Stu Chudy of Optic Sugar wins Cut&Paste Boston

Congratulations to Stu Chudy for winning 1st place and the audience favorite award in motion design at Cut&Paste Boston. Stu Chudy's Cut&Paste Boston Winning Spot

Stu is Founder and Creative Director of Optic Sugar, a motion graphics boutique in Providence, Rhode Island that makes delicious motion graphics, animation and visual effects for broadcast, film and beyond. They have done broadcast design for clients such as the Discovery Channel, DIY Network & Shop At Home, and Hasbro. Check out the Motionographer post here or see the spot here.

Stu and Optic Sugar have several projects slated for 2009 in collaboration with Exile Movies, TSL Production and Blind Faith Pictures.

Exile Movies website launched

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Exile Movies website, which can be seen at The website is built on the WordPress platform. From the site:

Exile Movies is a New England based production company which creates innovative, edgy and original movies, television shows and web content.

Exile was founded by Mark Fogarty, a Rhode Island based filmmaker. The goal of Exile is to create dark, fascinating pop-culture entertainment which hide deep and powerful themes.

I have worked with Mark Fogarty on numerous occasions, specifically on Man of the People and empty as a Director of Photography, and it was he who first taught me screenwriting. In addition to being Founder & Executive Director of Exile Movies, Mark co-founded and runs the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, a Providence based group that helps foster the growth of and educate the local independent film community.