Local filmmaker Alan Gordon has been awarded first place in the Documentary Short category in the 2013 Los Angeles Movie Awards.
Gordon’s film, “Fire and Ice” focuses on the experiences of his friend, former Juneau resident Wrenna Monet, who was seriously injured while commercial fishing. During her recovery process, Monet learned the art of fire dancing (the artform involves manipulating objects that are on fire). Gordon filmed Monet in Alaska, often against a backdrop of deep blue ice. Watch the trailer here: thealangordon.com/fireandice
The award ceremony will take place this weekend, May 25 in West Hollywood Calif. It will include a screening of the winning films, including Gordon’s, as well as the Audience Award announcement and presentation.
The Los Angeles Movie Awards celebrate independent motion pictures by providing a platform for filmmakers and writers. Categories for their awards include narrative features and shorts, documentary features and shorts, student-made films, international films, experimental films, animated films, music videos and scripts.
Previous winners include Ron Howard and Hayden Christensen.
For more on this story, see next week’s Arts section.