FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘Rusted Pyre’ Wins Audience Choice Award at Fort Myers Film Fest

The Fort Myers Film Festival recently awarded ‘Rusted Pyre’, written by Daniel Audet, directed by Laurence Cohen and produced by David Cormican, the 2012 Audience Choice Award.

Fort Myers, FL— The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s 2008 3rd place winning script ‘Rusted Pyre’ written by Daniel Audet and directed by Laurence Cohen, has won the Audience Choice Award at the 2012 Fort Myers Film Festival (FMff).

This is the first win at the FMff. ‘Rusted Pyre’ was one of two opening films for the Florida film festival. Co-stars Brooke Palsson (HBO’s ‘Less Than Kind’) and Samantha Somer Wilson (‘Nurse.Fighter.Boy.’) were on hand to accept the prize during the gala awards event on behalf of producer David Cormican.


About The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC)
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions, and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada, winner of the 2010 Canadian Weblog Award for Literature and Writing, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers’ professional careers.

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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