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Benjamin Hubert
(551) 201-2046

Never 40 Production Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards

Glen Rock, NJ, 12/01/2023 – Benjamin Hubert (Never 40 Production), has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the IndieFEST Film Awards. The award was given for Ben’s exciting TV pilot, Open Guard, which dives into the world of combat sports with finesse and vulnerability. Open Guard features Ben, who in the midst of a mid-life crisis, dives head first into the world of combat sports to highlight the lifestyle,  culture and stories of the people who choose to fight. 

“Winning an award at the IndieFEST film Awards is an incredible milestone that will help us bring Open Guard to the next level”, Olivia Devesse, Producer. 

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, (company or organization) joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including 2021 Academy Award winner “If Anything Happens I Love You” by Laura Dern, Will McCormack and Michael Govier,  Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature,  A Path Appears Documentary featuring Oscar-winner George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Peabody winner Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information and for screening requests, call Benjamin Hubert (551) 208-2046  or visit the Open Guard website at

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