Crystal J. Huang made history as the first female from mainland China to win the Best Actress Award for an independent film in Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2024) – “Dark Feathers” star Crystal J. Huang won the Best Leading Actress award on Saturday night at the 24th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Additionally, Michael Madsen received awards for Best Supporting Actor. The movie also won Best Trailer, and a nomination for Best Picture.

Crystal J. Huang won the Best Leading Actress

In her heartfelt speech, the Shanghai-born actress acknowledged her roles in the project, stating, “Receiving this award is not just an incredible honor; it’s a recognition of my commitment to our project ‘Dark Feathers’ and to the themes at its heart—female power, female love, and female sacrifice.”

“Dark Feathers: Dance of the Geisha” is preparing to grace the silver screen. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s vibrant cultural tapestry, this mesmerizing tale of intrigue and passion promises to redefine the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. As anticipation mounts, let’s delve into the enigmatic world of “Dark Feathers” and uncover the secrets that lie within.

The movie defies categorization, blending elements of murder mystery, romance, and action into a multi-layered narrative that challenges convention. Inspired by Huang’s own experiences as a ballroom dancer and the mysterious death of legendary icon Bruce Lee, the film offers a fresh perspective on familiar themes, weaving together a tapestry of intrigue and emotion that is as thrilling as it is unpredictable.

Joining Huang on this mesmerizing journey are some of the world’s finest dancers, including eight-time Latin World Champion Karina Smirnoff and the extraordinarily handsome Gilles Marani. With their unparalleled skill and charisma, they breathe life into a cast of characters as diverse as they are compelling, ensuring that every moment on screen is infused with authenticity and depth.

Produced by Unchaseable Inc. in associated with Lankis Entertainment, Ivy Images. Dark Feathers: Dance of the Geisha is scheduled for theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in August this year.