I've attended many locally made films and festivals, and I've never heard of any of the names involved in shooting/directing these branding films. Granted I'm an enthusiast not a film maker myself, so maybe they are well known to those who produce local video.
I was excited to see what local film (well video) makers came up with in the 30 sec "I Love Humboldt" video contest. I noticed that Montel VanderHorck and Andy Rydzewski, who were the insiders that got the gig for this branding thing, also entered the 30 second "I Love Humboldt" short film contest on KHUM's web site. By popular vote neither made it to the finals (top 5). Neither should have even entered because it was for "the people" but it's funny that these guys receiving the grant money meant for much better local film makers, did the worst in a public contest - receiving 3% and 1% of the votes respectively. Did the film commission just go with the cheapest bid or what?
The results: http://poll.pollcode.com/GZ5_result?v
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In Print This Week:
Dec 1, 2016
vol XXVII issue 48
There Will Be Trolls
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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