Connor Gaston

Alumni

B.A. (UVic), M.F.A. (UVic)

 

Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Screenwriting, directing.

Biography

Connor Gaston is a screenwriter-turned-director when words on a page were not enough. His feature film debut, The Devout, premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival where Connor was named Best Emerging Filmmaker, at Korea's renown Busan International Film Festival where the film was in competition for their top international prize, at Victoria Film Festival where it won Best Canadian Feature Film, and in festivals in Shanghai, Palm Beach, and more. In 2016, The Devout won seven of B.C.'s Leo Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay for Gaston.

Connor's short films have played to wide acclaim. His first, Bardo Light, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012;‘Til Death screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of Telefilm’s "Not Short on Talent" initiative and won awards at festivals across North America, including Victoria Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival and Montreal World Film Festival; Godhead also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014 and won Best Student Film at Whistler Film Festival.

When not writing for the screen or shooting a short film, Connor is most likely playing amateurs sports and taking it way too seriously.

 
 

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