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Michael B. Jordan will be presented with the Rainmaker Award at the 2016 Maui Film Festival

May 1, 2016

Actor Michael B. Jordan, star of “Creed” and the NCAAP Image Awards winner will receive honors at the 17th annual Maui Film Festival on June 16th.  The festival’s Rainmaker Award honors those with a profound effect on their film project, on and off the screen.

“Creed” star and NCAAP Image Awards winner Michael B. Jordan will be honored with the Rainmaker Award at the Maui Film Festival on June 16.

In addition to his stellar performance in “Creed,” Jordan has also starred in the “Fantastic Four” along with Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell; “That Awkward Moment” with Zac Efron and Teller; and “Redtails.”

Forest Whitaker produced the 2013 movie “Fruitvale Station”, Jordan’s first major film role portraying Oscar Grant, a twenty-two-year-old Bay area resident fatally shot by a police officer at the Oakland, California Fruitvale BART train station.  The film also starred Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz. Jordan’s performance as Grant earned multiple nominations and awards, including an Independent Spirit Award for best lead actor.  In 2013, he won the breakthrough actor award at the Gotham Awards and National Board of Review Awards.

Jordan also appeared in “The Wire,” “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights.”

Barry Rivers, founder and director of the film festival said of Jordan, “Michael B. Jordan’s lead roles in ‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Creed’ knocked me out!  Viewed alongside his other exemplary performances, on screens large and small, it is clear that Michael is talented beyond words and more than worthy of the admiration and deep respect from anyone who loves storytelling. Michael B. Jordan is the real deal and we’re thrilled to honor him at this year’s event,” he added.

Jordan will be joining other honorees this year, which includes Viola Davis and Bryan Cranston for the festival’s male and female Navigator Awards.

The 17th annual 2016 Maui Film Festival will take place from June 15-19 in Wailea.

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