Moby - Be The One

bio.

  

Lindsay MacKay is a Canadian writer/director. Her most recent film, CLEAR BLUE, and thesis film for The American Film Institute, screened at over 25 film festivals including, SXSW, AFI Fest, and Palm Springs International ShortsFest, Camerimage, amongst others and was the recipient of a College Television Award (aka Student Emmy). While at AFI Lindsay was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award, Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and Mary Pickford Endowment for academic achievement and acknowledgment of her talent as a director. Lindsay is currently working as a music video director having directed videos for Tomas Barfod, Snailhouse, teasers for Diamond Rings upcoming album and was recognised as a Top Ten finalist in the Moby / Saatchi & Saatchi music video contest. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is developing two features WET BUM, which was named a Top 10 Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition and a feature length version of CLEAR BLUE as well as a TV series called BELLRINGERS. She has gained representation from Anonymous Content as a Writer/Director.

Album Teaser #3 for Diamond Rings

Album Teaser #1 for Diamond Rings

Tomas Barfod - Came To Party

Director: Lindsay MacKay
Cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski
Editor: David James Findlay
Online Editor: Barry Potter
Colourist: Jason Zukowski

Thanks To:
Leeor Brown
Friends of Friends
All the wonderful dancers!!

contact.

lindsmackay@gmail.com

press.

Moby’s ‘Destroyed Deluxe’ to Feature Music Video Challenge Finalists

Lindsay’s ‘Be the One’ video to be included on Moby’s DVD.

Clear Blue @ Palm Springs ShortFest (TWITCH FILM)

by Michael Guillen, July 10, 2011
by Michael Guillen, July 9, 2011
By Dominic Mercurio, July 9th, 2011

Clear Blue Review (ION CINEMA)

by Shaun Burke

Clear Blue @ SXSW (INTERVIEW MAGAZINE)

By Durga Chew-Bose

Clear Blue @ SXSW (THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE)

By Wells Dunbar

Clear Blue @ SXSW (INSIDE PULSE)

By Robert Saucedo

Clear Blue @ SXSW (COLLEGE MOVIE REVIEW)

By Katie Scott

Clear Blue @ SXSW (TWITCH FILM)

By Peter Martin

Clear Blue @ SXSW (TORONTO SCREEN SHOTS)

by James McNally on March 8, 2011

Clear Blue @ SXSW (SOUND ON SIGHT ARTICLE) 

SXSW 2011: ‘Clear Blue’ Trailer
Posted by Alice Gray on Mar 7th, 2011

current projects.

WET BUM:
SYNOPSIS:
It’s fall term in a small northern town: swimming lessons, hanging out with your best friends, new classes and new possibilities. But this year, things are different for fourteen-year-old Sam. Her friends are moving on, focusing on boys, experimenting with drugs, while Sam is too uncomfortable to even take off her bathing suit in front of the other more developed girls, leaving her behind and alone, with a Wet Bum.

The community pool is where her deepest insecurities and raging hormones express themselves. Sam is constantly bullied and teased by the other girls at their lifeguard-training course. The only solace she finds is underwater where she begins to fixate on the teenage legs of Lukas, her 17-year-old swimming instructor, as they dangle in the pool. Over the course of the semester, Sam finds herself in over her head and out of her comfort zone attempting to gain Lukas’ attention.

If that wasn’t bad enough, after falling victim to a prank set by Molly her former BFF, Sam is caught one night at the local pool in her underwear. Furious, her mother forces her to take some responsibility and work as a cleaning lady at the family-run retirement home. This is not how Sam imagined her year.

As Sam becomes increasingly isolated from her friends and family, she gravitates towards two residents: Judith, a mysterious woman who keeps a watchful eye on Sam, and Ed, an erratic and grumpy widower determined to escape to his old home. Sam searches for answers: What were their lives like before? What secrets do they still carry with them? When she’s forced to clean up the dead birds that keep flying into Judith’s window, Sam discovers the truth about the life she led.

Ed initially shuts out Sam completely. But as the two slowly get to know one another they discover they are more alike than they think. Sensing a way to get close to Lukas, Sam convinces him to help Ed return to his old home.

There, at the crumbling old farmhouse, Lukas shows a frightening side that turns Sam’s world upside down while Ed plays the unlikely hero giving Sam the acceptance and courage to stand up to Lukas and Molly.

At it’s core Wet Bum is a unique coming of age that spans generations, in which both the young and the elderly come to rely on one another to grow up.

RECOGNITION:
Wet Bum was a Top Ten Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting contest - Francis Ford Coppola’s competition where there are over 2500 applicants each year.

STATUS:

Pre-production. Shooting November.

CLEAR BLUE (feature):SYNOPSIS:

Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, A young lifeguard working his first few days at a community pool. The mundane quickly becomes mysterious, when Simon notices Flova, an older woman with an exceptional capacity to stay submerged under water. As Simon follows Flova into the pool he makes a startling discovery. What follows is a story of temptation and pursuit. Clear Blue is a tale of impossible love and ultimately, its harrowing consequences.

STATUS:

I’m currently working on the 2nd draft of the feature version of Clear Blue.

Clear Blue

Written/Directed by: Lindsay MacKay

AWARDS & HONORS:
• WINNER – 2ND PLACE CTA AWARD (aka Student Emmy) presented by THE ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION: 32nd College Television Awards (2011)
• WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM: Hollywood Film Festival (2011)
• WINNER - STUDENT FILM AWARD: Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
• WINNER - SILVER MEDAL: Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
• WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR, SHORT FILM: Topanga Film Festival (2011)
• HONORABLE MENTION - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
• HONORABLE MENTION - Athens International Film and Video Festival (2011)
• JURY SELECTED - AFI Conservatory: Thesis Showcase (2011)
• Recipient of Bridges/Larson Grant
• Recipient of Kodak – Eastman Scholarship (Gold)

FILM FESTIVALS:

• Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - AFI Fest (2011)
• Official Selection - Palm Springs International ShortFest (2011)
• Official Selection - Plus Camerimage Festival (2010), Student Etudes Competition
• Official Selection - Moscow International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Rooftop Films: Summer Series, NYC (2011)
• Official Selection - Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio (2011)
• Official Selection - Athens International Film Festival, Greece (2011)
• Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - CineGear Expo: Film Series (2011)
• Official Selection - Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Topanga Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Starz Denver Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Indianapolis International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Savannah Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Calgary International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Philadelphia International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Hollywood Film Festival & Awards (2011)
• Official Selection - Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Whistler Film Festival (2011)

LM Reel 2010

A collection of clips from my work over the years.

Moby - Be The One

bio.

  

Lindsay MacKay is a Canadian writer/director. Her most recent film, CLEAR BLUE, and thesis film for The American Film Institute, screened at over 25 film festivals including, SXSW, AFI Fest, and Palm Springs International ShortsFest, Camerimage, amongst others and was the recipient of a College Television Award (aka Student Emmy). While at AFI Lindsay was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award, Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and Mary Pickford Endowment for academic achievement and acknowledgment of her talent as a director. Lindsay is currently working as a music video director having directed videos for Tomas Barfod, Snailhouse, teasers for Diamond Rings upcoming album and was recognised as a Top Ten finalist in the Moby / Saatchi & Saatchi music video contest. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is developing two features WET BUM, which was named a Top 10 Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition and a feature length version of CLEAR BLUE as well as a TV series called BELLRINGERS. She has gained representation from Anonymous Content as a Writer/Director.

Album Teaser #3 for Diamond Rings

Album Teaser #1 for Diamond Rings

Tomas Barfod - Came To Party

Director: Lindsay MacKay
Cinematographer: Pawel Pogorzelski
Editor: David James Findlay
Online Editor: Barry Potter
Colourist: Jason Zukowski

Thanks To:
Leeor Brown
Friends of Friends
All the wonderful dancers!!

contact.

lindsmackay@gmail.com

press.

Moby’s ‘Destroyed Deluxe’ to Feature Music Video Challenge Finalists

Lindsay’s ‘Be the One’ video to be included on Moby’s DVD.

Clear Blue @ Palm Springs ShortFest (TWITCH FILM)

by Michael Guillen, July 10, 2011
by Michael Guillen, July 9, 2011
By Dominic Mercurio, July 9th, 2011

Clear Blue Review (ION CINEMA)

by Shaun Burke

Clear Blue @ SXSW (INTERVIEW MAGAZINE)

By Durga Chew-Bose

Clear Blue @ SXSW (THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE)

By Wells Dunbar

Clear Blue @ SXSW (INSIDE PULSE)

By Robert Saucedo

Clear Blue @ SXSW (COLLEGE MOVIE REVIEW)

By Katie Scott

Clear Blue @ SXSW (TWITCH FILM)

By Peter Martin

Clear Blue @ SXSW (TORONTO SCREEN SHOTS)

by James McNally on March 8, 2011

Clear Blue @ SXSW (SOUND ON SIGHT ARTICLE) 

SXSW 2011: ‘Clear Blue’ Trailer
Posted by Alice Gray on Mar 7th, 2011

current projects.

WET BUM:
SYNOPSIS:
It’s fall term in a small northern town: swimming lessons, hanging out with your best friends, new classes and new possibilities. But this year, things are different for fourteen-year-old Sam. Her friends are moving on, focusing on boys, experimenting with drugs, while Sam is too uncomfortable to even take off her bathing suit in front of the other more developed girls, leaving her behind and alone, with a Wet Bum.

