2014 CINE Golden Eagle Award Recipients

Student Division

Animation

 

The-Final-StrawTHE FINAL STRAW
When a stubborn crow invades a scarecrow’s farmland, he will stop at nothing to rid himself of the flying pest!
Ringling College of Art and Design
Ricky Renna, Director/Animator
Blake Johnson, Sound Designer
Corey Wallace, Composer

 

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An animated play on words about the letter named “I,” a lonely author who lives life with a sigh. She goes on a journey to find her missing U, and as she travels through increasingly unfamiliar territory is forced to face her fears and grow exponentially as a character.
Ringling College of Art and Design
Brooke Wagstaff, Director
Adam Ratner, Voice of U
http://www.brookewagstaff.com/thesis/

 

Comedy

The-Smut-Locker

THE SMUT LOCKER
“The Smut Locker” tells the story of Josh Bell, a college senior, who rushes home to dispose of his childhood locker before the contents are revealed at the family yard sale.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Harry Tarre, Director/Producer/Writer
Grant Rosenmeyer, Actor/Co-Writer
Josephine Obazee, Adam Butterfield, Dave Bernon and Michael Kontimanolis, Producers
Brian Magarian, Matthew Hart, Editor
Rachel Brosnahan, Actress

Documentary

THE APOTHECARY
In an impoverished former mining town in the American Southwest, a beloved druggist runs the community’s main hub: the sole pharmacy within 4,000 square miles. He gamely occupies multiple roles as surrogate doctor, life counselor, and community benefactor. His sanguine public persona, however, belies a long-suffered private pain for which there is no drug, no cure, and no relief.
Nutshell Productions for Stanford University MFA Documentary Program
Helen Hood Scheer, Director/Producer/Cinematography/Editor
Seamus Harte, Sound Recordist
William Ryan Fritch, Composer
http://www.nutshellproductions.com/

 

A-Confused-War

A CONFUSED WAR
Richmond, California is across the bay from both Marin County and San Francisco, two of the most famously prosperous places in the United States. Yet the poverty and violence plaguing Richmond go mostly unnoticed by the outside world. We wanted to shine a light on a city that is taking a radically new approach to solving a common, tragic problem in this country, and enable viewers see both the complex situation and the people involved in a new way.
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Documentary Film Program
Mariel Waloff and Rachel Waldholz, Directors/Producers
Mariel Waloff, Director of Photography
Rachel Waldholz, Sound Recordist
Jon Else, Spencer Nakasako and Bob Calo, Creative Advisors
Adam Grossberg, Julia Marshall and Ryan Laughlin, Additional Camera
Maggie Beidelman, Amina Waheed and Wendi Jonassen, Additional Sound
William Ryan Fritch, Original Soundtrack
Byrhonda Lyons, Narrator
http://www.aconfusedwar.com

 

Leaving Sharpe

LEAVING SHARPE
In 2013, Washington D.C. Public Schools closed 15 schools in an attempt to cut costs and reduce under-enrollment. Sharpe Health, a school for students with special needs, was among them and the impact is real.
The George Washington University, Documentary Institute
Megha Kohli and Justin Reifert, Producers
Elizabeth Flock, Christine Kadama, Melissa Nyman and Gene Russo, Writers
Laurisha Cotton, Elizabeth Flock, Christie Kadama, Melissa Nyman, Nicole Ricci and Gene Russo, Editors
Laurisha Cotton, Christine Kadama and Nicole Ricci, Directors of Photography
Laurisha Cotton, Director of Research
Elizabeth Flock, Melissa Nyman and Gene Russo, Sound Recorders

 

Light-It-Up-Forever

LIGHT IT UP FOREVER
A look into the life of Chris Higgins, a comedian with cerebral palsy thriving in New York City.
Out of Shot Films, School of Visual Arts
Mark Floyd, Director/Writer
James Camali, Executive Producer

 

 

When-People-Die-They-Sing-Songs.jpgWHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY SING SONGS
Yiddish songs make a Holocaust survivor Regina uncover her past after decades of silence. Her daughter races with her mother’s dementia to capture the story.
School of Visual Arts
Olga Lvoff, Director/Producer/Cinematography/Editor
Amitabh Joshi, Additional Cinematography
Jonathan Oppenheim, Michel Negroponte and Deborah Dickson, Story Consultants
Micah Fink, Thesis Advisor
Erik Spink, Additional Sound
Craig Lowy, Animation
http://whenpeoplediefilm.com/

Drama

CARRY ON
Carry On tells a story set in Japan-occupied China during World War II. In 1944, the tide turned against Japan and the war began winding down. Prior to their retreat, Japanese troops looted every Chinese village in their path. They took only food and women from these villages followed by massacring all others and burning everything to the ground. To save his daughter, a Chinese father in my film stuffs her into a large bag disguised as food. As he loads the bag onto the back of a truck along with other bags with food, a Japanese army officer spots his secret.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Yatao Li, Director/Producer/Writer/Editor
Qiang Peng, Cinematographer

 

Out-of-the-Blue

OUT OF THE BLUE
LOS ANGELES, 1959. Scarlett is a recluse with a bizarre ability: she can see music and hear colors. Jack is a recovering addict and jazz pianist who has lost his creative compass. As neighbors, the two begin to intermingle. Jack finds his muse. Scarlett finds the courage to leave her apartment.
UCLA
Margot Ye, Director/Producer/Writer
Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, Cinematography
Josh Nelson, Composer
Alex DeMille, Editor

Independent Division

Fiction Short

Gift

GIFT
A young girl must confront a boy’s darkest demons as she struggles to free him from his troubled past.
Filmstigator
Michael Curtis, Director/Producer/Writer/Editor
Alex Whitmer, Executive Producer
Tom Pritchard, Director of Photography
Chance White, 2nd Unit Director of Photography
Tom Boisseau, Sound Recordist
Ben Goldberg, Composer
Melissa Bowers, 1st Assistant Director

 

Kush

KUSH
Inspired by a true story: In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards, causing anti-Sikh riots to erupt throughout the country. A teacher traveling back from a field trip with her class of 10-year-old students struggles to protect Kush, the only Sikh student in the class, from the growing violence around him.
Red Carpet Moving Pictures
Shubhashish Bhutiani, Director
Sanjay Bhutiani, Producer
Joel Dunn, Executive Producer
Mike McSweeny, Director of Photography
Tom Knight and Shubhashish Bhutiani, Editors
http://www.kushthefilm.com

 

Sure Thing

SURE THING
Bill takes the only available seat in a cafe — at Betty’s table. Could she be the ‘one’? Could he? Are there any guarantees when we open our hearts? Sure thing.
DBR Films Ltd
Deborah Reinisch, Director/Producer
David Ives, Writer
Jameson Smith, Producer
Luke Kirby, “Bill”
Gia Crovatin, “Betty”

Fiction Feature

 

favor_105FAVOR
Favor is a dramatic thriller based on the old saying, “A friend helps you move; a good friend helps you move a body.”
Conspicuous Pictures for Gravitas Ventures
Paul Osborne, Director/Writer/Editor

 

Uncle-Philips-Coat

UNCLE PHILIP’S COAT
Uncle Philip’s Coat spans continents and generations. It begins in old Russia and with humor and pathos it takes the audience through Ellis Island and into the challenge of life and relationships in a new land.
Monolog
David Spital, Director/Producer/Editor
Matty Selman, Writer
Martin Andrews, Cinematography

Televised Documentary & Performance Division

Environment & Nature

*Special Recognition as Series

 

Field-Chronicles-Pacific

FIELD CHRONICLES: THE PACIFIC OCEANSCAPE
The Pacific Oceanscape is a political commitment by countries of the Pacific Islands Forum to understand, guard, and conserve the Pacific Ocean for the benefit of all. Fifteen countries of the Pacific Islands Forum have committed to create the largest protected area network on earth.
Conservation International
Peter Stonier, Director
Rebecca Field and John Martin, Producers
Patricia Stern, Editor
Andrew Uvarov, Sound Editor
John Martin, Director of Photography
Sebastian Perry, Associate Producer

 

Field-Chronicles-Suriname

FIELD CHRONICLES: SURINAME
Suriname is part of the Guiana Shield, a tropical wilderness spanning six countries in South America, which contains about 25% of the world’s remaining intact forest and produces as much as 10–15% of the world’s fresh water. With more than 90% of its land covered by pristine forest, Suriname presents exciting opportunities for green development. The country’s wealth of fresh water could be a huge economic benefit into the future. For that to happen, we need to protect the forests and watersheds that make the fresh water. Conservation International has been working with governments and local communities in the region to ensure this happens.
Conservation International
Peter Stonier, Director
John Martin and Rebecca Field, Producers
Peter Stonier, Writer
Sebastian Perry, Production Assistant

 

Field-Chronicles-Monique

FIELD SPOTLIGHT: MONIQUE POOL
Monique Pool, CI partner and founder of the Green Heritage Fund Suriname, finds herself ‘slothified’ after an area of forest in Paramaribo, Suriname, is cut down. Monique rescues more than 200 animals, mostly sloths, and brings them to an emergency shelter, which also happens to be her home. Watch how Monique manages to feed, house, and release the sloths back into the wild.
Conservation International
Peter Stonier, Director
John Martin and Rebecca Field, Producers
Rebecca Field, Writer/Production Manager
Patricia Stern, Sebastian Perry and Andrew Uvarov, Production Assistants

 

wolf-returns

RETURN OF THE WOLVES: THE NEXT CHAPTER
Many consider the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park to be the signature natural history event of the last century. The film features wolves from the Arctic and Alaska to the Mexican wolves of the southwest with a focus on the wolves of Yellowstone.
KUED, PBS
John Howe, Director/Producer/Writer
Jeff Elstad, Associate Producer
Peter Coyote, Narrator
Kevin Sweet, Sound
William Montoya, Sound
William Gordon, Sound

 

Nest BaumhummelTHE SECRETS OF BUMBLEBEES
This film follows a young bumblebee queen through a year, to experience with her the life of the bees’ furry sisters. No doubt about it: no other insects make us as happy as bumble bees; wherever we happen to see them. And – wherever a bumblebee flies, there’ll be flowers.
Power of Earth Productions TV * Film Produktions GesmbH for Austrian Television (ORF2) ORF Enterprise
Dr. Kurt Mandl, Director/Writer/Editor/Photography
Franz Cee, Photography/Sound Design
Andrew Solomon, Narrator
Gabriele Prammer, Production Coordinator
Oliver Schwinn, Graphics and Digital Effects

