Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Butterflies: Love: Grace Film Festival: Official Selection

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Category: Love
Screening Date: January 31, 2015

Inspired by true events, Butterflies is a teenage story about a cancer survivor who learns to live life to the fullest with a new friend who faces his own battle with Leukemia.

It is a compelling short film about teen-angst, love and loss surrounding Libby and Gavin, who have formed an unlikely friendship while both facing cancer head-on.

Director: Cayman Grant
An award winning filmmaker, Cayman Grant, started her filmmaking career about 10 years ago. Since then she has completed several projects with one of them earning her qualification and submission into the 2009 Academy® Awards under the “Live Action Short Film” category. Cayman's recent screenplay, The Landlord's Game was a semi-finalist in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition and the winner of the Emerging Screenwriter’s Screenplay Contest. A recent participant in the NBC Writers on the Verge Program, Cayman has sold her first series to CBS Studios and has directed a film coming out in early 2015 as part of the ESPN 30 for 30 Series titled Playing For The Mob. Her most recent film, Butterflies, will be hitting the film festival circuit this upcoming September, 2014. She recently shot another film, The Boy, which will debut at film festivals worldwide beginning January, 2015.

She is repped by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the Laurelmont Management Group (LMG).


* Qualified & submitted for 2009 Academy® Award consideration under the "Live Action Short Film" category. (His Good Will)

* Winner - "MOST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARD" at the Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival For Youth in Vancouver, BC. Canada 2009. (His Good Will)

* Best Film by an Emerging Director - Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2008. An Academy® qualifying film festival. (His Good Will)

* Winner - Gold Kahuna Award - Honolulu International Film Festival 2009. (His Good Will)

* Best Producer - West Hollywood Independent Film Festival 2008. (His Good Will)

* Best Cinematography - NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2009. (His Good Will)

* Best Film Overall - Honorable Mention - 5th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2009. (His Good Will)

* Best Short From Away – Silver Wave Film Festival 2009. (His Good Will)

* Best Live Action Short Film at the El Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños) 2009. (His Good Will)

* Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Feel Good Film Festival 2009. (His Good Will)

*Best Short Film – Silver Wave Film Festival 2007. (Soup Ladle)

*Best Comedy – 2nd place – Macon Film Festival 2008. (Soup Ladle)

*Best Short Film – Finalist – Rockport Film Festival 2008. (Soup Ladle)


* Winner - 2014 - Emerging Screenwriters Competition (Landlord's Game)

* Winner – 2013 – New York Screenplay Competition 2013 (Cigar Game)

* Top 8 – SlamDance Screenwriting Competition 2012 (Landlord’s Game)

* Semi-finalist – Blue Cat Screenplay Competition 2013 (Landlord’s Game)

* Finalist – Extreme Screenwriting Competition 2013 (Cigar Game)

* Semi-Finalist – Happy Writers Writing Competition (Landlord’s Game)

* Top 25 – SlamDance Screenplay Competition 2013 (Commitment)

* Quarter-Finalist – Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition (Landlord’s Game)

* Semi-Finalist – Table Read my Screenplay at Sundance 2013 (Landlord’s Game)

* Quarter-Finalist – Short Screenplay Competition 2011 (Commitment)

* Semi-Finalist – Bankable Screenplay Contest 2014 (Landlord’s Game)

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