The community pool is where her deepest insecurities and raging hormones express themselves. Sam is constantly bullied and teased by the other girls at their lifeguard-training course. The only solace she finds is underwater where she begins to fixate on the teenage legs of Lukas, her 17-year-old swimming instructor, as they dangle in the pool. Over the course of the semester, Sam finds herself in over her head and out of her comfort zone attempting to gain Lukas’ attention.

If that wasn’t bad enough, after falling victim to a prank set by Molly her former BFF, Sam is caught one night at the local pool in her underwear. Furious, her mother forces her to take some responsibility and work as a cleaning lady at the family-run retirement home. This is not how Sam imagined her year.

As Sam becomes increasingly isolated from her friends and family, she gravitates towards two residents: Judith, a mysterious woman who keeps a watchful eye on Sam, and Ed, an erratic and grumpy widower determined to escape to his old home. Sam searches for answers: What were their lives like before? What secrets do they still carry with them? When she’s forced to clean up the dead birds that keep flying into Judith’s window, Sam discovers the truth about the life she led.

Ed initially shuts out Sam completely. But as the two slowly get to know one another they discover they are more alike than they think. Sensing a way to get close to Lukas, Sam convinces him to help Ed return to his old home.

There, at the crumbling old farmhouse, Lukas shows a frightening side that turns Sam’s world upside down while Ed plays the unlikely hero giving Sam the acceptance and courage to stand up to Lukas and Molly.

At it’s core Wet Bum is a unique coming of age that spans generations, in which both the young and the elderly come to rely on one another to grow up.

RECOGNITION:
Wet Bum was a Top Ten Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting contest - Francis Ford Coppola’s competition where there are over 2500 applicants each year.

STATUS:

Pre-production. Shooting November.

CLEAR BLUE (feature):SYNOPSIS:

Clear Blue tells the haunting story of Simon, A young lifeguard working his first few days at a community pool. The mundane quickly becomes mysterious, when Simon notices Flova, an older woman with an exceptional capacity to stay submerged under water. As Simon follows Flova into the pool he makes a startling discovery. What follows is a story of temptation and pursuit. Clear Blue is a tale of impossible love and ultimately, its harrowing consequences.

STATUS:

I’m currently working on the 2nd draft of the feature version of Clear Blue.

Clear Blue

Written/Directed by: Lindsay MacKay

AWARDS & HONORS:
• WINNER – 2ND PLACE CTA AWARD (aka Student Emmy) presented by THE ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES FOUNDATION: 32nd College Television Awards (2011)
• WINNER - BEST SHORT FILM: Hollywood Film Festival (2011)
• WINNER - STUDENT FILM AWARD: Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
• WINNER - SILVER MEDAL: Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
• WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR, SHORT FILM: Topanga Film Festival (2011)
• HONORABLE MENTION - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
• HONORABLE MENTION - Athens International Film and Video Festival (2011)
• JURY SELECTED - AFI Conservatory: Thesis Showcase (2011)
• Recipient of Bridges/Larson Grant
• Recipient of Kodak – Eastman Scholarship (Gold)

FILM FESTIVALS:

• Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - AFI Fest (2011)
• Official Selection - Palm Springs International ShortFest (2011)
• Official Selection - Plus Camerimage Festival (2010), Student Etudes Competition
• Official Selection - Moscow International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Rooftop Films: Summer Series, NYC (2011)
• Official Selection - Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio (2011)
• Official Selection - Athens International Film Festival, Greece (2011)
• Official Selection - Atlanta Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - CineGear Expo: Film Series (2011)
• Official Selection - Park City International Film Music Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Topanga Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Starz Denver Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Indianapolis International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Savannah Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Calgary International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Philadelphia International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Hollywood Film Festival & Awards (2011)
• Official Selection - Hamptons International Film Festival (2011)
• Official Selection - Whistler Film Festival (2011)

LM Reel 2010

A collection of clips from my work over the years.

bio.
contact.
press.
current projects.

About:

Writer/Director
Lindsay MacKay is a Canadian writer/director living in Los Angeles. Her most recent film, CLEAR BLUE, her thesis film from The American Film institute, is currently on the festival circuit, having already been selected to screen at Camerimage, SXSW, AFI Fest, and Palm Springs International ShortsFest, amongst others and is the recipient of a College Television Award (aka Student Emmy). While at AFI Lindsay was awarded the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award, Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award and Mary Pickford Endowment for academic achievement and acknowledgment of her talent as a director. Lindsay is currently developing two features WET BUM, which was named a Top 10 Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition and a feature length version of CLEAR BLUE. She's also gained representation from Anonymous Content as a Writer/Director.

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