'Weathered' wins film awards

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2009-11-05
Huntington, Ind.—"Weathered,” a film by Huntington University alumnus Matt Webb, was an official selection in the Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 15-24). It was the latest in a series of honors for the short film, including three awards at the Damah Film Festival, including Best Actress (Nicole Parker, an Indiana University graduate who recently finished a stint in the Broadway production of “Wicked”), Audience Award for Best Film and Third Place Overall. "Weathered" was also the winner of the Indianapolis International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short Film in July 2009.

Co-written and co-directed by Matt Webb (2005) “Weathered” tells the story of a Weather Wellington after the loss of her fiancé. Webb worked on the project while while pursuing a Master’s degree in theology and film at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Webb has taught theatre at HU, directed over 15 staged productions in the United States and Haiti, toured the U.S. with an original theatrical musical revue, produced with filmmakers in Los Angeles and is completing his first feature screenplay, “Waking Up Dead.”
 Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, Forbes.com listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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