Holly Conrad…a motion picture credit!

Last Sunday evening, September 11, 2011, my grand-daughter,  Holly Conrad, returned from Toronto Canada. She had been invited to the Toronto International Film Festival by none other than Morgan Spurlock, the director of his latest documentary film, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. The film is a display of what Comic Com is all about and was screened there at the festival on Saturday. The film is being released in theaters this fall.

There’s already positive reviews out for the movie, and Holly says it’s “awesome.”

In my book of memoirs, Flyin’ Chunks and Other Things to Duck, I wrote the Afterword about Holly and her future.

An excerpt………

………Her interest in writing and the Harry Potter series inspired her to get a degree in Medieval Studies. She is a very good writer and writes very clever copy for the products she designs, constructs, and sells on her Internet store.  She is employed in the animatronics field helping to fab

ricate the creatures one sees at Disneyland, and other parks and museums.  She has won costume design contests and received awards for her efforts. A few months ago Holly rounded up a few friends to help her design and build costumes for the skit they performed for  the costume contest at the 2010 San Diego California Comic Con Convention in July, winning the Judges Award.

Holly was very excited to have been chosen to appear in the Comic Con feature-length theatrical documentary, Comic Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope.  Directed by Morgan Spurlock and produced by Stan Lee, Joss Whedon and Harry Knowles. 

The film follows several Comic Con fans up to their participation at the convention. Holly and her troop was filmed during the construction of their costumes and Holly’ sculpting the head for “Grunt”, a main creature of the skit which  is a sequence from the video game, Mass Effect II. As an artist, her passion fills her days and I have no doubt that she will have a life, not devoid of struggle, but one which will bring her much joy.The Force persists, ever onward.

 And now Holly has a screen credit for participating in the making of a movie,

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.

Comic Con Episode IV Fan's Hope


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