Elizabeth Yoder was nominated for Best Actress alongside screen icon Shirley MacLaine, who was also nominated for her starring role in Elsa and Fred, at this months Hill County Film Festival in Fredericksburg, TX.
"It was such an honor to share my nomination with one of Hollywood's living legends. Shirley is truly inspirational and this moment was a dream come true for me. " says Elizabeth Yoder
The nomination was given for her captivating portrayal of Grace in the original short drama, The Long Wait, written and directed by multi-award winner Wolfgang Bodison. Elizabeth Yoder co-executive produced and starred in the original short film in which she dramatized the tragic childhood events inspired by Bodison and Yoders realization that they shared similar tragic childhood wounds; loosing their fathers to car accidents when they were both very young.
"For both of us, working on this project was a chance to explore the complex emotions that have been churning inside us since our worlds were turned upside down so many years ago. Grief, anger, resentment: feelings that if not properly addressed, can fester into dysfunction and lead to a life of constant suffering."
This is the latest in numerous accolades and awards from festivals, including Best Actress at the Jersey Shore Shorts Film Festival, Best Actor at the 8th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival and the Ribaut Award for Best Short Film, and Best Director at the 18th Annual Playhouse West Film Festival.