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  • BEST ACTOR - Sam Upton - Cinema At The Edge (Santa Monica, CA)
  • JURY PRIZE for BEST FEATURE - Cinema At The Edge (Santa Monica, CA)
  • AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE - Beverly Hills 17th Film Festival (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • BEST DIRECTOR SAM UPTON - Beverly Hills 17th Film Festival (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • BEST PICTURE - Mindfield (Los Angeles, CA)
  • INDEPENDENT VANGUARD AWARD - The Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase (Los Angeles, CA)
  • INSPIRATION AWARD - Lousiville’s International Festival of Film (Louisville, KY)
  • FIRST TIME FILMAKER COMPETITION - Honolulu Film Awards (Honolulu, HI)

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BEST ACTOR - Sam Upton

Cinema At The Edge (Santa Monica, CA)

GUN WINS: The Audience Choice Award for Best Feature, and Sam Upton took home Best Director

Sam Upton: Nominated for Best Actor at The Austin Revolution Film Festival

GUN wins @ the Honolulu Film Awards.

GUN wins its 2nd award @ IFS! The highly coveted Audience Choice Award for BEST FEATURE!


The Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase has honored us with the “INDEPENDENT VANGUARD AWARD” for outstanding achievement in independent filmmaking. They have also nominated us as one of 4 films vying for BEST PICTURE - and we will be screening The Grove in May.

GUN wins “Inspiration Award” at Lousiville’s International Festival of Film

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GUN wins Best Picture @ Mindfield LA

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GUN has been selected to the 2018 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

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GUN is selected to the Portland Film Festival!

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GUN has been accepted to the prestigious San Diego Film Festival

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GUN has been selected for the Minfield Film Festival 2017 - Los Angeles

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UPI - Boxing film 'Gun' throws real punches, uses real fighters

His spinal column was literally deteriorating as he thought about all he had lost.Sam Upton sat in a hospital bed following a nine-hour surgery. He was no longer that star jock, excelling at every sport he put his mind to. His athletic 'career' had effectively ended. But he didn't sink down in a slumbered sorrow thinking about what could have been. ...read more

Laila Ali on Dad Muhammad’s Passing: I Know ‘He’s His Plain, Free Self Again’

It’s been less than a year since the world lost boxing champion Muhammad Ali and Laila Ali lost her father to a 35-year battle with Parkinson’s disease — but Laila is content that he’s is in a much better place. ...read more

363: Sam Upton: Take Charge, Follow Your Bliss, and Make it Happen

Sam Upton is an actor and writer known for his roles in The Lincoln Lawyer, Gone, and Stand Up Guys. He is also the director and main actor in his most recent movie, Gun. Favorite Success Quote "The greatest revenge is success" - Frank Sinatra...read more

Gun’s director Sam Upton talks about his career

This may be Sam Upton’s feature film directorial debut but you would never know by his upcoming film, Gun. Sam Upton has been in some of your favorite movies including The Lincoln Lawyer alongside Matthew McConaughey, Runner Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake and Stand Up Guys with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken to name just a few of his accolades. With everything he has done in his career so far, Sam is only just getting started and is striving for more....read more

Sam Upton readies ‘Gun’ for world premiere

Sam Upton grew up a fan of Sylvester Stallone and "Rocky" The 1976 film still ranks as one of the greatest movies of all time for the actor. And since he was a child, Upton dreamed of being an actor and creating a film like "Rocky."...read more

Sam Upton – Writer & Director + Actor of "GUN"

Sam Upton (Pearl Harbor, Gone, Lincoln Lawyer) is here to discuss the world premiere of his film GUN, also starring Jared Abrahamson (Netflix “Travelers”), Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy”), boxer/Muhammad Ali daughter Laila Ali, Kate Vernon (“Battle Star Galactica”), Jared Abrahamson, and features real punches by professional boxers and MMA fighters like Chicago Golden Glove Boxing Champion, Derek Zugic....read more