Winners Archives Feb 2008

Accolade winners


Gregory Berger-Sobeck

RHI Entertainment, Tin Man, miniseries, is a deliciously twisted take on L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of OZ. A tornado rips DG from her humdrum life in the Midwest and dumps her in the Outer Zone, a magical world tormented by the sorceress and her henchmen. It’s definitely a place much further over the rainbow. Highly entertaining.  Won an Emmy Award for outstanding visual effects.

Accolade Global Film Competition

Apprentice Productions, LLC, All Along, feature film, is a kooky, everyman comedy in which a midlife working stiff descends into daydreams in order to escape his mundane reality. One commonality that exists within all his fantasies is the appearance of a mysterious blond-haired beauty. This is a highly amusing film with outstanding performances by Bill Page and Krista Allen.

Accolade Global Film Competition
Pac Arias,
P3rsona, short film, is the story of a schizophrenic and his different personas. This tightly crafted film excels at portraying the protagonist’s dark side while unveiling his struggle to find love and hope. The highlight of the film is the intense, masterful performance Gregory Berger-Sobeck.

Accolade Global Film Competition
Children of the Amazon, feature documentary, follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon to tell the story of what happened to life in the largest rainforest on earth when a road was built straight through its heart. Beautiful footage, indigenous voices, and yet another reminder that we are all interdependent.

Accolade Global Film Competition
(China), Magic Wonderland, animation/cartoon, is a 3D animation series that tells of the exciting life of Ocean, the beautiful and intelligent daughter of Fairy Maureen. Life is simple in their small fishing village until the invasion of the evil forces. Gorgeous animation and action-filled storytelling will make this a hit with children around the world.

Award of Excellence wordsAward of Excellence Winners – Film
Anacost, How 2 Build a Rapper, feature documentary
Apprentice Productions, LLC, All Along, leading actor (Richard: Bill Page)
Argonaut Films, Fresh Women, feature documentary
BlueBarn Productions, Racing Daylight, feature film
Dramatika Films, LLC, Man of a Thousand Faces, feature documentary
Dreamscape Cinema, Act Your Age, feature film
End It All Productions, Liszt for President, feature film
Harold Trompetero (Columbia), Riverside, feature film
Peter Bunzl Film (United Kingdom), On The Upside, short film
Phil Bransom Productions, Train Master, feature film
Rabia, LLC, Rabia, short film
Ransack Films, The Season Before Spring, feature documentary
Serac Adventure Films, 3 Peaks 3 Weeks: For the People Of Africa, feature documentary
Unsub Films, Feast of the Assumption: The Otero Family Murders, feature documentary
zdfilms, Children of the Amazon, cinematography
Award of Excellence Winners – Television
Associated Television International, Life Below the Line, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, Journeys Below The Line: Lost: The Cinematography Team, educational/instructional
El Pozo Productions, The Borinqueneers, feature documentary
Grupo JMC (Mexico), Jewels of Mexico: Land Of Encounters, documentary
Halo Pictures Pty Ltd. (Australia), Copperpot Dips: Real Ingredients, commercial/infomercial
Hawthorne Direct, Nova Skin Care System, commercial/infomercial
Illusion and Mirrors, Inc., VISA: Life Takes Indulgence, art direction
Maricopa Community College TV, Stay Tuned; It’s Your Future, creativity/originality
RHI Entertainment, Tin Man, costume design
Award of Excellence Winners – Videography
CBN Animation, Storyteller Cafe: The Secret Plan, animation/cartoon
Eyes Of The World Media Group, Meth Inside Out: Brain and Behavior, viewer impact: content/message
Spectrum Films, Inc., Scott McRea Group: Annual Stakeholder’s Meeting, corporate/stakeholder communication
Tall Taurus Media, E825 Elliptical Promotional Video, sales/branding/product demonstration

