Tonight Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen received the Live Action Short Film Oscar.
In an interview prior to the Oscar Award ceremony, when we asked about the chances of Curfew winning the Oscar and impact of it Shawn Christensen told Cinema Without Borders that: ” I have no idea. All the films are so different. I almost think it comes down to a matter of taste. I imagine someone who likes Curfew not liking any other one, or someone liking another one not liking Curfew.. I feel it just comes down to taste and they’re all so strong! I have no idea.”
Other nominees for the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar were Asad by Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura, Buzkashi Boys by Sam French and Ariel Nasr, Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) by Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele and Henry by Yan England.
In Curfew, a film by Shawn Christensen, and the winner of the Academy Awards Best Live Action Short Film, at the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.
SHAWN CHRISTENSEN graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Scott Free Productions) and Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). His short film Brink, was an Official Selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and won “Best Festival Film of the Year” by ShortOfTheWeek.com. His latest short film, Curfew, has won over 40 awards in Film Festivals around the world and is currently nominated for Best Live Action Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards.