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Oliver Stone & Todd Solondz assist Montreal filmmaker in 12 ½ minutes of fame: Marc Wiltshire’s short film ‘My Avatar’ premieres at Fantasia4

Montreal, get ready to support another local filmmaker this week at the Fantasia Film Festival, with the with the world premiere of Mark Wiltshire’s most recent short film, My Avatar. Personally selected to work with renowned film director Oliver Stone, who supervised and mentored the editing of My Avatar, Wiltshire employs a mixed-media approach in the film’s production, combining live action scenes shot in Singapore on HD with animated scenes produced in the virtual world Second Life. Additional assistance came from internationally-praised writer/director Todd Solondz, who guided the screenwriting process of My Avatar. The film also co-stars acclaimed actress Christine Ghawi, winner of a Gemini Award for her portrayal of Céline Dion in the CBC biopic.

Synopsis: In My Avatar, a married man finds love in the virtual world Second Life and begins an online affair which eventually jeopardizes his real-life relationship. Dissatisfied with his marriage, Michael

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