Company: GreyHawk Films, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.
Company Description: GreyHawk Films is a woman-owned, internationally acclaimed, award-winning film production company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. GreyHawk produces feature length films, documentaries, national and international ad campaigns and motion picture productions for Fortune 500 companies. The GreyHawk team consists of five highly creative, full-time employees and a dedicated freelance crew base.
Nomination Category: Media Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Video of the Year
Nomination Title: Purple Dreams
When was this video first released? January 15, 2013
Briefly describe the purpose of the nominated video and its impact and results to date (up to 125 words):
Purple Dreams is an inspirational documentary about an all-black cast of high schoolers who break free of their circumstances through the power of performing arts. It’s Glee in real life; unfiltered and unrehearsed. The documentary combines poignant storytelling with socially relevant topics, fueling the arts-education debate and combating the negative stereotypes placed on black youths.
Shot with documentary-style filmmaking for a year and a half and now in the editorial stage, the film has potential for national recognition. To help market the film and secure finishing funds and distribution, the producers created a trailer depicting the students’ inspiring journey. The trailer has helped secure a material grant from Wells Fargo and has led to interest from a prominent theatrical distribution company and 3 television networks.
List the names and titles of the people who were involved in creating the nominated video:
Director/Director of Photography: Joanne Hock
Executive Producer/Producer: Robin Grey
Editor(s): John Disher & Heidi Dove.