San Mateo, CA, April 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Romanian Adoptee finds his voice with film.
The independent film “Born To Be Our Children, Romanian Adoption Stories” has won a Gold Remi at the 44th Worldfest, International Film Festival. Worldfest was held in Houston from April 8th to April 17th. Alex King attended the awards dinner on Saturday April 16th where he was awarded the Gold in the Feature Documentary Filming and Editing category. Just last month, the documentary had its theatre debut on March 26th at the Laemmle Theatre in Beverly Hills California at another film festival, L.A. Film + Music Weekend.
The Houston Worldfest (www.worldfest.org) is the third oldest competitive International film festival in North American, and the oldest independent Film And Video Festival in the World. It is also one of the largest film festivals. In 2010, they received more than 4,500 category entries from 37 countries. This is the film festival that discovered Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Randal Kleiser, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee to name a few. Randal Kleiser was honored at this years film festival. He is the director of of films such as “Grease,” “Honey I shrunk the kids,” and “Blue Lagoon.” (www.worldfest.org under History or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldFest-Houston_International_Film_Festival)
“I am so excited about having won the Gold Remi at the Houston Worldfest,” says Alex King, the twenty-two year old filmmaker from California. “I love to film. I had some struggles with school, and bullying, but I kept looking for my passion in life. Then I tried filming and editing. I want to make a difference in the world, I think that can be done with film.”
His documentary takes the viewer back to the 1989 Revolution in Romania that brought about the overthrow of their Dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. After the revolution, images of the thousands of orphans began appearing. People all over the world saw the faces of these children. This is a story about some of the families who knew in their hearts that they needed to go to Romania and find the children that were “Born To Be Our Children.”
This film retraces the adoption process of some of those families that ventured thousands of miles to adopt their children. You hear the joys, the heartache. You meet the children and hear what they have to say about their adoption and about their lives now in America.
Alex’s first documentary, which began as a special project at his Community College CSM, was about his grandfather, a WWII Veteran, titled “A Special Story About A Special Man, My Grandpa.” Alex was honored to have had both of his documentaries air on KCSM, a PBS Station located at his Community College, the College of San Mateo.
“To see our son with such an enthusiasm about his filming is so rewarding,” Debbie King, his mother, says. “If the viewing public knew of his challenges, they would be as impressed as we are with his accomplishments.” “We were so proud when they called his name and he won the Gold,” says his father Brian King. Despite being told by people that he wouldn’t be able to do certain things, his parents told him “you never know what you can do until you try.” Alex had the spirit and the strength within him to prove himself. He embraced his disabilities and worked around them. He sees his ADHD as a benefit for his film career.
Some of Alex King’s work, including a clip from his award winning documentary, “Born To Be Our Children,” can be seen on his website www.akingproduction.com.
For more information, please contact Debbie King at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 650 867 1951.