Announcing Our Contest Winners!

Announcing Our Contest Winners!


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The winning video for “El Cid” was shot by Rukshan Thenuwara in California. This one stuck out for a few reasons: it was the only original submission shot in black & white and he emailed us personally. Troy laughed: “I never think about the partner’s alcohol issues…I always picture myself as the problem drinker.”

Created by Rukshan Thenuwara. Starring Tim Brown and Lacey Rae Pawlowicz. Cinematography by Annie Buad and Yoshi Satoh. Lighting by Chathurika Thenuwara.

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Our winning submission for “ER” was created and edited by Dana McIlleney of Chicago. It was the only submission that didn’t use original footage. All of the scenes were pulled from public domain videos on the Internet Archives. We were captivated by the scenes from the cigarette ads. “Ignore the oddness of ‘prime-time cigarette commercials’ as a concept though, the stop-animation sequences were insane for that time,” commented Troy.

Created by Dana McIlleney. Video sourced by The Internet Archive.


3 comments


  • Nice work guys. Been waitin to see what came of this!

  • Thanks everybody! It was humbling and a lot of fun. Big congrats to Rukshan and Dana! Troy

  • These are very “Troy” videos. Like em. Want to see the first official one too when it comes out as he mentioned in a tweet. (:

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