Critical Acclaim 

A picture that demands our surrender to it's acting, writing and filmmaking...Best independent film of the year."   

-KrausCritic, J.D. Kraus

"Blue is sublimely defined by its raw, undiluted power and emotional honesty...the film is down-damn-right impressive...Schuttera carries the bulk of the film through her powerful on-screen presence and utterly realistic attitude...no actor (major to minor) felt as if they were phoning in their performance. This is buttressed by Sam Wilkerson’s silkily fluid cinematography and (of course), all of this is indicative of Ledesma’s direction, and Ledesma and Schuttera’s screenwriting, by which the pair make a formidable production team. The film captures the drudgery and struggle of mental illness...a true filmic gem."   

-FilmThreat, Matthew Roe

"...beautifully shot. Not your average indie...I want to make films like this when I grow up." 

-Spencer Hawkin, Director of Romford Film Festival

"Well written and directed...This is sensitive material, and was handled gently and with compassion."

-Utah Film Festival Review  Board

"A tremendous amount of heart for such a serious subject. I was blown away."

-Trevon Kezios, Music Executive at FOX 

"I kept screening features, waiting for 'the one'. By the time the credits rolled, I knew it was Blue." 

-Joe Fischel, Director of Oil Valley Film Festival

"Gabriela Ledesma crafted an amazing film...as hilarious as it is heartwarming." 

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-James Christopher, Director of Austin Revolution Film Festival

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festival Run 

WORLD PREMIERE- 

Romford Film Festival, London UK

Awards: Best Feature-Nominated, Best Director-Nominated, Best Screenplay-Nominated, Best Actress-WINNER, Best Supporting Actor-Nominated

US PREMIERE- 

Hobnobben Film Festival, Fort Wayne IN

Awards: Best U.S. Feature-Nominated

Austin Revolution Film Festival,  Austin TX

Awards: Best Dramatic Feature-WINNER, Best Feature Actress-WINNER, Best Feature Actor- Nominated, Best Cinematography-Nominated, Audience Favorite-2ND PLACE, Best Supporting Actress-Nominated

Oil Valley Film Festival, Oil Valley PA

Awards: Audience Favorite Feature-WINNER, Best U.S. Feature-WINNER, Best Actress-WINNER, Best Director-WINNER

Auckland International Film Festival, Auckland New Zealand 

Awards: Best Actor-WINNER

Mindfield Film Festival, Los Angeles CA

Awards: Best Feature-WINNER, Best Score-Nominated

Top Indie Film Awards, Online

Awards: Best Director-Nominated, Best Music-Nominated, Best Feature-WINNER, Best Actress-WINNER

Regina International Film Festival, Saskatchewan Canada

Awards: Best international Feature-Nominated

Royal Starr Film Festival, Detroit MI

Awards: Best Actress-WINNER, Best Director-WINNER

Utah Film Festival and Awards, Provo UT

Awards: Best Director-Nominated

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, New York NY

Awards: Best Actress-Nomiated

The Indie Fest, Online

Awards: Best Actress-WINNER, Best Director-WINNER

Webdance Film Festival

Awards: Best Editing-WINNER, Best Director-WINNER, Best Screenplay-Nominated

Golden Gate International Film Festival

Awards: Best Actress-Nominated, Jury Best Feature: WINNER,  Best Original Score-Nominated, Best Director-Nominated 

Reel East Texas Film Festival

Awards: Best Actress-Nominated, Best Drama/Comedy-Nominated, Best Director-Nominated, Best Cinematography-Nominated, Best Screenplay-Nominated, Best Supporting Actor-Nominated

Best Supporting Actress-Nominated

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