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Festivals:

1. AFI/AACTA Social Shorts (Australia) – 2016
2. LA Shorts Fest (USA) – 2016
3. LA Lift-Off Film Festival (Los Angeles) – 2016
4. Calgary International Film Festival (Canada) – 2016
5. Canberra Short Film Festival (Australia) – 2016
6. Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival 2016
7. New Filmmakers Los Angeles 2016
8. Global Shorts (USA) – 2016
9. Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada) – 2016
10. Zamoxis Short Film Showcase (USA) – 2017
11. Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (USA) – 2017
12. Seoul Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
13. Miami Short Film Festival 2016
14. Beloit International Film Festival (USA) – 2017
15. Fandependent Film Festival 2017
16. Short of the Year (Promofest) 2017
17. Cayfilm – Cayman International Film Festival 2017
18. Sedona International Film Festival (USA) – 2017
19. Sene Film Music & Arts Festival (USA) – 2017
20. Concurso Internacional de Cortometrages Historicos de Segorbe (Concurso de Cortos – Mirada al Pasado – Spain) – 2017
21. Festival Internacional de Cine del Cono Sur (Chile) – 2017
22. Petaluma Film Festival (USA) – 2017
23. Falcon International Film Festival (London) – 2017
24. Festival of Nations International Film Festival (Austria) – 2017
25. VII Edición del Festival Internacional Gines en Corto (Spain) – 2017
26. Ennesimo Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
27. Dead Center Film Festival (Oklahoma) – 2017
28. Corto Nanni Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
29. IX Festival de Cine de Villa Maria Del Triunfo (Peru) – 2017
30. Faten Hamama Film Festival (Lebanon) – 2017
31. Calgary Horror Con (Canada) – 2017
32. FESTIFIL – Festival La Fila De Cortometrajes (Spain) – 2017
33. Regina International Film Festival (Canada) – 2017
34. Salon Internacional de la Luz (Colombia) – 2017
35. Hidalgo International Film Festival (Pachuca, Mexico) – 2017
36. Palm Springs Shortsfest – 2017
37. 18th Lucania Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
38. IIPMF – Independent International Permanent Memories Festival (Italy) – 2017
39. Festival Internacional de Cine de Querétaro (Mexico) – 2017
40. Certamen International de Cortometrages Galapán Film Festival (Southern Spain) – 2017
41. International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany) – 2017
42. Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum (Andalucia – Spain) – 2017
43. Indie Street Film Festival (New Jersey) – 2017
44. Catone Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
45. Maracay International Film Festival (Venezuela) – 2017
46. Court Métrange Festival Européen Du Court Métrage Insolite Et Fantastique (France) – 2017
47. Festival Internacional De Cine De Calzada De Calatrava (Out of Competition – Spain) – 2017
48. FICICA Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Cine A La Calle (Colombia) – 2017
49. Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
50. Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche (Spain) – 2017
51. Maipu Cortos Festival de Cine de Humor (Out of Competition – Argentina) – 2017
52. 14th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (Hungary) – 2017
53. Frame by Sound Fest (Dominican Republic) – 2017
54. 26o Festival Internacional de Cine (Paraguay) – 2017
55. Certamen de Cortometrages PLOT-POINT (Spain) – 2017
56. Festival Internacional de Cine Digital Experimental de Espacio Enter Canarias (Spain) – 2017
57. DiVinci International Film Festival (USA) – 2017
58. Arkadia Shortfest (Romania) – 2017
59. SESIFF International Extreme-short/Short film Competition (South Korea) – 2017
60. Tribal Film Festival (Oklahoma) – 2017
61. Obuxofest XVI (Spain) – 2017
62. Festival Internaciaonal de Guayaquil (Ecuador) – 2017
63. RiuRau Film Festival (Spain) – 2017
64. TUWUN Muestra de Cine Indígena de Wallmapu (Chile & Argentina) – 2017
65. Voghera Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
66. Portobello Film Festival (England) – 2017
67. San Diego International Film Festival (USA) – 2017
68. Lenola Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
69. International Edition X Cyborg Film Festival (Out of competition – Italy) – 2017
70. 11th Muestra Cine + Video Indigena (Chile) – 2017
71. Corto e a Capo (Italy) – 2017
72. Worldcon75 (Finland) – 2017
73. Villammare Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
74. Festival SPASM 16 édition (Montreal) – 2017
75. Festival Internazionale Del CortoMetraggio Cortolovere (Italy) – 2017
76. Cine No Visto (Spain) – 2017
77. Highland Park Independent Film Festival (LA) – 2017
78. Grand Off – World Independent Film Awards (Poland) – 2017
79. TOHorror Film Fest (Italy) – 2017
80. Sustefest – Festival de Cine de Terror Y Suspenso (Mexico) – 2107
81. Anatomy Crime-Horror International Film Festival (Greece) – 2017
82. Festival Internacional de Cine de la Patagonia (Argentina) – 2017
83. Kinofilm 14th Edition (Manchester UK) – 2017
84. Coronado Island Film Festival (San Diego, USA) – 2017
85. Premio Nazionale Bernardino Zapponi per Cortometraggi (Italy) – 2017
86. Festival Internacional de Cine de la Patagonia (Argentina) – 2017
87. FICVI Festival de Curtmetratges de Vila-Seca (Spain) – 2017
88. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Loja (Spain) – 2017
89. Festival internacional Paris Courts Devant (Paris, France) – 2017
90. Mira Lincoln – Festival Internacional de Cortometrages de Lincoln (Argentina) – 2017
91. Novara Cine Festival (Italy) – 2017

