|Dwight Cenac and Grace Chapman|
-More than two hundred industry related professionals celebrated with the sixty nominees and Crystal Reel Award recipients at the Gala held at the lovely Hilton-Orlando/Altamonte Springs hotel, hosted by FMPTA's Metro Orlando Chapter. The evening was highlighted by the announcing of the coveted "Judge's Selection" award... the 'best of the best', which was presented to Florida Film & Tape's Brad Fuller for their 'Honda Loudmouth Splash' commercial.
The last award of the night was presented by Florida Film Commissioner Lucia Fishburne for "Best Feature." Dwight Cenac, of Crown Films, took home " Best Feature" for his film " As Night Falls," and his co-star, Grace Chapman took home " Best Adolescent Actress."
Arriving guests were honored by being photographed during their famed Red Carpet entrance, then relaxed to the smooth jazz guitar of Robert Harris during the Lifetime Achievement Reception, honoring this year's Lifetime Achievement recipient Ms. Audrey Landers.
The Crystal Reel Awards Gala is held annually to honor and highlight outstanding achievements in motion picture, television, audio recording and digital media productions created in Florida over the past year. The Official Judges of the CRA were Emmy, Grammy, and/or Oscar recipients from across the country with no affiliation to FMPTA.
Click here to view the trailer for "As Night Falls"