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21 July 2nd, 2015 Michael Easton’s Short Film ULTRAVIOLENT Starring Trevor St. John Takes Best Of Show Honors In Best Shorts Competition!


On Thursday, none other than General Hospital’s Michael Easton (Silas) received a very special honor for directing and producing his short film Ultraviolent which stars former One Life to Live favorite Trevor St. John (Ex-Victor Lord Jr.)!  Easton’s short film took top honors in The Best Shorts Competition winning The Best of Show Award.

In Ultraviolent the time is April 24, 1996, and in an act that mirrors the ending of his best-known film Performance, avant-garde director Donald Cammell shoots himself in the head, putting an end to a lifelong obsession with art, insanity and death.  St John skillfully captures Donald’s decent into madness amidst a background of pulsing music, deadly silence and creative filming.

The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.  Each year thousands of entries are received and are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry including Emmy, Telly and Communicator Award winners and nominees.

In winning “Best of Show” Michael Easton joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including The Weinstein Company, Disney Interactive and the Oscar winning production Mr. Hublot by Laurent Witz from Luxembourg.

Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional craft and storytelling of Ultraviolent.”

The Best Shorts Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both established companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is a truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.


Currently in its 5th year, Best Shorts strives to give talented directors, producers, actors and creative teams the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors talent and is often one of the first competitions entered by the filmmaker and a frequent indicator of future success.

The Best Shorts Competition is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States and more!

For Easton’s film Ultraviolent to win Best In Show, quality and creativity are an important component to the judging. The judging takes place by in-house staff and a committee of industry professionals including Emmy, Telly and Communicator award nominees and recipients. As with the Tellys and regional Emmy Awards, entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly. Judges score entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded as Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Award of Recognition or no award.  “Best of Show” honors are granted to the top scoring entry for each season.

What do you think about Michael Easton winning top honors for directing “Best of Show” for his film Ultraviolent starring Trevor St. John?  Would you love to see the film as much as we do?  Comment below!

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  1. su0000 says:

    That answers the question, why no Silas happenings !
    Michael Easton (Silas) was busy winning taking top honors in The Best Shorts Competition winning The Best of Show Award.
    I have to see Easton’s film ‘Ultraviolen’t starring Trevor St. John / wow!

    Winning The Best Shorts Competition is not an easy win..
    It is an international/world wide competition..

    I have read Michael Easton’s writings, he is extremely talented man..
    He writes on the darkside, and very good at doing so..
    The award/honor that was bestowed upon him, it doesn’t get any better..

    I hope now he will have more time for GH, I gots luv for Silas ;)
    Perhaps he will somehow get Trevor in GH, that would be awesome, indeed !!!



    Patrick replied

    “…He writes on the darkside, and very good at doing so.. ”

    Michael Easton’ doing it.. isn’t that something


  2. Patrick says:

    “…The Best Shorts Competition is international in scope ”

    high 5

    standing “O” vation

    Michael Easton , Trevor St. John, plus

    a coop for “us”

    “thank you” Michael Easton

    i had no idea… beam… LOL.. radiate ear to ear… smile


  3. Marc says:

    What a brief piece of awesome that would be to see it. Congrats too all involved :) Yes Su if TSJ came to GH I would start watching for sure


  4. Eileen Hargis says:

    Hes a very talented man, not limited just to his acting. Congratulations, Michael!


  5. Jacqueline says:

    It’s a wonderful honor. Michael is extraordinarily talented in every thing he does. I am so proud. I can’t wait to see the film. I know I am going to love it.


  6. CeeCee says:

    I’m glad for Michael, yes……
    But, Trevor!!!!! Finally!!!! Where have you been? I have missed you. One of my faves of all time soap star!!
    I am ecstatic about seeing these two working together again. “Great Shew”.
    Congrats, Michael!


  7. Alison Armstrong says:

    Congratulations to Michael Easton! I’m also glad that Trevor St. John is being recognized for his acting in this film. Whenever it is available to be shown and in whatever format it can be viewed, I would love to see it.


  8. Ann says:

    My hearty congratulations to Michael and his best friend Trevor! This is a huge honor! Two immensely talented gentlemen collaborating and taking home The Gold! I am so proud of this accomplishment! Way to go gentlemen!


  9. Llanviewer717 says:

    Very impressive. Congratulations Michael Easton and Trevor St. John.


  10. Barbara says:

    Congratulations to them both! Glad to see to ex-costars wanting to work together again!


  11. Lori says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Easton for achieving such a high honor in receiving this award. I’m continually reminded what a clever and talented man he is.


  12. lovescalebmorley says:

    Michael is so talented!! Congratulations!! I hope we see much more from him in film and fiction!!


  13. Molly says:

    Congratulations to the incredibly talented Michael Easton and great to see Trevor St. John be part of this! Now maybe we’ll get to enjoy more Silas on GH, and how wonderful it would be if Trevor could one day join GH…Silas needs friends/family :-)


    CeeCee replied

    Yes! Trevor could play the role of Ned? I say ‘Ned’ in a whisper. I don’t want the diehard Wally/Ned fans going up in arms against me….LOL.


  14. TinaLBP says:

    Michael Easton is absolutely briliant! He has won top honors for his graphic novels as well. I cannot wait to see this film! This is so wonderful for Michael and Trevor and I know they had fun making it! Congrats to both of them!


  15. Debbie says:

    I am so happy for Michael. He is such an incredibly talented individual. I’m really looking forward to seeing this film.


  16. Becca says:

    Thrilling news for Michael Easton! He’s always got a lot more going on than just General Hospital. The man is extremely talented. Looking forward to seeing this film and reading more of his chilling and thought provoking books.


  17. Gina says:

    I’m so happy for you Mr. Easton! I’m sure you were happy to work with Trevor St. John again. You are both truely talented and I hope you will be able to work together again in the future.


  18. Belle says:

    I echo the sentiments of every comment above! I love Trevor St. John; plus, I ‘m growing to like Michael . Nevertheless, congratulations !


  19. MissySnow says:

    Congratulations to Michael and Trevor!


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