Scott O’Lone and Kieren Astall have won the Excellence in Cinematography Award in the short form student documentary competition sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association.
“Found,” their ten-minute documentary about a father’s efforts to restore the cemeteries of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, and the dignity of the patients buried there, was produced for Professor Brian Plow’s Non-fiction Storytelling and Documentary Production class this past fall.
“Monhegan Light,” a 20-minute film produced for MDIA 4719, Advanced Narrative Production, won second place in BEA’s Narrative Video competition.
Based on a short story by Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo, the students raised $18,500 in order to shoot on location on Monhegan Island in Maine.
Both productions will be honored at BEA’s 2014 Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas, April 6—9. View “Found” and a trailer for “Monhegan Light” on the MDIA website.