Most people on the Irish science fiction scene know John Vaughan – the Cork man who has been known to talk the hind leg off a donkey (I’ve seen the crippled animal myself), and is passionate about making films.
This afternoon I discovered via Filmbase that his short film, “My Dad”, which he wrote and directed, and screened at Octocon last year, won the Best Short category in the Action on Film International Film Festival. He also won the award for the Best Unproduced Action (Short) Screenplay: “For Your Troubles”.
John has slogged long and hard in a tough industry, and I’m delighted his efforts are getting the acclaim they deserve. Well done John!