(San Francisco) - Announced earlier today, Director of Photography – Louis Halcyon Simmons won the Avalon Documentary Film Award for the documentary short, AERIAL Los Angeles – Architectural Giants. The news was given out late Sunday afternoon at the awards ceremony on the island of Catalina. This is the 2nd screening for the beautifully made musical film. AERIAL Los Angeles screened originally at the world famous Castro Theater in San Francisco and won the Judges Award in July. Louis, now a two time, award- winning, aerial cinematographer had this to say, “The Catalina Film Festival was such an incrediable experience and to enjoy all of the surrounding beauty, was a photographers paradise.” When asked what’s next, Louis replied, “We are currently in development with AERIAL San Francisco which is due out later next year.”
AERIAL Los Angeles – Architectural Giants
Imagine yourself soaring through the extraordinary city of downtown Los Angeles. This magical city at night lights up to your imagination as you breeze by some of L.A.’s historical and incredible architectural giants. View through the stunning parallel vision of aerial cinematographer Louis Halcyon Simmons as he takes you on this visually stimulating journey through what we know as the City of Angels. This documentary musical short will absolutely keep you on the edge of your seat soaring just feet away from these giants of steel. Welcome to Los Angeles!
The Catalina Film Festival and Film Market was September 18-22 on the gorgeous island of Catalina, produced by Ron Truppa, founder and director of the Festival. This year’s celebrities kicking off the event were: Sharon Stone, receiving the Stanley Kramer Award and Jon Favreau receiving the Charlie Chaplin Icon Award.
Credits for Aerial Los Angeles – Architectural Giants: Director of Photography - Louis Halcyon Simmons, Screenplay – Ken Grobe, Narration – Rob Barker, Music Scores – Glendon Cheney & Stephen Sea.