For the second year running, Mercy wins a Mid-America Emmy Award for best commercial campaign, and Brant Hadfield served as director of photography in both campaigns, for the series of broadcast commercials airing in markets served by the health system. Congrats to the great post-production team at 90 Degrees West, as well as Mercy's internal creative department, whose been masterful at telling stories that resonate in 30 seconds.
Mercy Kids, a broadcast commercial campaign DP'd by Brant Hadfield, took home a 2016 Region 7 Emmy Award for Best Broadcast Commercial Campaign. The spots in the series relied solely on visually compelling subjects, lighting, composition, and mood, to tell each of the stories. Shot on the Arri Amira.
Also winning, for best edit, was Behind the Scenes at Third Degree Glass. Produced, directed, and shot by Brant Hadfield, this piece was masterfully edited by Scott Conger of 90 Degrees West. It tells the story of the passion and artistic drive of a glass blower at St. Louis's Third Degree Glass Factory.
The Battle of Island Mound short film is set to screen at the Missouri History Museum for the second time. Free and open to the public, it will play in the AT&T theater at 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Director Q&A after the film.
The Battle of Island Mound, commissioned by the state of Missouri, written, directed, shot, and edited by Brant Hadfield, won two Regional Emmy Awards at the NATAS Mid-American Chapter for both categories that were submitted. Awards were received for Best Historical Documentary, and Cinematography in a Program . The 2015 Mid-America Emmy Awards dinner was held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in St. Louis, Mo. on October 3, 2015.
A DVD of The Battle of Island Mound film and bonus material was included among some 30 items sealed in a time capsule at the Missouri State Capitol building on July 3, 2015. The capsule was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by Governor Jay Nixon, marking the 100th anniversary of the capitol building, and will be opened on the 200th anniversary in 2115. A capsule sealed in the cornerstone in 1915 was opened prior to the rededication. A private citizen of Jefferson City suggested the DVD, and it made the final cut among other suggestions. Whether the DVD media will survive the passage of 100 years is a good question. But hopefully the disc's presence will motivate preservationists to locate a surviving copy in digital form somewhere if the disc itself will no longer play!