Audience Choice Award at FMff for PYRE

Palsson (left) and Wilson (right) accept the Audience Choice Award at the 2012 FMff

Writer Daniel Audet, Producer David Cormican and Director Laurence Cohen’s “Rusted Pyre”, continues its festival run with another notable mention: Not only did it recently open the Fort Myers Film Festival in Florida last week, but it also won the hearts and votes of the audiences to win the Audience Choice Award! On hand to accept the honour were Pyre co-stars Brooke Palsson and Samantha Somer Wilson (pictured).

The Fort Myers Film Festival supports local filmmakers but maintains a global swagger with films playing from all over the world. “We screened 77 films this year from over a dozen countries with dozens of local talent represented. It is to be worn as a badge of pride to all those involved, from the filmmakers to the volunteers to the city who have supported us so well,” founder and Executive Director Eric Raddatz said. “It is the second year of my second festival and I’m honored to have it be such a positive influence in our community, uniting artists, venues, people of all backgrounds who have an appreciation for the art of film. I just don’t see anyone anywhere else in the world with a group of magnificent individuals as we do right here in Fort Myers.”

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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