Film festival awards
Honorable Mention Winners – Film
42 Pictures, LLC, Knowing the Game, short film
Aftermath Productions, LLC, In the Wake, short film
Alan Lyddiard (United Kingdom), Sangpit Senyor, short film
American Dreamers, LLC, American Dreamers, experimental
Aren Perdeci (Turkey), Yanis Zaman Yolculari (Wrong Time Travelers), feature film
Art Exploration, Leaf: Musical Version, foreign language film and original score/song (True Love Has Only One End: Youxin Yang)
AWOL Studios, Garrison, feature film
BBC World Service Trust (United Kingdom), My Journey, special purpose film
Bernardo Uzeda (Brazil), Remo Usai – Um Musico Para O Cinema, short documentary
Blue Moon Pictures, Forever In Time, short film
CalArts, Love Pills, animation
California Institute Of The Arts, Hindsight 20/25, short film
Cappuccino Films – Tomorrow Pictures, King of Watts, feature documentary
Columbia College Chicago, Flash Frame: Jennifer Nelson, viewer impact: content/message
David Sharp, Fun with Leslie, short film
Debora Parks, Sky, short film
Exposition Picture Company, The Name of God, feature film
Fin Films, LLC, Diggers, short film
Finite Films, The Puzzle, short film
Fruits of the Sprit Productions, Assault in Brooklyn, short film
Gary Null & Associates, Vaccine Nation, feature documentary
Harold Trompetero (Columbia), Riverside, direction
Ismail Films (Mexico), Stick & Ball, short film
Jeremy Kruse, Anti-narrative Number 4, experimental
Joaquin Baldwin, Papiroflexia, animation
Justin Viggiano, Teen Idol Tom, feature film and original screenplay
Leslie Hope, What I See When I Close My Eyes, feature documentary
Levelgate (United Kingdom), Alicja Wonderland, short film
Lionheart Filmworks, Civil War DVD Documentary Series, feature documentary series
Mahalo Bay Films, Postcards from the Future, short film, leading actor (Robb Hughes as Sean Everman) & special effects: animation (Alan Chan)
Mass Effect Productions, American Piety, short film and supporting actor (Mr. Ying: Michael Naltner)
Moonshadow Productions, Choose Life or Choose Meth, special purpose film
Next Exit Productions, LLC, Next Exit Main Street, feature documentary
Out Of The Dirt Productions, The Awakening Fire: A Buddhist’s Prayer, short documentary
Out Of The Way Productions, Prometheus, short film
Pablo Fernandez, Lost In a Dream, short film (student) and editing
Peggy Peralta, The Presence of Another Door, experimental
Peter Bunzl Film (United Kingdom), On The Upside, post-production overall
Phil Bransom Productions, Train Master, cinematography, direction and viewer impact: entertainment value
Piedmont College, The Dangers of a Haircut, short film (student)
Piper Films (United Kingdom), The Kiss, short film
Red Palette Pictures, Shell, short film
Regent University, Asking For Directions, short documentary
Revival, LLC, Shades of Grace, short film
Robert Payne, The Pizza King, short film
Salaam Shalom Productions, Hollywood Jerome, short film
Scorched Earth Productions, Cantata in C Major, experimental
Sentient Circle, Birth As We Know It: 40 Minute Educational Version, viewer impact: motivational/inspirational
Sidereal Media Productions, Whitebread and Goatman, short film
Sozo Group, A Destiny Delivered, special purpose film
State Films, The Vault, short film and direction
Stiners Studio, Ser O Estar, experimental
stratoponjak ( Sweden), Angel, short film
the ORB, Inc., Life for Sale, feature documentary
TM Productions, Event Horizon, experimental
Transition Films, LLC, Drawing Closers, short film and cinematography
White Sand Pictures (New Zealand), Escamotage, short film
zdfilms, Children of the Amazon, original score/song and viewer impact: content/message
Zen Pen Productions, Media Detox: Cover Girl Culture, feature documentary
Honorable Mention Winners – Television
Associated Press Television (Thailand), Foot Patrol, feature documentary
Associated Television International, Laura McKenzie’s Traveler, history/biographical/travel
BDTV, BDTV: Episode 11: Evander Holyfield, student production
Comcast Entertainment Group: E! Entertainment, The Style Network’s: Raise Your Hand and Make A Difference, public service programming/PSA
Eyewitness Kids News, LLC, Teen Kids News, children/family programming
Flying Colors Media, Follow Me, low budget
Geo Ambiente del Caribe, Inc. ( Puerto Rico), GeoAmbiente: Culebra’s Corals: An Agonizing Ecosystem, nature/environment/wildlife
Grupo JMC (Mexico), Jewels of Mexico: Ecotourism and Jewels of Mexico: Archaeology, documentary
Halo Pictures Pty Ltd. (Australia), Curious Tales of A Singular, TV pilot program
Hawthorne Direct, High Plains Bison, commercial/infomercial
In The Zone TV, Living the Good Life, low budget
Jana, Inc., The Enlightened Time, music video
John Ponton, Ode to Peace And Love: Armed Forces Tribute, music video
L-3 Communications – United States Force, 601st Air Operations Center, corporate/training/communication
Light Millenium TV – Queens Public Television, Climate Change, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Maricopa Community College TV, Stay Tuned; It’s Your Future, direction, special effects: animation and on-camera talent; and Maricopa Now: October 2007 Edition, educational/instructional
Piedmont College, 3 N’ Out!, student production
Redirection Films/Crossborders, 18 in ’08, contemporary issues/awareness raising
RHI Entertainment, Tin Man, direction
Spectrum Films, Inc., City Of Jacksonville: Sidewalk, public service programming/PSA
WGVU, Messiah with the Calvin Oratorio Society 2007, arts/cultural/performance/plays
Women In Film And Television, The Intruder Within, public service programming/PSA
Honorable Mention Winners – Videography
AVCOM Productions, Inc., Tulsa’s Buried Belvedere, documentary
Brigham Young University, The Heist: Windex, college/university
Eyes Of The World Media Group, Meth Inside Out: Brain and Behavior, documentary
Great Expectations Video Productions, Giving Back, viewer impact: motivational/inspirational
Media Innovations, 2008 Highlights Demo, wedding
Mirus Media, The Making of The 8th Annual Drag Show, college/university
Richmarc Productions, Inc., Richard G Lugar: United States Senator for Indiana, special purpose video/tributes
Visual Masterpiece, LLC, Michelle & Eddie: Retrospective, wedding
West Virginia University, The Monongah Heroine, history/biographical/travel