Awards

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AWARDS
ULTIMATE SURVIVORS
Dramatic true stories of real cops and how they survived violent events.Accepted for competition in the 64th Academy Awards – Documentary Feature Category. DP
  • Bronze Plaque – Columbus International Film Festival 92
  • Certificate of Merit – Western Psychological Association 92
  • Freddie Award for Video – International Health & Medicine Festival 92
  • Silver Telly Award for Best Documentary – Telly Awards 92
  • Gold Camera for Best Director – US Intl Film & Video Festival 91
  • Creative Excellence Award For Film as a Whole – US IFVF 91
  • Benjamin Franklin Award – Publishers Marketing Asscn 91
  • CINE Gold Eagle 91
  • Silver Hugo – Intercom ‘91
  • Industrial Film & Video Competition
  • First Place – Best Docudrama – Suffolk Co. (NY) Film Comp.
  • First Place – Law Enforcement Video Assn. Intl Video Comp.
  • EDI Award for Excellence – National Easter Seal Society 91
MEDUSA CHALLENGER
A short subject about a flower seller and his ‘slow’ nephew. DP
  • First Place – Festival for Exceptional Individuals 79
  • Blue Ribbon – American Film Festival 78
  • Gold Plaque – Chicago International Film Festival 77
  • Special Jury Award – San Francisco Film Festival 77
  • Gold Plaque – Virgin Islands Film Festival 77
SETTING THE U.S. OLYMPIC TABLE
Kraft Foods promo of their U.S. Olympic Sponsorship 1992. DP
  • Telly Award – February 92
JACK WALLACE: PORTRAIT OF A CHICAGO ACTOR
A documentary about an actor and his work. DP
  • First Place – Chicago International Film Festival 74
  • Second Place – Athens Ohio Film Festival 75
HEADLINES
An independent, zany, humor infested, darkish, comedy. DP
  • Silver Hugo – Chicago
  • International Film Fest 92
  • Gold Medal – New York Festivals 92
HOSTAGE OFFICER SURVIVAL
Police training film for individual police officers dealing with surviving being taken hostage. DP
    *Out of over 1600 entrants from 28 countries

  • 31st Annual US International Film and Video Festival – US IFVF
  • Gold Camera Award – US IFVF – Safety Category 98
  • Gold Camera Award – US IFVF – Training Category 98
  • Gold Camera Award – US IFVF – Direction Category 98
  • Silver Screen Award – US IFVF – Cinematography Category 98
  • Certificate – US IFVF – Editing Category 98

ALSO:

  • Gold Cindy Award – ICIC – Direction Category 98
  • Silver Cindy Award – ICIC – Training Category 98
  • International Cinema in Industry
PROMISE OF PERFORMANCE
The National Association of Realtors talks about ethics. Produced for Anderson Consulting. DP
  • Telly Award – February 91
  • Certificate of Merit – Industrial Film & TV Award
MODELING CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY
School promotional for Wheaton Academy highlights the distinctive of the academy as well as their goals for the future. Used for student recruitment and fundraising. Producer/Director/Cameraman/Editor
  • Award of Distinction – Videographer Awards – 2001
SURVIVING EDGED WEAPONS
The most comprehensive police training film ever made. DP/Editor
    • CINE Gold Eagle 89
    • Gold Camera – US International Film and Video Festival 89

[CINE Gold Eagle awarded out of 1300 entrants at large]

