Island filmmaker wins prize at Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

When film student Logan Fulford challenged himself on his next school project, he probably never thought he'd win a prize for it.

University student's short film was made on $80 budget

When film student Logan Fulford took on on his school project film, he probably never thought he'd win a prize for it. 

The 18-year-old challenged himself to make a historic film and do it on a modest budget. 

The result — his short film, Wrath of God -- won the Best Drama Runner Up prize at Viewfinders, the Atlantic Film Festival for Youth.

"It was really great," said Fulford of winning. "It was especially nice just to see what everybody else in the Maritimes was doing there." 

Logan Fulford's short film, 'Wrath of God' won a prize at the Atlantic Film Festival for Youth. (Facebook)
Fulford is a film student at Concordia University in Montreal, where he shot the film, a period piece set in 1306. 

"I've wanted to do a period piece film for quite a while so I felt first year of studying film at university was sort of the time to do that." 

The film was shot in February which caused some issues but Fulford said the end result was good. 

The total cost to make the film was $80. The young filmmaker said he made use of used clothing for costumes and had some of the actors bring supplies with them. 

"I felt that keeping it all very minimalistic​ but still having that feel to it was the best way to go about it."   

Fulford has been making films with a friend since he was eight years old. The two plan to shoot a horror film on the Island this summer, which will be a modern twist on the story of a fishermen and sirens luring him to the sea. 

Fulford now plans to work on more projects to submit to the Charlottetown Film Festival. 

With files from Island Morning