Student Academy Awards honor 10 from U.S. schools
By Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY
Florida mother who turned to filmmaking after giving birth to her third child was one of 10 U.S students honored for excellence at the 39th Student Academy Awards Saturday night at Beverly Hills.
|Heather Burky, director, editor and writer of |
the award winning documentary Lost Country.
Heather Burky, from the Art Institute of Jacksonville (Fla.), took a prize in the documentary section for Lost Country, which looks at three Cuban expatriates who fought Fidel Castro.
Burky was 33 and single when she gave birth to her third child and decided to make a drastic career change from property management. And Oprah Winfrey played a big part.
|Oscar Award winning actor|
Cuba Gooding Jr. with Heather Burky
"Now people tell me this was what I born to do,"she says. Click link for Lost Country trailer: