Revolution’s David Lyons Makes Directorial Debut at ShortFest

Written by Jen Sansevere   // July 15, 2013

General Monroe on NBC's RevolutionRevolution’s David Lyons Makes Directorial Debut at ShortFest


David LyonsRevolution‘s own ruthless militia leader General Monroe, made his directorial debut this past June at the 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest. Lyon’s showed his short film, ‘Record,’ to a large number of attendees at the week long festival. Consisting of about 400 filmmakers, people came out in great numbers to see their work, causing two smaller theaters to be added for the first time in the festival’s 19 year history.


Gaining a lot of the attention from the crowd was David Lyons, who was making his second appearance at the festival, but there with his first directed piece. ‘Record’ screened as part of the “Life Cycle” program at ShortFest and stars  Damon Herriman, Claire van der Boom and Darrien Skylar. Written by Brook Hely, Trent Roberts and David Lyons. Shot on location in Oregon, ‘Record’ is about the relationship between a father and daughter after the mother’s passing. This film is definitely a departure from the menacing General Monroe we are used to see on NBC’s Revolution.


Lyons, who has starred in three shorts that have screened at ShortFest since 2005, won a Best Director award for his film Sunday at the Sydney Film Festival. He said at the Camelot he was excited that an award at ShortFest would qualify the film for Academy Award consideration. “Hopefully this will provide a launch pad for future endeavors,” he said.


See the trailer for ‘Record’ below, as well as an interview with David Lyons about his film, inspiration and Revolution. NBC’s Revolution returns this fall on Wednesday, September 25 at 8/7C.


Revolution’s David Lyons Makes Directorial Debut at ShortFest


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