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Jefferson Girl Wins Acting Award

Chloe Scharf impresses the judges at the Manhattan Film Festival.

Chloe Scharf of Lake Hopatcong didn’t have to wait long for what it takes many actors years to achieve—her first award. Chloe won the Best Actor Award at the Manhattan Film Festival. She won the award for her role in “Nora,” a 15-minute film about a young girl with a terminal illness.

“It was extremely sad,” Chloe’s mother, Laura Scharf said. “It was very hard to watch.”

Besides “Nora,” Chlor has a list of films, television shows and plays to her credit. She started acting at the age of five, and after several regional productions, she scored a role in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” and in the feature film “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”

In the movie, she had a small role, but it was enough to get her union membership. In “Boardwalk Empire,” she had a small role last season, and has a role coming up this season of the neighbor of one of the main characters. Chloe and Laura hope that will turn into a recurring role.

And Chloe shows no signs of slowing down. She is in the upcoming film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” in which she was directed by Ben Stiller.

She will be filming two movies this fall, one called “Yorkshire Witchcraft” and the other one a psycho-thriller that is not yet named.

“’Yorkshire Witchcraft’ is a period piece, where Chloe will have great costumes and will have to speak with an accent,” Laura Scharf said.

In the psycho-thriller, Chloe will play twins. Both films will be directed by Ilay Ron.

Laura Scharf will host a fundraiser to raise the money needed for production of “Yorkshire Witchcraft” on July 30 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Tonic East on Third Avenue in New York City.

“We’re going to have a donation box, raffles and gift bags,” Laura Scharf said. “We want to try and help raise money for the film, which will cost about $25,000.”

When she’s not filming, Chloe attends the , and takes acting and singing lessons in the city. And in September, she’ll be in fourth grade at Reverend Brown School in Sparta.

“I want her to have as normal a school experience as possible,” Laura said. “She might have to get tutoring on set sometimes, but for as long as possible I want her to be in regular school.”

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