In Memorium Gerrick Winston

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Gerrick Winston

Date: 11 December 2018

CSIF is extremely saddened to announce the sudden passing of our beloved board member and friend, Gerrick Winston. 

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Gerrick had an illustrious career in film and television, working as a respected actor, writer, director, producer, cinematographer for over 20 years. He was known for his work in Holiday in Handcuffs (2007), Hell on Wheels (2011), Diablo (2015), Dead Again in Tombstone (2017), and Alive (2018). In 2018, Gerrick’s short film Gold (2017) won Best Fantasy Drama Short at the Miami Beach Film Festival. Gerrick was a huge contributor to the Calgary film community- he was the Vice President South of ACTRA Alberta, as well as the President and Creative Director of his own production company G5 Films. Through Gerrick’s work on the CSIF Board of Directors, he was a mentor and role model to so many in the independent film community, and he inspired countless individuals with his consistently positive outlook on life.

“I endeavor to make films that inspire people to think outside of themselves and live life better than they lived it before.”

Gerrick will always be remembered as a ray of light in the Calgary film community, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.