Will Beauchamp

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William Beauchamp is a Canadian filmmaker from Edmonton, Alberta.

Career[edit]

Beauchamp's directing credits include the drama Pariahs (2002),[1] which won for Best Feature Film in the Toronto International Teen Movie Festival and garnered Beauchamp a $20,000 scholarship from Warner Brothers. His early films include the short drama Scotch and Soda (2003), the futuristic feature Little Pictures (2004), the short documentary Marianne (2004),[2][3] a CBC Radio "pick" in the Hot Docs Film Festival, and Fly Away (2006), a short drama which raised funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Beauchamp has produced three short films for director Jamie Cussen, The Great Fear (2006), an official selection of the Independents' Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, Rock, Paper, Scissors (2007),[4][5] which screened as an official selection in Austin, Halifax, Beijing, Bucharest and Toronto and won Best Short Film at the Canadian Film Festival, and The Balcony Affair (2009), which premiered as an official selection at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Beauchamp was mentored by independent Canadian producer Camelia Frieberg and has served as a marketing representative for Warner Brothers. He holds a BFA in Film Production from York University and lives in Toronto.

In 2007, Beauchamp and Jamie Cussen founded the independent production house Air Castle.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Genre
2002 Pariahs Feature drama
2003 Scotch and Soda Drama short
2004 Little Pictures Feature drama
2004 Marianne Documentary short
2006 Fly Away Drama short
2006 The Great Fear Drama short
2007 Rock, Paper, Scissors Comedy short
2009 The Balcony Affair Comedy short
2011 The Way Must Be Tried Feature documentary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review of Pariahs, February 13, 2004, CM Magazine
  2. ^ York talent featured in 2006 Hot Docs lineup, May 2006, YLife Magazine
  3. ^ York film students enjoy success on the festival circuit, June 2006, YLife Magazine
  4. ^ Life after CineSiege: Big-screen success for York films, May 2008, YLife Magazine
  5. ^ Rock on at the Can Film Fest, March 2008, NOW Magazine

External links[edit]

Will Beauchamp on Internet Movie Database [1]

Aircastle Films on Internet Movie Database [2]

Teen director wins $20,000, CBC News [3]