8:00pm Wednesday, June 15
2011 Maui Film Festival Iris Award
The Iris Award honors Megan Fox as a film artist with heartfelt respect for the environment and a willingness to support the causes she believes in, through both her film career and her philanthropy:
Megan Fox is well known for her break-out starring role of ‘Mikaela’ opposite Shia LaBeouf in Transformers, and the second film in the franchise Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She is about to begin filming This is 40 alongside Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd for Universal Pictures which will be seen in 2012. She will next be seen in the independent film Friends with Kids for writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt opposite Jon Ham, Adam Scott, and Kristen Wiig.
Fox’s recent credits include Passion Play opposite Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, Jonah Hex, Warner Bros. fantastical western live-action adaptation of the DC series, opposite Josh Brolin and John Malkovich, 20th Century Fox’s dark comedic/horror thriller Jennifer’s Body, written by Academy-Award winner Diablo Cody, and also starring Amanda Seyfried.
She looks forward to starting production soon on the live-action feature film adaptation of Fathom in the lead role of ‘Aspen,’ based on the popular comic about a beautiful marine biologist and former Olympic swimmer who discovers she’s a member of a race of aquatic humanoids. Fox will also serve as an executive producer on the film.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Fox began taking dance lessons at the age of five and continued her training when the family moved to Florida when she was ten. At age fifteen she moved to Los Angeles and started working on feature films and television. Fox’s additional feature films include How to Lose Friends and Alienate People alongside Simon Pegg.
Fox currently resides in Los Angeles.
Megan is passionate about many charities involving children’s issues including ACQUA FOR LIFE which aids in the distribution of drinking water to children throughout the world.
Following the Iris Award presentation, later that evening on Opening Night, the Maui Film Festival will present the World Premiere of “NA NAI’A: Legend of The Dolphins,” directed by Jonathon Kay and narrated by Fox, as well as other stars including Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, Gerard Butler, James Franco, Julian Lennon, Diego Luna, Whoopi Goldberg, Isabella Rossellini and Daryl Hannah. “NA NAI’A: Legend of The Dolphins” is an amazing, awe-inspiring, true-life documentary unfolding a story of legendary proportions. Experience an adventure like no other on the planet -- a spectacular journey under the sea capturing the incredible beauty and staggering you-are-there drama of the dolphins…discover their power, their message to humanity, and the importance of their survival in this larger than life adventure through the oceans of the eight corners of the Earth.
Wed, Jun 15th 7:30pm
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