Rusted Pyre is heading to the Beach!

We just received some happy news from Festival Programmer Eric Raddatz for award winning writer and CSSC winner Daniel Audet’s Rusted Pyre, which has been accepted to the Fort Myers Film Festival.

The FMFF festival takes place in- Yup, you guessed it…  Fort Myers, Florida. The whole thing goes down March 21-25 with a grand opening gala March 21 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Our short film stars, Brooke Palsson and Samantha Somer Wilson will be in attendance gracing the red carpet as well as participating in some post-screening Q&A’s at the festival and representing the film in style. Unfortunately, director Laurence Cohen will be unable to attend the festival, as his next film, Will, will be premiering that weekend as well across the continent in Vancouver at the Wide Angle Media Festival. Stay tuned for more details on both.

Congrats to Brooke and Sam and the whole team behind this wonderful little film which keeps on chugging along.

Also, don’t forget that Rusted Pyre will be premiering on the CBC on March 18th in the wee hours of the morning. So for all you St. Patrick Day revelers… you can come home after some wee ones to watch some wee films on the Ceeb.
Fort Myers Film Festival


The Fort Myers Film Festival’s 2nd annual festival will be held March 21-25, 2012 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Edison Restaurant.

The Black Tie Red Carpet Gala will be celebrated with excitement and style March 21, 2012 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. The event will begin with the red carpet rolling out, paparazzi clicking and doors opening at 5 p.m. for drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie. Tickets are $29, $125 for VIP and $14.50 for students. VIP will enjoy a star studded backstage after party with music, dancing, open bar and chance to meet with the stars of the evening’s film, filmmakers and event VIP. Watch last years video here
To buy tickets go to for more information go to

Thursday start continue the celebration by attending the world premiere of “Mambo Man: The documentary of ‘Cuban Pete’ Aguilar” at 7 p.m. with filmmakers and Barbara Craddock in attendance, drinks, mingling & musical entertainment with local and international filmmakers prior to the featured movie. Enjoy the film and afterparty for $15.

Then come back for all of the programming from Friday, March 23- Sunday March 25, 2012. Films are $5 the rest of the festival. For more information go to

Then finish off the weeklong celebration with champange & dessert awards ceremony hosted by Chad Oliver which will take place at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers with an afterparty at the Edison Restaurant with special performer Al Holland. Tickets are $15. For more information go to

Join all of the local and international filmmakers as the celebrate the winners of the Fort Myers Film Festival. Champagne and dessert will be shared, short award winning films will be played and toasts will be deservedly pronounced.

The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers ‘the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades.’ The inaugural event featured two dozen local filmmakers is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. That’s right, Fort Myers has a film festival now, so come out for the excitement!

In 2011 over two dozen local filmmakers shared the spotlight with independent films playing in the inaugural Fort Myers Film Festival that spanned the globe with selections from as far as Sierra Leone, Ireland, Poland, Japan and Sweden. “We all need to support local film, local business and local filmmakers in today’s economy. Knowing our area has something viable to offer in the realms of moviemaking will contribute towards economic growth and stability.” Eric Raddatz, founder of the festival said. “I am so thankful to all of the support we have received from the city and county as well as the local businesses. We need to come together in these difficult economic times and show the world we have something strong to offer here in Southwest Florida.”

About David Cormican

DAVID CORMICAN is an award winning blogger (2010 Canadian Weblog Award winner – best literature & writing category), father, performer, producer and founder of the prestigious Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), an organization he formed to showcase and promote emerging screenwriters through recognition and the production of their winning work. In 2010 Cormican was a nominee for the Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation in the Arts and a recipient of the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. In addition to establishing the CSSC's Short Film Fund, he is also a partner with Minds Eye Entertainment where he is in charge of development for the production company’s feature film, television and branded content. Recent producing credits include THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel) and FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovavich, Julian McMahon) for Minds Eye and RUSTED PYRE (Brooke Palsson, Samantha Somer Wilson) and MINUS LARA (a Bravo!FACT funded short starring Romina D’Ugo) for the CSSC. He is a board member for Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, a counselor for ACTRA Saskatchewan and board member representing the arts portfolio for SaskCulture. He also sits on various committees for SaskFilm, SMPIA and the Canadian Media Producers Association.
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