Ben Proudfoot has found himself among some elite company in Hollywood lately.
After all, with his documentary A Concerto is a Conversation, the Halifax-raised filmmaker has been named to the Oscar nomination shortlist for this year’s upcoming Academy Awards.
“It’s just been really busy so I don’t have a lot of time to sit and revel in the fun of it but it has sunk in a little bit,” says Proudfoot from Los Angeles about the recent announcement.
“An honour that is so all-consuming such as this has just swiveled my head around because I’m just sort of obsessed with making short documentaries and an award or an honour like this is both thrilling but also kind of unexpected.”
One of only ten films to make the esteemed shortlist (whittled down from 114 qualified entrants), A Concerto is a Conversation is just one of many projects that Proudfoot’s company Breakwater Studios consistently produces each year.