.The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival organizing team is pleased to announce that Texas Producer, Movie Coach, Filmmaker and Actor, Gary Chason, was the Honored Celebrity Guest and the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Good news coming out of Houston as the 18th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival ends its 2016th season. The Houston Press and the people that voted have bestowed the Best Film Festival Award in Arts & Entertainment to the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival – Houston.
SUZANNE SAVOY is a film/TV/radio & stage actor who appears in recurring roles on House of Cards, Better Call Saul, Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick, and in comedy skits on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. The release of her most recent film, the Weinsteins’ The Upside, has been suspended due to allegations surrounding the company. While living in Houston during the 1980’s and ‘90’s, she worked with dozens of local writers and directors, crafting a career which spanned all media and which found her in principal and starring roles in The Trust,Miller and Muller, The Man With the Perfect Swing, The Cellar, America’s Most Wanted, and many other projects. Ms. Savoy was founder and for ten years the director of Houston’s Mercury Studio, which provided training to on-camera artists over a period of two decades. She has voiced numerous cartoon and animé characters and appeared in the classic early video game, Crusader: No Remorse, created by Origin Systems in Austin, TX. Now living in NYC and working tri-coastal, Ms. Savoy still makes time to work on select projects with emerging film-makers. Besides her busy film, video, radio, and TV career, Ms. Savoy currently tours and lectures throughout the US and Canada with her one-woman stage show, Je Christine, based on the life and works of medieval author Christine de Pizan.