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 has written two feature films currently in development set for him to direct: the 1970's motorcycle road film/crime/thriller - Sitiado and a gritty coming up age (Stand by Me meet Deliverance) drama set in the 1990 Pacific Northwest - Monroe Log. He is also in the early research phase of writing a crime/drama based around Apache gangs in the American southwest.
Cam was recently featured in Volume 2 of, The Top 100 Independent Filmmakers in the World, now available on Amazon.
Deer Season, his latest short film which he wrote, directed, and acted in, is about to hit the 2018 International Film Festival Circuit, and will next be screening at the Burbank International Film Festival in September 2018. Follow it here.
He is also the creator and host of Triumph & Disaster, a podcast and blog focused on manly culture and creativity.
Subscribe to the Triumph & Disaster Podcast on iTunes here.
Watching Chernobyl makes me question if my photoshoot there was one of my best ideas.