Two Awards in a Tweed Suit
Phil McCarron picked up two wards at the Out Of The Can Film Festival in Derby United Kiingdom this weekend, one of the prizes for the best short film award for the title "Ghosts in the Ink".
Phil wore one of our best selling tweed suits the Anderson Grey Tweed Suit.
Phillip McCarron was born in Grangemouth, Scotland to Alexis Brien and Gordon McCarron. At the age of 11, he emigrated to the suburbs of Chicago, USA. While attending Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, Phil began taking an interest in writing, beginning with poems, song lyrics and short stories. After graduation, he returned to Grangemouth where he started to explore the medium of screenwriting.
He drew inspiration from his Great Uncle, British novelist, journalist, film & theatre critic, Alan Brien. Alan once said to him, "writers are like gods, they are the only other people that can create something from nothing." The power of the written word to become anything, from a mantra to a movement, he found to be profoundly true.
Six years later, he moved back to the suburbs of Chicago where he wrote and published a collection of humorous & satirical essays, "The Great Facepalm: The Farce of 21st Century Society". The book was not a success. From there, he returned his focus to screen writing and attended College of Dupage with a focus on film production. Working on various student projects, his love of film and writing for film grew. He found that the beauty of screenwriting is that you're never alone. There is always a hive of creative minds adding their own talent to the words written on the page.
In 2019, he completed his first independent short film, "Ghosts in the Ink", acting as writer, creative/financial producer, additional editor, and sound editor.
So very proud of my brother and his achievements., he is a talented writer as was our grandfather and his brother. Putting you thoughts into words that describe feelings and actions is truly a gift that he has