REASON: Is life a series of accidents, or does everything happen for a reason?

Reason the MovieWriter/Actor/Producer; Gary J. Klavans and Director; Graeme Finlayson together have received the prestigious Award of Excellence, Best Ensemble Cast, and Best Original Score for their short film REASON.

This was the 3rd collaboration between Klavans and Finlayson, each time securing high honors.

“Reason” features an exceptionally talented cast. Beautifully shot through the lens of Tyler Allison, matched with the award-winning original score by Brian Hawlk, and brought together by the seamless editing of Brian Gee, all under the finely detailed direction of Graeme Finlayson. Together they tell a story which explores the question “Does everything happen for a reason?​” The film allows you, the audience, to decide.

In winning a Best Shorts Award, Beyond Reason Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile internationally respected award winners with their first film; REASON.

Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world, from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.

 



 

Executive Producers: Trisha Miller • Harold Hecuba • Kelly Bennet
Music By: Brian Hawlk
Edited By: Brian Gee
Director Of Photography: Tyler Allison
Screenplay By: Gary J. Klavans
Produced By: Gary J. Klavans • Yvette Morales
Directed By: Graeme Finlayson

CAST:

Gary Klavans………………………Luke
Michael Dempsey………………..Mark
Stasha Surdyke……………………Sharon
Rachel Kimsey…………………….Annie​
Steven Cederquist ………………Chef
Eve Danzeisen…………………….Laura
Danielle De Luca…………………Diane
Danielle Engelman…………………Zee
Samantha Cutaran………………….Sarah
Wendy E. Worthington……………Deb
David St James…………………Det. Dan
 

 






 

Reason the Movie - left to right: Gary Klavans, Stasha Surdyke, Michael Dempsey
Reason the Movie – left to right: Gary Klavans, Stasha Surdyke, Michael Dempsey