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Round of Applause | July

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HouseSpecial picked up two Telly’s for their stop-motion work! 2017 Regional Commercials Silver Winner for Puget Sound Energy – Shrink Your Energy Bill. Craft-Use of Animation  & 2017 Regional Commercials Bronze Winner Puget Sound Energy Campaign-Campaign – Business-to-Consumer.

Kyle Eaton’sShut Up Anthony won Brooklyn Film Festival’s Spirit Award for Feature Narrative receives great reviews from ZEALnyc and FilmPulse.

Davis Priestly is set to film his first feature film ‘Clementine’ and his team was selected to attend the 2017 Sundance Producing Summit in August. Check out their Seed & Spark campaign.

Everything Sucks’ is a highly anticipated Netflix series, says TV Guide & the Oregonian agrees.  Darren Demetre is the producer of this series.

Alicia J. Rose’s music video ‘I Don’t Know You Anymoreis now playing at Hollywood Theatre’s airport cinema.

FPWMedia’s ‘I am APEX’ received the Platinum Award at the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, as well as a Bronze Award from the 2017 Telly Awards.

Juliana Lukasik’s initiative 5to50.org brings awareness of the lack of women directors & has a solution; mentorship. Dawn Jones-Redstone shadowed ‘My Abandonment’ director, Debra Granik.

Open Signal & Lower Boom’s Post Truth initiative selected Dawn Jones Redstone’s project.  Let the collaboration begin.

Zach Putnam won the National Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Reporting for his co-produced short, The Kenton Lead Blob.

Gabriel Shalom’s short dance film Warehouse Samba, debuted at LA Dance Shorts Film Festival on June 24th. There is a Portland screening on 7/26 at NW Tracking Movement & Flow dance film program at the Whitsell Auditorium.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ being listed on ’20 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life’. David Cress was a field producer on this film.

Devin Tau had a successful screening of Eve: The Prologue’.

Scott Ballard wins Best Director for his short ‘North and Northwest’ at 2017 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.

Scott Ballard won Best Director at the 2017 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience for short film, ‘North & Nowhere‘. ANDNorth & Nowhere‘ is an Official Selection of the 2017 Cayman Islands International Film Festival!

Scott Ballard’sDeath On A Rock’ won Best Narrative Feature Film at the Port Orchard Film Festival.

Neil Kopp’sWendy and Lucy’  makes NYTimes list of 25 Best Movies of the 21st Century.

Justin F Valls, a location sound mixer, recently formed HearSight to produce a method of facing sound absorption panels and loudspeakers with artwork. Check our HearSight’s event later this month.

Jeff Johnston’sRollin On TVbegins their new season this weekend.

LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ makes list of top Netflix movies.

Josh Lunden’s Modern Dark” will be available to guests of the Eastland hotel as part of Matt Schulte’s Lower Boom Presents, exclusive, in-hotel channel dedicated to NW content.

Josh Lunden’sModern Dark” has been invited by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to screen as part of the 2017 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film.

Josh Lunden’sModern Dark” was selected to screen at the inaugural Walla Walla Movie Crush as well as ‘That First Crush’ and is an official selection of the 2017 Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival.

Will Cuddy’sLINEA“, is available to watch for free online. LINEA picked up a number of awards at festivals around the region.

Will Cuddy & Jesse Vinton’s short film, Desire’s Masquerade screened at What The Festival.

Cast Iron Studios’s Ranielle Gray was the Programming Supervisor for the Walla Walla Movie Crush, with its inaugural bow July 1-2, 2017.

Tristan David Luciotti’s ‘Adventures in #Adulting‘ gang was on More Good Day Oregon.

Willamette Weekly explores the Portland-style filmmaking of Kyle Eaton’s Shut up Anthony‘ & Neil Kopp’s I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’.