Short Film Look by Director Ryan Pickett Wins Gold at California Film Awards

This is the third accolade for Look, which has also won in the Accolade Competition and Best Shorts Competition.

Nashville, TN, December 30, 2011 --( Short film Look by director Ryan Pickett of Nashville, Tennessee wins its third accolade, The Gold Award at the 2011 California Film Awards. Look is one of only a small handful of select projects awarded this exclusive honor. Only a maximum of 10 projects per competition category were selected to receive this distinguished level of recognition. Look, which was at first deemed a long shot on the film festival scene as an experimental avant-garde narrative, has earned some prestige with several film competition awards, including the Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit and the prestigious Accolade Competition Award of Merit, for the visual poetry that director Ryan Pickett utilizes to show that the desire for beauty reveals an unsettling emptiness.

While attending Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Ryan Pickett shot Look on the RED One 4K. Look has recently partnered with online video rental service Indieflix for distribution, while another Ryan Pickett short film You Only Loved Me Twice will be distributed on Indieflix as well. You Only Loved Me Twice helped earn Ryan Pickett a top 5 finalist spot in the showcase event in the USA for Global Entrepreneurship Week film entrepreneurship competition The Race to BE hosted by media mogul Russell Simmons at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. Ryan Pickett was recently voted The Best Filmmaker in the Nashville Scene.

“I appreciate being recognized for the visual poetry of Look,” says Ryan Pickett.

Each year the California Film Awards recognizes and celebrates important world cinema that represents the forefront of aesthetic, critical and entertainment standards in contemporary independent filmmaking and screenwriting. The California Film Awards honors new and cutting-edge American and foreign independent films in several competition categories. Partnering with notable film industry companies, film educators, directors, producers, and writers, the California Film Awards provides a forum for talented filmmakers to be recognized for their work, creativity, originality of vision and superior execution. Award winners will be officially announced at the 2011 California Film Awards Ceremony and Filmmakers Dinner on January 28, 2012 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. The awards ceremony will be open to the media.

Cinematographer Shane Bartlett. Cowriter Spenser Fritz. Score by The Other Deepak. Cast includes Los Angeles actress Starina Johnson, Watkins alum John Ferguson, singer/songwriter Alison Parson and Vanderbilt University graduate student Theresa Meeker Pickett. Ryan Pickett has a cameo appearance, while he also produced/edited/wrote.

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