Welcome to Cannes, Kristi! Yes, it’s true, TheFilmSchool alum and previous winner of the Great American Short Screenplay Contest (GASSC), Kristi L. Simkins, has attracted the attention of the international film community. Her short film, Something Special, is on it’s way to Cannes.
The Weekly Volcano’s blog reports:
“Something Special, by Puyallup’s Kristi L. Simkins, also plays as a silent movie, and yet it doesn’t. Sure, we hear much dialogue and sound effects in this three-minute film, but it all exists inside the head of a quiet backpacker (Daniel Musgrove), who doesn’t even use his mouth to communicate his only word in the final shot. With dazzling cinematography of New Zealand and a story that carries more emotion than some features, Something Special offers audiences just that.
What began as an entry for a competition down under has, like its wandering protagonist, left home and seen the globe, appearing in festivals in Palm Springs, Tacoma, Washington, D.C. and more, collecting awards along the way as easily as stones from a stream. Special has now made two separate venues at Cannes: Short Film Corner and the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.”