Iowa Actor Honored at International Independent Film Awards

Matt Lee Ingebritson Recognized for Best Supporting Actor Role in “Happy’s”

WATERLOO, Iowa – June 30, 2021 – Film actor and Iowa native Matt Lee Ingebritson marked a milestone in his up-and-coming career at the IndieFEST Film Awards in 2021, winning the Award of Recognition for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the independent comedy film “Happy’s.” The IndieFEST Film Awards allows filmmakers from across the globe to enter the competition, and judges in the Film Feature category singled out Ingebritson’s performance of his character “Frank” for merit from the submissions of worldwide performers.

Matt Lee Ingebritson holding his IndieFEST Award of Recognition

Ingebritson’s award is the latest recognition for the cast and crew of “Happy’s.” The IndieFEST Film Awards additionally extended the Award of Recognition to Don Tjernagel for Best Actor for his role in “Happy’s.” The film itself has also achieved international acclaim. Europe Film Festival U.K.’s panel of filmmaker reviewers awarded “Happy’s” their Best Comedy award this year. Panelists also granted “Happy’s” the Best Indie Feature Honorable Mention laurels at the Florence Film Awards in Italy.

Matt Lee Ingebritson as “Frank” in a still from “Happy’s” (2021)

Produced locally and debuting in 2021, “Happy’s” is a slice-of-life comedy about a man who moves to Iowa for a scholarship that falls apart, only to become a liquor store clerk with a quirky legal mentor. The film is available on streaming service Tubi and is on Amazon to purchase or rent.

Local film buffs can also see Ingebritson on the big screen in July in the movie “SIN.” A new independent horror film shot on location in northeast Iowa, the movie premieres Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Marcus College Square Cinema in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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About Matt Lee Ingebritson:

Originally from Marshalltown, Iowa, Matt Lee Ingebritson started in films in 2017 with his casting in “BROS.” Now living in Waterloo, Ingebritson received the Award of Recognition for Best Supporting Actor at the IndieFEST Film Awards in 2021 for his role in “Happy’s.”

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Ingebritson will appear in cinemas in the new independent horror film “SIN,” debuting July 1.

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