Henry Hughes (director)

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Henry Hughes is an American film director and former Paratrooper for 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He is best known for directing and co-writing the short-film Day One as a part of his graduation thesis project at American Film Institute.[1]

Day one received critical appraisal and earned him a Best Narrative (short) Gold Medal at 42nd Annual Student Film Awards,[2] BAFTA US Student Award at 2016 BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards,[3] and Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film nomination at 88th Academy Awards.[4][5] He is a graduate of Boston University.




  1. ^ "Afghanistan Vet Wins First AFI Winick Scholarship". Tim Appelo. Hollywood reporter. July 31, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "42nd Annual Student Film Awards winners list". Deadline. September 9, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Student Films 'Lucy,' 'Day One' Win BAFTA/LA Shorts Contest". Variety. June 26, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Coggan, Devan (January 13, 2016). "John Krasinski, Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee to announce Oscar nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved January 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ Ford, Rebecca (January 14, 2016). "Oscar Nominations: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 

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