Former Red Deer College film student lands award

  • Jun. 15, 2011 3:35 p.m.

Another Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts student has tasted success as his recent short film Break Up, Breakdown was awarded Best Student Production at the recent 37th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards.

The film was produced Kyle Mosonyi who graduated from the program last year. He now lives in Ontario.

The project follows the story of a young man who, over the course of a snowy Christmas Eve day, comes to terms with the ending of a recent two-year relationship.

The film was written by Mosonyi over a three-week period in November of 2008. In addition to writing and producing, he also directed and edited the short film.

After it received the green light by RDC Motion Picture Arts instructors for production, Break Up, Breakdown was filmed over a two-week period in February of 2009. A 30-minute version was completed later that spring. Mosonyi worked on the film for the next year and a half making significant cuts, switching the bulk of the scenes to black and white, and replacing all the music.

The version that exists now (clocking in at eight minutes) was completed this past January.

“I am extremely honoured to have represented Red Deer College in the ‘Best Student Production’ category at this year’s Alberta Film & Television Awards,” he said.

“When I was informed of the news back in my home town of Windsor, Ontario, I was floored. This is an incredibly exciting moment in my young filmmaking career.

“Being associated among Alberta’s elite film and television productions gives me the motivational drive to succeed in this highly competitive industry. Thank you to the Alberta Media Production Industries Association for sparking my dream career track.”

The Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Albertan film, television and new media, were handed out at an Edmonton gala on May 28. The Awards are handed out by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA).

Recipients receive a statuette, known as the ‘Rosie’. Awards were handed out at the recent celebration in more than 50 categories representing various aspects of the film and television industry in Alberta.

Break Up, Breakdown can be viewed on Mosonyi’s YouTube page at along with a teaser trailer for his upcoming first feature film riot.