“The Lake” wins Best Dramatic Short at Sonoma International Film Festival

Phil McGowanProjects 1 Comment

A wonderful short film that I mixed last year has won Best Dramatic Short at the Sonoma International Film Festival!

I have also learned that just today the film won the “Home Grown Award” at the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival in Toronto, which results in the film’s cast and crew having a kegger thrown for them by Steam Whistle Brewery. I am deeply saddened that I will not be able to attend.

The Lake, directed by Michael Buie and featuring a beautiful score by Keith Power, has been described as “a provocative, ambiguous, moving short film about personal choices, morality, and mortality‚Ķand a cat and a dog.”

I had a great time mixing this short with Michael and Keith and I’m so honored that it is getting some well deserved recognition.

The last half of the film was shot at Buie’s personal lake house on Lac Louisa in Quebec, which triggered some serious nostalgia of all the wonderful moments I had as a kid on various lakes in Maine.

The press release for the Sonoma International Film Festival can be found here and info on the upcoming Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival can be found here.

The film’s official website can be found here.

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