McKinney spot for Partnership for a Drug-Free America wins at Cannes - McKinney

McKinney spot for Partnership for a Drug-Free America wins at Cannes

June 29, 2009

A McKinney commercial for Partnership for a DrugFree America has won the Young Director’s Award at the Cannes Advertising Festival.

Written by Brandon Wilingham and art directed by Owen Tingle, the spots was directed by Trevor McMahan and David Neham with production company Rabbit of New York. Josh Eggleston served as agency producer.

The Young Director Award (www.yda2009.com) has supported and promoted debuting international creative talent in commercial film production since 1998.

It is the only award specifically dedicated to beginners. As a result, the award has become a pioneer recompense for directors using new technologies and progressive techniques.

The Young Director Award is recognised as the most important event off the Cannes ‘Lions’, attracting over 300 participants and over 900 spectators every year. This gives considerable exposure to the winning directors.

The Award jury is presided by François Chilot, President of the Young Director Award as well as the Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E). The jury panel includes highly regarded industry professionals such as Lyndy Stout, editor of Shots magazine, as well as several members of the CFP-E.