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The Messy Truth Wins 2 Webby Awards!

May 30, 2017

I’m not sure if you noticed or not but, the US had an interesting election last year. We we thought it might be, so in anticipation of what was to become one of the most disruptive and polarizing elections in our history, my buddies over at Meridian Hill Pictures (producers of City of Trees, now on Netflix) partnered with Van Jones and Magic Lab Media to create true dialogue between voters across the political spectrum.

 
 
 
 
 
With an all volunteer crew, we created a 3-part web series called The Messy Truth. The videos debuted on Van Jones’ Facebook page, and eventually garnered 5+ million views. They were then picked up and re-broadcast on CNN, who then adapted our original idea for a network one-off special.
 
 
For all the hard work, incisiveness, and timeliness of the pieces, we were awarded a Webby for Film & Video News & Politics: Series. Van Jones also received a Webby Special Achievement (watch Van's speech). You can watch all 3 episodes on CNN
 
Oh, and it also turns out Questlove can turn out a dance party for real.
 
 
 

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