Chalk up another major win for Hot House and our own AVN Hall of Fame Director Steven Scarborough! At last week’s 14th Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival (FICEB), Steven won the Best Director category for his powerful and dark direction of The Missing from Hot House Video. One of Scarborough’s darkest and most intense movies, The Missing has already been honored twice this year as Best Leather Movie, both at the 2006 GAYVNs and Grabby Awards.
Hot House Exclusive Francesco D’Macho was in the audience at the awards ceremony, heard Steven’s name announced as the winner, and wrote us an email to congratulate Steven on the win. However, there seems to be a bit of controversy with Colt Studios around who the actual winner was. I noticed on last Wednesday that the Colt blog claimed Kristofer Weston won Best Director.
I immediately had our PR team contact FICEB to get the scoop and they immediately confirmed that Steven did indeed win the Best Director trophy.
So. I call up Colt to explain the situation to their team adding that “I want to be respectful of Kristofer’s feelings and didn’t want to write anything on Hot Flash or send out a press release that would blindside him.” Upon further investigation on this phone call, I found out that Kristofer did not come home with a trophy for Best Director.
So imagine our surprise when our longterm friends at Colt sent out a press release on Friday naming Kristofer as Best Director? What gives?
At any rate, Steven’s really really happy to have been honored and that The Missing still continues to be called out as one of the best films of 2005.