 

ONLINE SHORT FILM Selections:
1. Vimeo Staff Pick
2. Short of the Week
3. Film Shortage

 

NOMINATED:
1. Best Short Dramatic – AMPIA Awards 2017
2. Best Production Reflecting Cultural Diversity – AMPIA Awards 2017
3. Best Costume Designer (Deitra Kalyn) – AMPIA Awards 2017
4. The Juan Ruiz Anchez Award for Best Cinematography – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
5. The Marshall Hawkins Award for Best Musical Score (Elliott Wheeler) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
6. Best Director – Short (Sean Meehan) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
7. Best Actor – Short (Gerald Auger) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
8. Best Foreign Short – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
9. Best Short Film – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
10. Best Ensemble Cast (Short Film or Web Series) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
11. Best Supporting Actor – Short (Morris Birdyellowhead) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
12. Best Supporting Actress – Short (Michelle Thrush) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
13. Best Actor – Short (Martin Dubreuil) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
14. Best Screenplay (Sean Meehan, Jack London) – NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of 2017 Awards.
15. Best Short Film – Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum – 2017
16. Best Cinematography – Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum – 2017
17. Best Art Direction – Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum – 2017
18. Best Short Film – RIFFA (Regina International Film Festival) – 2017
19. Best Actor – Grand Off – World Independent Film Awards (Poland) – 2017
20. Best Short – Premio Nazionale Bernardino Zapponi per Cortometraggi (Italy) – 2017

 

