Grizzly Peak Films’ “God’s Ears” will get its Thailand premiere at the 9th annual World Film Festival of Bangkok this November.
The film festival runs between November 4 and November 13 in Bangkok and features a large selection of international features and documentaries. “God’s Ears” will be participating as one of four films in the “Autism & Special Needs Section” of the film festival. The three other films in that division being screened are “Kids With Camera”, “Ocean Heaven”, and “For Once in My Life”. The festival is only the 2nd time “God’s Ears” has been screened internationally, the first being at Japan’s “Skip City Film Festival” in 2009. “I am really happy to have the film screen here.”, director and actor Michael Worth says. “And excited with their division of films focusing on the special needs of people on film.”
“God’s Ears” is Worth’s feature film directorial debut and focuses on a man with autism who discovers love in the form of both a woman and the challenge of the boxing ring. It has gone on to great festival success most recently with The Feel Good Film Festival and Route 66 Film Festival awards. The film also stars Margot Farley, Tim Thomerson, Mitzi Kapture-Donahue, Karen Kim, Dominic Daniel, Lois Stewart, Alex Ballar and John Saxon.
Festival screening times to be announced soon.
WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK
(Neil Lisk and Michael Worth on set)
Award winning “God’s Ears” would pair together director Michael Worth and cinematographer Neil Lisk for the very first time in that working dynamic. Their last film together as director/cinematographer was called “Fort Mccoy” (though both worked one more time on the film “Complacent” for director Steven R. Monroe where Worth was an actor). This month, “God’s Ears” will have its Carmel premiere at The Carmel Art and Film Festival in California. This festival follows just three weeks later on the heels of both The Route 66 Film Festival where “God’s Ears” won Best Drama and The 27th Boston Film Festival where Lisk won Best Cinematography for their work on “Mccoy”.
The date Lisk’s award was announced was on September 22, 2011.
The date Neil Lisk passed away was on September 22, 2010.
“There could not have been a better day to see him acknowledged like that”, Worth commented. “There was rarely a better person suited for this medium than Neil. He was a full time student of his craft, he loved what he did, he enjoyed what he did and you could always count on him to steal everyone’s heart. More of a family man than I have ever met, he always brought some of that loyalty to the set. I spoke to him the day before he passed away as we were planning on seeing a screening of a documentary on Jack Cardiff and he said to me ‘I’d be happy making hundred more God’s Ears over another big impersonal production again.’ He meant that making a few bucks on a film that inspired him was more important than a lot of money on one that didn’t. To me I want to always stay connected to that.”
Lisk did several films with Grizzy Peak Films, including the Syfy original film “Devil on the Mountain” (“Sasquatch Mountain”) for director Steven R. Monroe and screenwriter Worth. One of Lisk’s final completed feature films was Monroe’s “I Spit on Your Grave” from 2010.
“God’s Ears” screens October 15 at 8pm at the Carmel Art and Film Festival, just 100 miles south/west from where the film was shot. Local Carmel actress, and Worth’s own grandmother, Lois Stewart made her debut in the film and will also be attending with her grandson.
“Neil would have loved being up in Carmel for the festival”, Worth said. “But seeing him honored last month in that fashion makes me pretty sure he will be there.”
(Neil Lisk on the set of “God’s Ears”)
Tickets for the festival are still available: CARMEL ART AND FILM FESTIVAL