Director – Robert Pagan
Duration – 23 minutes 48 seconds
Country – United States
Language – English
Year – 2023
SYNOPSIS : “An Oscar Winning Movie: The Movie, The Series” is a multi-award-winning LGBTQIA+ comedy directed by the talented Robert Jerome Pagan. Pagan is a Puerto Rican and Mexican American theater and film director who spent the first 31 years of his career working in American theater before transitioning into film. He is also the creator of the critically acclaimed series “LAST GASP” and the culturally significant ode to Americana, “An American Posada.”
The series follows Oscar, “The Washup,” an Oscar-winning child star who is now a 30-something hermit, and a young bisexual virgin film student and his childhood friends as they attend the town’s second-best community college, Trillberry Community College. The provocative show explores what it means to come of age and the evolution of people in one’s life, all while offering a colorful and irreverent perspective on LGBTQIA+ culture.
The series boasts an all-star cast, featuring Jake Leahy, Robert Jerome Pagan, Cole Koscheka, Yaya Muñoz, Bud Crane, Appolo Rodriguez, Stephanie Braxton, Regg Davidson, and Tyler King. Pagan not only directed the series but also wrote it alongside his executive producers Workshop 44, Robert Jerome Pagan Creations, Geovani Sandoval, Dana Scribner, and Sebastian Severin, and associate producers Appolo Rodriguez and Joseph Ayala.
“An Oscar Winning Movie: The Movie, The Series” has received numerous accolades and recognition in the entertainment industry. In 2022, the series won Best Web/TV Series at the Nitiin International Film Festival, Best Web/TV Series at the Bhutan International Short Film Festival, Best Web or TV Series at the Golden Horse International Film Festival, Best Web or TV Series at the Thilsri International Film Festival, and Best Web or TV Series at the Sittannavasal International Film Festival. It also won Best Director for Robert Jerome Pagan and the LGBT Short category at the Sittannavasal International Film Festival.
In addition, the Merced Queer Film Festival awarded “An Oscar Winning Movie: The Movie, The Series” with several honors, including Best Male Identifying Performer for Jake Leahy in the United States Feature category and Best Comedic Duo for Elijiah Macias and Appolo Rodriguez. The festival also awarded Yaya Muñoz with Best Female Identifying Performer Central Valley, Stephanie Braxton with Best Female Identifying Supporting Performer Central Valley, Bud Crane with Best Male Identifying Supporting Performer Central Valley, and the coveted Best Film Overall Central Valley.
The series has also received honorable mentions at the Fear Faire Film Festival and been nominated for the Golden Peacock International Film Festival in 2023.
Overall, “An Oscar Winning Movie: The Movie, The Series” is a brilliant and groundbreaking series that showcases the immense talent of director Robert Jerome Pagan and his team of creatives. With its colorful, irreverent take on LGBTQIA+ culture, the series has captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike, cementing its place as one of the most important and celebrated shows of recent years.
DMOFF AWARD –
Official Selection March 2023