Aug. 31--Four Macon County residents walked away as winners in the 2013 Nashville 48 Hour Film Project award ceremony in August. The film that they worked on won the Audience Choice award, Best Film in the "Buddy Film" Category and 2nd Runner Up overall out of over 40 entries.
These young filmmakers are: Wilson Kearce, a senior at Trevecca Nazarene University, and his three nephews, Caleb (8), Corban (6), and Cole (4) Crowe.
They were part of a small team that created the film "Fort Camo." The 48-hr Film Project, which goes on in cities all over the world, requires that filmmakers spend just 48 hours writing, filming, and editing a short film. According to the Flim Project website, it is a "global pop culture phenomenon that has brought the joy and heartbreak of filmmaking to the masses."
These guys from Macon County are not 'the masses', however.
Wilson, in his final semester at Trevecca, is completing his degree in Communications and Mass Media. He has been working on film projects as a member of a small team since high school. Now he is also employed by the university, filming sports events, live streaming events, and more. Wilson wrote and recorded the original music score for "Fort Camo," and acted as Sound Supervisor. On other projects, he has served as videographer.
The younger boys are not exactly rookies, either. Caleb, the ringleader character in "Fort Camo," has worked on three other short films. His brother Corban has acted in a TV commercial, and the two of them are currently in a promo for Vanderbilt Medical Center. For Cole, the youngest, this film was his acting debut.
The three boys, along with their two twin sisters, are the children of Rev. Joshua and Katie Crowe. They reside in Macon County, and attend Westside Elementary.
Wilson has lived in Macon County since 2004 and continues to keep his home address here while he's in school. He is the son of Darla and Doug Kearce.
"Fort Camo" may be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnRNNDnOKmE
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