Cypress, TX – Cy-Fair Actor Blaze Tucker Wins Film Award

Cypress, TX News (April 14, 2015) –  Blaze Tucker, a young Cy-Fair native, recently won Best Performance by the 36th Annual Young Artist Awards for his top-billed lead role as David in an inspirational film titled “Make It Rain.”

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“Make It Rain” is a story about the power of hope, strength of youth, and the love of family. It’s written and directed by Chris Spisak and produced by Meza Multimedia Entertainment and Two21 Entertainment. Other notable cast members include NFL Writer and Sports Show Host John McClain, Sports Radio Host John Lopez, Actor David Maldonado, and Actress Candice Barley. NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone was one of the supporters of the film, and it was named Indiewire’s Project of the Day and featured in Indie Source magazine.

During the film’s world premiere, Director Spisak announced that Blaze was his first and only choice for the role. ”In a pressure-packed industry where stress levels can be high and the demands on cast and crew even higher, a positive attitude and an infectious smile can go a long way,” says Spisak. “With Blaze Tucker, you get all that and the acting chops to boot. He’s an absolute delight to have on set.”

This year’s 36th Annual Young Artist Awards included nominees from films such as Disney’s Maleficent and Paramount’s Interstellar as well as TV shows such as Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way and ABC’s The Middle. Some past recipients include Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Mario Lopez, Bella Thorne, Tobey Maguire, Hillary Duff, and Christina Applegate. It’s one of the most prestigious and respected awards shows recognizing youth in film. The Young Artist Awards is a non-profit organization founded by a long-time member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and sponsor of the Golden Globes, the late Maureen Dragone.

At the red carpet event, Blaze received the Best Performance award in a short film for an actor 10 and under. During his acceptance speech, he recognized David (the inspiration for the film), and the cast and crew. He also thanked his family, friends, and other supporters, including his lovable dog Sandy. ”"It’s an honor to receive a Young Artist Award, and it has many people wrapped up in it,” explained Blaze after the event. “I love to help tell great stories, and I am thankful for every opportunity.”

Blaze Tucker’s first time on set turned into a featured role in a chart-topping Lifetime Network movie. His first lead role was for a film selected for the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase, which screened at the Director’s Guild of America and throughout the country. Blaze was also featured in a Warner Brothers/Bruckheimer TV pilot, and he’s worked on projects for Chase, United Airlines, Chuck E. Cheese’s, United Way, Panda Express, and more. Last year, Blaze was chosen to portray the younger version of Medal of Honor Award Recipient Leroy Petry for a Chevrolet television special supporting the Military Warriors Support Foundation. He was also selected for a lead role in the upcoming feature film, “The Last Man Club.”  Earlier this year, Blaze received a surprise VIP guest artist badge to The NAMM Show as a professional young DJ to represent youth in music.  This Spring, he’s looking forward to a lead role in the military family drama film, “On Borrowed Time”. He’s also cast in an upcoming science-fiction web series. He produces his own YouTube channels and has a growing international fan base. For more information about Blaze Tucker, visit the web site, blazetucker.com.