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Short documentary wins prestigious award

Penelope Hynam (Producer)

Penelope Hynam (Producer)

Penelope Hynam (Producer) and Pelle Hybbinette (Director) of Sea Weaver Productions Inc. have won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Competition, based in California.

The Award was given for “Izebo”, Episode #5 of Sea Weaver’s exciting short documentary series, “A Day in a Bajan Life” . It featured the talented homeless street artist Izebo, who sadly has died before he could learn of the award.

“It is a honour to be recognized by such a prestigious global competition, which has hundreds of submissions from around the world and to join with Martinique as the only Caribbean country in the awards,” said Producer Penelope Hynam. “We dedicate this award to Izebo, whose big soul and talent are the heart of the film”.

Director Pelle Hybbinette said:” “Meeting Izebo and taking part of his world and views has changed me thoroughly. In Sweden, we

talk about underdeveloped countries. Izebo looked at Europe and talked about Babylon, the western world, as overdeveloped countries, with unhealthy consumerism, greed and

stressed lifestyles. With the ongoing financial crisis, it’s easy to see his point. He was a wise man and I am proud to have been his friend. May he rest in peace. I give thanks for the award.”

The best shorts competition recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry. Information about the competition and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning Best Shorts laurels Sea Weaver Productions Inc. joins the global ranks of winners of this internationally respected award.

Thomas Baker PhD who chairs the Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners: “ Best Shorts laurels are not easy to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries.”

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