Describe your nominated project—give us your elevator pitch.
In Videos 4 U, we find someone who needs help saying something and make a video to help them say it. The first video of this series, I Love You, helps a woman named Maia say I love you to her boyfriend for the first time after eight years of dating.
What inspired you most while working on this project?
I was curious about using my film and radio skills to send messages and fulfill a practical purpose. I also love reading and writing letters, so I wanted to try making a video letter.
What made your work unique and how did that present obstacles for you to overcome?
In this project we were working with our subjects much more than we normally do, to make it feel like it was in their own voice. It’s also challenging to present the videos to the person it was created for in the right way, so that it doesn’t feel like we’re making their lives into a spectacle.
Narrative content under five minutes running time, created as a single short or one-time episode, and dedicated to dramatic material that premiered on the Internet. Content must be original and fictional in nature. For non-fiction, news or documentary entries please see the Documentary and News & Politics categories.