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And The Winner Of Round 3 Of The Inaugural Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Is...?

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 7, 2012 at 1:25PM

And The Winner Of Round 3 Of The Inaugural Shadow & Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase Is...?
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The results are in...
 
The winner of Round 3 of the Shadow And Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase is Faith and Dreams directed by Will Raee.  
 
The film explores the brutal recruitment of child soldiers by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. Interestingly enough, there's a 30-minute documentary on the same subject that's gone viral across the web today; that film spreads the word about Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and his brutal practice of forcing young children into war. 
 
Similar to Round 2, the top 5 films from Round 3 were competing for the first time and accounted for over 80% of the total votes.
 
Rounding out the top 4 were TRAINerr (Andrew Hannibal), Corrective Rape (Joel Edwards) and Mr. Graham (Julius Amedume).
 
We logged over 4,000 votes and served up 20,000 video streams during Round 3.  Judging from the increase in video streams and the quantity of bandwidth used, the Showcase is fast becoming a great platform for filmmakers to gain national exposure for their work and for fans to discover new work about people of color.
 
As we wind down this inaugural season, we hope to announce new distribution initiatives that will expand our footprint even more.
 
About Will Raee
 
A Los Angeles native, Will is an experienced feature film and television show producer as well as a musician.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Will created, produced and was show runner for several shows on CNBC, the Discovery Networks, Sci-Fi, A&E and Spike TV, served as president of Tupac Shakur’s production company, Urban Warrior Films, after the rapper’s death and produced three features.
 
In the early ‘90’s, he played keyboards in a number of LA-area bands, the last of which helped spawn Marilyn Manson.  
 
Among several other feature projects, Will is currently working on the feature film Girl Soldier, which stars Uma Thurman and Hakeem Kae-kazim and tells the true story of an girl forced to become a child soldier and wife.
 
Watch Faith and Dreams HERE if you haven’t already.

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