This amazing multiple award-winning film has to be Oscar nominated, the direction is on point, the acting superb and the cinematography breathtaking. That is why Film Business back Lost Face to be nominated for a 2018 Oscar.
Sean Meehan’s Lost Face has been making a mark around the world, having won nearly 50 awards and has just joined the Oscars shortlist in the Live Action Short category. This award-winning short is based on Jack London’s short story and stars Gerald Auger (Hell on Wheels), Martin Dubreuil (Felix Et Meira) and Morris Birdyellowhead (Apocalypto).
In mid-1800’s Russian America, Subienkow finds himself the second-to-last survivor of a group of Russian fur-thieves who have just been defeated by liberators from the local tribe they have enslaved as forced labour. Now Subienkow faces a long, protracted and painful death unless he can come up with a plan for escape.
Writer and Director Sean Meehan fell in love with Jack London’s short story Lost Face as a teenager and as an adult adapted it into a screenplay. He hopes this wonderful story may spark some conversations about current indigenous issues. Sean is an award-winning commercial director, having worked with many high profile clients for over a decade, he created the cinematography and this exciting drama is his first short film.
Producer Sam McGarry is an industry veteran, having been in the business for almost thirty years. Commercials Sam has produced have won every award worth winning, from Cannes Lions to LIA trophies to One Show pencils.
Gerald Auger is of Woodland Cree descent, his work includes Il mio West, Dreamkeeper and Into the West. Morris Birdyellowhead is a direct descendant of the hereditary Chief David Bird Yellowhead. His credits include Elijah, Hell on Wheels and Diablo. Martin Dubreuil’s work includes 15 février 1839 and Tout est parfait and the music was created by Elliott Wheeler.