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Filmmaking team returns to Cannes

Victoria filmmaking duo jetted to France last week

A local filmmaking duo jetted to France last week as their latest collaboration once again reached amazing heights at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Director Jeremy Lutter and screenwriter/producer Daniel Hogg took off to iconic festival for the screening of the short film Floodplain, part of Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent program. The recognition follows the success of their previous work Joanna Makes a Friend, which screened at Cannes in 2012.

The story behind Floodplain, a coming-of-age-tale of a young couple who raft across an interior B.C. floodplain, was written by fellow University of Victoria alumnus and BBC National Short Story Award winner, D.W. Wilson and largely funded by a National Screen Institute Drama prize and an indigogo campaign.

The two have collaborated on more than 20 films since they met as UVic students at the Victoria Film Producers’ Association launch party in 1999.