We Won

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in The Essentials


UPDATE: We also won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film!

Maybe it wasn’t the Official winner, but hey, neither was Avatar. So for the updated list of awards we took home:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editing
– Audience Award for Best Feature Film

Major thanks to my Producing partners Aaron Gordon and Jim Toepper who helped keep the dream alive for 18 crazy months, our tremendously talented cast, many promising young crew filmmakers, my forever supportive family, as well as the Hollywood & Vine staff for giving us the platform to finally show it off. While there should still be news to come for The Essentials, including some type of distribution and hopefully a few more festivals, the film has finally reached a conclusion in my mind. Anything else to come is gravy.

And if all that weren’t enough, at the end of the awards ceremony a few northeast filmmakers handed Jim a new feature script with hopes he’d take the part.


  1. Bart Murnion says:

    Congrats!!! Excited to see your progress and accomplishments Brendan!!

  2. Amazing!!! So wish I could have been in LA for it! Working on the East Coast has its down side. Can’t believe all of the awards you won! So very PROUD of all you’ve accomplished. Congrats, again, young man!!! If you shoot for the moon, you’ll always land amongst the stars….

  3. Patricia Petras says:

    Congrats Brendan! Your going to be walking the red carpet soon. Keep up the grest work.

  4. David Siegel says:

    Epic job dude! Keep up the great work, and I know that you will get far. 🙂

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