As plans developed for the 94th annual Academy Awards show in March, last year’s event included a local element.
Clinton native Mickey Meyer scored a win for a short film he worked on as executive producer. He took home the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for "Two Distant Strangers" last March.
According to Netflix, where the film is streaming, “in this Oscar-winning short film, a man trying to get home to his dog becomes stuck in a time loop that forces him to relive a deadly run-in with a cop.”
Meyer helped produce the 32-minute drama that stars Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard and Zaria Simone. “The project came to me,” Meyer explained, “through a friend who reached out after the George Floyd murder just trying to convey his experience, convey his truth and his perspective of things as a black man. And, you know,...