FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ‘Rusted Pyre’ Nominated For Ruth Shaw’s Best Of Saskatchewan Award At Yorkton

yff2012, yff12, yffThe Yorkton Film Festival recently announced the nominees for the Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Award of Excellence as part of the 2012 Golden Sheaf Awards, which included the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s ‘Rusted Pyre’ written by Daniel Audet and directed by Laurence Cohen.

Yorkton, SK— The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition’s 2008 3rd place winning script ‘Rusted Pyre’ written by Daniel Audet and directed by Laurence Cohen, has been nominated in the category of Best of Saskatchewan as part of this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards.

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition was nominated in the same category last year for their short film ‘Minus Lara’, written by Surita Parmar and directed by Rob King.

This is the second Golden Sheaf nomination for Producer David Cormican.

“It’s a remarkable honour to be recognized amongst my peers like this—not to mention two years running”, says Cormican of the nominations. “YFF is a fantastic venue and their long-standing support of the industry makes it a top destination for filmmakers every May”.

‘Rusted Pyre’ stars Brooke Palsson (HBO’s ‘Less Than Kind’) and Samantha Somer Wilson (‘Nurse.Fighter.Boy.’) and will screen at the 2012 Yorkton Film Festival.


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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