Fly on Out wins big at HBO/BET Urbanworld Film Festival


Our little film "Fly on Out" which won the top prize at the Vision Research/AbelCine Miro High-Speed Challenge was accepted into the 17th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival, sponsored by BET and HBO! We screened with a series of other great short films on the mission to redefine and advance the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary filmed entertainment. It all took place at AMC 34th Street Theaters in NYC. Thank you to all of our supporters who came out to see the film on the big screen! It was truly and amazing weekend.


At the close of the event, after having the opportunity to meet many incredible filmmakers and see even more wonderful films, House of Nod Creative Director Robert Kolodny and Producer Bennett Elliott were invited to the festival's awards ceremony. Much to our happy surprise, Fly on Out was awarded the Audience Choice Prize for best short film, which was an incredible honor for us! We are so thankful to the Urbanworld film festival's staff and programmers for allowing us to be part of this absolutely stunning festival. A huge thanks for the entire cast and crew of Fly on Out who made this film happen by really putting their hearts and souls into this project...that's real House of Nod style.


Fly on Out was written, directed & shot by Robert Kolodny, produced by Bennett Elliott, assistant directed by Phillip S.R. Allison, costume designed by Katelyn Mueller, production designed by Kate McCreary, expertly camera operated by Chris Cazavilan, beautifully lit by Justin Van Wie, with sound by Parker J. Colt, boomed by Akin Feyijinmi, AC'ed by Ian Hoban, key gripped by Adam Kolodny, on set DIT'ed by Mr. Mike Leuis, with music by the incredible Parallel Thought who you can check out here:

A very special thanks, as always, to our friends at AbelCine and Vision Research who gave us the golden opportunity to bring this film to life!  

Keep an eye out for more news about Fly on Out as it begins to have more public screenings that we would love to see you at in the future! For more information on the film please visit!