 

WHALEWARSWHALE WARS: A COMMANDER RISES
This special chronicles the Sea Shepherds’ 2012 “Zero Tolerance” mission that is in peril before it even gets started. Paul Watson is forced to step down as the Sea Shepherds’ leader just as their fledgling armada leaves for the Southern Ocean. A new commander steps up to the challenge.
The Lizard Trading Company, LLC for Animal Planet

 

Wild Burma_02_01-Ross-moth-trap-in-tree-at-night-AM©WILD BURMA*
Closed off from much of the outside for the last fifty years, large parts of Burma’s forests remain uncharted. Follow an expedition team as they seek to discover whether Burma’s lost forests really could be the last refuge for some of the planet’s most iconic animals.
BBC, Smithsonian Channel
David Royle, Linda Goldman, Tim Martin and Tim Scoones, Executive Producers
Susana Handslip, Series Producer

 

History

Oswald

LEE HARVEY OSWALD: 48 HOURS TO LIVE
A minute-by-minute account of the intense, final two days of Oswald’s life – his attempt to flee, his capture by the police, and the grueling interrogation by the Dallas police detectives prior to being shot by Jack Ruby – a chapter of history that raised more questions than it answered.
Time Travel Unlimited for History
Anthony Giacchino, Director/Producer/Writer
Steve Gillon and Carl H. Lindahl, Executive Producers

 

The Presidents

THE PRESIDENT’S GATEKEEPERS
For the first time ever, all 20 living White House Chiefs of Staff come together to share their previously untold stories. The special spans nine administrations and 50 years.
Goldfish Pictures, CCWHIP Productions and Peacock Productions for Discovery Channel
Jules Naudet and Gedeon Naudet, Directors
David Hume Kennerly and Stephen Stept, Producers
Chris Whipple, Writer
Jules Naudet, Gedeon Naudet, Chris Whipple, Knute Walker, Benjamin Ringe and Nancy Daniels, Executive Producers
Kevin Bacon, Narrator

 

teacher who defied hitler

THE TEACHER WHO DEFIED HITLER
In the mid-1930s, a Jewish school blossomed in the heart of the greatest mass genocide in history. Functioning in plain sight of Nazi officials, the Goldschmidt Schule became a refuge and place of safety for hundreds of Jewish children in Nazi Berlin. This special tells the powerful and gripping untold story through firsthand accounts of surviving students and never-before-seen raw footage of day-to-day life at the school.
Story House Productions and Goldenrock for NDR, Smithsonian Channel and Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern
Andreas Gutzeit, Anne Garofalo Paterno, Torten Berg and Thomas Zwiessler, Executive Producers
Laurie Miller and Torsten Berg, Writers

 

Treblinka

TREBLINKA: HITLER’S KILLING MACHINE
Forensic archeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls has been granted access to excavate one of history’s greatest crime scenes: Hitler’s secret extermination camp. Between 1942 and 1943, 900,000 Jews were sent to their deaths, but for 70 years evidence of the camp and its victims had vanished…until now.
Furneaux & Edgar and GroupM Entertainment for Smithsonian Channel
Alex Nikolic-Dunlop, Director/Producer
Tony Mousdale, Abigail Adams, David Royle, Charles Poe, David Edgar and Charles Furneaux, Executive Producers

 

People & Places

*Special Recognition as Series

 

BEHINDTHEMASK

BEHIND THE MASK*
Hulu’s Original Series “Behind the Mask” is a comedic and heartfelt docu-series about the world of sports mascots. Told from the differing perspectives of a high school, college, minor league, and professional mascot, “Behind the Mask” captures the highs and lows of these real-life Clark Kents.
Hulu and Occupant Entertainment
Josh Greenbaum, Director
Felipe Marino,  Joe Neurauter, Josh Greenbaum, Charlotte Koh and Brendan Countee, Executive Producers
Kate Sharp and Richard Naing, Co-Executive Producers

 

CCREATIVEHEROESREATIVE HEROES — KENYA HARA
Product designer, graphic designer, and curator all rolled into one, Kenya Hara has helped mold the face of modern Japanese design. As the main architect behind minimalist brand MUJI, Hara is perhaps Japan’s most important living thinker on contemporary design. This documentary explores his design philosophy.
Threesixzero Productions for Mediacorp CH U
Koah Bee Har, Director
Han Kwang Wei, Executive Producer
Kevin Kong, Cameraman
Yusei Watanabe and Sim Bee Li, Editors
Melvin Chiang, Sound
http://threesixzero.tv

 

great museumsGREAT MUSEUMS: ELEVATED THINKING — THE HIGH LINE
This film is about an old, dilapidated, industrial relic on the lower west side of New York City that has been transformed into an extraordinary “living museum” of architectural history and horticulture.
Echo Pictures for American Public Television (APT) and the Eureka Foundation
Marc Doyle and Chesney Doyle, Producers/Directors
Marc Doyle, Chesney Doyle, Michael McCarthy and Deborah McCarthy, Executive Producers
Chesney Doyle and Susan Spann, Writers
Susan Sarandon, Narrator
Al Abronski, Editor
http://greatmuseums.org/