THE LIGHT OF LIFE
1 hour documentary for Wheaton Bible Church’s student ministries annual missions trip to Idaho in 1999. Producer/Director/Cameraman/Editor
  • Winning Entry – Parting Waters Festival – 2001
MOTOROLA, WE’RE EVERYWHERE
Directed by Rick Smith of Moving Pictures, Inc. DP/Editor Shown at Comdex 95 as part of an interactive presentation.
  • Bronze Filo – ITVA Awards – Sales and Marketing Category 96
HERE I AM
Annual recruitment film for children’s ministries at Wheaton Bible Church. Used to help recruit teachers for pre-school through sixth grade. Dramatic format of this years film won this award. Producer/Director/Cameraman/Editor
  • Winning Entry – Parting Waters Festival – 2001
VIRTUAL RETAILING
A look into the future of grocery shopping for the home. Produced for Anderson Consulting. DP
  • Silver Screen – US International Film & Video Festival 95
ONE OF OUR OWN
What do you do when a co-worker is discovered suffering from AIDS?. DP
  • Golden Apple – National Film and Video Festival 88
  • Silver Award – John Muir Medical Film Festival 88
  • Blue Ribbon – American Film and Video Association 88
  • Gold Camera Award – US Intl Film and Video Festival 88
  • Gold Cindy – IFPA 88 & BEST of the FESTIVAL 88
LOTS OF KIDS LIKE US
A film about children of alcoholics. Editor
  • CINE Gold Eagle 83
  • Best of Festival – APGA 83
  • Red Ribbon – American Film Festival 83
  • Category Co-Winner – National Council on Family Relations 83
  • Silver Award – Houston International Film Festival 83
  • Gold Cindy – IFPA 83
CONTINUED ACTS OF SABOTAGE
How not to sabotage treatment for alcoholism. DP
  • CINE Gold Eagle 88
SURVIVAL SHOOTING TECHNIQUES
Training film about surviving firearms attacks. DP/Editor
  • Gold Camera Award – US International Film Festival 79
  • Nominated Best of Festival – US International Film Festival 79
  • Best Director Award – CAPA 79
  • CINE Gold Eagle 79
COMMUNICATING: WITH DR. JESSE POTTER
Teaching better communication skills. DP
  • First Place – National Council on Family Relations 86
  • Silver Award – Houston International Film Festival 86
PERFORMANCE FACTOR
Gatorade Division of Quaker Oats Company. The merits of proper hydration. Distributed to field sales force as an inspirational tool. DP
  • Creative Excellence – US Industrial Film & Video Festival 90
  • IFPA – Honorable Mention Cindy 90
IF IT IS TO BE…IT’S UP TO ME
A health motivational film sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. DP
  • Creative Excellence – US Industrial Film & Video Festival 90
  • IFPA – Honorable Mention Cindy 90
STAYING SOBER, KEEPING STRAIGHT
A film about alcoholism relapse prevention. DP
  • CINE Gold Eagle 88
THE TOUCH FILM
A film that teaches how important meaningful ‘touch’ is to people. Editor
  • Category Co-Winner – National Council on Family Relations 84
  • Gold Award – Houston International Film Festival 84
  • Red Ribbon – American Film Festival 84
V-I-S-I-O-N
This film paints a picture of life in the “information age” traveling on the digital highway. Produced for Anderson Consulting. DP
  • Certificate of Merit – US International Film & Video Festival 93
EXTORTION…NO TIME TO PANIC
A film about extortion of financial institutions. DP/Editor
  • CINE Gold Eagle 82
FAIR HOUSING IN THE 90’S – RENTAL
The National Association of Realtors. DP
  • Silver Screen – US International Film & Video Festival 92
ENJOYING SOBRIETY
A film about successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation. DP/Editor
  • First Place – National Council on Family Relations 85
  • Honorable Mention – American Film Festival 85
SILENT ALARM RESPONSE
A training film about armed robbery responses for police. DP/Editor
  • CINE Gold Eagle 82
  • Bronze Cindy – IFPA 82
  • Silver Medallion – International Film & TV Festival of N.Y. 81
VEHICLE STOP TACTICS
A training film about safe vehicle stop procedures. DP/Editor
  • Honorable Mention – Chicago International Film Festival 81
  • IFPA 81
HIGH RISK PATROL TACTICS
A police training film about handling high risk situations. Editor
  • Bronze Cindy – IFPA 78
  • CINE Gold Eagle 79