WON:
1. Best Short Film Live Action – Edmonton International Film Festival 2016
2. The Bobby Riddell Award for Excellence in Cinematography – Edmonton International Film Festival 2016
3. Alberta Spirit Award for Best Short Film – Calgary International Film Festival 2016
4. Best Short Film – Global Shorts 2016
5. Best Drama 2016 – Zamoxis Short Film Showcase
6. Winner (Open Category) – AFI/AACTA Social Shorts 2016
7. Best International Cinematography – Canberra Short Film Festival 2016
8. Best Film (Autumn) – Short of the Year 2016
9. Best Film (Overall Winner) – Short of the Year 2017
10. Best Foreign Short – NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of 2017 Awards
11. Best Actor in a Drama (Gerald Auger) – NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of 2017 Awards
12. Festival Director’s Choice Award – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2017
13. Jury Award – Best Short – Fandepedent Film Festival
14. 2nd Best Short Film – VII Edición del Festival Internacional Gines en Corto
15. Best Short Fiction – Festival Internacional de Cine del Cono Sur
16. Best Film – Concurso Internacional de Cortometrages Historicos de Segorbe 2017
17. Best Make Up & Hair (Lisa Belyea) – AMPIA Awards (Rosies) 2017
18. Jury Award – Best Short Film – Falcon International Film Festival (London) 2017
19. Best Costumes (Deitra Kalyn) – IIPMF – Independent International Permanent Memories Festival – 2017
20. Best Screenplay – Maracay International Film Festival (Venezuela) 2017
21. Jury Award – Concurso de Cortos, Mirada al Pasado (Spain) 2017
22. Audience Award – Best Online short – Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2017
23. August 2017 Vitruvian Award Winner – DaVinci International Film Festival 2017
24. Second Prize – Lenola Film Festival (International Section) 2017
25. Best Director – Lenola Film Festival 2017
26. Best Cinematography – Lenola Film Festival 2017
27. Best Cinematography – Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum – 2017
28. Best Art Direction – Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna – Islantilla Cinefórum – 2017
29. Jury Award, Best Short Film – Corto e a Capo (Italy) – 2017
30. 2nd Prize – Villammare Film Festival (Italy) – 2017
31. Best Short Film – Tribal Film Festival (Oklahoma) – 2017
32. Best Direction – RIURAU Film Festival (Spain) – 2017
33. Best Art Direction – RIURAU Film Festival (Spain) – 2017
34. Best Short Film – Festival Internacional de Cine de la Patagonia (Argentina) – 2017

 

Sean Meehan – Director/Writer/Dop

Sam McGarry – Producer

Drew Thompson ASE – Editor

Elliott Wheeler – Composer

Amy Brewster – Production Designer

Lisa Belyea – Makeup

Gerald Auger – Makamuk

Gerald Auger is a Canadian Director/Producer/ Writer/Actor, National Native Role Model, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker of Woodland Cree descent.

In 1996 and 1997 Auger was awarded the National Native Role Model by the Governor General of Canada. After being spotted at the opening ceremonies of the 1995 Canada Winter Games, Auger was given a supporting role in Il mio West (later dubbed Gunslinger’s Revenge), also starring David Bowie and Harvey Keitel. Filmed in Italy for Pacific Pictures, it was the first spaghetti western to use First Nations actors in Indigenous roles. Auger had a lead role in the 2002 National Geographic IMAX- production Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West, and he played Crow Hunter in an episode of the four-part Hallmark Entertainment TV miniseries Dreamkeeper.

In 2005 Auger had the supporting lead of Soaring Eagle in the first episode of the Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks-produced six-part miniseries Into the West; in 2006 he completed the film Klatsassin with Stan Douglas; and in 2007 he was cast as Chief Ambrose McQuinna in the CTV-produced Luna: Spirit of The Whale with Adam Beach, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal and Jason Priestley. In 2011 Auger had a cameo on primetime series Blackstone and landed the lead role of Pawnee Killer in AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Auger produced, wrote and directed the 2007 short film Walking Alone, won Best Director, and the 2008 National Film Board of Canada documentary Honour Thy Father and won Best Film Representing Cultural Diversity at the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards in 2009.

In 2015, Gerald flew to Russia to film St. Petersburg- A Selfie, by director Natalia Kudryashova. Gerald was also cast in HBO’s Lewis and Clark playing Chief Leborgne. He also starred in Bohemian Blood, an independent short film he produced and co-wrote for The Frightening 48 Hour Film Challenge.

 

Martin Dubreuil – Subienkow

An actor with a peculiar career path, Martin Dubreuil was first noticed in the many shorts in which he participated, including amongst others Le rouge au sol (Maxime Giroux) for which he won best actor at the Milano film Festival and at Prends ça court.

His next shootings were under the eyes of Pierre Falardeau (15 février 1839), Yves-Christian Fournier (Tout est parfait), Alain Chartrand (La maison du pêcheur), Podz (Les 7 jours du talion, 10 et demi) and Sophie Deraspe (Les Loups).

Recently, he defended the roles of Private Tremblay in Bunker, (Patrick Boivin and Olivier Roberge) and that of Tom in Avant les rues (Chloé Leriche).

