Actress Camille Mitchell best known for her long running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville” has achieved success as a first time writer/director for her short film entitled “A Mother’s Love”. A winning film at the Crazy 8’s in Vancouver, the film will be screening in Los Angeles and at the Manhattan Film Festival on June 27th and Madrid Film Festival on July 4th.
“A Mother’s Love” starring Susan Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Psych) and Charles-Joseph Mitchell is the story of a mother’s torment when her boys don’t come home from school one day, as she is pulled from her suburban tranquility into a world where nothing is what is seems. Vancouver Observer called the film, “devastating and heart-breaking”.
Overwhelmed by the response that the film is receiving worldwide, in Los Angeles “A Mother’s Love” has been for selected for the 2013 Best Short Films of the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival Showcase. Camille has been invited to participate in the filmmaker panel following the screenings.
Camille is then off to New York as the film has been chosen as an (2013) Official Selection at the Manhattan Film Festival: “A Mother’s Love” and will be screened on June 27th. The film next stop is at the (2013) Madrid International Film Festival with nominations for Best Short Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Script, screening on July 4th.
As an award-winning actress, Camille Mitchell has spent most of her life in front of a camera (Smallville. Caprica) and on stage, as a leading lady at the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival and the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre. Most recently, Camille has been studying Documentary Filmmaking at Capilano University; Screenplay Writing at Langara College; and Theatre Directing at the University of British Columbia. In 2012, her screenplay, “A Mother’s Love” was one of six projects selected by Crazy 8s Films for production. According to the rules of the competition, it was filmed in two days.
Last year, the film won the Best Drama Award at the 2012 SuperShorts International Film Festival in London, England; earned international accolades; and was an Official Selection at the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts and at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Camille is the daughter of Cameron Mitchell who gained early recognition for his portrayal of Happy in the stage and screen versions of “Death of a Salesman”. Still, out of more than 300 film and TV appearances, he is probably best remembered for his work on “The High Chaparral” (1967) TV series in which he, as the happy-go-lucky Buck Cannon, and Henry Darrow, as Manolito Montoya, stole the show.
Next up, Camille is planning to do a documentary on her father Cameron Mitchell. This fall Camille will be participating in a three-year MFA course in Film Production at Loyola Marymount University’s School of TV and Film in Los Angeles ranked #18 by the Hollywood Reporter/ Top 25 Film Schools in the world.
Camille will be traveling to Palm Springs, Los Angeles, New York and Madrid for the festival screenings and is available for interviews and photos upon request.
Camille is currently representing her film at the Palm Springs Shorts Film Market until June 26 then off to Manhattan Film Festival for the screening on June 27th. She will be at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival showcase from June 28th until June 30th then back to Vancouver.
“A Mother’s Love” Awards :
(2012) “A Mother’s Love” : Winner, Best Drama, Supershorts International Film Festival, London, UK
(2012) “A Mother’s Love” – Writer/Director – Crazy 8s 2012 Winner, Vancouver
(2012) Lucerne International Film Festival, Award of Merit : “A Mother’s Love”
(2012) California International Shorts Festival, Honorable Mention for Script : “A Mother’s Love
(2013) Official Finalist, Screenplay – Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver : “A Mother’s Love”
(2013) Best Short Screenplay, Semi-Finalist – Vail Film Festival
(2013) Official Selection, Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival ; “A Mother’s Love”
(2012) Official Selection, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles : “A Mother’s Love”
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