‘Hashtag’ Wins Best Social Media Story at Sydney Indie Film Fest

SYDNEY, Australia, Runic Films and Little Empire Productions are proud to announce that Hashtag, their prescient science fiction short film, has won BEST SOCIAL MEDIA STORY at Sydney Indie Film Festival!


Alpi says, “We would really like to thank Festival Director Shailla Quadra, staff, and judges of the Sydney Indie Film Festival for this honor awarding Hashtag Best Social Media Story. We really hope that our film can encourage health research and education into the effects of social media onto ourselves and our society as a whole. And this is a nice feather in the cap of our cast and crew, not to mention our Kickstarter backers whose support made this film possible!”


Hashtag is a short science fiction thriller that examines a looming future where social media dominates our lives and “X” (Gigi Edgley), the supreme online celebrity, finds the true cost of her popularity. It also stars Erryn Arkin and Juliet Landau as the voice of “Te’a”.


A co-production of Runic Films and Little Empire Productions, Hashtag is an ambitious vision of our possible future in the tradition of classic science fiction storytelling. For more about the project, please visit https://runicfilms.com/hashtag.



Runic Films is a Los Angeles-based film production and entertainment company developing original properties for film and television. Runic was founded in 2001 to return visual storytelling to its roots and uphold the traditions of myth and legend. Today, Runic Films harnesses cutting-edge technology and visual effects to create amazing worlds for dramatic tales grounded in humanity.




Little Empire Productions is the creative partnership of Gigi and Jake Edgley to create and promote music, comic books, and films that enlighten, intrigue, and rock your world. Spanning the Pacific between Australia and Los Angeles, Calif., Little Empire Productions mission is to create great art straight from the heart and soul.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Jyotika Virmani
Runic Films
Ph: 747-245-5559



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