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Vancouver's Camille Mitchell earns industry acclaim for festival gem

After a whirlwind trip to Palm Springs, New York, and Los Angeles, Camille Mitchell returns to Vancouver with a festival gem under her belt for her writing and directorial debut.

Vancouver actor Camille Mitchell can add acclaimed filmmaker to her resume, as her award-winning film "A Mother's Love" takes the festival circuit by storm. The short, which was a winning film at Crazy8s in Vancouver and recently screened at the Manhattan and Madrid Film Festivals, marks Camille's writing and directorial debut.The film stars Susan Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Psych) and Charles-Joseph Mitchell in the story of a mother’s torment when her boys don’t come home from school one day. She is quickly pulled from her suburban tranquility into a world where nothing is what is seems. 
Camille is gaining industry recognition for her talent behind the camera with this project, but is best known for her work in front of the camera. As an actress, Camille is most recognized for her long-running role on the CW hit television series “Smallville”. Her foray into behind-the-camera work has received phenomenal response worldwide, with "A Mother's Love" taking home a number of awards, including Best Drama at Supershorts International Film Festival in London, England, and Best Writer/Director at Crazy8s in Vancouver. In Los Angeles, “A Mother’s Love” was selected for the 2013 Best Short Films of the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival Showcase. Last year, the film won the Best Drama Award at the 2012 SuperShorts International Film Festival in London, England.

As an award-winning actress, Camille Mitchell has spent most of her life working in film and television, and on stage, as a leading lady at the Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival and the Vancouver Arts Club Theatre. Most recently, Camille has been studying Documentary Filmmaking at Capilano University; Screenplay Writing at Langara College; and Theatre Directing at the University of British Columbia. 

Next up, Camille is planning to do a documentary on her father Cameron Mitchell who gained early recognition for his portrayal of Happy in the stage and screen versions of “Death of a Salesman”. Still, out of more than 300 film and TV appearances, he is probably best remembered for his work on “The High Chaparral” (1967) TV series in which he, as the happy-go-lucky Buck Cannon, and Henry Darrow, as Manolito Montoya, stole the show.

Keep an eye out for "A Mother's Love" as it continues to screen at festivals, and win audience and critical acclaim alike.

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