April 2016 was a big month for DUO! We hired our first full-time employee, received the green light on a series of marketing videos for one of our most valued clients, hit the road for a local film festival, made great new connections, launched a new collaboration with marketing firm ArachnidWorks, competed in and completed the 48 Hour Film Project for Washington, DC.
At the end of March, Robin Farrell joined our team as editor and writer – our first full-time employee. We couldn’t be happier to see our company growing.
We started the “Floyd Series” for our client, SOLIDWORKS, at the end of 2015 with It’s No Secret and the main character of that video, Floyd (played by Kevin Brennan), became the new face for SOLIDWORKS World promos. SOLIDWORKS gave us the chance to stretch our creative muscles by making an Epic Fantasy Trailer and Mockumentary, both of which were big hits. Check them out below!
Presently, we’re moving forward with another series of videos for SOLIDWORKS, which will also star Floyd. We’re excited to keep promoting SOLIDWORKS in such a unique way.
Mid-month, we headed north for the West Chester Film Festival, where our short film Apocalypse Rock was nominated – and won! – Best Comedy. We also nearly snagged the H. Paul Fitzpatrick People’s Choice Award as runner-up by the closest margin of votes in the entire twelve-year history of the festival.
Check out the other award winners here.
We received so much positive feedback from the film and made great new contacts. In particular, Vishwas (The Visit) and Connor Gabe (Snap Shot), both of whom joined us the following weekend for the DC 48 Hour Film Project. We were delighted, as well, to be joined by Allie McFadden (Distilled, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Denouement). We came in with a small, but strong team this year; wish us luck in making “The Best of the Fest”!
Also returning from West Chester, we teamed up with ArachnidWorks, a local marketing firm here in Frederick, MD, to produce testimonial videos for local businesses. Round one was a big success and we’re looking forward to taking on more clients in this endeavor this month and into the rest of the year. If you’re interested in having a testimonial video made for your company, contact us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.