Broken Arrow man's contest-winning photo may inspire a celebrity's short film
BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
10/16/12 at 6:47 AM
Watch the short film “When You
Find Me” that was inspired in
part by Broken Arrow photographer
A Broken Arrow man's photograph could help to inspire a short film directed by any one of several celebrities after it was chosen as a winner in a national photo contest sponsored by Canon.
From among 91 photographs chosen in multiple categories, the photo taken by Richard Waters of Broken Arrow titled "Gone Fishin" was chosen as a winner in the "Relationship" category of the contest.
It remains to be seen if his photograph will be chosen as inspiration for one of the short films to be directed by actress Eva Longoria, actor Jamie Foxx, Marchesa founder Georgina Chapman, LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy or Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Last year, Broken Arrow photographer Chris Wehner's photo of a Memorial Park cemetery gate was chosen as a winner in Canon's "Project Imagin8ion" contest, and it inspired a short film produced by Oklahoma native and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard.
That film was unique in that it was the first inspired by consumer-submitted photos, with Howard choosing winners in eight categories around which he worked to construct a story.
The film, "When You Find Me," was directed by his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, and Wehner was given a "hometown screening" of his movie at a local theater.
This year's celebrity filmmakers are looking over the winning photos and will select one from each of nine categories. With 10 photos in the "Relationship" category and five directors choosing, Waters has a 50 percent chance of his picture influencing a short film in this year's contest.
All of the 91 winning photographs can be seen at tulsaworld.com/canoncontest
'Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day' showing
How is this for demand: Led Zeppelin reunited for a December 2007 concert at London's O2 Arena. There were 18,000 seats available in a lottery. There were more than 20 million requests for seats.
You don't have to know somebody on the inside to see the band this week, as a film of that concert, "Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day," debuts nationwide on Wednesday, and in Tulsa at Cinemark Tulsa, 10802 E. 71st St.
The show is 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and an encore presentation is set for the same time on Thursday at the theater.
The concert was a tribute to the band's friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, and it saw the reunion of founding members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joined by Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980.
The 16-song set list for the concert film includes "Rock and Roll," "Whole Lotta Love," "Kashmir" and "Stairway to Heaven."
The film will be shown in high definition with surround sound. "Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" will be available in multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19.
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"Gone Fishin" by Richard Waters of Broken Arrow is a winner in a national photo contest sponsored by Canon and may serve as inspiration for a celebrity's short film. RICHARD WATERS / Courtesy