A unique nonfiction film that its producers call "a road movie on the web" is getting attention within the indie production world, according to the Independent, a news site for media makers. Viewers interested in "Prison Valley" sign into Twitter, Facebook, or create an account on the film’s site.
"Prison Valley" web doc by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault finds distribution, 07/10 | The Independentby srcmax
In the end, Prison Valley was able to secure a mainstream form of distribution not in spite of but because of its pioneering usage of the web as an arena for marketing and community-building. Combine that with impeccable journalism and a beautifully-shot film, and you’ve got a multimedia model that offers filmmakers new insights into telling a story in many different mediums at once.
The best journalism you’ll see today: “Prison Valley” :: 10,000 Words :: where journalism and technology meetby srcmax & 1 other
10,000 Words rarely features individual projects (the tradition has been to show several projects incorporating a specific technology), but Prison Valley is such a unique and fascinating piece of digital journalism that it merits its own post.
Three International Digital Emmy® Awards and the Pioneer Prize will be presented at a Gala Ceremony, on Monday, March 30.
Through these awards, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is celebrating a significantly growing sector of the television industry and recognize excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform.
The Pioneer Prize, is not an Emmy® but rather a special initiative from the Academy which honours an industry personality or organisation. Niklas Savander, Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board and EVP, Nokia Services will accept on behalf of the company this prize for its innovative contributions to the field of digital television and video broadcasting on a mobile device.
"We are delighted to accept this prestigious award. As consumers’ digital consumption habits are increasingly going mobile, Nokia and the mobility industry at large is excited by the business opportunity it presents for us together with our content partners." Niklas Savander, Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board and EVP, Nokia Services.