 

HOME*
Blending history, geography and culture together, a home interacts intimately with the household within, each co-existing and resonating with the other. Cooking, eating, resting – it is at home that the simple activities of life occur, forming the everyday scenes that differ from place to place.
August Pictures Pte Ltd for Singapore MediaCorp, Channel U
Lam Choon Fui, Director/Producer
Chow Wai Thong and Ang Mui Keng, Executive Producers
Chang Hui Yin, Series Producer
Zhao Jian Guo,Foo Choo Wei, Chew Piat Nih and Leong Pek Yew, Producers
Koh Soon Sng, Director of Photography
Tai Yih Khai, Wong Ei Ei and Alson Ho, Editor

 

ELIZABETHBLACKPORTRAITS FOR THE HOME FRONT: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH BLACK
Elizabeth Black left a promising Pittsburgh art career to join American Red Cross efforts during World War II. She proposed a unique project to sketch hundreds of soldiers throughout Europe and send the portraits to worried families all over the U.S. Her goodwill mission still touches lives today.
WQED Multimedia for WQED-TV
David Solomon, Director/Producer/Writer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Director of Photography
Michael Bartley, Narrator
Paula Zetter, Design Manager
http://www.wqed.org/elizabethblack

 

Refined-By-Fire

REFINED BY FIRE
Hawaii-born potter Clayton Amemiya explains his craft of traditional Anagama-fired pottery.
Berad Studio for Hawaiian Airlines
Brad Watanabe, Director/Producer
Dennis Mahaffay, Agency Director
Kevin Fujitani, Matthew Cordero and Patrick Jenkins, Camera
http://beradstudio.com/

 

The-State-of-Arizona

THE STATE OF ARIZONA
The turbulent battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this riveting documentary tracking multiple perspectives – activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, the controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others – as America eyes the results.
Camino Bluff Productions, Inc. and Cattails, LLC for PBS, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, Directors/Producers
Sally Jo Feiffer and Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Executive Producers
Lois Vossen, Series Producer
http://www.caminobluff.com/Home.html

 

TANNINGAMERICA

THE TANNING OF AMERICA: ONE NATION UNDER HIP HOP
VH1’s “The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop” is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama.
Rakontur for VH1
Billy Corben, Director
Alfred Spellman, Producer
Susan Levison, Ben Zurier, Steve Stoute, Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson and Stephen Mintz, Executive Producers

 

BREATHEASONE

TO BREATHE AS ONE
Every 5 years in Estonia, 25,000+ people gather on the same stage to join voices at “Laulupidu.” The beauty and meaning of this song festival is seen through the eyes of one of the few American choirs invited – a children’s choir. The film reveals that singing is a defining part of Estonian identity.
Sky Films Incorporated, Northern Light Productions and Allfilm for Estonian American National Council, Kistler-Ritso Foundation, Stanford University Libraries, Estonian Film Institute, The Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Song and Dance Celebration Foundation
Maureen Castle Tusty, Bestor Cram and Mike Majoros, Directors
James Tusty, Executive Producer
Mike Majoros, Writer
Maureen Castle Tusty, James Tusty, Bestor Cram and  Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Producers
Mike Majoros, James Tusty and Maureen Castle Tusty, Writers
Mike Majoros and Andrew Kukura, Editors

Science & Technology

MONALISA

THE MONA LISA MYSTERY
It is the most famous painting in the world, created by the hand of a genius. But the Mona Lisa has a secret history. Using sophisticated scientific analysis we could now solve one of the greatest mysteries in art history: Is the Mona Lisa the world knows so well the original version?
Terra Mater Factual Studios, THIRTEEN Productions LLC for Servus TV and Red Bull Media House
Klaus T. Steindl, Director
Sabine Holzer and Martin Mezlaros, Executive Producers
Martin Miszaros and Klaus T. Steindl, Writers
Hubert Doppler, Stefano Pancaldi and Hans Selikovsky, Camera
Christopher Spitzenberger, Sound
Traude Botha, Production Manager

 

UNNATURALSELECTION

UNNATURAL SELECTION
On the Galapagos Islands, two species are reversing back into one. What has happened to evolution? The answer is very simple: us. Humans have transformed the planet beyond recognition- turning grasslands and forests into fields and cities and polluting the air and water.
Sky Vision, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH for Servus TV and Red Bull Media House
Steve Nicholls and Sarah Walley, Directors
Ilvo Filatsch and Sabine Holzer, Executive Producers
Victoria Coules, Writer
John Waters and Kevin Flay, Camera
Paul Kiff, Editor
Steven Faux, Music
Sean Pertwee, Narrator

Televised Fiction Division

Drama

*Special Recognition as Series

Klondike

KLONDIKE*
Based on actual events, KLONDIKE tells the story of the last great Gold Rush in history. In 1897 two friends make the perilous journey through North American wilderness to the Klondike boom town Dawson City, “The Paris of the North” where murder, revenge, riches and redemption await.
Discovery Networks, Entertainment One, Nomadic Pictures for Discovery Channel
Simon Cellan Jones, Director
Chad Oakes, Producer
Paul T. Scheuring, Ridley Scott, Eileen O’Neill, Dolores Gavin, David W. Zucker and John Morayniss, Executive Producers
Josh Goldin, Teleplay (Parts Two, Four and Five)
Rachel Abramowitz, Teleplay (Parts Two, Four and Five)
Paul T. Scheuring, Teleplay (Parts One, Three and Six)

