4th year film student Kama Sood nominated for Best International Director at the Oregon Short Film Festival
Fourth-year Capilano University film student Kama Sood has been nominated for Best International Director at the Oregon Short Film Festival for his film Glory Days. The winner will be announced on February 22.
Glory Days is the story of Tommy Young, a washed up rock star who works in a guitar shop with his longtime friend Ty. A young woman enters his life who causes him to question his past and come to terms with difficult parts of his former life.
Another film, The Bus Stop, directed by Kama Sood and produced by fellow student Aidan Kyle, introduces audiences to Michelle, who wants to rejoin the workforce now that her children are older. She is balancing family life and her career aspirations with caring for her elderly mother, Indira, who is in the early stages of dementia. The Bus Stop addresses the challenges faced by women of “the sandwich generation” caring for both children and aging parents, and added pressure of cultural traditions in a family of mixed ethnicity.
Prior to distribution, The Bus Stop screened at the Whistler Film Festival (Best Student Film Award), Vancouver Short Film Festival, National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (Best North American Short Film Award), Oniros Film Awards (Best Student Film Award), Leo Awards (Best Student Film nomination), New York City International Reel Film Festival and the Canadian Diversity Film Festival. It also received praise from the North Shore Dementia Awareness committee.
Both films were made through the Off the Grid program at the School of Motion Picture Arts.
Submitted by: Linda Munro