Top Hollywood Stars to Appear at 11th Annual BIFF

April 25, 2016, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:42 PM
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Bellamy Young and Michael Gross courtesy photos.

Bellamy Young and Michael Gross courtesy photos.

Hollywood stars Bellamy Young and Michael Gross will appear at the 11th annual Big Island Film Festival over Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to the pair’s presence at the festival, they will each be honored during a special Salute & Reception in their honor.

Young will be honored on Saturday, May 28, with a subsequent celebration of Gross scheduled for on Sunday, May 29. Peter Caranicas of Variety Magazine will interview each star with audience participation. Following the interview, a sunset cocktail reception will take place.

Young stars as First Lady Mellie Grant on the ABC/Shonda Rhimes’ series Scandal. She has also played roles on CBS’ Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, and Scrubs; as well as the NBC soap opera Another World.

Gross plays Burt Gummer in the Tremors movies. He is also known as Steven Keaton, Michael J. Fox’s father, in the show Family Ties. Having over 40 years in the television industry, Gross has played roles in the Drew Cary Show, ER, How I Met Your Mother, USA Network’s Suits, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, and YTB Canada’s The Stanley Dynamic.


The film Last Call at Murray’s, showing at the BIFF, will star Gross.


Tickets to the recognition evenings can be purchased on the Big Island Film Festival website.

The Big Island Film Festival runs from May 26 through May 30 and features a celebration of independent narrative films and filmmaking.

For a full list of featured films, visit the story here.

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