Aven Campau photos taken by Jennifer Knightstep, Jen Knightstep Photography

Aven Campau, Port Huron Northern Student, Nominated for Detroit Filmmaker Award

The 2nd Annual Detroit Filmmaker Awards Ceremony will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum on May 22, 2022, and Aven Campau, a Port Huron Northern sophomore, has been nominated for best actor in a short film.

Aven played the role of the son in the short film, Mr. Seek, which was filmed in Detroit and released in late 2019. The film shares the story of a son who cares for his father during his frequent mental health episodes. Mr Seek was selected for awards at the New York Lift-Off Film Festival in 2020, the WILDsound Feedback Film Festival in 2021, and the Dark Story Film Festival also in 2021.

Mr Seek was also nominated for Best Editing, Matt Holloway;  Best Cinematography, Brandon Roberts; and Best Director, Brianna Celestina.

When asked how he felt about the nomination, Campau said, ‘“I thought it was really cool! Brianna and the entire crew were amazing and I’m so happy to see them all get nominations too.”

Campau’s mother, Missy Campau, said, “I was completely caught off guard by this nomination. He works very hard and I’m incredibly proud of him. This industry  is as difficult as it is rewarding so recognition goes a long way.”

Aven Campau started acting in 2017 and has participated in over 30 projects since then in Detroit, Chicago, Connecticut, and New York. He’s also a visual artist with work available for sale on Etsy at his shop, Art by Aven.



To learn more about Aven Campau and his career, visit: https://avencampau.com/

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand