South African-born actor Sean Cameron Michael has won the ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ award for his role in the locally filmed movie Last Broken Darkness at the 2017 Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, which was held last week.
Michael, also recently picked up an award for ‘Best Cast’ at the Sci-Fi Underground Film Festival in Munich for his role in Tears in the Rain, an award he shared with his co-star Russel Savadier.
Says Michael, “What a great time for South African film, competing in the highly competitive international arena, and being triumphant. I am honoured to be a part of groundbreaking projects making inroads globally, and so proud of local filmmakers such as Chris Dos Santos, who against all odds, are able to produce quality passion projects that are critically appreciated. It’s a great win for my home country.”
Last Broken Darkness follows the story of Sam (Michael), a broken man who, after the world ends from a massive meteor shower is forced to survive underground. It is, Michael says, ultimately a tale of selflessness, friendship and courage.
The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival was held at the historic Somerville Theatre in Boston, from February 10 – 20. The 2017 edition marked the 42nd anniversary as the oldest genre fest in America. In total, 29 films were in competition from all over the world, including the UK, France, Australia, Italy, Germany, Japan, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Ireland and the USA.