NANUQ Awarded a Telly
F&V alum (BA '10) Brent Yontz's Nanuq was awarded a 2012 Telly Award for Best Cinematography from the 33rd Annual Telly Awards as well as
an Excellence in Cinematography from the 15th Annual Big Screen Film Festival.
“It is an honor to be awarded a Telly Award for cinematography. The Telly Awards have recognized the works of many of my heroes in the field of cinematography so it is a tremendous and satisfying honor,” shares Yontz.
Learn more about the Telly Awards here.
Inspired by the Eskimo myth, “Why the Stars are in the Sky,” Nanuq tells the story of a young girl, Julie, and an elderly Eskimo man, Nanuq, fighting for their lives in a cancer center in Alaska. The night before her life‐threatening surgery as Julie wrestles with the idea of dying, Nanuq helps to fend off her nightmares. In their fight to live, Julie and Nanuq strive to understand the passage into the afterlife. A cross‐cultural story, Nanuq is a visual journey about the heart of the human spirit and what it means to survive.
Learn more about Yontz's cinematography and watch Nanuq in its entirety here.