Let The Oscar-Watch Begin: "When You Find Me," Ron Howard’s Short Film

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[Editor's note: It feels like we just closed the book on campaign talk, but it's time to open it again because it's AWARDS SEASON in Tinseltown! To kick off the predictions for the big show (Oscar nominations won't be announced until January 15th) Jane of Reel Talk With Jane shares her impressions of When You Find Me, a possible contender in the Live-Action Short competition from producer Ron Howard. --Morgan]

when you find me

Image courtesy of Project Imagin8ion

I recently posted about the 11 live-action shorts that are still in the running for an Oscar this year. I’m not usually drawn to movies about grief and loss — too sad — but this one sucked me right in.

And the process by which the film came to be is interesting, too. It’s a collaboration between Canon and Ron Howard, directed by Ron’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, and the first ever user-generated photo contest that invited consumers to inspire a Hollywood production. Ron Howard chose the winning 8 photographs, setting the stage for this short

Read more from Oscar Watch: When You Find Me, Ron Howard’s Live-Action Short at Reel Life With Jane