 

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Y GWYLL (HINTERLAND)*
Y Gwyll / Hinterland is a 4 part, Welsh detective drama series set in the searing, yet bracing beauty of Aberystwyth, Wales. DCI Tom Mathias escapes his past in London and teams up with DI Mared in the small town, full of dark secrets and destruction.
Fiction Factory for S4C and All3Media International
Ed Thomas and Ed Telfan, Series Creators/Writers
Ed Thomas, Marc Evans, Gareth Bryn and Rhys Powys, Directors
Ed Thomas, Executive Producer
Ed Talfan and Gethin Scourfield, Producers
http://www.s4c.co.uk/ygwyll/e_index.shtml
http://www.fictionfactoryfilms.com/

Televised News Division

Informational/Current Issue

Fifty Years After Gideon

FIFTY YEARS AFTER GIDEON
In 1963, the United States Supreme Court ruled that anyone charged with a serious criminal offense must be provided a lawyer and at state expense if the accused cannot afford one. The promise has never been fulfilled. 50 years later, a report on the history of the Gideon vs. Wainwright decision.
WNET for PBS
Alan Schwart, Producer
Arnold Labaton, Executive Producer
Tim O’Brien, Correspondent
Bob Abernethy, Executive Editor/Host
Greg Hotsenpiller, Editor

 

The Life of Dorothy Day

THE LIFE OF DOROTHY DAY
An anarchist who was arrested for her protests against war and injustice, Dorothy Day founded the Catholic Worker movement 80 years ago. Deborah Potter examines the life of this woman who would convert to become a devout Catholic and a champion of the poor.
WNET for PBS
Phil O’Connor, Producer
Arnold Labaton, Executive Producer
Bob Abernethy, Executive Editor
Deborah Potter, Correspondent

 

PRISONTERMINAL

PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema verite documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him. The film draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.
HBO Documentary Films
Edgar Barens, Director/Director of Photography
Edgar Barens and Lisa Heller, Producers
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Greg Rhem, Co-Producer
Geof Bartz, Editor
Max Richter, Original Music
http://www.prisonterminal.com/

 

Religion_Ethics

RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY
These episodes feature groundbreaking and in-depth analyses of topics such as El Salvador’s stringent anti-abortion laws, the spirituality of poet Christian Wiman, the changing identity of Catholic colleges, and justice for workers in Bangladesh’s garment factories.
WNET for PBS
Sue Ann Staake-Wayne, Director
Arnold Labaton, Executive Producer
Bob Abernethy, Executive Editor/Host
Phil O’Connor, Supervising Producer
Kim A. Lawton, Managing Editor
Stephen Segaller, Executive in Charge

 

WATERBLUES

WATER BLUES GREEN SOLUTIONS
Record-breaking droughts, devastating floods and polluted water systems have galvanized ordinary citizens, governments and communities large and small into looking to nature for solutions to our water crisis. Will their fledgling efforts be too little too late, or are we on the path to creating a sustainable future? Water Blues Green Solutions is a 60-minute documentary telling stories about real people solving their water blues with green solutions across the country. Philadelphia: A water department is engaging citizens to create and implement an ambitious green infrastructure program. Portland: Leaders are successfully implementing green infrastructure projects in Portland. San Antonio: City organizers are driving a movement to conserve and reuse water to protect the Edwards Aquifer. Bronx New York: Community organizers are working together to clean up the Bronx River.
Penn State Public Media for WPSU
http://www.waterblues.org

 

Investigative Reporting

Tales_From_The_Organ_Trade

TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE
TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives. From Manila to Istanbul, from Colorado to Kosovo, from Toronto to Tel Aviv, the film brings to the screen a compelling cast whom fate has brought together where the gift of life meets the shadow of death.
Associated Producers Ltd for HBO Documentary Films
Ric Esther Bienstock, Director/Writer
Felix Golubev, Nancy Abraham, Ric Esther Bienstock and Simcha Jacobovici, Producers
Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer
Frank Vilaca, Ken Ng and Michael Ellis, Cinematography
Steve Weslak, Editor
John Weisman, Composer

Televised Reality Division

Verite/Lifestyle

*Special Recognition as Series

On-the-Top

ON THE TOP*
On the Top is a 12-part reality show following a team of arab mountain climbers journeying from the deserts of the Gulf to the peak of Mt. Everest. The series features the first woman from Saudi Arabia, the first man from Palestine, and the first Qatari to stand on top of the world.
Mediadante for Qatar Television
Adam Sobel, Director/Producer
Rosie Garthwaite, Executive Producer
Anthony Abov Khalife, Co-Director
Elias Saikeky and Nazim Aggoure, Directors of Photography
Ingrid Sader, Editor
Bassam Lebbos, Sound Operator
www.mediadante.tv

