THE Heart of Gold International Film Festival is proud to host the Australian premier of Glenn Owen Dodds (G.O.D) a locally made short film starring David Wenham and one of a handful of Australian films to gain selection for the world's most prestigious short film festival, Clermont Ferrand in France.
Director Frazer Bailey, writer Trent Dalton, producer Bec Dakin and the Glenn Owen Dodds team were awarded the prestigious International Prix Canal on February 6 at the 32nd Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
“Out of the 76 International Competition films, to have Canal recognise our film is such an honour” producer Bec Dakin said.
“It's the type of festival that you dream of winning a prize at but never think it will actually happen. I guess sometimes dreams really do come true”.
Heart of Gold International Film Festival artistic director, Malcolm Blaylock, said “Our festival here in Gympie was set to screen the world premier of G.O.D. but we are in fact pleased that Clermont Ferrand have had this honour as it has lead to a career-breaking win for these upcoming Queensland film makers.
“To have the Australian premier as part of the Heart of Gold program for 2010 is a great celebration for our local film industry."
Glenn Owen Dodds is an illuminating comedy for anyone who's ever asked themselves the question, ‘Why am I here?'.
It is an uplifting tale of love, faith, the meaning of life and other trivial matters as a young man (Abe Forsythe) is unexpectedly given five minutes with a man (David Wenham) who claims to be GOD.
Don't miss the Australian premier of Glenn Owen Dodds at the Heart of Gold International Film Festival on March 12 – one of the festival's Comedy Shorts programs.
For ticket sales, please go to www.heartofgold.com.au, telephone 5483 7000, or drop into the ticketing office at 214 Mary Street, Gympie.