Film career launches with Cannes screening

By Ellie Van Houtte After learning the art of filmmaking as a child in the front yard of his family’s Los Altos home, Zachary Ready, now 23, envisions a career as successful as the one started in a neighborhood garage by another local-boy-made-good, Steve Jobs. Two of Ready’s screenplays turned into films are scheduled for screening at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in May, which could prove a pivotal point in the young auteur’s career. After “Being a Man,” a five-minute short Ready co-directed with Andrew Cathey, swept the Best Director, Best Drama and Best Actor categories at Campus MovieFest – the world’s largest student film and music festival – the MovieFest committee selected the production as one of 30 films for screening at Cannes. Campus MovieFest is also slated to screen “Being a Man” later this year at the Annual Film Summit in Hollywood. A second film, “The Spot,” also received accolades from Campus MovieFest, winning Best Comedy and scoring an invite to the French festival. Ready’s two screenplays will be included in Cannes’ Short Film Corner, a component of the festival created in 2011 to showcase the work of young talent and provide opportunities for networking and professional development. Read the full article here: http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/community/177-features/47235-film-career-launches-with-cannes-screening

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