Best known as an actor Camille’s talent shines in front & behind the camera
Passage Island Productions is pleased to announce that Vancouver actress/writer/director Camille Mitchell has won the prestigious 2016 Award of Merit for her short film, By the Fountain from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Mitchell’s sensitive short drama, which features the exceptional talent of actors Natalie Cueva, Rob Murat, and Chris Roark, and of cinematographer Andrew Fronczak. Without dialog, but universally understood, By the Fountain captures a perfect romance. The exquisite original music by Andrew Blaney carries the mood of this romantic short film .
By the Fountain has also been chosen for Official Selection at the 2016 New York City International Film Festival, the 2016 People’s Film Festival of Harlem and will be screened at the 2016 Marche du Film in Cannes with Ms. Mitchell in attendance.
Now on the global film festival circuit with her award-winning short the past few years have been busy for Camille. Her first short film, “A Mother’s Love”, won her Canada’s Crazy 8s Film Competition and numerous accolades at festivals around the world including the Madrid International Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and London’s Best Drama Award at the SuperShorts International Film Festival. Although acting is her first love Camille couldn’t pass up the opportunity when she received a scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree in Production and Feature Film Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television in Los Angeles, ranked “one of the top 25 film schools in the world” by the Hollywood Reporter.
Camille has garnered extraordinary acclaim for her versatility onstage and onscreen. Perhaps best known on television for her Leo Award nominated role portraying tough-talking Sheriff Nancy Adams on the CW’s hit television show “Smallville” for five seasons, onstage as a leading lady at the Stratford and Shaw festivals, she was hailed her as “a gift to the theater” by the London Times. Camille won Canada’s Jessie Award for her portrayal of Ariel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” opposite Gordon Pinsent and was also nominated for Best Actress Awards for Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Madame Tourvel in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” and Elizabeth in “The Crucible.” Born in Santa Monica to Hollywood star Cameron Mitchell and Viennese actress Camille Janclaire, Camille was raised in Vancouver, Canada, and studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.
Camille is available for interviews and photos upon request.
New York City International Film Festival
April 25 – 29 2016
Marche du Film Cannes
May 11 – 20 2016
People’s Film Festival
June 2 – 5, 2016
Best Shorts Competition
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