REZilience was an official selection in the 2nd Annual NORTHERN FRIGHTS FESTIVAL in Sudbury in late October and was one of a handful of Northern Ontario films that made it into the festival. There were some incredible short films this year. "The feedback from the audience was great, and the judges enjoyed [REZilience] as well."
REZilience won an award at this year's festival: The Larry Dahlstrom Northern Horror Short Film Award, ("The Larry," for short) which goes to the best Northern Ontario film.
This is the inaugural year for The Larry and we, at Laps in Judgement Films, are honoured to have won. The Larry is in memory of Larry Dahlstrom, who was born in Thunder Bay, and worked as an electrician and contractor. He had an immense love for films, especially horror, and, as a result, his daughter Heather was exposed to a large catalogue of movies at a young age.
Thank you to David Briggs, curator of the Northern Frights Festival, his judges and Heather Dahlstrom who has sponsored this exciting award. There is a $500 prize attached to this award and we will use those funds to help prepare for filming the feature version of REZilience next summer. As well, we understand there will be a one-of-a-kind trophy, which will be proudly displayed in our new studios in Massey.