The Backyard Philly Project - Indie Film of the Year!

We are thrilled that our latest documentary The Backyard Philly Project  won Feature Length Indie Film of the Year at the Philadelphia Geek Awards! Thank you film lovers for nominating us and taking us this far. We are so excited to spread the word of our film to every part of the city. We believe that these stories must be shared. 

In order of appearance: Adam Bruckner (our inspiration for this film), Brendan Schaller (the man who wore many hats in the production our film), Amanda Danziger (Director of Backyard Philly and founder/filmmaker at Ferasha Films), and Ariel Danziger (Amanda's husband, script writer). 

In order of appearance: Adam Bruckner (our inspiration for this film), Brendan Schaller (the man who wore many hats in the production our film), Amanda Danziger (Director of Backyard Philly and founder/filmmaker at Ferasha Films), and Ariel Danziger (Amanda's husband, script writer). 

This past Saturday night we went to the Philadelphia Geek Awards as nominees and came out winners of the Feature Length Indie Film of the Year category. This event didn't just spotlight cool projects in the city, but focused on people and organizations that are striving to better the city through technology and the arts. It's an honor for our film to be considered one of them. Geekadelphia, thanks for bringing us all together -- you rock!

Geek Story of the Year: Pong on the Cira Centre
Startup of the Year: Autism Expressed
Hacker of the Year: Dr. Frank Lee
Social Media Campaign of the Year: Braille Street Art
Scientist of the Year: Kimberlee Sue Moran
Comic Creator of the Year: Andrew Goletz
Indie Game of the Year: Perfection
Web Project of the Year: AxisPhilly
Mobile App of the Year: BizVizz
Event of the Year: Open Air Philadelphia
Feature Length Indie Film of the Year: (Us!) The Backyard Philly Project
Viral Project of the Year: We are Never Ever Going to Win with Andy
Geek of the Year: Dan Ueda (Check out this letter he wrote recently to The Washington Post --- he got our attention and we're happy that he won!). 

We had a blast meeting all of you and we hope to stay in touch! 

Also, be sure to check out the other two nominees for the indie film of the year category (Detonator and This Time Tomorrow). Our city is filled with many talented filmmakers, and we are excited to be in community with so many great Philly films. 

-The Ferasha Films Team

P.s. for more photos from our special night and to watch Amanda's thank you speech visit our Facebook page! 

 

 

Our next screening: First Glance Film Festival at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. September 21 at 5pm. Tickets are $10. (Let us know on Facebook that you're coming --- so we can sleep at night knowing that you will be there).  More info here.