The King of Siam

A day at the local horse track turns into an emotional tragedy.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Byron McKim
Writer: Murray Logan

Director’s statement

Byron McKim says:

“I adapted The King of Siam from a short story written by Murray Logan that I loved. I was taken by the story because it reminded about the haphazard relationship I had with my father. We used to hang out at a small horse track in my early teens looking for winning tickets drunks had mistakenly thrown away.”

About Byron McKim

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Byron’s producing and directing experience is comprised of film and television. He has been writing, producing and directing award-winning projects through his company Soaring Heart Pictures Inc.

Byron’s short  film The King of Siam was officially selected to be screened at the Short Film Corner in Cannes 2007, the LA International Short Film Festival, Australian International Film Festival, India Short Film Festival and won Jury Award for Best Short Film Drama at the Long Island International Film Expo.

In 2005 Byron was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program for the one-hour Aboriginal dance program that he produced and directed titled Quest, which has been shown on APTN and SCN.

His latest accomplishment is a collection of six half-hour Aboriginal dance programs for Bravo! Television titled Dancing with Spirit.

Byron received two Gemini Award nominations for Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program for Here on Earth and Triptych. Triptych also won the Yorkton Golden Sheaf Award in 2009.

Byron is creatively involved in pre-production of his first feature film titled Steam, a dark and sexy thriller about bank robberies, twisted relationships and obsession.

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