Wednesday, November 27, 2013

GreyHawk Films wins award for Northwest 'Color Purple' documentary trailer

The trailer for "Purple Dreams" won a Gold Stevie Award for Video of the Year at the tenth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business this month in New York City.

Purple Dreams Trailer from GreyHawk Films on Vimeo.

"Purple Dreams," made by GreyHawk Films, is a feature-length documentary that follows cast members from Northwest School of the Arts' "A Color Purple" 2012 musical. More specifically, it follows students who struggled in their personal lives -- with troubles ranging from homelessness to incarcerated parents -- and how they triumphed through performing "The Color Purple."

I wrote about some of these students' stories of strength in June right before they left for the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska, which you can read here.

GreyHawk is now in post-production and plans to complete "Purple Dreams" this spring to submit to national film festivals.