HOLLYWOOD — A fourth grade student in Pequannock, 9-year-old Madeline Lupi, has received the attention of Hollywood.
Her performance in a short film, "American Autumn," has gotten her a nomination as Best Performance in a Short Film, Young Actress Under 10. The nomination was announced by The Young Artist Awards. The awards ceremony will be held May 4 in Studio City, Cali.
For the past 34 years the non-profit organization has honored the best young stars (up to the age of 21) in the entertainment world. This includes work done in feature films, short films, TV shows, voice-overs and live theatre. It was founded by the late Maureen Dragone, a long-time member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Her mother was one of the founders of the Golden Globes.
"American Autumn" is a melodrama that depicts small everyday catastrophes that threaten upper middle class families. The film was shot in New Jersey last winter.
For more information on the Young Artist Awards visit youngartistawards.org.