Revelation Perth International Film Festivals to honour late logistics manager Felix Burrows

This year's Revelation Perth International Film Festivals will be dedicated to former Cinema Paradiso employee Felix Burrows.
This year's Revelation Perth International Film Festivals will be dedicated to former Cinema Paradiso employee Felix Burrows.

FELIX Burrows had many passions, but cinema took up a large portion of his life.

Many cinemagoers may recognise him as the bubbly red haired guy behind the box office at Cinema Paradiso, where he worked for more than five years.

Mr Burrows died on March 10, about six weeks before his 27th birthday, from injuries sustained in a tragic road accident on St Georges Terrace on March 2.

His death sent shockwaves through the local film industry, with hundreds of people attending his funeral.

Felix Burrows at work.

Mr Burrows was also the national and international film logistics manager for the last three Revelation Perth International Film Festivals and this year’s will be dedicated to his memory.

A tribute will appear in this year’s program, to be revealed tomorrow night at a launch event for media and industry guests.

His mum Rebecca Champion said the moving tribute was “such a surprise” and would have meant a lot to him coming from his ‘festival family’.

“Felix was very musical, he played the drums in bands and studied at WAAPA, he was very artistic, did rock climbing and he was athletic and he ended up at Cinema Paradiso; he loved the festival and the atmosphere,” she said.

“It was his second family.”

She said Mr Burrows was “in a happy space” when he died.

“He was happy with work and uni and his girlfriend had just moved in,” she said.

“They planned to travel later this year.

“Felix had saved a lot of money; he was very careful, not going out as much.”

The passage that appears in the festival program.

The RevFest program passage dedicated to Mr Burrows paid tribute to his work ethic and cool demeanour.

“It was shattering for us to lose one of our family members Felix Burrows in a tragic accident earlier this year,” the tribute reads.

“Each and every film that reached the screen during the festival was there because of him.

“An enormously demanding job with 200 plus relationships where you have to be operate in the moment and with a cool head and doing it, Felix was our very cool man.”

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