FRAME 394, dir. Rich Williamson, Canada (DOCUMENTARY)

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police shootings.

Rich Williamson, Canada

Rich Williamson graduated from Ryerson University in 2008 focusing on cinematography and editing. He has since worked as a freelancer, shooting and cutting films, corporate videos, trailers and TV programs for well-known brands and companies, as well as fellow independent filmmakers. As a director, his work blends the best of fiction and documentary technique together with a focus on social-issue subjects. His award-winning short films including Frame 394 (2016), The Sugar Bowl (2011), Joe (2012) and Unsinkable (2012) have screened at festivals worldwide including the Hot Docs, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, Atlanta, New Orleans, Sidewalk, and Aljazeera Film Festivals. His work has aired on TV, been released on iTunes, gone viral, and been featured on the CBC, Bravo, Al Jazeera, Short of the Week, The Hollywood Reporter, AV Club, Slashfilm, Screenrant, Gizmodo, Mashable, Collider and Nerdist. Rich participated in the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s 2013 Talent Lab and completed the Canadian Film Centre’s Cineplex Entertainment Film Program in 2015. His latest film, Frame 394, is part of the inaugural round of the CBC’s new Digital Doc Shorts initiative. It had its world premiere at the 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, and went on to win Best Canadian Short at NorthwestFest, Best Documentary Short at the Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival, and Best Documentary Short at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

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