Kevin Saxby of Woodinville will have his short film “Snoop!” showcased at the Persistence of Vision Film Festival 28 (POV28) on April 29th.
The POV28’s provocative short films showcase the candid and diverse work of fourth and third year emerging artists in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Film Production program at UBC Theatre and Film. Twenty-one films, each 3-15 minutes long, range in genres from World War II Historical Fiction to Asian Queer Horror and explore timely topics through the confident gaze of their generation taking a step further to advocate authentic representation of various cultures.
Past POV films have screened at multiple international film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals. We invite you to see them here first and meet the creative minds behind them!
Saxby spent most of his time writing short stories and plays, performing alongside his twin sister and cousins for family parties. Though interested in theatre in middle school, he focused on rowing at the Sammamish Rowing Association instead. Upon graduation from Redmond High School, he studied Communications at Western Washington University for a bit.
Then he directed and starred in a short horror-comedy, Bubble Bath, at his home in Woodinville, as an application for the Film Production program at the UBC where he began in September 2015.
Bubble Bath has won seven awards from around the country—including an audience choice award from Seattle’s National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the largest festival for youth filmmakers in the world.
While at UBC, Saxby has written, directed, produced, edited, and acted in several short films garnering showings at several festival screenings and awards at home and abroad. He is graduating with a BFA in Film Production this May, and is premiering his newest and longest short film, “Snoop!” at the student-run POV28 Film Festival in Vancouver, BC, April 28 and 29.
For more information visit http://povfilmfestival.org