Andy was represented All Aces Media at the 2012 Vimeo Awards and talked to C.C. Chapman of watch.tv, on the red carpet about All Aces Media’s, Often Awesome the series which took home a Vimeo Award for Best Web Series.
Often Awesome The Series is nominated for a couple awards in upcoming film festivals. The first for The Webby Awards where we are nominated in the Documentary: Series category. It’s really an honor for us to even be competing with the likes of PBS and The Sundance Channel. The Webby Awards takes place on May 21st, 2012. They event will be hosted by Patton Oswalt and will be streamed live in HD. Get more info here. Next up, Often Awesome is nominated for a Vimeo Award. We are nominated in the Series category. Vote for us here. The Vimeo Awards take place on June 7th, 2012. Often Awesome The Series can be viewed in it’s entirety here
So why are we doing this series?
Originally I didn’t even know how to approach Tim about doing a web series on his battle with ALS. I had talked to a mutual friend of ours and he seemed to think Tim might be into doing it. As filmmakers, Andy and I are always looking for interesting stories to tell and Tim’s story certainly qualifies as interesting, actually amazing. When we first talked to Tim, he made it very clear that he wanted to leave behind a legacy and saw this as a very good opportunity to do so. So Tim was willing and we had the capability but I started to wonder what I had gotten myself into. First of all, he’s a friend and it’s going to be tough watching the battle he has ahead of him much less be filming said battle. Second, I can’t even watch Extreme Home Makeover without crying and now Andy and I have to shoot and edit some very heavy content. Last, I was really stressed out about doing this story justice. I think Tim’s story is probably one of the most important things we’ll ever do and I just want to be able to get it right. Having completed the first episode, I feel like we did a pretty good job (hopefully our audience will as well).
We’d like to thank Tim and Kaylan for the opportunity to work on this project. It has truly been inspiring to see the strength and the courage that they both have as they face these uncertain times in their lives. To know Tim is to love him. It’s no coincidence that Tim has an army of friends willing to help him through all this. He’s obviously done something right in his life. As amazing as Tim is, I’ll have to say that I’m very much in awe of Kaylan. Her love for Tim, her willingness to face these difficult times with him and her unselfish devotion to him really blows me away. I’m not sure you can say Tim’s lucky but he certainly hit the jackpot when he met Kaylan.
It is our hope that people will watch this series and have a new appreciation for the important things in life. Love, good friends and compassion for one another. It is our honor and privilege to be working on this series and not only is it Tim’s legacy, it is now our legacy as well.
Thanks so much for joining us on this adventure!
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