GMA Artist Center teen actor Kristoffer Martin received an Honorable Mention for the Best Supporting Actor category at the 16th Long Island International Film Expo (New York, USA) for his outstanding performance in the film Oros.
The festival includes 150 short and feature-length independent films from several countries in the world representing different genres.
The awarding ceremony will happen on July 19, 2013.
Kristoffer was overwhelmed for the recognition he received from the Long Island International Film Expo.
“Happy ako kasi hindi lamang dito sa Pilipinas na-recognize yung film namin. It even won as Best Feature Film in Washington. Napakalaking blessing sa akin yung Oros kasi dahil sa pelikulang ito kaya ko nakuha ang first major award ko tapos ngayon Honorable Mention for the Best Supporting Actor category pa sa ibang bansa. Unexpected lahat ang blessings na galing kay Lord. Sobra akong thankful,” he was quoted as saying in a release from GMA's corporate communications department.
The 2012 Cinemalaya entry Oros is about two brothers who conduct fake wakes in order to make money out of saklaan. Kristoffer plays the younger brother who runs errands for the fake wake, which was shot in slum areas.
(Read: PEP Guide to Cinemalaya 2012)
Kristoffer is currently part of the Kapuso afternoon series Kakambal ni Eliana.