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Sometimes breaking up is the only way to break out. On its surface, that’s what Swept Away is about. The moment of truth in a relationship when it either becomes something more, or is over. The film touches on themes we can all relate to--the desire for independence vs. the need for connection, and how it's both scary and energizing to trade in security for adventure.
- Thomas GrascoeurDirectorThomas Grascœur is a French award-winning director and actor. As an actor, he often appears on French Television (Flic tout simplement, by Yves Rénier, with Mathilde Seigner and Philippe Torreton, Alice Nevers, Clem, Nos Chers Voisins, Plus belle la vie...). He's also acting on stage in Paris both in classical and modern plays. As a director, his two last films have been selected in more than 80 festivals (Palm Springs film festival), and won more than 40 awards. His first one, A Parisian Bourgeois takes a break, a modern adaptation from a short story by the French writer Guy de Maupassant, is regularly broadcasted on OCS (Orange Cinema Series) and The App, a comedy about social networks, on ShortsTV
- Sheri DavenportWriterSheri has been the creative force behind dozens of videos and speeches for major corporations during her years as a freelance writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She co-wrote the published novel On The Way To Woodstock, has written, directed and produced a number of videos for non-profit organizations and has optioned ten screenplays over the past six years. Her romantic comedy Lucky Christmas, is a perennial favorite Hallmark Christmas movie. She also has a produced short and a TV pilot to her credit List of Screenwriting Awards 2018 Renaissance Amsterdam Film Festival (1st place), 2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (top 3), 2018 Copa Shorts Film Festival Screenplay Contest (winner), 2018 Lovesick Film Festival (official Selection), 2017 Cannes Screenplay Contest (finalist), 2017 Nevada International Film Festival (1st place), 2017 LA Indie Film Festival (finalist), 2017 Holly Shorts Film Festival (official screenplay selection), 2017 Female Film Festival (winner), 2017 Poe Film Festival (finalists 2 scripts), 2017 Phoenix Film Festival (top 10), 2017 Windy City Film Festival (finalist), 2017 Burning Love Film Festival (finalist), 2016 Burbank Film Festival (1st place), 2016 La Femme Film Festival (finalist), 2016 Nashville Film Festival (2nd place feature and shorts), 2016 New York Short Film Festival (finalist), 2015 South Carolina Underground film festival (finalist), 2015 Manhattan Short Festival (first place), 2015 Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (final 3, 2 scripts in final 10), 2015 Toronto ReelART International Film Festival (final 3), 2015 Palm Street Awards (features 3rd place, shorts 2nd place), 2015 Omaha Film Festival (top 8), 2015/2016 NYC Midnight Challenge (challenge winner), 2015 Yosemite Film Festival (first place), 2015 Mountain Film Festival (grand prize), 2015 Aura Awards (first place), 2015 Hang On To Your Shorts contest (2nd place), 2015 California Women's Film Festival (top 5), 2014 World Series of Screenwriting (first place), 2014 Oregon Film Awards (first place), 2011 Script Savvy Screenwriting Awards (first Place), 2010 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards (grand prize), 2008 FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards (2nd place)
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