AMFM’s Chris Thompson catches up with Claire Carré, co-writer and director of EMBERS on the red carpet at Slamdance 2016.
The Mary Shelley Award for SciFi Filmmaking from Other Worlds Austin was awarded to the artist (writer, director or actor) whose film best furthers the involvement and representation of women in the SciFi genre. Claire Carré, co-writer and director of EMBERS was the winner. Her film, a post-apocalyptic atmospheric tone poem, follows five interwoven stories in the wake of a global neurological epidemic, directionless travellers searching for meaning and connection in a world without memory. “EMBERS is well-directed, well-structured, and thought-provoking with a unique take on what makes us human,” says Ilona Rossman Ho of Canine Productions, “we are eager to see what’s next from this talented filmmaker.” Carré was awarded a $500 prize by the jury of Austin Chronicle film Critic Marjorie Baumgarten, Atlanta Film Festival Creative Director Kristy Breneman, Creative Director and Independent Spirit Award-Winning Producer Mynette Louie.
Christopher Thompson is an indie filmmaker/director living in Austin, Texas. He is the VP Film, AMFM Studios, LLC. He has participated in various smaller indie short film festivals in Texas, with awards for Best Director, Best Cinematographer and his shorts have won Grand Jury four different times. He is currently in development of his first feature film.