After being named an official selection of the New Jersey Web Fest, it has been announced that ‘Silver & Gold’ has netted multiple nominations at the prestigious film festival. The Alonge Hawes helmed series garnered a nomination in the Outstanding Thriller Series category. Hawes was also nominated for Best Director in a Thriller and Outstanding Script for the series pilot episode “The Birth Of The Cool.”
Series lead Brittaney Traylor garnered a nomination for Best Actress in a Thriller. Traylor and co-star Quentin Williams were also nominated for Best On-Screen Chemistry. The nominations follow a long line of acclaim and awards for the Jaro Media streamed series, including being named Best Web Series by the Oniros Film Awards.
Other accolades include a Best Actress & Best Cinematography award from the Virgin Spring Cinefest, Best Script award from the Minnesota Webfest, and Best Director award from the Cult Critics Film Festival. In a four-star review from Jolly Moel of Screencritix, Moel writes “Thanks to the script, also by Alonge Hawes, the series explores themes of fidelity, trust, and betrayal. With characters’ difficult decisions that test loyalty to each other as well as their own moral compass. It’s a testament to the writing and performances that these themes are explored in such a nuanced and compelling way.”
‘Silver & Gold’ was created by Alonge Hawes, who also directs, writes, and serves as showrunner. The series stars Quentin Williams and Brittaney Traylor as Charles Goldar and Bahiya Payne, two of the smoothest, sexiest, and slickest thieves in the Atlanta underground. When, in the quest for bigger scores and greater riches, they decide to team up with an eccentric computer genius and a stoic conman, it all seems like a match made in bandit’s heaven. But when the sins of the past begin to ransack the riches of the present; this ragtag team of criminals will have no choice but to rely on something money can’t buy: Trust.
‘Silver & Gold’ also stars Roberto Cruz as conman Sosa Gerena and Shani Hawes as computer hacker Cierra Valentine. Julian Robinson, Joshua Quinn, Pantheah Hawes, Claudette Thomason, Roxzanne T. Mims, Eduardo Bryant, and Angela Van Tassel also star. The series is executive produced by Alonge Hawes through his A Million Stories One Pen Productions company. Richard DeVaughn, Shani Hawes, Jamal McClendon, Rodderick Fedd, Joshua Dennard, and Cordarol Sanders serve as producers.
The series’ first six episodes are available for streaming on Jaro TV through both the Jaro Media website and its Jaro TV Roku app.
The New Jersey Web Festival, created and run by Neem Basha, launched in 2018 and has since become one of the biggest, most prestigious, and respected film festivals dedicated to supporting and honoring independent film makers in web and podcast mediums. In addition to digital series and podcasts, the New Jersey Web Festival also works to highlight pilots, scripts, trailers and music videos from independent creators nationwide and abroad. It is ranked as one of FilmFreeway’s best reviewed festivals and networking mixers. The festival’s long-standing adage is that “Quality Is the Only Criteria: We Want To Showcase The Very Best.”
The New Jersey Web Festival will take place September 21-24, with special screenings of official selections being held at the Clairidge Movie Theater in Montclair, NJ.