Work Samples / “Grounded”


About Project

The FAA wanted “something different” from the boring, government training videos they’d always done in the past–full of talking heads and bullet points.

And “different” is just what we gave them.

Part training film, part psycho-drama, “Grounded” addresses the affects of sleep deprivation in ordinary life.  It employs story to engage viewers while still conveying the science components the FAA wanted to teach.

The film received 17 industry awards and has routinely been cited as the best film ever produced for the FAA.

Project Notes

  • Filmed on location in just 6 days
  • Silver Telly Award Recipient for Editing
  • New York Film Festival Finalist Award for Directing
  • New York Film Festival Finalist Award for Editing
  • Accolade Award of Excellence (highest score in competition)
  • Accolade Award of Merit for Directing

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