Award Winning PBA Student
Videos & Commercials 2011
|#1 is a student film about a young man who gets a magic pencil that allows him to write his own fate.|
|Animus tells the story of a man who, in his last few moments of life, deeply reflects upon his passionate journey to bring justice to a corrupt and broken past.|
|Commercial for Palm Beach Motor Cars of West Palm Beach, Florida|
Three Palm Beach Atlantic University student film projects have garnered nine awards in recent competitions.
The short films #1 and Animus and a commercial for Palm Beach Motor Cars collectively won a total of five Ava Awards, two Telly Awards and two Aurora Awards. The awards are considered some of the most competitive in the film/television industry, said Antonio Zarro, assistant professor of cinema-television. The Telly Awards, in particular, attracted more than 14,000 entrants, he said.
Students and alumni of PBA’s School of Communication and Media wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning films.
Animus tells the story of a man who, in his last few moments of life, deeply reflects upon his passionate journey to bring justice to a corrupt and broken past, ultimately finding peace through his personal sacrifice made for the life of his sister. Animus was directed by 2010 PBA graduate Lukas Colombo. Dalysabel Mojica, also a 2010 graduate, was producer. Cynthia Newman, a senior, was the writer, and David Fox, a junior, was cinematographer. The film earned the Bronze Award at the 2011 Telly Awards; Gold Award - Best Show at the 2011 Ava Awards; and the Platinum Award – Cinematography at the 2011 Ava Awards.
The 30-second commercial for Palm Beach Motor Cars featured a stylish combination of Jaguar, Aston and Land Rover vehicles to showcase Palm Beach Motorcars’ available brands. The project was directed by Ryan Jensen ’10. Producers were Cheyenne Lent ’10 and Dan Gast ’10. Newman was the writer for this film as well. The film earned the Platinum - Best of Show award at the Aurora Awards; the Bronze Award at the Telly Awards; the Gold Award - Best Show at the Ava Awards; and the Gold Award – Cinematography at the Ava Awards.
In the film #1, Randy Rungo receives a No. 1 pencil and is able to write his own fate. #1 was directed by senior Zach Mason with cinematography by senior Kristi Russo. Newman served as both writer and producer. The film received the Bronze Award at the Telly Awards; the Gold Award - Best Show at the Ava Awards; and the Platinum Award – Cinematography at the Ava Awards.
The international Ava Awards recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting and editing of audio-visual materials and programs. Entrants include video and film production companies, web developers, advertising agencies, public relations firms, corporate and government communication departments, producers, directors, editors and shooters.
The Ava Awards statuette is created by the Entenmann-Rovin Company of Los Angeles, the same craftsmen that produce the Golden Globes Awards.
The Telly Awards, since 1978, honor the very best local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, as well as work created for the web. The Telly Awards received more than 14,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents.
Each Telly statuette is hand-made and customized by the craftsman at RS Owens, the same firm that produces the Oscar and the Emmy awards.
Competitors for the Aurora Awards come from the independent, corporate and freelance production groups, advertising agencies and broadcast stations, large and small.
The Aurora Awards is an international competition designed to recognize excellence in the film and video industries. It specifically targets products, programs and commercials that would not normally have the opportunity to compete on a national level, by focusing on non-national commercials, regional or special interest entertainment and corporate sponsored film and video. Entries have come from across the United States and abroad, including from Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Mexico.