Director: Don Thompson
United States, 1999, 95 min
WINNER: Best New Director
Cast:Michael Patrick Gaffney, Jennifer Jordan Day, Richard Barrows, Rob Nilsson, Patricia Ann Rubens
Crew:Original music: Nawang Khechog - Cinematography: Gary Lindsay (II) - Editing: Gary Lindsay (II) - Production Design: Gordon Halloran - executive producer: Wayne Moore (II)
Clouds is the story of a physicist, Robert St. John (played by Michael Patrick Gaffney), and his quest to define the ultimate theory regarding the nature of reality. On a beach-side sabbatical, St. John meets a cynical artist, a has-been actor, a religious landlady and a beautiful and mysterious woman all who help him discover that his "theory" cannot be separated from his life and love.
About the director
Don Thompson has a diverse 15 year background in theater, film and technology. As a playwright, he was known through the 1980's and 90's for his socially-relevant plays, TIBET DOES NOT EXIST and L.A. BOOK OF THE DEAD. His first feature film, CLOUDS, was completed in 1999, and after a successful festival tour received awards and special recognition at 6 U.S. and International Film Festivals. CLOUDS garnered a theatrical distribution deal with IN Pictures in 2000 and will be available on video/DVD, as well as on a pay-per-view basis, in 2001.