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Roswell film team wins international award

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Marion Hobbs, executive producer of the film, “Nadi,” is showing her award for Filmapalooza’s Best Song 2017 on the stage of the Hotel De Ville, Paris, France, on March 9. A fellow producer is waiting to congratulate her after the applause died down. (Submitted Photo)

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Roswell’s Team Marion’s Minion’s short film, “Nadi,” won Best Song at the 48 Hour Project Awards, “Filmapalooza,” in Paris, France. The song for “Nadi” was by CW Ayon, a well-known singer and songwriter in Southeast New Mexico. Winning the award for “You Are My Sunshine” was unexpected. “I was very surprised to hear about winning that,” Ayon said. “I didn’t realize there was even a category for music.”

Team leader and executive producer Lisa Hobbs, as well as Marion Hobbs, another executive producer, were able to fly to Paris, France, representing the team at the awards on March 9 at the Hotel De Ville.

The other team members remaining in Roswell were writer and director Johnnie Hector and the film class of 2017, taught by Alan Trever at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. The main actors of the short film are Goddard High School student Paige Huddleston as Nadi, Summer Souza as Natalie Brazil, Robin Haynes as Bobby Brazil and Zack Anderson as Mister.

The film was sent in to compete against 131 film makers from around the world. The annual 48 Hour Film Project is an adrenaline-fueled competition in which participants from across the globe write, shoot and edit a short film in just two days. On average, the 45 Hour Film Project panel of international judges select the best films of the year from more than 5,000 film submissions from more than 130 cities around the world.

For more information about 48 Hour Film Project and to see the film, “Nadi,” visit 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque-nm.

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Christina Stock may be contacted at 622-7710, ext. 309, or at vision@rdrnews.com.

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