Here at JumpCut we’ve been keeping a keen eye on Michael Matteo Rossi’s upcoming action film, Chase. We interviewed Michael last year just before filming began and we were also given an exclusive first look at the film before it wrapped filming. We were also lucky enough to chat with Rob Niter, who stars in the film and all of this has been building up our excitement for this crime-thriller.

Today we’re excited to learn that Chase has been awarded the ‘Best Action Film’ Award the Hollywood Reel Film Festival! Michael will accept his award when the ceremony takes place on February 15th in LA. From everyone here at JumpCut, we’d like to say a huge congratulations to Michael and his cast and crew.


Michael with just some of the cast of Chase

We asked Michael for his reaction on his award win:

“When I got the email saying that ‘Chase’ had one BEST ACTION FILM at HRIFF (Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival), it was truly an honor. This festival is very well respected and the fact that they chose my film as the best action film was incredible. Most people who know me as a director know that I’m heavily influenced by the cool slick action films as well as the ‘classics’ from the 80s and 90s in the action genre. It’s fantastic news!”

We shared the first teaser trailer for Chase with you all last month, and you can watch it right here.

Keep your eyes on us for movie details about Chase in the near future!