His Characters, always screaming of realism, also stand out on small screen (Toute la vérité, 19-2, Le Gentlemen II, Trauma II, Musée Éden). He also has been lead by the director Maxime Giroux in their 7th collaboration for the film Félix et Meïra. He will defend a role in Maudite Poutine directed by Karl Lemieux.

 

Morris Birdyellowhead – Yakaga

Of the Sharphead Band in Alberta. Direct descendant of hereditary Chief David Bird Yellowhead. Grand Parents – Chief Enoch Bird and Sarah Bird. Parents – Peter Bird and Louisa Bird. Great Grand father was Chief David Bird Yellowhead. Morris was raised with traditional indigenous values by his grandmother Sarah Bird.

Morris’ credits include – Into the West, Broken Trail, Apocalypto, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Elijah, September Dawn, Hell on Wheels and Diablo.

Producer’s Statement

It’s rare that a great story, which has the perfect elements to make a powerful, worthy and entertaining short film, comes your way. Lost Face, based on the Jack London classic short story and adapted by highly awarded director cameraman Sean Meehan, is one of those projects.

In a time where it seems almost mandatory that characters in film must possess super powers and the fate of the entire world hangs in the balance, it’s refreshing to tell a simple human story where the personal stakes are high enough to have us hanging on every word, look and gesture. The wonderful thing about Jack London’s story is that the world beyond the events we see playing out is entirely tangible. This story feels like part of a feature film, yet it remains self-contained enough that it doesn’t feel lacking in the end. The story is visceral and honest. It feels like we’ve dropped in on a real time and place, at a moment of high tension, where characters have everything to lose or gain and the seat of power shifts from moment to moment.

But although this is a film based in reality, it transports us to a place and time long gone, and just like real life it is at times confronting, thought provoking, funny and unexpected, which makes it a perfect story for a modern audience. I sincerely enjoyed spending some time with the indigenous people and fur thieves of the mid 1800’s and I’m proud to be a part of this short film.

Sam McGarry.

Director’s Statement

I first read Jack London’s short story, Lost Face, as a teenager and even back then it made quite an impression on me. Then, many years later, when I was looking for an idea I could adapt into a short film, a friend of mine reminded me of London’s wonderful short story. I re-read it and was immediately drawn in again by the powerful layering of the storytelling, the vivid characters and the inherent drama of the situation. I love films that take me to times and places I wouldn’t ordinarily have the chance to experience and Lost Face took me right into the middle of a tense and frightening moment a long time ago at the edge of the known (Western) world. The story was cold. It was grim. The stakes were high. The story was perfect.

But what attracted me most were the characters. A man facing death who acts with the kind of cool-headed trickery very few of us would think to employ under such duress, and two men, both eager to do the right thing for their people but in conflict about how to do that. The subtle manoeuvring that takes place between these three men makes up the heart of London’s story and it felt like the right framework around which to build the film. At the end of the day Lost Face is a story about making the most of a less than desirable situation and that’s something we can all easily relate to.

I did however have one hesitation about Jack London’s story, and that was how best to approach the indigenous element. Natives tricked by invaders. It’s a touchy subject and one I was keen not to trivialise or sensationalise. But it happened time and again. And I was lucky that the wonderful indigenous cast agreed with me that Lost Face was a story worth telling. It was always my intention not to pass judgement on the actions of any of the characters and to portray the indigenous side of the story with dignity and nuance. I hope I have succeeded there. And if we’re lucky, perhaps the short film will ignite a conversation about current indigenous issues…

 

Sean Meehan.

Sam McGarry – Producer

Sam McGarry is committed to producing work at the highest level. She has been in the film industry for almost 30 years, starting out at Great Southern Films and transitioning from Production Assistant to Producer, Sam cut her teeth on television series, feature films and TV commercials.

Sam has shot all over the world for high end TVC clients like McDonald’s, QANTAS, Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Tourism Australia, Telstra, Buick, Audi, Nissan, Vodafone, Securite Routiere, Antonveneta, and Vodafone to name but a few.

Commercials Sam has produced have won every TV commercial award worth winning, from Cannes Lions to LIA trophies to One Show pencils.

Sam currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues to produce for partner of 14 years, Director Cameraman Sean Meehan. She is co- owner of Soma Films.

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