(Dallas, Texas--December 14, 2010) Fast Cuts and Barkley announce the completion of three heartwarming short films and spots for the high-end jewelry company, Helzberg Diamonds. One of the films unveiled their top-secret surprise—figure skating gold medalist Dorothy Hamill as Helzberg Diamonds’ newest celebrity collaborator.
The American legend has collaborated with Helzberg to design her first line of jewelry entitled Love, Help, and Hope™, whose portions of the proceeds go to cancer research including Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
A recent breast cancer survivor, Hamill shares the story of how the news affected her life and touches on how her love for skating helped push her to win a gold medal in 1976. Now, she is ready to encourage others to spread their love for one another and assist her in raising money for the cause through her jewelry line.
The other films open the doors to the lives of two endearing everyday couples: Seth & Susan and Charlie & Klara. Stories of life and love shared by the couples dare to pull at your heartstrings and hope to connect to viewers in a way that is both passionate and personal. All three films are featured on the company’s I Am Loved® website and encourage viewers to share their own love stories through letters, photos, and/or videos. The “Dorothy Hamill” spot is also available to be viewed on camera phones via JAGTAG.
“Dorothy Hamill” and “Seth & Susan” were cut by editor/owner Richard Gillespie and “Charlie & Klara” was cut by editor Marc Hoffmeister of Fast Cuts. All three short films can be found on Fast Cuts’ website.
Client: Helzberg Diamonds
Agency: Barkley, Kansas City
Bruce Montgomery, VP/Director of Broadcast Production; Tom Demetriou, VP/Creative Director; Glenn Scott, Associate Creative Director; Kyle Anthony, Art Director; Matt Bowne, Senior Writer
Production company: iContent, New York
Director: Douglas Sloan
Editorial Company: Fast Cuts, Dallas
Editors: Richard Gillespie Marc Hoffmeister
About Fast Cuts
Fast Cuts is the premier creative editorial studio in the Southwest. Creative editing is performed in six HD offline suites featuring Avid Media Composers, Symphonies and Final Cut Pro. Finishing is accomplished in two HD online suites featuring Autodesk Smoke, Flame and color grading in Lustre. Graphics rounds out the finishing experience with multiple workstations that feature the latest in 3D and 2D animation. Audio mixing, music scoring and sound-design happen in two Russ Berger designed audio suites, both equipped with Pro-Tools HD, surround sound and big screen projection. Everything is linked together via a brand new 16 terabyte Unity Server, making it possible to work on projects in multiple rooms simultaneously for more efficiency.
With a creative and dedicated crew and a house fully stocked with the latest technologies, Fast Cuts provides a fun and innovative atmosphere committed to fulfilling the wants and needs of every client who walks in the door.