Cameron McHarg grew up in the rainy, blue-collar suburbs of the Pacific Northwest. After a brief stint in the U.S. Marine Corps, he went on to study at the now bygone Lee Strasberg Actors Workshop and was active on stage in theatre in Seattle before moving to Los Angeles to work and observe at The Actor's Studio and pursue his career.
After co-producing a feature film which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, he earned a scholarship to attend the prestigious film program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he won the Gold Addy and Silver Telly Awards, and was a shortlisted winner for the Cannes Young Director Award for the commercials that he'd written and directed.
His first short film, Kicking Sand in Your Face went on to success on the international festival circuit, and was later sold to cable networks in the US, Canada, Russia, and Ukraine. His second short film, the end has also had a long and successful run on the film festival circuit and has screened internationally.
Cam was recently featured in Volume 2 of, The Top 100 Independent Filmmakers in the World, now available on iTunes.
He is also the creator and host of Triumph & Disaster, a podcast and blog focused on manly culture and creativity.
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Cam lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a published poet, and is active in photography in his spare time.
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I just finally saw The Arrival. I think it's one of the most beautiful movies I've seen.
Somebody out there really needs to step up and post an Instagram shot of themselves with a completely unrelated inspirational quote soon.