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Frisco 5-Year-Old in SXSW Award Winner

Independent short "Pioneer" also competing in Dallas International Film Festival

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    The acting career of a Frisco 5-year-old is off to a promising start.

    Miles Brooks' first movie, "Pioneer," won best Narrative Short at South By Southwest this year.

    He said acting in the 15-minute film was a learning experience.

    "Well, it's fun to be an actor, too," Miles said.

    Frisco Kid Makes His Mark in Independent Film

    [DFW] Frisco Kid Makes His Mark in Independent Film
    Miles Brooks is one of the two main characters in the short film "Pioneer" which won an award at SXSW and was featured at Sundance Film Festival.
    (Published Tuesday, March 29, 2011)

    His father, Kevin, said he is proud of the work his son has done.

    "I thought he did great," he said. "Even if he did bad, I’d say he did great, so you can't ask me."

    "Pioneer" was shot by Dallas director David Lowery and produced by Fort Worth's James M. Johnston. The 15-minute film, which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival, is about a man telling his son an epic bedtime story.

    Actor-musician Will Oldham ("Junebug") plays Brooks' father.

    "Pioneer" is also competing at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend.

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