2015 Contest Finalists
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2015 Finalist | Los Angeles, California
Directed, edited, cinematography, sound design by Dustin Hughes and Inner7 Studios
2015 Finalist | Kinkala, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Written, Shot & Edited by: Austin Haeberle
Produced by: Austin Haeberle & Wendy Jacques
Translator: Ndala Vianey
Transcription from the French: Evangeline Safeh
Featuring: Louhounou Adrienne and the women of the Kinkala Garden, Republic of the Congo
Special Thanks: Claude Angella Mabassay, Francis Mead, Gill Fickling, UN County Team - Republic of the Congo
2015 Finalist | Valencia, California
Director: Siqi Song
Voice: Joe Swanson, Brooke Regalado, Zachary Zezima, Sian Bliss, Richie Fruitbat, Rachel O'Connor and Chrysanthe Tan.
Interviewer: Siqi Song
Sound Mix: Jerry Summers
2015 Finalist | Braintree, Vermont
Allison Milligan - Director, Editor, Producer
Diana Rodgers - Location Production Assistant
Dexter Britain - Music
Please note: Film contains explicit images of animal slaughter.
At Needle Point.
2015 Finalist | Alameda, California
Directed by Jamie DeWolf, written and performed by Ivori Holson. Edited by Kevin Holmes. Produced by the Bigger Picture Project.
Growing Good Bugs
2015 Finalist | Ventura, California
Ron Whitehurst, bug farm owner. Julie Philips, filmmaker.
Verrückt: The Snail Farmer of Vienna
2015 Finalist | Vienna, Austria
Kevin Longa - Director, Producer & Writer
Steven Matthew Sterrett - Writing and Story Development
Reave Hoseman - 2nd Unit Camera
Barbara Cação - Principal Casting Director & Overseas Travel Advisor
Adrienn Bartek-Rhomberg - Casting Director & Overseas Travel Advisor
Verena Euticchio - Casting Director & Overseas Travel Advisor
Bene Steinle - Casting Director & Overseas Travel Advisor
Julia Fairbrother - Creative Consultant
Richard Cheung - 2nd Unit Office Set Location
Food Entrepreneurs and Interviewees
Andreas Gugumuck (Owner of Wiener Schnecke)
Christian Petz (Michelin-Starred Chef)
Rainer Pirker - Andreas' Former Boss, IBM Executive
Rene Detter - Andreas' Old Friend
Special Thanks: Weiner Schnecke, Digital Core Post Production, The Longa Family, Erwin Jung, Böhle Bistro, Vienna Unwrapped, Because You Are Hungry, Das Turm Restaurant, Merkur Markt, Stefan Trautsch, Michelle Kim
Music: "Otjánbird Pt. I" by Spheriá, “The Violent Bear it Away" by Moby, Courtesy of Moby Gratis, "Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Courtesy MusOpen, "Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77" by Johannes Brahms, Courtesy MusOpen.
The Oyster Men
2015 Finalist | Long Island, New York
Peter Crosby, Director
Chauncey Zalkin, Producer
Kevin Joseph, Co-Producer
Producers: Show Love (www.showloveworld.com)
Special thanks to the oyster divers: Dave Gumm, Ryan "Cupcake" Medwig, Keith Medwig, Arthur Felize, Scott Roberts + Kevin Joseph (NYC Oyster Week/Empire Oyster)
there is only coffee
2015 Finalist | Sidamo, Ethiopia
Created by Perennial Plate, filmed by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, editing by Hunter Johnson and Mirra Fine
Our Work Is Life
2015 Finalist | Burlington, Washington
Interviews, image, and edit by Luke McKinley. Soundtrack by Jonathan Haidle. Made in solidarity with Community to Community Development and Familias Unidas Por La Justicia.