"SHILOH," a Utopia Pictures/Carl Borack Prooduction, took top honors when the 12th Annual Genesis Awards named this heartwarming family film Outstanding Feature Film of 1997.
This national distinction recognizes major news and entertainment media for spotlighting animal issues with "courage, creativity and integrity." Previous winners of this award include "Black Beauty," "Free Willy," "Babe," "Beethoven," "Gorillas in the Mist," and "White Fang."
Celebrated at a star-studded event, taped for television, this special recognition for the critically acclaimed "SHILOH" was hosted by The Ark Trust, Inc. , a non-profit animal protection organization. Accepting the award was the film's writer-director-producer, Dale Rosenbloom. "This extraordinary honor is especially gratifying for me and the many who worked on "SHILOH," said Rosenbloom. "We are very proud of this film and making it was a complete labor of love. "
"SHILOH" is the story of a young boy who learns life-lessons of responsibility, friendship and commitment when forced to return a hunting dog to an abusive owner. The accomplished cast is headlined by Michael Moriarty, Rod Steiger and Scott Wilson with Blake Heron playing young Marty.
"SHILOH," rated "PG," is distributed on video by Warner Home Video on the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label.