, “Considering all that we encountered to get the musical score on screen, winning this award is extremely satisfying.

In addition to winning over audiences at the Golden State Film Festival, Angel Fleet has previously enjoyed great success at the Birmingham International Film Festival, Brazil International Film Festival, Australia Film Festival, and the Culver City Film Festival amongst others. Sitting alongside its Best Score award, the film also received an award of commendation at the Canada Shorts – Canadian and International Short Film Fest, was an award winner at the Touchstone Film Festival and received an Independent Shorts Award.  

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