Digital Content Division

Non-Fiction — Documentary

DOUBLEHELIX

THE DOUBLE HELIX
The film faithfully recounts the challenges, false starts, and eventual success, culminating in the discovery of the structure of DNA. James Watson relates what the early days in the Cavendish Laboratory were like, including his friendship with Francis Crick and their shared ambition and passion.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Rob Whittlesey, Director/Producer
Sean B. Carroll, Executive Producer
Sean B. Carroll, Rob Whittlesey, Olivia Judson, Dennis Liu and Laura Bonetta, Writers
James D. Watson, Karolin Luger and Sean B. Carroll, Scientific Consultants

 

HIS DREAM, OUR STORIES
This digital archive commemorates the 1963 March on Washington and introduces the milestone event as a way to narrate the story about America’s struggle over civil rights with 130 video interviews with people who attended the March or whose lives were affected by it and the work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Comcast Local Media Development 

 

ORIGINSPECIES

THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
How do new species form? And why are there so many species in the world? The Origin of Species series tells the stories of pioneering naturalists who have traveled the globe, from the famed Galapagos Islands to the Malay Archipelago, to answer these fundamental questions.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
John Rubin and Daniel Levitt, Directors/Producers
Sean B. Carroll, Executive Producer/Narrator
John Rubin, Daniel Levitt, Dennis Liu and Laura Bonetta, Writers
Jonathan Losos, Rosemary Grant, Peter Grant and Sean B. Carroll, Scientific Consultants
http://www.biointeractive.org

Children's Education & Entertainment Division

Children's Education

Bullying-Prevention

SECOND STEP BULLYING PREVENTION UNIT STORY VIDEOS
These story videos are part of the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit, a new research-based curriculum to address bullying in elementary schools. Each video depicts kids in various bullying situations. During the classroom lesson, the teacher shows the video in two parts so students can discuss how each character should act. This helps students stay engaged and see what positive steps they can take to deal with bullying.
Commitee for Children
George Gulian and Zheng Wang, Directors
Zheng Wang, Rachel Kamb and Susan LaSalle, Producers
Preben Borch, Executive Producer
Lynn Brunelle and Rachel Kamb, Writers
Mark Simon, Tim Aguero and Nacime Khemis, Directors of Photography
Ian Glodich and Zheng Wang, Editors
http://www.cfchildren.org

Children's Televised Programs

*Special Recognition as Series

Born-to-Explore

BORN TO EXPLORE WITH RICHARD WIESE*
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese journeys to unpublicized corners of the globe to celebrate the diversity of the world’s people, to promote positive cultural understanding and to explore the wildlife and wonders of our planet.
Explorer Films, LLC for ABC-TV and Litton Entertainment
Richard Wiese, Mercedes Velgot and Dave Morgan, Executive Producers
Peter Sniderman and Andrew Ames, Co-Executive Producers

 

DOKIDOKI
Seven-year-old Doki is a born explorer, just like his best friends Oto, Mundi, Fico, Anabella and Gabie. Together, they’re “Team Doki” and they’ll travel the globe and beyond to find answers to their questions about science, nature, and the world we live in.
Portfolio Entertainment for Discovery Networks Latin America
Julie Stall, Producer
Michela Giorelli, Lisa Olfman and Joy Rosen, Executive Producers
Adriano Schmid, Supervising Producer

 

HANK ZIPZER*
HBased on the book series of the same name co-written by Henry Winkler, this fast-paced and funny series follows 12-year old Hank Zipzer. Hank has dyslexia and when problems arise he deals with them in a way no-one else would – putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents.
Kindle Entertainment, DHX Media and Walker Productions for CBBC Siobhan Bachman, Producer
Joe Williams, Writer
Henry Winkler, “Mr. Rock”

Advertising & Promotion Division

Public Service Announcements

Annies-Song

ANNIE’S SONG
The earth we all share is beautiful. It provides our food, the air we breathe and vast wonders to behold. It gives so much to each of us and requires only kindness in return. Our beautiful world… Pass It On.
The Foundation for a Better Life
Grant Baird, Director
Peggy Stuber, Producer
Brant Lambermont, Video Editor
www.values.com

 

BalletBALLET
There is a special something about successful people. Even when they fail there is an inner strength that keeps them moving forward. Popular books share insights and often delve deep to explain this phenomena with sports legends, business executives, scientists, inventors, educators and artists.
The Foundation for a Better Life
Grant Baird, Director
Peggy Stuber, Producer
Bernie Hogya and Ron Wachino, Writers
Brant Lambermont, Video Editor
www.values.com

 

changetheworld-2

CHANGE THE WORLD
Making a difference. At first it seems so daunting. It implies that you must have some sort of influence, special talents and time. In fact, it takes only the desire to make just one thing a little better.
The Foundation for a Better Life
Grant Baird, Director
Peggy Stuber, Producer
Brant Lambermont, Video Editor
www.values.com

 

finishline

FINISH LINE
Every goal begins with a dream. Challenges, obstacles, and distractions also seem to be part of what we must deal with on the way to achieving those goals. And at the center of all success is the character trait of believing in yourself.
The Foundation for a Better Life
Grant Baird, Director
Peggy Stuber, Producer
Bernie Hogya and Ron Wachino, Writers
Brant Lambermont, Video Editor
www.values.com

