Glassbreaker Films wins Gracie Award
Glassbreaker Films was honored at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on May 22, 2018, for best Original Online Programming - Video Series for The Aftermath.
“The Aftermath,” a four-part documentary series revisiting stories that once dominated the news yet remain relevant today, was produced through our partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting last year. Episodes in the series look at what happened in the years following national tragedies such as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; Erin Brockovich’s crusade against California energy company PG&E; the BART police killing of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California; and the mass shootings in the Colorado cities of Columbine and Aurora.
The project was led by then senior producer, Aubrey Aden-Buie and the films were directed/produced/shot/edited by Olivia Loomis Merrion and Debora Souza Silva under the guidance of EP Amanda Pike, with assistance from Emily Harger and coordinating producer Rachel de Leon.
The Gracies are administered by the Alliance for Women in Media and recognize excellence in programming by, about and for women in all genres of media.
A full list of winners is available on the Gracie Award website.
Congrats to an amazing team and thank you to the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation for making Glassbreaker Films possible!