MC student wins prestigious film contest

Mountain Crest High School student Taylor Lewis earned a trophy, money and credentials to the Sundance Film Festival as winner of the Utah Film Commission’s “Spot On” Commercial Contest. He produced the top television commercial in the 18 and under category in a competition to effectively promote the film industry in Utah. The objective is to produce a :30 second commercial spot depicting Utah as the perfect destination for motion picture production. “This contest has been underway for seven years,” said Lewis, “and when it first started my brothers entered for the first few years and I’ve grown up watching them put their entries together.” Lewis said he wrote a commercial around the theme of “Future Filmmakers of America”. “I filmed close-ups of teens saying ‘I want to be a Director’ or ‘I want to be a film maker’ or ‘I want to be a writer.’ Then at the end the final message is: ‘They all want to do this in Utah’.” He did all the writing, filming and editing of the :30 second commercial. These spots will air on Park City Television during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Contest winners will have their work viewed by thousands of people, including filmmakers, producers and directors attending the festival. Winners will also receive official Sundance credentials and various passes to events during the festival. A luncheon this week served as the announcement ceremony of the contest winners. Honorable mention winners were announced first and their videos shown. “When they showed those I was really scared because they were all shot really well,” said Lewis. “I didn’t think mine was as good as theirs so I was really happy when they announced the winner in the category.” To see the Utah Film Commission’s official announcement of the winners,

<a href=”http://film.utah.gov/documents/PR-12-17-09_000.pdf”>click here</a>

.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!