Juror in the spotlight: an interview with Kelly Karavites

Most people wouldn't give up a promising career in order to pursue their dreams. It's risky, challenging, some would even say crazy to throw away an opportunity like Kelly Karavites had. Kelly, an award-winning producer, actor and a jury member at the Los Angeles Film Awards, believed in himself and proved that if you go for it, you can conquer the industry. Kelly kindly agreed to share some of his experiences and valuable insights about working in the entertainment industry. Before you got into acting, you've had a promising career in the U.S. Army - you were appointed by the congressman and the Secretary of the Army to cadet at the U.S Military Academy. Why did you decide to opt for an hon

"We were looking for something weird to tell about frustration and addiction"

The winner of December edition, Hooked, was different than all the other winners in 2016. In fact, it's probably different than anything you've seen on screen lately. While our lead judge of December, Nigel Barber, described it as "a driven, frantic, chaotic drug-fuelled rollercoaster," the director of Hooked, Luca Vecchi, was even more straightforward. He called it "a pure madness." We interviewed Luca in order to understand the mind behind Hooked. How did the idea of creating Hooked first come to you? What was the inspiration for the story? The writer, QualcosaDelGenere and I were looking for something weird to tell about frustration and addiction. Becoming criminals just because you find

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