Ed Sharpe, director or CouryGraph Productions in Glendale, accepted a Grand Festival Award for his company's production of a special director's cut of "Cam Stryker in the Warehouse of Doom," a whimsical, comedic horror film short.

Sharpe had his film screened alongside other that will be seen on the west coast. Berkeley Video and Film Festival's year 19 edition screened 68 independent filmmakers.

The film festival had screenings at the Landmark Shattuck Cinemas in Downtown Berkeley Sept. 24, 25 and 26, where it brought film aficionados in from not only the bay area but also throughout the nation.

Mel Vapour, director of othe festival, said, "Ed Sharpe penetrates the 19th Edition of the Berkeley Video and Film Festival 2010 with his latest ‘Cam Stryker: In the Warehouse of Doom' short film.

"Sharpe amps up the ante with shimmering film noire flash lighting techniques, reminiscent of the Blair Witch Project. This episodic self-clip approach reinforces his one-man band style of cinema. The story lines are always incidental, his iconic face and Speed Graphic ‘50s' camera prop, reveal his yarn spinning tales are always tongue and cheek; this latest version is a mouthful."