November 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - Two aspiring filmmakers from Kamloops and Salmon Arm were selected to receive $10,000 each from Telus to produce short films.
Kamloops native Simon Ryder and Tabatha Golat from Salmon Arm were chosen to be part of 15 finalists in the company's Storyhive project, a funding program for film shorts.
Ryder worked as a cameraman on the film The Third Bandit. The plot surrounds teens who flee their homes and travel across the B.C. coast’s mountains before meeting up with a ‘counter culture crusader’.
Golat co-produced a film titled United Guys Network which is about a loving husband who learns about the "macho man-of-the-house code" from his fellow neighbours.
The digital shorts competition began in August and the contest invited submissions from filmmakers across Western Canada. Judges reviewed three categories of films: scripted, factual and experimental.
The 15 finalists will use the funding to create their film and will showcase their work on Telus Optik TV on demand where people will vote on their favourite short.
The top two winners, which will be announced in March 2916, will receive customized career training and a scholarship to the Banff Television Festival.
Check out promos for the films Golat and Ryder worked on below.
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