HollyShorts Film Festival: Mageina Tovah’s ‘HUX’, Directorial Debut Selected

HollyShorts Film Festival: Mageina Tovah’s ‘HUX’, Directorial Debut Selected

HollyShorts Film Festival: Mageina Tovah’s ‘HUX’, Directorial Debut Selected. After winning multiple awards, Hux, directed by and starring Mageina Tovah (Spider-man franchise, The Magicians, American Horror Story, Scandal), will screen as part of the official selection at HollyShorts Film Festival in August.

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Hux, longing to connect, rebels against the lonely isolation of her autism. Braving the confusing, chaotic world of others, her attempts at interaction are repeatedly thwarted by her powerful aversion to stimuli, and by an epidemic that decimates the population. When all seems lost, Hux finds one final chance to connect.


Starring as Hux, Mageina Tovah has amassed impressive credits with her work as an actress in Sam Raimi’s Spider-man films and popular television series includingAmerican Horror Story, Scandal, You’re The Worst, The Shield, How to Get Away with Murder and Shameless.

Directed, written, produced and edited by Tovah, Hux also boasts a talented Director of Photography. Charlie Lieberman, ASC, is known for his work on Heroes, Joan of Arcadia, and cult show My So-Called Life. It includes music by Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of American folk duo, Shovels & Rope, whose talents have previously been displayed on the Late Show with David Letterman. The film also stars Harry Dean Stanton as the grandfather, he is known for The Green Mile, Big Love, Twin Peaks and Inland Empire.

Already doing well on the festival circuit, Hux is the recipient of the Best Dramatic Short award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, the Best Professional Short award at the Reel to Reel Film Festival, the Platinum Remi Award at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. It has gone on to be selected for a number of other awards at well respected festivals, including the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

 HollyShorts Film Festival takes place from 11th – 20th August in Los Angeles., Hux screens on Sunday, August 14 at 10p at the TLC Chinese 6.

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