I am absolutely thrilled to announce that The Beard will move on to the finals of CBC's Short Film Face Off! The panelists rated The Beard with a total of 14 out of 15 points, and the film won the audience poll with 50% of the vote! As a result, The Beard becomes the first finalist in the competition, where it will soon be joined by two other short films. The final winner will be chosen through online voting which will take place over August 31/September 1, 2013.
For those who missed the broadcast, the entire episode, as well as each short individually, can be viewed here. Simply click on the 'Films/Schedule' link to the right of the page, and you will be able to view the content accordingly.
For international audiences who may not be able to view the content through the aforementioned link, I'm happy to announce that The Beard is now available online to the public.
Finally, a special thanks to all who tuned in to watch and all that are supporting the film and its creators! It means a lot to all of us!
Written and directed by Yaz Rabadi, The Beard tells the story of an elderly Sikh (Sam Moses) who has been victimized as a result of his racial appearance, and how he struggles to deal with his given circumstances in the aftermath of the violent attack.