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'Roller Coaster' just as thrilling

as the real thing

- Pamela Powell,  The Daily Journal

- Graham Blake,

-Matt Baczewski,

- John Latimer,  Lebanon Daily News

February 15, 2018

Roller Coaster re-entered the film festival circuit in 2018 for two festivals in Europe and was awarded Best Acting Debut (Sarah Hawkins) and Honorable Mention recognition for Comedy Film at the Oniros Film Awards in Aosta, Italy.

Roller Coaster received a nomination for Best Original Soundtrack at this event as well. In May 2018, Roller Coaster will be screened at the Romford Film Festival in East London, along with the other Dadley Productions short film, Filling In.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Roller Coaster won BEST COMEDY at the Way Down Film Festival held at the beautiful and historic Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Roller Coaster was honored with an astonishing 8 awards from the Southern Shorts Awards in Roswell, Georgia for Direction (Bradley Hawkins) Lead Actress (Sarah Hawkins), Editing (Daniel Hoppes), Cinematography (Mitch McClure), Music Scoring (Jim Casella) Audio (Tyler Bailey), Screenplay (Bradley Hawkins), and Production Design.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Roller Coaster was honored with nominations for Best Short Film, Best Director of a short (Bradley Hawkins) and Best Actress for a short (Sarah Hawkins

at the Endless Mountains Film Festival in Wellsboro, PA,

and took home the award for BEST DIRECTOR short film format!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Roller Coaster was announced as the big winner at the

 Columbia Festival of the Arts Film Festival,

taking home BEST DIRECTOR, and the BEST OF THE FEST Award!

(included all genres, both in short and feature film formats)

The film also won the Audience Choice Award (bronze) which was selected by those in the audience coming out to support their local films in Maryland.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Roller Coaster was awarded


at the Snake Alley Festival of Film in Burlington, Iowa.

Tuesday, June 8, 2016

Sarah Hawkins won her fourth award for her performance as "Emily Chadwick" in Roller Coaster. She was selected as the "Audience Favorite Actress"at the NYC PictureStart Film Festival held in The Big Apple! 

Sunday, April 4, 2016

 Roller  Coaster star, Sarah Hawkins pulled off an AMAZING win by beating out OSCAR-winner, Melissa Leo, for BEST ACTRESS at the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Fest in Asbury Park, NJ! 

March 4, 2016

 Roller Coaster chalked up FOUR awards from the  International Independent Film Festival Awards in Encino, CA.

The film won Silver Awards for Narrative Short

 (executive producers Jared Odrick, Karl Holtz, Rolando G. Vega; producer Bradley Hawkins; assoc. producer, Michael Ortiz) Directing (Bradley Hawkins),

Actress in a Lead Role

 (Sarah Hawkins),

and Original Score (Jim Casella).

Feb. 21, 2016

 Roller Coaster added two more awards to its growing collection at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards in Hollywood.

The film won for 


(exec. producers Jared Odrick, Karl Holtz, Rolando G. Vega; producer Bradley Hawkins; assoc. producer, Michael Ortiz)


(Sarah Hawkins).

Nov. 16, 2015

 Roller Coaster won five International IndieFEST Film Awards just one week after its Hollywood Premiere.


The film was honored with

Awards of Merit for: 


(exec. producers Jared Odrick, Karl Holtz, Rolando G. Vega; producer Bradley Hawkins; assoc. producer, Michael Ortiz) DIRECTION (Bradley Hawkins), EDITING (Daniel Hoppes), MUSIC SCORE (Jim Casella), and SOUND EDITING/SOUND MIXING (Tyler J. Bailey).


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