DOA Blood Bath Entertainment will honor the legacy of David F. Friedman at Blood Bath 3: The Film Festival, and at all future Blood Bath Film Festivals, by naming The Best Feature Film Award in his honor. The David F. Friedman Memorial Best Feature Film Award will be awarded to the feature film determined by a panel of judges to be the best film submitted and screened at the festival.
I am not a writer and as I attempted to write something fitting to honor David F. Friedman, I was reminded of an excellent article written by Brian Harris of WildSideCinema.com titled “The Day Exploitation Died”. Brian said it best when he wrote “While the films he’s produced may, on the surface, appear to be shunned by mainstream cinema they’re incredibly influential. One need only look at the works of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, Joe Dante, John Landis and more to see just how much of an impact David F. Friedman made.”
James Young, a local filmmaker here in Texas, spent much time with David in his final years on Earth interviewing him, learning from him, and becoming his friend. David’s final two cameo roles were in James Young’s films Midnight Drive-In and The Death Rattle. As such it is with great pleasure that James will join us to present the David F. Friedman Memorial Best Feature Film Award to the filmmaker and film selected by our judges.