Yesterday at Cannes, the Young Director Awards winners were announced, along with a seminar and panel discussion on creative relationships.
Henry Busby picked up a gold for his film ‘The Unbelievers: Burnell Cotlon’ in the ‘Changing The World Frame By Frame’ category. In the wake of hurricane Katrina, the film follows Burnell, who works to restore and support his community, one business at a time. In the face of adversity, surrounded by naysayers, he opened a local shop and continues to bring life back to a neighbourhood in destitution, proving that one person really can make a difference.
Of the film, Busby says, “Maybe it was because the people we met were so cool and interesting and I love shooting in the South, but I just remember it as a super relaxing shoot. It was perfect Spring weather in both cities. We had great Southern food everywhere. Our Airbnb had a porch where we could sit outside and talk about the day, or life. That’s where those films happened.”