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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) is proving to be quite a respected movie mogul!
The Manhattan Film Festival will be hosting one of the final U.S. film festival showings of Lindstrom's, multiple award-winning feature film, How We Got Away With It, prior to its general release later this year. The independent thriller marks his feature film directorial debut and has already received major honors at festivals across the country. He, of course, will be in attendance at its Saturday, June 29 screening in New York City's Hunter College.
"We've been filling up the theaters everywhere we go," he smiles. It doesn't hurt that the accolades keep rolling in! Thus far, it has received the Stolman Audience Award for Best Independent American Feature at the Sonoma International Film Festival and the Best Thriller Feature Film at Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival. "Not to brag but we also got nominated for Best Showcase Feature Film at SOHO International Film Festival and Best Actor/Filmmaker in a Feature Film (yours truly!) at Bare Bones. Not bad," he laughs. "To have something that's so important to you go out there and come back with so many kudos in so many different ways is really a great honor and it is a big affirmation. I didn't expect it." And it's just the beginning of his directing career!
"I recently made an agreement with a publishing company for a books-to-film deal I give them certain guidelines and they look for works that aren't already attached," Lindstrom says. "My manager and I are also discussing a couple of projects because he'd like to get me back into the director's chair with the sideline of acting as soon as possible. It's very exciting. That seems to be the road that I'm walking down... and I'll take it!"
But GH fans, do not fret. Lindstrom is also returning to GH. "I'm doing some days on GH in July!" While waiting for those episodes to air sometime in August, show your support by checking out How We Got Away With It at the Manhattan Film Festival. Tickets are available at this link and more info can be found at www.HowWeGotAwayWithIt.com!