Visit Seattle wanted to take their drive to create entertainment-based content into another entertainment-centric environment that also reflected the spirit of the city: the Independent Spirit Awards. Rather than just ‘sponsor’ this event, we created the Seattle Story Award that is awarded to a filmmaker that embodies the Seattle spirit.
On January 6, this Award was presented to Matty Brown at the ISA Nominee Brunch on January 6 in LA. Matty exhibited the innovation, diversity and uniqueness of vision; while having a history of transforming perspectives through rich stories that was synergistic with Seattle’s own DNA. As recognized by the Film Independent Nominating Committee: Alongside a plethora of highly talented and fantastically creative storytellers considered for this award, The Seattle Story Award Committee is excited to champion one filmmaker in particular whose background, vision, and diversity of style and subjects exemplifies not only the independent spirit of filmmaking in the world abound, but more enigmatically that which is found in and fostered by the city of Seattle, Washington. We are excited to support this emerging voice and thereby the Seattle filmmaking community with this opportunity.
Matty’s film complements Visit Seattle’s branded content series Dear Seattle, produced in collaboration with SundanceTV and IFC and includes #LoveLettersToSeattle from filmmakers such as Dave Grohl, Megan Griffiths, Josh Taft and JJ Augustavo.
Film advertisement created by PB&, United States for Visit Seattle, within the category: Hospitality, Tourism.