(Charlotte, North Carolina--March 11, 2015) On the night of Thurs., March 5, Wondersmith's principals Joe Murray and Thom Blackburn had a lot to celebrate, bringing home eleven top honors at the annual Charlotte ADDY Awards ceremony.
Joe and Thom officially launched their creative production company earlier this year, and among the night's wins were two for their website (http://wondersmith.tv
): a Gold ADDY in the Advertising Self-Promotion category, and the Copywriting "Best of Show" prize. Working under Joe and Thom's direction, the site was designed by Todd Dack, developed by Robbie Player and written by Steve Lasch and Keith Greenstein.
Next, Wondersmith's collaboration with Trone Brand Energy for North State involving director of photography Florian Stadler, VFX lead Byron Nash and other illustrious talents earned three Gold ADDYs, two Silver ADDYs, and the Animation and Special Effects "Best of Show" honor.
From among more than 340 entries in total, the ADDY judges also selected two of Wondersmith's direct-to-client projects for recognition. A spot for Poulan Pro directed by Thom and shot by director of photography Maher Maleh won a Gold ADDY for cinematography and a Silver ADDY in the Television category, while a Husqvarna spot (also shot by Maher Maleh) earned a Silver ADDY for cinematography.
"We're honored to be recognized alongside these other stellar creative talents," Joe began. "Thom and I have both been part of the Charlotte creative scene for many years. This year's awards are a direct result of combining our strengths to produce outstanding work for our clients."
Thom added, "On behalf of everyone at Wondersmith and all of our creative partners, we all are especially thrilled to be recognized for our work in cinematography and visual effects – two of our core strengths – and for storytelling, which is where all the magic comes together."
Wondersmith is the Charlotte, North Carolina-based creative production company. Home to proven specialists creating breakthrough branded content for screens of all sizes, Wondersmith serves brands and agencies that use smart storytelling, bold content and flawless execution to set themselves apart. From full creative development to location productions anywhere in the world – and top-tier account services, animation, visual effects, editing and finishing – tap the power of Wondersmith by calling 1.704.332.4040, or visiting http://wondersmith.tv