Maikaru and A Dose for Dominic are going strong at different film festivals coming up. Here are a couple of ways you can check them out.
Maikaru took home the award for Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF is one of only 34 film festivals in the world where, if you win a juried prize for short films, your work is considered to be Oscar eligible.
Maikaru, Writer & Director Amanda Harryman, Co-Producer Luke Ware, and I had a blast at the Golden Space Needle Awards Brunch on Sunday 6/8. There we picked up our very stylish award and had a lot of fun taking a selfie with it in front of the repeatable.
After the awards we had a production meeting on top of the needle overlooking our city. Notice how I am trying to play it cool since I am a local and not looking at the gorgeous view of my city.
My recently completed short documentary Maikaru will premiere at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Canada on May 1st. I co-produced and co-edited this one. I am super excited to have my work screened at the biggest documentary film festival in North America. This is the 5th film I’ve produced or directed to be accepted into Hot Docs in the past 7 years!
The film is about Maikaru, a young man trying to figure out a brighter future for himself after a violent childhood complicated by human trafficking.
Maikaru will play on May 1st at the May 1 at 8pm at the Tiff Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 with other short documentaries. My Canadian friends should check it out!