The 11th Annual Gasparilla International Film Festival taking place through March 9th celebrated the achievements of local Floridian actor Patrick Wilson as he received the Career Achievement Award. Wilson is known for his roles in “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring,” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Winning Tony and Golden Globe Awards and receiving Emmy nominations, the St. Petersburg native is also a community activist, helping raise funds for the area by performing in concerts with his brothers Mark and Paul in their band Van Wilson .
Wilson seems to have figured out how to balance fame and fortune yet still remain grounded and connected to family and his roots. Attending the ceremony with Wilson were his parents and siblings as well as his wife Dagmara and his children Kassian and Kalin. It’s refreshing to see a success story who gives back.