Clifton Wins Again

Last night was the Awards Gala for the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival.

My short film – “Clifton Finds a Party” – won the Platinum (first place) Award for the Drama/Comedy category.

I want to thank all of the talented actors who participated in this film, some of whom were performing in front of the camera for the first time.  Producing/Directing/Writing/Editing these short films has been a great educational journey for me.  As I said in my acceptance speech last night, I am really a writer first.  This emerging film festival has been a great opportunity for me to explore story telling with this medium.  The next step forward will involve finding some partners to produce better quality films for my stories in future but wearing all the hats in this first stage has been a great way to start.

Some pictures from the afternoon showings of the films and the evening event:


With a professional background and education in enterprise software but a lifelong love of the arts, I published my second novel, "Vision Speak", in 2010. Over the past several years, I've explored photography, film production and screenwriting. Along the way, I've questioned my obsessive pursuits - am I crazy? Perhaps this quotation from Thomas Merton serves as explanation. "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” I'm still searching... 


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