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Bentonville Feature Film Heads to Cannes

If you haven’t heard, F.R.E.D.I., the sci-fi adventure film shot in Bentonville and co-produced by Fayetteville-based Rockhill Studios, took home “Best in Fest” at the conclusion of Bentonville Film Festival! As the video captures below, the award took director Sean Olson by surprise and filled him with emotion as he and producer Johnny Remo sung the praises of the Bentonville and the Northwest Arkansas community in their acceptance speech.

Shortly thereafter, they were recognized by America’s top entertainment news program, Extra! Check out the shout out from host Mario Lopez below!

FREDI is now in Cannes for the film festival. If you haven’t seen the trailer (which has now been viewed over 500,000 times!) see below.

FREDI stars Candace Cameron Bure (as the voice of FREDI), the award winning actress who starred in The Full House and Fuller House, and also stars Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Angus Macfayden (Braveheart), Christina Cox (The Chronicles of Riddick, Elysium, 24, Dexter), Tyler Christopher (General Hospital), Lucius Hoyos (PAW Control), Reid Miller (The Fosters, Criminal Minds), Casimere Jollette (Code Black), Chloe Lukaziak (Dance Moms), and Texas Battle (Coach Carter, Dragonball: Evolution, Final Destination 3).