Bobby Coleman & Josh Flitter at BIFF 2011

BOBBY COLEMAN RETURNS WITH NEW FILM
AS BIFF HONORARY CHAIR

He may not be very tall yet but he was by far the biggest celebrity at last year’s Beloit International Film Festival and by popular demand, he is coming back, this time as honorary chair of BIFF 2012.

Bobby Coleman | BIFF 2012 honorary chairBobby Coleman, one of the stars of the Diane Hendricks MPower Pictures production of Snowmen, which received one of its first screenings in the U.S. last year at BIFF, is returning to Beloit for this year’s Festival. He will bring along with him his latest film in which he plays the brother of Miley Cyrus and appears with Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear, The Last Song, and the movie which made him a star, Martian Child.

As honorary chair of BIFF and will be on hand to greet guests and will speak at a number of functions. He also serves as an ambassador for BIFF to help to spread the word about BIFF and its dedication to filmmakers. He is by far the youngest honorary chair BIFF has had and the first actor to serve in that capacity.

The 15 year old actor has 18 films and TV series to his credit including the soon to be released Robosapien: Rebooted. He has been acting since he was six and appeared in the TV series L.A. Dragnet.

“Bobby had such a great time and got such a great reception from audiences at BIFF last year that he really wanted to come back again…and we wanted to have him,” says Executive Director Roddie Beaudoin. “People have been asking about him all year and I know that people of all ages are going to love his new film which he will introduce at several screenings during the four days.”

The Last Song | Staring Bobby Coleman, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear

The Last Song | Staring Bobby Coleman, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear

The Last Song is a story about family, first loves, second chances and the moments of life that lead you back home. It is a drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Martian Child starring Bobby Coleman, John Cusack and Amanda Peet

Martian Child starring Bobby Coleman, John Cusack and Amanda Peet

Martian Child is a story of a science-fiction writer (Played by John Cusack), recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars.

The 2012 Beloit International Film Festival is sponsored by the Hendricks Group in association with Beloit College and with funding from Visit Beloit. It is supported and underwritten by many local businesses, organizations and individuals.