To Be Awarded Silver Lei Award at 2012 Honolulu Film Awards In May
PHOTO: Still from the short film Look, Cinematographer—Shane Bartlett
The short film Look. by director Ryan Pickett of Nashville, Tennessee, receives its fourth accolade, The Silver Lei Award at the 2012 Honolulu Film Awards in May.
Look has earned some prestige with several film competition awards, including the Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit, Accolade Competition Award of Merit, and the Gold Award in the California Film Awards.
Pickett is currently profiled in the 2012 Vol. 7 No. 1 edition of Student Filmmaker Magazine, which shows photos from Look as well as Pickett’s tips for successful filmmaking.
In Look, Pickett utilizes visual poetry to show that the desire for beauty reveals an unsettling emptiness.
Pickett shot Look while attending Watkins College of Art, Design and Film. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over ten years, during which time he held positions at companies that include Filmhouse, Ascent Media, Henninger Media, Washington Redskins and Playboy Enterprises.
When Pickett studied at Stella Adler, he played the young Oscar Bluth in television series Arrested Development. Pickett made an earlier film, You Only Loved Me Twice, that helped earn him a top 5 finalist spot in the Global Entrepreneurship Week film competition. Pickett was profiled in Nashville Business Journal, and was voted The Best Filmmaker in the Nashville Scene.
The 2012 Honolulu Film Awards will be held May 12 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa..
The Honolulu Film Awards is held annually on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Its mission is to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.
Look was written, directed, edited and produced by Ryan Pickett. It was shot by cinematographer Shane Bartlett. The film score is by The Other Deepak. And casting was by Theresa Meeker Pickett.
For more information about Look, visit www.ryanpickettproductions.com.
PHOTO: Ryan Pickett