 

newdress

NEW DRESS
A little ballerina. The perfect dress. A terrifying alternate reality.
MADD
Derek Taylor, Director/Writer

Commercials & Promotions

JFK50

AS IT HAPPENED: JFK 50 YEARS LATER
AS IT HAPPENED: JOHN F. KENNEDY is re-telling the past in present tense. Veteran correspondent Bob Schieffer brings viewers face-to-face with the fear and tension surrounding that historic day as it unfolds before their eyes.
CBS News Marketing
Justin DiLauro, Producer
Julie Haaland, Executive Producer/Vice President
Dave McCoy, Senior Vice President/Creative Director
Simon Potter, Designer
Joey Romano, Senior Editor
Greg Capolino, Audio
Milka Stanisic, Managing Producer

 

cominghome

COMING HOME
At CBS News, original reporting is more than what we do, it’s who we are. It’s in our DNA. Always has been. But original reporting isn’t really about us, it’s actually about you. Come home to CBS News.
CBS News Marketing
Justin DiLauro, Producer
Julie Haaland, Executive Producer/Vice President
Dave McCoy, Senior Vice President/Creative Director
Simon Potter, Designer
Joey Romano, Senior Editor
Eric Casimiro, Audio

 

crisis

EGYPT IN CRISIS
To mark the third anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, Alhurra showcased special documentaries including “Egypt in Crisis,â€ù which depicted the turmoil facing the country.
Alhurra Television
Nidal Musel, Writer
Vijaykumar Mirchandani, Director of On-Air Promotions
Karim Elsharnoby, Senior Promotions Producer
Nidal Musel, Voice Over
www.alhurra.com

 

honeybooboo

HONEY BOO BOO WATCH ‘N SNIFF
Baby booty and road-kill. Smells of summer in Boo Boo’s world. TV can stimulate sight & sound but never before have viewers been able to smell their favorite reality series. TLC wanted fans to return for season 2 by fully integrating them into the show’s world via the first ever smell-a-vision stunt.
TLC Network
Terri Molasky, Producer
Howard Lee, Executive Producer
Rose Stark, VP, Marketing Strategy
Jennifer Pennybacker, VP, Creative Marketing
Jane Alexander, Director of Marketing
http://www.tlc.com

 

morethanaanme

MORE THAN A NAME
Oculus Studios was hired to create a new voice for the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union. Featuring custom music based off notes in “My Old Kentucky Home, “and images all across the Bluegrass, this ad aims to speak straight to the heart of hard-working Kentuckians.
Oculus Studios for University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union

 

soundofmusicSOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! REHEARSAL
Working closely with the production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, this spot harnesses the excitement and energy behind-the-scenes of putting together this huge production.
NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital and Moving Parts
Dave Dore, Director
Len Fogge, President, NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital
Ron Hayes, EVP, On Air & Video Creative
Dean McFlicker, VP, Creative Director
Dave Carter, Editor
Brian Williams, Graphic Design/Animation

 

SPECIAL REPORT CBS NEWS 2013
This production is about the dilemma of breaking news in America. As we watch news unfold and wonder what will happen, CBS News goes all the way to the story, no matter how hard it is to get. This spot shows how we help our viewers better understand the headlines and the story behind them.
CBS News Marketing
Justin DiLauro, Producer
Julie Haaland, Executive Producer/Vice President
Dave McCoy, Senior Vice President/Creative Director
Eric Casimiro, Audio
Rich O’Connell, Senior Editor

 

THE VOICE “REUNITED”
For THE VOICE, we had just come off of a successful season that introduced new coaches, Usher and Shakira. Now we were tasked with reintroducing the original coach team (Christina Aguilera and CeeLo) back to the fold.
NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital and Moving Parts
Mark Bennett, Director
Len Fogge, President, NBC Entertainment Marketing & Digital
Ron Hayes, EVP, On Air & Video Creative
Tracy Grandstaff, VP, Creative Director
Dave Dore, SVP, On Air Launch Creative & Original

 

Program Opens

All-Access-360

ALL ACCESS 360
This show open highlights several of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are testaments of human civilization and the beauty of our natural world. these sites are spread all around the world, places like Versailles Place, Sagrada Familia, Mt. Fuji etc.
Pixeldust Studios and In Focus Asia for National Geographic Channel
Ricardo Andrade, Art Director
Nick Jernigan, VFX Supervisor
Julie Fischer, VFX Producer
Yang Li, 3D Animator

 

Industrial, Motivational & Exhibitions Division

Arts & Exhibits Programs

Beyond-the-Visible

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: THE STORY OF THE VERY LARGE ARRAY
Created as the new interpretive film for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) public Visitor Center, this 25-minute production explores the synergies of technology and human curiosity that power the world’s most productive radio telescope.
Hemlock Productions for National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Nils Cowan, Director/Writer
John Stoke, Executive Producer
Jo Ardinger, Editor
John Golden Britt, Director of Photography

 

