2021 Film Festival Awards
Taking The Film Festivals By Storm
Ariana Jalia and Family and Me have taken the 2021 International Film Festivals by storm winning awards which include Best Actress, Gold Award First Time Director, and Silver Award for Indie Short Film. Ariana also placed as a Finalist and Semi -Finalist in several festivals for Women Empowerment Film, Narrative International Short, Best Female Director in a Short Film, and Best Indie Short Film.
Official Trailer: FAMILY AND ME
This is a powerful short film that takes an honest look at a family of eight dealing with the heartbreak of death. The story shines a light on some of the most difficult outcomes a family can face when a child’s first cries for help aren’t recognized - all told through the eyes of a child.
“I’m grateful that I was able to use the art of filmmaking to tell this story and share it with the world. But, this story is not a part of the social media hurricane or fancy filmmaking, tricks and hacks. Because this story is simple. Children let adults know they are in trouble, but adult miss the cues. When I realized that, I knew I must share this story. What I want adults to take away from this film is that there are no forgettable conversations. Even tossed out words in passing can have deadly consequences. But, for children, I hope they understand permanent solutions to temporary pain in not the answer.”, said Ariana Jalia.
About Ariana Jalia
Ariana Jalia is known for her media appearances on: Little Big Shots, Steve, Varney & Co., AOL Build, Fox News, and New York Live. Her acting roles include starring and recurring roles on: Manifest (NBC), Stephen King's Lisey's Story (Apple TV), Tracy Oliver's new show Harlem (Amazon), and Family and ME, and Sweet Fun Day. Additional performances include co-starring roles on Prodigal Son (FOX) and the feature film A Mouthful of Air starring Amanda Seyfried. As an author, entertainer, and influencer - Ariana has created a public following resulting in selling over 40,000 books, and a social media following that continues to grow at a rapid pace with videos on YouTube with over 11 mil views and an Instagram account with 10 of thousands of followers.
About My Sunshine Magic
My Sunshine Magic was founded in 2015 and is a diversified entertainment and media company with ventures at the intersection of video and music production, book publishing, and merchandise.