#screensparks: Ian MacAllister McDonald’s ‘Some Freaks’ Wins Top Prize at Nashville Fest

Ian MacAllister McDonald’s debut feature Some Freaks has won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival.

Ian’s film follows the story of a romance between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen. It won multiple film festival awards and nominations in the past year including wins at Portland, Oxford (Miss) and Rhode Island and nominations at Cleveland and Vail.

Ian has a BA in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University and an MFA in Playwriting from Brown University, where he also taught.