JFK3JFK: THREE SHOTS WERE FIRED
This series features two episodes. “Reporting the Assassination” replays the moments following the shooting of President Kennedy, as journalists tried to report the story. “Television Transfixes a Nation” captures the four days of live television coverage following the president’s assassination.
Newseum
Doug Yuan, Producer
Andrea Shepherd, Executive Producer
Cindy Kuhn, Editor
Paul Sparrow, Executive in Charge of Production
Toni Jannelli, Graphic Designer

 

Robert DavidsonROBERT DAVIDSON: ABSTRACT IMPULSE
The media piece is an integrated element in the exhibition: Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse, the first major U.S. exhibition of the Haida artist. This piece provides the opportunity for the artist himself to offer his voice and perspective to this curated exhibition.
National Museum of the American Indian Media Group for the National Museum of the American Indian and Seattle Art Museum
Augusta (Gussie) Lehman, Director/Producer/Editor
Douglas McMains, Cinematography/Graphic Design

Corporate Sales

DELIVERY PROJECTS & CONSTRUCTION
This video communicates that PSE&G Delivery Projects & Construction as the place to build a career, and the place to be part of an exciting, growing organization, and make a difference. We hear from a range of current executives, managers, and employees, to give recruits a stronger sense of the organization they are considering joining, positioning DP&C as a dynamic group with an exciting mission and more than a utility company.
Tribe Pictures for PSE&G

 

MASTERPIECE
“Masterpiece” truly is a masterpiece. It incorporates fine art with cinematographic art and visual effects, to take viewers on a journey relating how each life is artful in its own way. While depicting a variety of artists at work, text appears that aids viewers on a introspective journey.
Kaleidoscope Pictures for FranklinCovey
Micah Merrill, Producer
Adam Merrill, Executive Producer
Michael Bradshaw, Editor

 

smithgroup

SMITHGROUPJJR “ABOUT US”
In this promotional video that runs less than three minutes, SmithGroupJJR President and CEO Carl Roehling tells the story of his architecture firm based in Detroit with clients and projects across the country. SmithGroupJJR has a very long history and has been seen as a traditional firm. ‘About Us’ tells how the oldest continuing architecture firm in the country is still on the cutting edge in contemporary design. Most architecture firms operate on tight margins and being based in Detroit, well, the budget for this video was less than $3500. We were able to draw on a library of material we’ve collected in our coverage of the firm over the past couple of years.
KDN Films for SmithGroupJJR
Scott Kemp, Director/Editor
Bill Kubota and Sandra Knight, Executive Producers
Paul Dzendzel, Director of Photography

 

TRANSFORMATION
“Transformation” artistically tells a story of a girl who makes the choice to change her life and is then able to change others’ lives. This story, portrayed through music, dance, and stunning visuals, showcases the joy that comes as we change ourselves and help those around us change for good too.
Kaleidoscope Pictures for FranklinCovey
Micah Merrill, Director
Russ Kendall, Producer
Adam Merrill, Executive Producer
Steven Lee, Production Manager
Isaac Halasima, Editor

Motivational

BUILDINGBRIDGES

BUILDING BRIDGES
A short film highlighting the work of non-profit Building Bridges.
Jungefilm for Building Bridges
Daniel Junge, Director
Aaron Kopp, Camera
Annie Eastman, Editor

 

Life-Reimagined

LIFE REIMAGINED MOTIVATIONAL SERIES
The series is about the importance of finding one’s sense of purpose and ultimately following one’s gifts, passions and values to create a more meaningful life. The series is also about what it means to reimagine your life after the age of forty
Creative Strategies Media LLC for AARP/Life Reimagined
Dara Padwo-Audick, Director/Producer
Rick Bowers, Executive Producer
Michael Audick, Videographer
Mark Casale, Editor

 

PRESIDENTS

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS
This video was created to show the power of medical companies partnering with Florida Hospital and the impact they have on patients.
Studio Say So for Florida Hospital
Danny Miller, Director
Matthew Kanagy, Carl Pfeiffer and Patrick de la Roza, Producers
Marshall Head, Director of Photography

 

THE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL
“The Royal Ballet School” is a short documentary that showcases the mutually beneficial relationship between The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Opera House. The documentary discusses how this relationship is essential to both entities and all the dancers involved being their absolute best.
Kaleidoscope Pictures for FranklinCovey
John Foss, Director/Producer
Adam Merrill, Executive Producer
Brant Hansen, Editor

 

STONE
“Stone” tells the story of Stone Kyambadde, a professional soccer player from Uganda. At the height of his success, he received a career ending injury. Rather than seeking revenge, as was the cultural norm, Stone looked for ways to serve others.
Kaleidoscope Pictures for FranklinCovey
Micah Merrill, Director/Producer
Adam Merrill, Executive Producer
Adam Banks, Editor

Safety, Training & Adult Education

PRESIDENTS

THE COMPANY MEN
Robert Moore loves his job but is having financial struggles at home. Meanwhile, an apartment fire in China kills 57 people. Then comes a job offer from a headhunter, and a break-in at the factory where he works. These events will soon threaten his entire company, and the community where he lives.
Rocket Media Group for Federal Bureau of Investigation
Tom Feliu, Director
Jan Garvin and Ward LeHardy, Executive Producer
Sean Murphy, Writer
Dean W. Chappell III, Supervising Producer
Johnny Saint Ours, Director of Photography
Scott Snider, Editor