Local Writer Wins 1st Place at Utah Film Awards

Jamie Sutliff is an author, sculptor, artist living in Long Lake, NY. If you’ve traveled through and around the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region you have seen Jamie’s talents on display. Whether you’ve seen his signs, rustic furniture, heard him play music or seen his displays at local art shows, or in folks homes, one is always bowled-over by the gifts and talent Jamie offers. His gift is great and he’s wowed us again by gaining much deserved recognition, now for his his writing. Jamie’s screenplay “The Ghost and the Gold Louis” will be awarded 1st place on March 25th for Best Unproduced Screenplay – Feature by the 2016 Utah Film Awards

He was just Long Lake’s own Jamie Sutliff, author, well-known Rustic furniture maker, musician, artist, and Renaissance man, and “independent spirit” and now he has won 1st place in a prestigious film festival for one of his books that he adapted into a screenplay.

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated "The Ghost and the Gold Louis"

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated “The Ghost and the Gold Louis”

This is a great honor for Jamie who has published several books and now he has the opportunity to travel to Utah to attend the ceremony where he will be recognized for his screenwriting achievement.

So how can you help? The notice of the award was Monday, March 21st and friends and fans are scrambling to get Jamie to Utah before the award ceremony March 25th, that’s this Friday, March 25, 2016. As it is March in the Adirondacks, that means for so many including artists, money is tight. You can help by participating in the gofundme campaign underway to get Jamie out West for Friday’s event. Jamie Sutliff Go Fund Me page

It is essential for Jamie’s writing career to go to the Utah festival. He will participate in the festival as an honored guest and having opportunities to meet with other film-makers, writers, producers as well as being interviewed on the red carpet to promote his work and success. This is a great opportunity to be up close and personal with members of the film industry and it’s an opportunity of a lifetime for Jamie. Time is short. A group of Jamie’s friends have already raised $1,000 towards the estimated expenses of getting Jamie to Utah for the Festival and the award ceremony and we’d like to ask for your help in raising the rest by March 23th.

Not only would this award be great for Jamie, but having an award winning screenwriter in Long Lake would be wonderful for the Adirondack region.

Here is a link to the gofundme campaign running only until March 23, 2016. Congrats to this talented Long Laker and we wish him the best of luck in his artistic endeavors and film-making dreams.

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