FILMMAKERS INK DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SHORTS INTERNATIONAL
Filmmakers Kenneth Dupuis, Wyatt Cagle, and Gordon S. Williams of “The Example,” the multi-award winning short film set during the 1943 Beaumont Race Riot have received a distribution deal from Shorts International. This agreement will allow the project to be accessible to viewers in North America and Europe via ShortsTV, Shorts International television channel.
“The Example” is scheduled to broadcast on the channel on DirecTV Channel 573 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 1789 on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The historical fiction short film will appear on ShortsTV on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EST.
ShortsTV has the world’s first and only 24/7 high definition television channel dedicated to short movies. The mission of the broadcasting platform is to deliver professionally produced live action, animation and documentary short movies from across the globe, including hours of award winning and star-studded content, and placing the spotlight on both emerging and established talent. The channel is available on DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, and several other platforms in the United States.
“The Example” is the fourth collaboration of G Sharp Productions and CGL Studios. Set during the 1943 Beaumont Race Riot in Southeast Texas, two fathers make difficult decisions to protect their families that force them to question their morals, loyalty and manhood. The independent short film project is directed by Wyatt Cagle, written by Gordon S. Williams, and produced by Kenneth Dupuis. The ensemble cast of The Example includes actors Jeremy Allen, Kedrick Brown, Emma Van Lare, Marc Isaacs, Kate Robards, Evan Horsley, and Daniel Stallings.
Producer Kenneth Dupuis feels the themes of “The Example,” fatherhood, commonality, and humanity have been very important to the film’s success and reaching new audiences. The project is also available on Amazon.
“Having the film available on different platforms and being accessible to as many people as possible is a great feeling. With new viewership, the themes and message of the film can create a conversation about the issues displayed in the project.” Dupuis says.
“The Example” has been accepted into over thirty film festivals/venues across the United States and Canada. The multi-award winning project has garnered accolades such as ‘First Place” in the Short Film Category at the Highway 61 Film Festival, “Best Drama” at The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, “Best Social Justice” Short Film at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, “Best Short Film” at the 2017 Charlotte Black Film Festival, “Best Short Drama” at the 2017 Canadian Diversity Film Festival, and “Best Short Film” at the 2017 DC Black Film Festival. In early November, the short film was named “Best Historical Fiction Short Film” at the American Filmatic Arts Awards.
For the filmmakers, creating “The Example” had been an enduring task from start to finish. From handling the subject matter of the race riot to dealing with the highs and lows of the filmmaking process, they are pleased with the results of their endeavors.
“Personally, it has been a painful experience at times. The story, the production, marketing and distribution all have been a struggle. Being creative can be painful and it is also beautiful. We created something beautiful with “The Example.” The hard work and difficult times were all worth it.” director Wyatt Cagle states.