Los Angeles, California (November 1, 2012) – Award-winning actress Anoush NeVart best known for her roles in Sex and the City 2, Must Love Dogs, 90210, Cries from Ramah and Carter’s Wish has received the Best Actress award at the 2012 Tokyo Short Short Film Festival for her portrayal of “Dahab”in the critically acclaimed film HIGH CARD TRUMPS.
“I am honored to receive this award. I dedicate it to the men and women who serve our country. HIGH CARD TRUMPS is about honor and duty to the country and to our families. On this Veterans Day I dedicate my work to the people who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom.”
HIGH CARD TRUMPS is a narrative short film about Lois, a headstrong woman and soon-to-be champion grandmother, who is anxious to share her good news with the volunteers of her monthly Support-Our-Troops bake sale. But when an Arab mother joins them, Lois’s pride and definition of patriotism are challenged. The story examines the confrontation between these two mothers and the themes of honor, sacrifice, and patriotism.
HIGH CARD TRUMPS was written by Stacey Parshall Jensen and directed by Geoffrey Quan. The film stars April Grace (Last Resort, Magnolia, I am Legend, Lost, American Horror Story), Anoush NeVart, Debra Oslon-Tolar, and JaeNedy Roman. The film was produced by Frances E. Chang, with cinematography by Carmen Cabana and editing by Cristina Malavenda.
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by Veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. NeVart performed for the June 10, 2012 “Home For the Brave” benefit concert (www.homeforthebraveconcert.com) which raised over $70,000 in one day to help fund temporary housing for homeless vets.