Keith Behrman is an alumnus of the Director's Residency program of the Canadian Film Centre and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. He began his career as a filmmaker with the short films Thomas and White Cloud, Blue Mountain which both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to screen at festivals around the world and on the CBC. His acclaimed third short film, Ernest, premiered at TIFF where it won Honorable Mention for the John Spotten Award for Best Short Film. His first feature, Flower & Garnet,premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was invited to screen internationally at the Berlin Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, and the Boston International Film Festival where it received the Grand Jury Narrative Prize. Keith was awarded Canada's prestigious Claude Jutra Award for Best First Feature at the Canadian Screen Awards where the film was also nominated for Best Actor. Flower & Garnet went on to receive three Vancouver Film Critic's Association Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor.