Hunter Lee Hughes
His feature directorial debut, Guys Reading Poems world premiered at the 21st annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, followed by screenings at Dances With Films and qFLIX Philadlephia. The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature (Drama) at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the “Creativity in Drama” award at Breckenridge Film Festival and “Best of Fest” at the South Texas Underground Film Festival. It will be released across platforms in January, 2018.
“I’ve always been better at dreaming than actually living, so I guess I had no choice but to make movies.” ~Hunter Lee Hughes
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Hunter Lee Hughes began acting when he was cast in a low-budget horror film at age 12 in his hometown of Houston, Texas.
Favorite acting roles include ‘Bobby’ in the 25th anniversary production of Thomas Babe’s A Prayer for my Daughter (directed by Dorothy Lyman), the title role in The Sermons of John Bradley (for which he won Best Male Actor – Drama” from StageSceneLA.com) and, most recently, the lead role of ‘Evan’ in the film Narcissist opposite Brionne Davis (Embrace of the Serpent), for which Hunter received a “Best Actor” nomination from the Milledgeville Film Festival in 2016.
You can see Hunter in Guys Reading Poems as well as the upcoming web television series Psycles, directed by Ethan and Dominic Rains.
Hunter’s produced writing credits include two plays, Fate of the Monarchs (“Critic’s Pick”, Backstage West) and The Sermons of John Bradley. The darkly comic Winner Takes All screened at ten film festivals before finding distribution through the shorts collection Black Briefs. Other produced material includes the narrative comedy webseries Dumbass Filmmakers! and On Common Grounds, a documentary he co-wrote (Hallmark Channel). Hunter is a published poet, with two of his poems appearing in the feature film Guys Reading Poems.
He’s now developing several narrative feature screenplays, including the reincarnation romantic drama Inside-Out, Outside-In, the mystery-thriller The Widower, an adaptation of his play Fate of the Monarchs that interweaves anime with a traditional narrative and an untitled television pilot.
Hunter served for 8 years as a story analyst for Paramount Classics/Vantage and five years as the writing assistant to acclaimed screenwriter Mardik Martin (co-writer, Mean Streets and Raging Bull).
Hunter’s feature film directorial debut – Guys Reading Poems – premiered at the 21st annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, subsequently screening at Dances With Films in Los Angeles and as a Centerpiece Selection at qFLIX Philadelphia. The film won the ‘Audience Award for Best Feature (Drama)’ at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the ‘Creativity in Drama’ award at the Breckenridge Film Festival and ‘Best of Fest’ at the South Texas Underground Film Festival.
Hunter previously directed the web television project Dumbass Filmmakers! which won “Outstanding Director – Comedy” at L.A. WebFest in 2013.
Actors who’ve worked with Hunter as a director include Alexander Dreymon (“The Last Kingdom”), Rex Lee (“Young and Hungry”), Dale Raoul (“True Blood”), Patricia Velasquez (“The Mummy” films), Christos Vasilopoulos (“Banshee”) and Lydia Hearst (“South of Hell”).
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Hunter's feature film directorial debut Guys Reading Poems will world premiere at the 21st annual Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 10, 2016, with an encore screening scheduled for April 14. After a two crowdfunding campaigns and a three-year journey to...
Hunter plays the role of Evan in "Narcissist" (directed by Eric Casaccio) opposite Brionne Davis ("Embrace of the Serpent"). The film has screened at more than 50 film festivals, winning awards at the Toronto Independent Film Festival, Boston LGBT Film Festival and...
Did you know that you can now see "Winner Takes All" anytime, anywhere? "Winner Takes All" screened at ten international film festivals, including The Atlanta Film Festival, Philly QFest, Chicago Reeling and others, before being picked up for distribution on a...
Did you know that the first season of "Dumbass Filmmakers!" is now available for you to enjoy anytime, anywhere? This original narrative comedy webseries won four awards at L.A.WebFest including 'Outstanding Director' (Hunter Lee Hughes), 'Outstanding Supporting...