Mayfield - Short Film (2017)

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It's been a crazy journey putting Mayfield through my first ever festival run. So far, it's been accepted into 20+ film festivals and has received 12 awards! I've been humbled by the response to the film and am excited to finally let you see it!

A short film written and direct by Zach Daulton

"'Mayfield' is one of those movies we would like to put in our very special category of "must watch shorts in a lifetime” because all of the things this short presents in less than twenty minutes is a perfect mix of visual poetry, touching soundtrack, impeccable editing and divine acting." - Short Stop International Film Festival

- ABOUT THE FILM -

James Mayfield has spent the last decade performing a one man show from his youth in an attempt to trigger memories that are very important to him. However things take a turn when he is pushed into closing his show with a little help from some lost memories. Mayfield has to find the limit of how many times he can relive a moment before his memory changes.

"The majority of this film was shot in Wilmington, OH and New Vienna, OH. We rented the historical Murphy Theatre in downtown Wilmington as our main setting and the rest was shot in New Vienna at John Riley's house. John is the actor that plays James Mayfield in this film, but he did much more than that. John helped build all the sets in his garage and really took ownership of his character. We worked many weeks together building and designing sets, rewriting lines for his character, and finding props. I truly could not have done this without John, and was excited to see him invest in the character as much as he did." - Zach Daulton, Director

AWARDS

Best of Fest - Blackbird Film Festival
Best Director - Colony House Short Film Festival
Best Actor - Colony House Short Film Festival
Best Short Film - Parma Drive-In Film Festival
Best Lead Actor - Parma Drive-In Film Festival
Best Short Film - Oil Valley Film Festival
Audience Choice Award - Oil Valley Film Festival
Best Actor Short Film - Oil Valley Film Festival
Best Lead Actor - Southern Shorts Awards
Best Sound Design - Dreams Come True Film Festival
Best Actor - Short Stop International Film Festival
Best Original Score - Short Stop International Film Festival